I meant to post this yesterday but since I'm so very busy and important, I didn't get to it, forgive me. Yesterday was my last day of work. Technically, my office was closed due to the snow but enough of my co-workers and HR were there so I was able to do my exit interview and handle other important business....such as a team lunch at Calozzi's. (For those of you in Seattle craving a true Philly cheesesteak, GO THERE).
Getting to work was difficult. Belltown was an unshoveled, unplowed, slushy mess so walking, while possible, wasn't pleasant. I was reminded of one of my favorite moments teaching out Kids and Money seminar. My co-worker Lauren leads our discussion on risk tolerance and risk measures. Ever handy with the analogies, Lauren says an illiquid asset is like a glass of ice when you're thirsty (think real estate) while a liquid asset is like a glass of water (think of cash). However, there our assets that are in the middle of the ice --> water spectrum, those are stocks and mutual funds. Or, for the purpose of this analogy, a Slurpee. And that is what I walked through to get to work yesterday.