Posted: April 19th, 2021

Considering tradeoffs you make every day”

 

Let’s talk about two tradeoffs we face every day: how we spend our time and money. 

We can only do two things with income: spend it or save it. Time is the ultimate resource. We can choose to spend time working to earn an income or we can do other things, broadly classified as leisure. Reply to these prompts to start your discussion:

  • How does a change in interest rate affect your decision to spend or save? How would a change in the interest rate affect afirm’s decision to invest or save?
  • How might an increase in the wage rate affect what you do with your time?
  • Now describe a tradeoff you’ve made in terms of time or income.

Talk about tradeoffs with your peers:

  • Reply to one peer who made a tradeoff to which you can relate. Discuss and compare your decisions.

Will you make a comment on this post as well:

 The change in interest rates would affect my spending or savings, depending on which way the interests rates were going.  If the interest rates lowered, the cost of borrowing would be lower which would encourage spending for me.  Now for a business the lower interest rates would mean more investment spending since the cost of borrowing would be lower.  So I would be more apt to purchase a home or a car when interest rates are low.  Businesses would also tend to invest while interest rates are low.  Jumping on the wave while the wave is going in the right direction.   

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