I just looked at my 401(k) for the first time in a couple weeks. Down 17.4% for the year. I’ve been in the US for about 9 years, and have had a 401(k) for about 8 years, so I’m going to bet that my 17% loss represents a far smaller number in actual dollars that some of you who have been saving for 20-30+ years.
I guess I shouldn’t complain. When John McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton for five and a half years, he probably didn’t even have a retirement account. Of course, now he does.
And I bet she’s doing better than mine.