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What Is Opportunity Cost?

What Is Opportunity Cost?

Opportunity costs represent the potential benefits an individual, investor, or business misses out on when choosing one alternative over another. Because opportunity costs are unseen by definition, they can be easily overlooked.

Understanding the potential missed opportunities when a business or individual chooses one investment over another allows for better decision-making.

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"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either." ~ Robert Graves

Considering the value of opportunity costs can guide individuals and organizations to more profitable decision-making.

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