A recent conference board survey says only 40% of those surveyed were satisfied with their job (lowest level ever); and another study said 60% intend to leave their job when the economy improves.
Insurance industry employment is down 1.6% since January 2010.
Forbes Magazine (3/14/11) says a study of stock performance from 1968-2008 had some surprising conclusions:
If you invested $10,000 in the riskiest 20% of all stocks, and refreshed your portfolio monthly, your investment would have shrunk 5.5% annually, after inflation - (only $1,000 left).
The same investment in the least risky 20% would have grown an average of 5.8% (to $100k).