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When It Rains It Pours (and I’m not talking about weather!)

October 17, 2008

Are you getting whip-lash from trying to follow the stock market?  About the only word to describe what’s going on is ‘crazy’!!  Betsy and I are fortunate in that a relatively small percentage of our retirement funds are currently in stocks.  So although we mostly missed the market high of last year, we also mostly avoided the dive of the past few weeks.

But we have our own share of financial challenges.  Although gas prices are coming down, food prices are still much higher than they were a year ago.  November means that our property tax is due and December means the property owner association dues must be paid.  So what did we have to do yesterday?  Buy a new set of tires for our car!  How lucky and we be?

Oh, well, I guess we’re doing our part to help the economy!