A country-western singer sang a song “If you’ve got the money, honey, I’ve got the time.” Time and money. Those are two things that we would love to have plenty of, but often times we just come up short. When it comes to money, we save and save for a future that may or may not happen. We save and save for things that we wish to buy and then as soon as we own them, they start to appear tarnished, and not as bright and shiny as they once were.
Money is an interesting thing. When we need it to live in our own economy, we need to have money. We rely on having money. We need money to live on; to live in comfort, yet we have a very difficult saving money for the future because it’s so easy to consume money today.
Time, likewise, seems very much the same. We seem like we have all the time in the world. We’ll put things off; important things: times with our partner, our family, our children, because it always seems like there will be more time down the road.
Perhaps if there is one thing that the Covid-19 has taught us, is to slow down. It has taught many people the importance of saving money. It has taught many more people the importance of saving time. Time now spent on a patio, though social distancing, time spent around a camp fire, though social distancing, we are learning that it’s not about the events that we participate in together, whether it’s a show or a movie, a musical event, instead I think a lot of people have learned that the time they have together is precious just to spend it together. I believe we have made more telephone calls. We certainly have reinvented getting together through Zoom meetings. For many they have become Zoom cocktail meetings after hours. Not getting together, person to person, but having get-togethers virtually, yet making time to get together.
So, this week, I would like you to think about two things. Spend the time that you have today because once today is gone, there is no time to spend. That day is gone, and you only have the uncertain future ahead of you. And money – make sure that you are somewhat frugal with your money, but not so frugal that you do not have an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of today responsibly.
Time and money. For those people that are unsure of their time, since it is an unknown event, and unsure of their money, since it will be an unsure commodity in the future, life insurance can make up that difference. Life insurance provides a way to store your safe money today for now and into the future, and life insurance also provides a way to make up time to show those you love that you cared for them if your time runs out unexpectedly. Think about that this week – time and money.