Being Thankful for Nothing.

I must say, this whole financial madness has been quite confusing for me.  We are in a repression, going to another Great Depression, The Dow is up, the NASDAQ is down. Asian markets plummet.  I don't know what any of this really means. but I do know that for once, not having much is turning out to be a good thing! I have no stocks rising or falling, no dollars lost in the Dow or the NASDAQ, the closest I have been to the stock market is the Stock Market Game in 8th grade, where we won, but had our victory taken away because we didnt actually invest all of our money.... Well my grandma grew up in the Depression, my mother still hoards canned goods, so I didn't want to take a chance at losing all of my money in any gambling..  

I haven't checked to see if my retirement benefits have been affected, but either way I am not going to be touching that for another 20 years.    It is simply a relief to not have to worry about this.  I am so sincerely sorry for those people, especially retirees who have no idea what to do without the dividends they have been living on for 10  years. I find it shameful that so many people have been laid off from companies large and small, because of a mess that they did not have a hand in creating.   And for once I am grateful just to have a job that I know is not going anywhere... I am sincerely grateful that it is one that I love... and even if we don't get our 2.5% raise in January as expected.. I'll be glad to trade it off so that no one else finds themselves unemployed... 

PS I am also grateful that gas is under 2.50!!  Woohoo. 

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