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Frugality … Your Money Or Your Time?

In today’s podcast I’m talking about frugality, and how it’s easy to become focused on money, when what we really should be focusing on is our time.

Frugality shouldn’t just be about money, but should be about the tradeoff between money and time, and the relative value of the two.

Have a listen, and let me know what you think!


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8 Responses to Frugality … Your Money Or Your Time?

  1. Nice podcast today, Rudy. I believe that everyone who reads your blog and other “Preparing Your Family” blogs are all of the same mindset. Family, hard work preparing for the days ahead and none of us has money bulging from our pockets – but we all see ourselves as “not poor” but luckier that a great many of our population. Okay tea time is over and back to work.

    • Thanks for the kind words!

      It’s hard to see bounty in the world when we focus on what we don’t have. When we focus on what we do have and recognize that we can have whatever we need, assuming we put in the effort, then the lack of money stops being as much of a problem … and that’s when the good stuff starts happening!

  2. Hi Rudy,

    Great podcast!

    The volume of your voice varies somewhat.

    If there is any way to remedy that, it would make for a superior podcast.

    Darcey Kobs

    • Thanks for the feedback, Darcey. I’ll see what I can do about the volume variations. I’m still pretty new to this whole podcasting thing

  3. I enjoy reading your podcast’s. But I have one issue, not about the podcast, but about trying to let my wife see what I see, in being prepaired. she thinks its a wasste of money, and time. Any suggestions?

    • A common problem, and one I’m working on a comprehensive plan for. Stay tuned.

      In the meantime, if your wife reads, suggest that she read The Road Home, by Andrew Baze. There’s a review for it here. It’s an easy read, and don’t put it as a prep book. It’s just something interesting to read.

  4. Thank you for mentioning my blog and our home woodcraft business on your podcast! A reader (who is also one of your readers) alerted me to the mention, and I’m flattered beyond words.

    Kind regards,
    Patrice Lewis

    • Not a problem … what you guys are doing is a great example of finding the right balance of time vs money, and finding something you truly enjoy and love as a vehicle for covering your family expenses