Saturday, February 28, 2009
If I Had....
If I had a nickel for every time in the past couple of months I've heard:
Well, I don't even want to look at my retirement account statement....
I'd be a multi-thousandaire!
But really, how the bleep is *not looking* going to be productive?
These people are the same lazy-@ss Morons who refused to *look* at historical real estate prices.
They refused to *look* at historical interest rates.
They refused to *look* carefully at how much money they'd need to pay the mortgage, their bills, and save for retirement in a future with no Social Security and no pensions.
They refused to *look* hard at the possibility of an interruption in personal income, i.e. a layoff or a pay cut.
And, they refused to *look* critically at the false gospel of mutual funds and *the long run* their financial adviser peddled to them.
By not *looking* at your statements, you are doing precisely what those hucksters at Fidelity want you to do! You're still their willing b*tch!
So, the next person who boasts of their reckless stupidity in front of me....
....is going to get a lecture instead of sympathy!
Yeah, that's too harsh. Sympathy will be offered - for a nickel.