Dow Jones on December 16, 2008

As welcome as a 4-5% jump in the markets is, I know deep down that it will fall back as the week goes on. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the pessimist in me.

And soon, no doubt, my latest plan (of saving aggressively rather than spending) will backfire.

Perhaps “backfire” is the wrong word.

Saving is always a good thing — but to think, while I was too busy paying down debt to even consider saving, online banks like ING and Emigrant were offering interest rates in excess of five percent.

Now, or in the next few days probably, the rate I’ll be earning with ING will more than likely be under two percent… Shucks…

I missed the bust not by a few minutes but by about a year. That’s how it feels.

But hey, at least I erased the debt in the nick of time…

Things could definitely be worse.


0 1170

5 2102


  1. Awesome It is perfect time to make some plans for the futrue and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read mo

  2. Rori, I’m truly touched, humbled and honoured to be in the company of so many talented writers. In fact, my placing has left me lightheaded in the best possible way. My thanks to you also for your tireless work (I loved your tweet on the reasons behind the delay, btw!) and this wonderful project. It truly brings us together and allows us to discover new and exciting voices.Thank you again, lovely.~Minx xCheeky Minx recently posted..

  3. Hej! Vad roligt att det blev sÃ¥ bra! Jag tycker själv att den blev kanon. Ska ocksÃ¥ testa mördegskakorna. Jag har lite recpet här pÃ¥ bloggen – finska pinnar bland annat och de är bra, men nÃ¥gra andra tycker jag blivit sÃ¥där. Ska göra nytt försök nu med Schärs mix c. Berätta gärna hur det gÃ¥r med chokladkakan med glasyr:-) trevlig sommar!!

Leave a Reply