It has been said that time is money. More accurately, time is like money. Time, like money, is an intangible. You can't see it, feel it, or touch it. Oh, you can hold a watch or set a clock but these are only tangible representations of time, just as you can count your tens and twenties, but those pieces of paper really have no value until the government says they do.
Just look at all the ways we describe time in which we can just as easily replace the word time with the word money. We can spend time, save time, lose time, keep time, waste time, make time, take time, find time, buy time, sell time, budget our time, ask for more time, have limited time, have time on our hands, or be out of time. But blood money doesn't work and it would be a leap to describe inherited time. Time and money diverge in a number of ways.
You cannot switch out time for money when you set a time or pass time or it's high time, party time, the first time, the last time, the right time, the wrong time, a good time, a bad time, an easy time, a hard time, crunch time or one more time. Soldiers serve their time. Prisoners do time. Real estate agents are told to block their time and for most of us we have no idea what that means.
Money is like time but no one is suggesting that money is time. Time is unique. But here is an interesting similarity between time and money that you may not have thought of. A wise investor we respect once said, “Money is a problem.” You ...