I am sure this has appeared everywhere already, but I received it in an email from my sister-in-law last night and realized it contains honest-to-goodness simple living philosophy-which comes close to my investment profile for the last few years, and thus reproduce it here:
If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, you would have $49.00 left.
With Enron, you'd have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.
With WorldCom, you'd have had less than $5.00 left.
But...if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer and then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you'd have $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. It's called the 401-Keg plan.
Oremus pro invicem!