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Investing With Purpose by Mark Aardsma

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13 >   Come Out Ahead Trading Your Time

In my early 20s I was employed. I traded 40 hours of my time each week for a modest wage. I earned enough at that job to support my family and pay my bills, and I’m grateful for that. Though I didn’t know it, I was trading my time for much less than it was worth. I wasn’t putting my available time resource on my best available return—not even close. And I wasn’t delegating at all. My employer was delegating to me.

Then I started freelancing as a software developer. The clients who hired me to write software paid well. I was still trading my time for money, at a much higher hourly wage. Even at that higher return, I still wasn’t putting my available time resource on my best available return.

Then I pivoted ...

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