If you had purchased $1,000 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49. With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000. With WorldCom, you would have less than $5 left. But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, you would have $214. Based on the above, current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. It's called the 401 Keg Plan.Okay, the punchline is a little silly, and I think it must be outdated (the "one year ago" reference is like a carbon system) but I feel it has far-reaching implications for the Health Savings/Spending Plans being proposed. Plus, I like beer. Even in cans.
Thursday, February 2
This is an email my friend forwarded to me. It is not only worthy of another foward but publication here:
Posted by Memphis Chix at 5:10 PM