After buying the house, our investments are minimal. So I have to get my kicks in watching our 401(k)s. Mine’s up 22.65% for the year — slowly erasing the devastating 40% drop I saw in 2008. Mr. Saver’s company stock has rebounded, too.
But I did a bad thing — I reduced the amount of income that goes into the 401(k) from each paycheck to 6%, down from 8%. I intend it to be temporary; my intent was to get a bit more $$$ in my paycheck to help with the new house expenses.