I love this comparison!

this is from a newsletter that I receive from Susan Rubin:

If you had purchased $1000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.
But—- if you had purchased $1000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle.
I’m not a big beer drinker, so this investment plan wouldn’t work well for me. Here’s a strategy that I like better than the beer. For example, if you purchased just $2 worth of tomato plants, your yield would be over $100 worth of fresh organically grown food that has no carbon footprint. While tending to your tomatoes, you’ll also benefit from additional Vitamin D in the form of sunshine, thereby reducing your risk of both cancer and osteoporosis. Saving you costly medical bills.
Want to make an investment that pays higher return than any Wall Street stock? Invest in seeds and grow some food. It’s easier than you think. Community gardens are springing up everywhere. Containers like the Earth Box can easily work on a deck. Teich Garden Systems can help you to create a state of the art animal resistant garden for your yard or school.

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3 thoughts on “I love this comparison!

  1. i’ve seen the first part before but not the addition about the tomatoes. we are trying to cut back our grocery budget drastically this year so this is good to keep in mind!

  2. Hope all is well with you and your family.

    Here is another good thing of planting those tomatoes, the excercise in caring for them, the entertainment in watching the chickens eating them, the fun time with family while eating them. THe joy in planning for the future in saving the seeds, the community giving in sharing the seeds…. Tomatoes are good.

    Guess I haven’t much to do this morning other than enjoy the warm day, hope your day is a very nice one.

    Think spring


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