Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are you ever tempted...

I own a small set of stock in a handful of companies, and get the annual reports every year. Inevitably, they come with a voting card and an "invitation" to the annual shareholders meeting. Sometimes, I'm really tempted to go.

Just because.

Just because they invited me. Frequently, the meetings are held somewhere neat--a museum, or just a nice city. And would it be a tax writeoff? Some sort of business expense, or expense against capital gains or anything? Could I really call a day trip to Chicago or LA or New York a business expense? That's not why I want to go to one of these.

Mostly, I just want to walk in with my invitation and vote my 10 shares in person. Just to see what they say. And how many eyes roll.

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