A big issue for most of us these days is that we don’t have or don’t want to spend a lot of money on things. Whether it is for food, gasoline, gold, silver or iPads, people don’t want to shell out the cash.
Bear in mind that these are the same people who always want to negotiate prices down – and I am not saying it is bad – but they get bent out of shape when people devalue their services.
If you go for example to a tax preparer and he says he will charge $300 for a tax return and you don’t want to pay it, there are a lot of self filing tax products out there that range in price from free to about $179. Just remember that you need to put your own sweat equity into it.
For the tax preparer who has spent his summer studying tax law changes, working to master his craft, you are paying for his time.
When you go to a doctor, do you say, “I won’t pay for the hospital stay for $10,000 for a night. I only want to pay $500.” No, you generally get the services and then the bill afterwards. For less drastic situations, remember that you are judged by the same yardstick that you are judging others. If you want to get paid for your worth, you need to respect others worth as well.
Have a glorious Feb 29 2012 – it only comes around every 4 years.
Kim Isaac Greenblatt
Respecting Time as well as Money