Purpose

June 11th, 2017 marks the launch of Time Hedge.  Here you will find articles and hopefully many comments in discussion related to aspects of the work life balance.  The focal point will be digging deep into the understanding of the value of time.  Everyone on the planet only has a finite amount of time to live.  There simply cannot be a perfect mathematical model to follow in making decisions in one’s life as there are so many variables outside our control.  We must do the best we can in preparing to live a long life, but not put off our desires and miss out along the journey.

Importance of understanding personal Finance

Our understanding of finance will be critical to make intelligent life decisions.  Yet at the same time we must recognize that not every decision we make will maximize wealth or follow conventional wisdom.  The work life balance puts a large emphasis on the value of time.  No matter how much money you make in your lifetime, you cannot exchange it back for years, days, or even minutes of life.  In general every hour you spend working to make money you are losing to enjoy life.

Personal Happiness

Ideally, we should strive to work a job we enjoy in addition to making money.  While this is possible and some achieve it, for the majority this is not a practical possibility.  However, this should not be depressing as one’s job does not define them.  We will look how one might actually be happier to work a job they don’t particularly like, but have enough income and time off to do all the things they enjoy most in life.

We may even mix in related self help, health and entertainment articles as part of examining what is important to us in life and how do we achieve it.  I will leave you with one question to ask yourself as you read this site: If you won the lottery tonight, what would be the first thing you do tomorrow?  Now that money is no object, what do you want to do with your life?