Today, I was really tired. I’ve been on this kick where I’ve been waking up earlier and earlier without the aid of an alarm clock. It’s by far, one of the strangest things that’s ever happened to me. Anyway, last night, I didn’t get to bed until the very wee hours of the morning, and I ended up waking up about four hours after I hit the hay. Which wasn’t exactly the plan. It also didn’t help that I had a full day of work ahead of me, and a 401K meeting.
This is the first time in my life that I’ve not only been eligible for a 401K, but also making enough that I can both pay my bills and invest some money. I’m pretty excited about this. However, the hour and a half meeting I attended was mentally painful. And kind of confusing. And generally a bad thing to be attending when only about half awake.
The longer the meeting went on, the more muddled my brain got. Basically, I know I got handed a pile of paperwork, and that it should make a lot more sense than it does. Also, I learned that at my age I’m apparently supposed to be aggressive in my investing, or else I’ll get old and be poor. Honestly, it was all I could do to follow which page we were on in which set of papers out of the pile.
Thankfully, I’ve got until Monday to figure out how I’m going to plan for the future. Hopefully, I’ll get some sleep between now and then.
At the risk of appearing ignorant, what is a 40 I K meeting?
No worries. I can’t explain it well. Basically, it’s a way of saving for retirement through mutual funds and stocks and such. Does that make any sense?