Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random thought in the middle of the night: Digest 2 – A matter of investments

If a mistress can be called a depreciating asset (think law of diminishing returns), what does that make a wife?

15 comments:

Australopithecus said...

I weak at economics, also economically backward. what does that make a wife?

manuscrypts said...

shouldn't the first question be about figuring out whether 'wife' belongs to assets or..... :D

Nandini Vishwanath said...

I didn't even see 1! :) Tell me something, you get up in the middle on the night to write this? Or?

narendra shenoy said...

How about deprecating asset?

Sandy said...

an asset(?) that you learn to appreciate as everything around you depreciates?

Mo said...

A long term Bond?

Epiphany said...

ermm a liability na...or is this a trick question?

Cynic in Wonderland said...

austro - uhm..lets say that makes her NOT risk averse?

manu - so its an open question no. is she an asset or a expense?

nandini - i was tempted to. but laziness prevailed.

naren- deprecates WHo? hehe

sandy - so speaketh the bachelor

Mo - yus i like that one. bond with a penalty clause if you bail out before the maturity. pays rich dividents if you dont.

epiphany - its one of those kaleidoscope questions - everyone can have a different view no

Arunima said...

wife is a wife yaar. so easy no? if a man can have a mistress, can his wife have a mister?

haha, i got a new post. I am going to my blog.

Sud said...
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Sud said...

ones an off the balance sheet asset, other one stays on the balance sheet

Cynic in Wonderland said...

arunima - yus mister it is. but valid point.

sud - ah but still an asset you think?

gauri said...

...a potential liability, in that case? :P

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Adi said...

A stakeholder ... more like a stakeowner ...

oh well, face it ... wives own you

Maddy said...

normally appreciating bank balance and deprecating wife results in finding appreciative mistress. depreciating mistress in such a case means a possibility of premature encashment and replacement much before 'use until' date.