I’m running an experiment on myself right now. I’m choosing to trade money for time whenever I can.
That means: using Fin to do any virtual assistant work, always getting food delivered instead of walking to Chipotle (much less making it myself), taking Uber instead of driving, etc.
Because I just purchased a vehicle, I only have ~$75k in my bank account. That makes spending money on productivity a little scarier.
My hope is that money spent on productivity/learning early on in your career will pay dividends later on.