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2021-12-15

开源又节流是一个悖论

原文链接:https://jonpauluritis.com/articles/my-top-10-money-rules/

常说到开源节流,但开源和节流往往互相冲突。想要“开源”,就需要提高收入能力,而这本身是需要花钱的,无非是花钱买时间或者花钱买资源。所以其实应该是往增加“净利润”的方向努力。

This sounds like a "duh" rule but it's not. The two concepts work against each other and require different soft skills.

To increase your earning potential you need to free your time for activities that make more money- this often requires spending money (e.g. eating out to save time, paying to have your shirts pressed, etc). Reducing your expenses requires the elimination of excess, or being conservative with your existing resources… this also has a cost. It's a mindset that will keep you from making more money.

To put this another way: High earners are usually big spenders, and fiscally conservative people often have difficulty increasing how much they earn.

If there was only one rule to wealth creation: you need more coming in than going out. Being good at both is a paradox that you must master.