What is the Value of Time?

We’re all guilty of thinking about it sometimes. The classic scenario is the employee who can choose to either get paid for overtime worked or bank his or her overtime to be taken as time off later. It launches the classic argument – what is the value of time? Does it have a monetary value? Is time worth more than money? Every person will answer this question differently based on their personality, their priorities and their attitudes.

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You Are What You Eat – Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn - Credit: Tripp FendersonThis is the first in a series of posts I’m going to entitle You Are What You Eat. In the case of microwave popcorn, you’re both broke and unhealthy. But wait, isn’t microwave popcorn supposed to be the cheap, healthy alternative to traditional snack foods? Well, in fact, popcorn can be a cheap, healthy alternative to traditional snack food – if you buy a bag of popping corn and pop it yourself.

Let’s look at the economics of consumer popcorn first. I went to two of my local grocery stores (one a big chain store, the other an independent store) to survey the prices of microwave popcorn and bags of popping corn, both organic and non-organic varieties. I used the cheaper price of the two stores to compile the table below.

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Air Miles Cash – Deal or No Deal?

Air Miles Card - Image Courtesy of www.airmiles.ca

Well, after two weeks of learning WordPress and tinkering with the site’s layout, I think its finally in pretty good shape and I can now start focusing on producing some amazing content!

First up, I got notice the other day in the mail about a change to the Air Miles program. As of March 5th, 2012, Air Miles is splitting their system up into two programs – ‘miles for cash’ and ‘miles for dreams’ (because I constantly dream about all the amazing things I’ll be able to do with my Air Miles rewards – its what gets me through the day). By default, all users will continue to earn ‘miles for dreams’, which is equivalent to the old system where you can exchange miles for everything from gift cards to flights. And all current miles can only be used for ‘dreams’ rewards. They are not allowing users to transfer existing miles into the ‘miles for cash’ program.

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