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Where are you, little elves?

August 21st, 2007 at 08:56 am

Weekend Spending:

$38.62: Gas. OMG! UNDER $40 FOR A TANK!!!
$3.45: Coffee and "brunch" of 2 shortbread cookies.


I guess a downside of having this blog is that I check it compusively and somehow I feel like the magic numbers to me left should be moving faster...like little elves should come in and make deposits to my various accounts. But it's a monthly thing. A few more weeks and I'll feel like there's real progress.

My 401k has tanked about $2,000 (5.5%) in the last month. But I'm going to ride it out even though some conservative coworkers are repurposing a lot to "cash" for now. I'm young and I had my little brother look over my investment allocations (he's an investment analyst in Dubai) and he thinks they're all good choices. He gleaned more in the 30 minutes he spent in my account than I have bothered to learn in 5 years. I guess that's why he's getting paid.

3 Responses to “Where are you, little elves?”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Well, how handy to have a brother like that! You are lucky!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yeah, now got me checking on my 401k. Again.

    Hmm, that's strange. It looks like it just went up!

    Oh no, wait, that's because of my contributions.

    Sigh.

  3. baselle Says:

    (using my old person voice)
    At your age, you want lower prices. You want to buy your shares cheap!

    That was the only thing that kept me going during 2002-3. For a few fiscal quarters there, I was losing money even with the contributions.

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