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Old 01-29-2013, 05:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
Literally everything. When it comes to cars, houses, etc. why pay someone to do something I know I can learn? I love learning; the more you know the more of an advantage you have against the rest of the world. Knowledge is a tool just like anything else.
One reason is to look at the opportunity cost of your time. If you make, say, $150 per hour but spend your time learning to do things you could pay someone $20 per hour to do, then you're not maximizing the value of your time. If you truly enjoy doing these things, then that's fine, but you're not maximizing your time and utility by being the end-all-be-all of everything in your life.
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