The govt. wants to get people spending; well, count me out. With the arrival of zero-interest for the foreseeable future, my discretionary income has also been reduced to zero Going to restaurants, going on vacation trips, buying gifts, fixing up the house, buying a new car will all have to come out of my principle - savings. Spending income is a lot different than spending away principle. So , count me out on helping to stimulate the economy.
Soon, we'll be hearing the stock crooks tell us how to generate income in this environment. Well, I don't think I will be turning my principle over to an investment advisor. When have they ever seen a financial environment like this one? And I won't be running out and buying dividend stocks or REITS like GE - high about 60, recent low in the 5's. I am in my 70's, I do have money in stocks and bonds, but I won't be putting in anymore. So, the best I can do is tighten my belt and keep up on this Deposit Accounts site and bump into some good CD deals Simple as this.. Just wanted to share.. Wonder who else feels this way?.