It's OK To Cry
Lost everything in the market?
Dry your tears with the Dow Jones Hanky. The linen handkerchief is being sold at Design Glut, which designs "culturally relevant products".
As you can see in the image here, the DJ Hanky illustrates exactly what happened to your 401k, with the tag line, "It's OK to cry." The price is $28, which seems steep.
But think of it as an investment, since you can't afford to buy individual tissues anymore.
Still, be careful. You may find you're using the hanky a lot, because every time you raise it to dab away your tears, the collapsing stock chart emblazoned on the linen will remind you of what happened to your money.
You'll just cry harder.
I asked Design Glut's co-founder, Liz Kinnmark, how sales are going. "We launched the hankies on March 20th," she says. "So far we've sold 30 of them." Ok, so they're selling about as well as mortgage-backed securities at the moment.
But I love the idea!