Efficiency Is Everything exists to teach Everyone(You) how to apply Industrial Engineering on Life to save time and save money.
By the end of this article, You will be ready to live on less than $19,000 per year and saving 20 hours per week.
This article is designed to be Efficient with tips, our other articles are backed up with Industrial Engineering principles and data.
We will start with Saving Time, this way, after reading this section, you will have a positive time usage of this website. This is a rare phenomenon.
Money Saving tips are further down.
Since you are an expert in your own life, You will be applying the tools. Ahead are ideas. This is today’s lesson, following this, we will have direct tips.
We saved 1+ hour per week optimizing our morning routine with a process flow chart, where You(or a partner) write every detail of every step to complete a routine. After, you look for non-value added steps and aim to eliminate.
Here are the 7 forms of waste, next time you complete your morning routine, do laundry, or cook food, identify these wastes and look for opportunities to eliminate-
Reduce transportation of water, save a half hour a week(1400 lifetime hours) by using a large(Gallon) water bottle instead of small cups.
Increase playback speed of videos, watch a 3 hour move in 2 hours.
Slip ons and Shoe Horns are the two fastest ways to put on shoes. Stop tying and untying. Saves 100+ lifetime hours.
Eat two big meals per day to save 1+ hours per week.
Save 12 hours per week, by taking a 20 minute nap. This is called Biphasic Sleep. Not Engineering, but will change your life with ~2 hours more a day.
Ways to cook Protein faster using thermodynamic optimizations.
There are only 3 major things to ‘care’ about, to have 2 people live on $19,000 a year. Food, Insurance, and luxury expenses.
The following food suggestions are a compilation of 4 years of studying Calorie Per Dollar, Protein Per Dollar, and 40+ Nutrients Per Dollar.
With these ideas, you will be able to eat for ~$20 a week. EDIT: 5 year update, more hardcore, eat healthy for $1.50/day.
Our cookbook is now free, 28 recipes that will have you eating for ~20$/week.
Reminder – Speak up! if you see anything wrong. Data is the highest quality and incidences are reported.
Health Insurance boils down to the question-
Am I going to get very sick/pregnant/injured this year?
Pick the lowest cost plan always.
There is an easy calculation, the goal is to have the lowest: Yearly Premiums + Max Out of Pocket.
This is important, the savings are significant and finding your best health insurance has an opportunity cost of >>$1000/hr.
Do this! Health Insurance companies are especially scummy with their plans and pricing. You can calculate the correct Health Insurance plan with 2nd grade math. If you spend the <30 minutes to figure this out yearly, you can save thousands of dollars a year.
Check back in the Fall when its time to Buy.
There are many reasons why you may indulge in buying something.
Optimizing this Almost human necessity, there are a few solutions.
The simple way- Add everything to a ‘Christmas’ list, once a year go through this list, and decide if you really want this luxury. If so, this is your time to spend allocated money. This comes with an additional benefit of having extra time to research and find best deals.
Mathematically the best, 0 effort way to pick a gas station. Observe 30% of the gas stations on your route, remember the lowest cost. The next time you find a lower cost, Stop at that station. If this doesn’t occur. Stop at the last gas station you can.
Home Drip coffee is 25x cheaper than Fast Coffee(Starbucks) and Keurig. Likely better for the environment too. But if you do use fast coffee, we do have Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Dunkin Donuts Caffeine Per Dollar.
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We continue to grow our model for Engineering Life, recently adding additional quality metrics to studies. The future will look at Home Ergonomics, Efficient Children, Efficient Workouts, More Time Saving Studies, More Data to Save Money. We recommend subscribing, updates are Quarterly, and each study changes our understanding.
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-Lead Engineer Michael Kirk