Just ’cause you’re following a well-marked trail doesn’t mean that whoever made it knew where they were goin’.
—TEXAS BIX BENDER
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I JUST KEPT STARING at it: minus $62,734.06. That’s the “unrealized loss” we had in one of the mutual funds in our retirement account. It said so in the statement we’d just received.
A $62,734.06 unrealized loss!
I guess I thought I could stare that number down. After all, it was 2010, and we’d just had a nice run-up in the stock market. That particular ...