Well. The economy’s a fun little roller coaster now, isn’t it? I have to admit, I find myself wanting to pull all of my money out of my accounts and stash it in my mattress. Might make for a comfy little bed too, except that who knows where all of those dollar bills have been.
Seriously though, I’m just not worrying about it. I’m putting some money into CD ladders and just trying to get a good interest rate at a bank I trust (rather than hunt for the “best” rate, I’m sticking with ING CDs – they might be a little lower, but it’s one less thing I worry about – and that’s worth something). I’m not worrying about my investment accounts. I’ve hit my limit for 2008 for my Roth IRA, so I’m starting to set aside money for my 2009 contribution. I’m continuing to contribute to my 401(k). And I’m forcing myself to not look at the balances.
What am i doing instead? Why, I’m going to write a novel!
NaNoWriMo is a ridiculous venture, where people agree to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. 50,000 words in 30 days. I’ve done it twice in the past (had to give it up during law school), but I’m going to participate again this year. I can’t say I’ll be writing the next Great American Novel, or even something that I want people to read, but it’s a great, creative way to spend a cold, dreary month. Plus, if you’re spending time writing your 1667 words per day, you’ll be spending less time worrying about your investments or spending money that you should be saving. Everyone wins! Anyone else in?