Think of the stuff you buy in an average week: a tube of toothpaste, tomatoes for a salad, a bottle of wine, gas for the car. We tend to think of gas as $2.89 a gallon, or a bottle of wine as $15.
Joshua Becker, of Being Minimalist (no relation to Rhea Becker, the Clutter Queen), proposes that we start thinking of how long we need to work to afford, say, that bottle of wine. Here he gives examples (based on an annual salary of $60k) of the number of hours we must work to afford the things we want:
- 256GB iPhone ($1,249) = 1 week + 2 hours
- Dinner at a restaurant for your family of four ($80) = 1/3 day of work
- 2019 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid ($26,550) = 5 months + 10 days of work
This stuff doesn’t look so appealing when you think of it this way.
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