I think my Halloween costume will be a hobo who has lost all her money in her 401(k). Suze Orman gives me hope; she says we’ll have a healthy economy again around 2015. I already lost an offer on the house thanks to the economic mess. Guys in my office are giving blow-by-blow accounts of the market’s happenings, buying and selling from their desks. I’m sitting tight and getting further from retirement every moment (lost over a third of my plan so far this year), but trusting the idea that since I have twenty years or more to wait it out, it’ll be good in the end. Right?
I wanted to use this quote as my philosophy on money, but the Mark Twain one is honestly closer to the truth.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
Cree Indian Proverb
I guess I still have room for growth if I only value the important stuff after my retirement and savings are funded.