Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sound investment advice from my father.

It's no secret that everyone is quite nervous about the state of their retirement investments. I haven't seen a recent report on Reed's 401 K, but I'm quite sure it will make me cry.

My dad often sends me great emails filled with advice and today I received one about investments. I thought I would share.

Subject: Retirement Investment Info

Here's a little retirement info for you:If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago you would have $49.00 left.With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.With World Com, you would have had less than $5.00 left..But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg.


(Actually, neither my father nor I drink, but I thought this brought on the LOL's.)

Perhaps this investment strategy can be applied to Cherry Coke. It will make me happy, (which in turn makes my family happy,) is good for the enviroment (I'll be saving all those cans for recycling and who knows...maybe the person who WOULD have bought the cans had I not would be a Coke-guzzling litterer) and would provide a solid nest egg for maybe the first 15 days of retirement.

Plus, I'll be helping provide jobs for all those Coca-Cola bottling employees. That helps the economy, right? Maybe we should get everyone on this retirement plan! The 401-Coke!

Of course, my husband's brother-in-law works for Pepsi. If I get everyone drinking Coke.....

Maybe I haven't thought this plan all the way through.


Suzanne said...

that's too funny! My hubby could REALLY appreciate that investment advice!

Lisa said...

That was great! I like that idea but at our house it would be Diet Coke with Lime. I'm dreading when Mike's 401K statement comes this week!

Andrea Amu said...

I saw another email that was similar to that about the 401 Keg! Did get a snicker outta me, but it didn't last long... I just dread listening to the latest economy updates everyday. Dreadful!

Jim said...

Your plan IS better than the 401-Keg. Very creative.

Kristy said...

I'm loving your theory!

Count me in to help consume the diet coke!

Meridith said...


And, if you think about it... Cokes are considerably less expensive than beer... so your return on investment would actually be HIGHER!!

Thanks for the laugh... certainly needed it today! :)

former WorldCom employee... who only ended up with about $200 to roll over into my IRA... THANKS BERNEY EBBERS!!!

Blissful Babe said...

I'm sorry. I am a die-hard Pepsi drinker, therefore, I cannot aide in your retirement fund. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!!
I can't wait to eat those caramel apples!

Susie said...

That is soooo funny. But, it is sad that it is kind of true:-)

Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving such sweet comments. I hope to see you back soon:-)

Ronda's Rants said...

Too funny...We just can't let it get us down...:)

Christie said...

So funny! Made me laugh.
Your blog is so fun and your kids are adorable!

Fink said...

That is my favorite investment advice! Though I would have to invest in more than one!

WheresMyAngels said...

That is a good one!

TMI said...

I'm lovin your mom's way of thinking! I appreciate her perspective on this crisis. Maybe she should consult with 'the powers that be' and get things back on track in no time!

Thanks for stopping by my blog recently!


HeatherC said...

Okay that is hilarious! I will have to remember that one.