May 10, 2007

Pride of Ownership

I don’t want to put words in her mouth, but I think my wife is now as obsessed with watching our investments as I am.

One of the first things I do each morning is to check the status of our investments. Not to react to the ups and downs of the market, just because I enjoy seeing how things are going.

While my wife has been very interested and active with our investments, she hasn’t been as OCD as am I in terms of checking them daily. At least, not until recently. . .

She just opened a Roth IRA account with Vanguard over the weekend and funded it with $3,000.00. Since then, she has been getting a kick out of checking the progress each day. I’m convinced that this peaked interest has something to do with setting-up the account herself and having it in her name. There’s definitely something to be said for pride of ownership.


wife said...

Yes I am obsessed and I can't believe it went down already!

1MansMoney said...

Yeah, but it's back up now.