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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Week in Review: Major Suckage

"A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun." - Thomas Carlyle

I was at our congregation on Wednesday morning. We walked outside. It was above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It was a group of my friends, and we were just talking in the parking lot, enjoying the absolutely gorgeous autumn we've had here in Michigan. Green grass. Warm temperatures. Beautiful colors on the trees.

We then noticed a car drive up to where we were standing. It turns out it was a family friend who is not from the area, doesn't attend our congregation, but was in the area since he works here in this county. He thought he would drop by and see if anyone was around to talk to. He was smiling, and we had a little bit of chit-chat. So finally the question arose:

"So why are you here? Why aren't you at work? Playing hooky?" we asked.

"Oh you might say that. I just found out a few minutes ago I lost my job." Just like that.

I've been hearing more and more stories like this. My heart truly goes out to those in this position ...

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On Monday, we will continue the Money Management Series with the vlog of "Trade Management".

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Note: This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have 12 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.

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