#### Calculate Your Real Hourly Wage

If you add in all the extra hours it takes to prepare for your job, commute to your job, relax after your job, and all the job associated costs (commuting, more expensive lunches, dry cleaning, "decompressing"), your real hourly wage is a lot lower than you think. Then afterwards, you can enter the costs of 5 different consumer items to see how many hours it takes for you to "earn" them. Time is Money, and Money is Time.

An exercise from the book Rational Simplicity by Tim Covell.
 How many hours you are at work each week How many hours you prepare for work each week How many hours you commute to and from work each week How many hours you need to relax after at work each week Your weekly take home pay \$ Your weekly extra food costs due to work \$ Your weekly extra commuting costs due to work \$ Your weekly clothing costs due to work \$ Your weekly relaxation/decompression costs due to work \$
Now list some items you would consider purchasing:
 # Description Cost Time Cost 1 2 3 4 5

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