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A friend of mine shared this story with me the other day. I felt it had a really valuable lesson for us all to keep in mind as we go about managing our money.

A group of working adults got together to visit their University lecturer. The Lecturer was happy to see them. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. The Lecturer just smiled and went to the kitchen to get an assortment of cups - some porcelain, some in plastic, some in glass, some plain looking and some looked rather expensive and exquisite.

The Lecturer offered his former students the cups to get drinks for themselves. When all the students had a cup in hand with water, the Lecturer spoke:

"If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal that you only want the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all you wanted was water, not the cup, but you unconsciously went for the better…
5 reasons the Fed will fumble in 2006

I came across this article by Jim Jubak. It makes for interestingreading."Even with a new chief at the helm, the Fed is heading toward a policyblunder that will inflict a lot of pain on investors. Here are five bigreasons why."

Happy reading!

Catie Fitzgerald
Personal Finance Coach