My grandparents called me the other day to ask what they should do with the bit of money they have in the bank. At first I wasn’t sure what they were asking, but then my grandma clarified that because I am a financial whiz (really? I guess all those years I spent in the mysterious-to-them world of venture capital somehow means that I know how to weather the current financial storm) she wants my opinion about whether they should pull their savings out and keep them home.
I calmly explained that their deposits are protected by the government, up to $100,000, and that they shouldn’t worry. After I hung up the phone I was pretty proud of myself for not letting on about how FREAKED OUT I AM ABOUT THE ECONOMY.