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How Long Did You Have to Work to Buy That?



Whenever you look at something that you’re going to purchase, the first thing that you look at is the price tag. A Starbucks caramel macchiato costs $4.75. A Porsche costs $50,000. If you have the money, or the credit (argh!!!!), you buy it assuming that you want it and you have the funds or access to funds.

What you don’t think about, though, is the opportunity cost as it relates to what you make in your job. Instead of thinking about how much something costs in terms of dollars and cents, why not think about it in terms of how much work you’d have to do to replace the money you spent to get that item.

For example, let’s assume you work an 8-5 job and have 4 weeks of vacation a year.

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