As of this morning, my 401k has lost 23% of it's value. I've decided not to be upset over this. I'm just going to laugh as my money disappears. Luckily, I've only been contributing to my 401k for a couple years now, so I don't have a huge amount of money in it.
Long-time readers will remember that I freaked out earlier this year when I predicted an impending global financial meltdown. I'm not going to outline the whole argument, but I'll just say that if you don't think this crisis is related to what I was saying, you're kidding yourself. However, I'm not really panicked about things now. Maybe I'm just in a better place now, which is allowing me to better cope with all of this. Whatever the case, I'm more amused than anything.
I never really planned on retiring anyway. I always kind of figured by the time I reached retirement age, retirement will be a long forgotten concept to the average worker. Therefore, while I do contribute to a retirement account, I make sure to contribute to my regular savings account as much as possible. I'm incredibly grateful to have a job that allows me to do this... I just hope I'm able to keep this job for a long time.