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How to Calculate Your Real Hourly Wage and Why You Should Do It

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How to Calculate Your Hourly Wage and Why You Should Do It

Here’s a very neat method I learned from the classic personal finance book,  Your Money or Your Life: how to calculate my real hourly wage and why I should do it.   The concept is this: we only have a limited time on Earth and we exchange a portion of that time to go to work and earn money.   That means we are literally giving up our life for money. Which raises the question: are the things we’re spending money on worth the life we’re giving up to buy them?   How to Calculate Your Real Hourly Wage Coming up with our real hourly wage isn’t as straightforward as we’d like to think. We think that our salaries (including benefits, etc.) is our real wage. Not so.   The real hourly wage is computed by considering how much you actually earn when you include costs for you to be able […]