Everything in life is a trade-off. There is a fundamental choice that each of us makes over and over, every day, multiple times a day. We are constantly choosing between time and money.
Time v. Money
Do I pay for someone else to repair that leaky faucet (save time), or do I figure out how to do it myself (save money)?
Do I make dinner tonight (save money), or order takeout (save time)?
Do I shop around to find the best deals (save money), or do I buy something as soon as I see it (save time)?
Do I hire someone to clean the house (save time), or do I scrub the floors myself (save money)?
Are you a time-saver or a money-saver?
Many people fall solidly into one of two camps: they are money-savers and DIYers, or they pay for convenience to save time.
But what about those people who are somewhere in the middle? People who want to have more time and more money? They’re what I like to call frugalazy.
When you’re frugalazy, you stop choosing between either time or money. You choose both.
You value your time as much as, if not more than, money. You look for things that are cheap and convenient.
You’re ready to cut the unessential stuff out of your life so you have more time and money to spend on the things that really, truly matter to you.
Save time AND money? Not possible!
Believe it or not, there are tons of things in life that are both cheap and convenient. The genius of being frugalazy is that these cheap and convenient things are often also more natural, better for the environment, and better for your health.
There are frugalazy answers to many of life’s conundrums, like:
- Feeding infants
- Feeding babies solid food
- Choosing a cell phone
- Saving money on your cable bill
- Having a successful yard sale
- Getting your infant to sleep
- Paper products
- Kid’s gifts
Stop choosing between time and money. You can save both, and make the world a better place at the same time. Be frugalazy.