I'd like this blog entry to remind my future self why I decided to gamble instead of save for retirement.
This view shows a summary of your account activity from the beginning of the calendar year.
Beginning Balance as of 01/01/2008: $53,000
Change in Market Value: -$25,500
Personal Rate of Return from 01/01/2008 to 10/10/2008 is -40%
On the upside the stock market bounced back an all-time high 936 points today. That's like doubling down on an 11 while the ice queen dealer's showing a 6 and catching a 10 to make 21. You just won that hand and you're feeling like things are turning around even though she's been kicking you in the balls by sucking out on your 20 all night.