Are You Worth As Much as a Plumber?

Avert Your Eyes!

When spending time in front of the computer, I have to make some calculations about how to best budget and divide my time amongst the menu of online activities: writing blog posts, posting comments on other PF blogs, spending time on forums, answering emails and Facebook messages, researching stocks and finance (mostly mining stocks), and just plain time-suck web surfing. I calculated that given our ROI over the last few  years actively managing our finances (and even despite recent setbacks in the commodity space), that the limited time spent on online on research is worth between $75 and $100 an hour.  When doing projects around the house or for the Mrs., I've been know to shamelessly propound this fact, if only to get out of doing … [Read more...]