Friday, August 20, 2010

I Read the News Today. Oh, boy.

Two stories that freaked me out on

First, Fidelity Investments is reporting that the number of workers taking hardship withdrawals from their 401k) plans is at a 10-year high.  So, not surprising, right?  Here's what got me:

"What's also eye-opening is that 45% of participants who took a hardship withdrawal a year ago took another one this year"

I haven't taken any statistics, but I've been seeing this this trend in my own 401(k) plan.  This validation doesn't feel very..validating.

Second, it seems that bed bugs are showing up in the workplace.  I am cautious about bed bugs when I travel.  I use the luggage racks and don't put my bags down on the floor or on the bed.  I make a cursory check of the mattress.  I am happy to say that I have not, to my knowledge, encountered them yet.  But at work?!  I didn't need to hear about that.

So, of course, I had to share.  Happy Friday.

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