What is more valuable to you: Time or Money?

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  1. Lady_E profile image63
    Lady_Eposted 11 years ago

    What is more valuable to you: Time or Money?

  2. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    Time, always, before I retired, I never worked overtime as the time at home doing what I wanted was always worth more than the money the overtime brought.

  3. unknown spy profile image67
    unknown spyposted 11 years ago

    Time..with time you can make money.. but with money, you cannot buy time. even the richest man couldn't afford to buy his own past.

    1. Vellur profile image94
      Vellurposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, I totally agree.

  4. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 11 years ago

    As has been said before: 'You can buy  a watch, but you cannot buy time.'
    More and more I realise now how much time I've wasted which is lost forever, non renewable: Finite in your life.  Money you don't really need as much as you think. 
    You might want more than you think, but that's different!

  5. backporchstories profile image72
    backporchstoriesposted 11 years ago

    One of the most valuable things in life is knowledge.  You can not really buy knowledge, unless you count schooling and books that you pay for.  Knowledge comes with experience over time.  Money only buys material things.  Time is the space in which you can enjoy and live.  I would say time is more valuable!

  6. dmop profile image83
    dmopposted 11 years ago

    I think time is much more valuable than money. In fact I place no value on money at all other than it is necessary to buy things. If I could get by with out it I would gladly do so.

  7. Attikos profile image80
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    Everyone will say "time." Almost everyone spends most of his waking hours trying to get more money, though, so the truth is most people value money more highly.

    1. Lady Wordsmith profile image76
      Lady Wordsmithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      We spend our waking hours in getting money, because most of us need it to survive, to buy food, pay for accommodation - that doesn't necessarily mean that we value it more highly than time though.

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    screamingposted 11 years ago

    Without a doubt, Time. Time to enjoy ones life to the fullest, with family and friends.

  9. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 11 years ago

    Lady_E: Neither holds any value, or, importance to me. I can only live time one second at a time.  I use money to cover my rent and my bills.

  10. Anjili profile image66
    Anjiliposted 11 years ago

    My whole life is a slice of time in an eternity which will soon come to an end, giving space for other people to spend their time after me. Remember, I never mentioned money;)

  11. lenamariee profile image81
    lenamarieeposted 11 years ago

    Time.  For me my time equals potiential money I could be making.  Also, I can always go out and make more money, but for the foreseeable future I cannot buy more time and add it on to my life.

  12. ElderYoungMan profile image68
    ElderYoungManposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely Time.  Time is the Father's manna in the present.  We only get so much of it and we can't save it for the next day.  With it, we can do anything.  ;-)

  13. shahadat73 profile image36
    shahadat73posted 11 years ago

    Both are same. The difference is the time is one time income; You have earned your hole life already, now you just need to spend it everyday or every moment. And money you earn everyday or every month to spend it everyday. wink if you have money by no time to spend your money is valueless. On the other hand if you have time but no money in your pocket then your time would be valueless.

  14. American_Choices profile image78
    American_Choicesposted 11 years ago

    Different chapters of my career have dictated different answers. Today, I remain more motivated by increasing my R&R time. I turn down clients and choose my subjects carefully. I will delete hubs that I start and I will turn down travel when my schedule gets too hectic.

    Having stated that - my pension is solid and that has provided me the luxury of valuing time more than money.

  15. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    It is always TIME is more valuable to me or my family.

    Once time is over, it cannot be brought back (unless we succeed in Time-travel?).

    So, we value each moment that we can spend as a family together. It is very precious with the amount of time we have with our families.

  16. Jennifer Madison profile image77
    Jennifer Madisonposted 11 years ago

    time!! because time IS money! and I never have time which is why I never have enough money big_smile

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    oceansiderposted 11 years ago

    Time is so much more valuable because being with your family and friends and visiting, talking, just hanging out, having that time together is so precious!

  18. Steven Gray profile image70
    Steven Grayposted 11 years ago

    There is an apocryphal deathbed quote attributed to Queen Elizabeth I which I believe sums up my feelings on the subject quite well:

    "All my possessions for a moment of time."

  19. thoughtabout profile image65
    thoughtaboutposted 11 years ago

    Both equally important in my life. If I were too rich, I would say time. If I were too young, I would say money. I am middle aged, median wage earner. I guess I am at inflection point. We can trade off money and time in some degree. My commuting takes long time, I developed many strategy to use my time passing during commuting on the bus. So I use my tablet and cell phone efficiently. I wrote a hub dedicated  to "how to use your time productively while commuting"

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    akshaypanditposted 11 years ago

    Time is most important for me. Because we can earn money by doing a hardwork but friends we never bring back once after we lost  our time

  21. bhargvi sharma profile image38
    bhargvi sharmaposted 11 years ago

    Both are equally important as for making money you need time. But now-a-days the priorities of the people changes they value money; they want money by hook or by crook as they think that if they had money they will have wonderful time. I totally agree with them as now-a-days if you have money you can live a luxurious life you can buy everything you want but at the same time while making money you had lost all your peace & joyful time as to make money is a tough job as similar as the judicious use of time.

    1. traslochimilano profile image54
      traslochimilanoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree with you bhargvi.

    2. bhargvi sharma profile image38
      bhargvi sharmaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi traslochimilano! Thank you... smile

    3. Lady Wordsmith profile image76
      Lady Wordsmithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      But to entrepreneurs (and philanthropists) the money is a by-product of the game they're playing.  They love what they do, find peace and joy in making money and watching businesses grow, and to them investing in business is a good use of time.

    4. bhargvi sharma profile image38
      bhargvi sharmaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ya you are right but many a times due to competition between the entrepreneurs they will loose all their peace & joy. they no longer enjoyed it as they get frustrated with their work. it's enjoyable only when they get benefited.

  22. phillippeengel profile image79
    phillippeengelposted 11 years ago

    How can money buy time? Time can buy money, because with time, you can work for money. However, no matter how much money you will have, there is no way that you can buy time, just like a commodity, a product, or a service. Time is heavenly, while money is materialistic. Nature will not coexist with human's invention.

    1. Catherine Kane profile image84
      Catherine Kaneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      actually you can buy time w/ money. Money can pay for services that free up more time to do the things you want. If you save enough money, you don't have to work fulltime to make money, and have more time to do things you prefer.

  23. profile image50
    bollywood-updatesposted 11 years ago

    In today's words time is money.. so we should give importance to time..

  24. profile image0
    Ruth Pieterseposted 11 years ago

    I long for more time but if I quit working I wouldn't have time or money.

  25. profile image0
    TrinityCatposted 11 years ago

    Time. Both are temporary privileges in life; While money comes and goes during our span, time will always be there at the very moment we are born until the end, that is, at the time of silent death.

  26. Vasiliki Bouras profile image60
    Vasiliki Bourasposted 11 years ago

    Time...Definetly Time.
    However after watching that movie "In Time", I realize how literal time = money. No one wants to waste either, as they are practically the same thing nowadays.

  27. Lady Wordsmith profile image76
    Lady Wordsmithposted 11 years ago

    Easy, time.  Because it's the only thing I don't have enough of.  I mean, I don't have any money - no savings at least, and I live from paycheck to paycheck as it were.  But I can afford to eat and keep a roof over mine and my children's heads.  I'm one of those people who would like to be immortal - but then I suppose, relatively, time would move more quickly anyway, and it would still seem too short.

    Why would I want more money?  I'd only spend it.

  28. profile image58
    truparad0xposted 11 years ago

    Though I spend most of my time trying to make money, it's because I feel that with enough money I'll have more time.  Pretty ironic.  I definitely think time is more valuable.  I'm not aiming to be rich or anything.  Just make enough to be comfortable while not sacrificing too much time to make it.

  29. Super Lux profile image60
    Super Luxposted 11 years ago

    time. you make more money if you know how to manage and make use of your time.

  30. pstraubie48 profile image79
    pstraubie48posted 11 years ago

    Time for sure. It would not matter if I had millions of dollars if I only had a few minutes to live. So if I were offered a choice, I would take time. A few more minutes to say or do something for someone would be amazing.

  31. tom hellert profile image60
    tom hellertposted 11 years ago

    Easy- Lady E,
    Time.. you cant make more time- Theoretically you can always make more money...TH takes victory lap... pulls shoulder muscle patting self on back...TH

  32. Catherine Kane profile image84
    Catherine Kaneposted 11 years ago

    It's a close call.
    Overall, I'd say time is more important to me, but since money can be used to free up more time and buy the things (books, tools) that help me to improve my time and make it more meaningful, there's a balance to be had here

  33. messy marshella profile image61
    messy marshellaposted 11 years ago

    Time.. you can have precious moments by having enough time for yourself and for your loved ones. No amount of money can ever buy those moments, nor bring back the time to have the chance of experiencing them.

  34. whjoseph profile image58
    whjosephposted 11 years ago

    Time!  In relations to work, we all spend the majority of our lives at work and very few with our families or doing things we would truly like to do for ourselves.  I value my time.  No matter how much money you have you can never regain time.   If you are talking about receiving overtime versus comp-time.  I always prefer time.  When you get paid overtime, the government always take approx. 22% percent. If I earn too much overtime, it will boost my income and cause me to pay even more taxes at the end of the year.

  35. connorj profile image71
    connorjposted 11 years ago

    Time is significantly more valuable to me.

  36. profile image52
    mmaurya50posted 11 years ago

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  37. profile image0
    Jhudahposted 11 years ago

    the time ticks life away...- linkin park

    well of course time.. with time we can make money but money cannot buy time..

  38. profile image52
    Monalysa19posted 11 years ago

    Time,I cherish the time I have with my family ,friends,and days on this earth.Money, living in  this world if you don't have money,you struggle,and I don't want to struggle. But family is everything. Timed.


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