Thursday, July 28, 2011

Getting the Debt Ceiling off my To Do List

I was going to write a post today about the Debt Ceiling debate, but then I read Ramit's piece and decided to save myself some time by simply pointing to it and saying, "Yeah, what he said."

The highlights? Don't freak out. Don't do something stupid with your money just because your anxiety makes you feel like you have to do something. Think long-term and don't get distracted by (potential!) short-term events:

Yes, it’s possible the government could default, or the stock market could tank overnight…but it’s more likely that very little will happen in the short term. So would you rather focus on the 0.05% chance…or the 99% chance?

Thanks, Ramit! Now that that's done I can get back to compiling all of our current account statements for our new financial advisor. Yes, seriously -- that was my other To Do this morning. Thanks for the reminder!