You are poorer today
Yesterday the Fed announced plans to start quantitative easing. The result is any money in your bank account will be worth less than it was. Basically, we are just pushing a computer button and creating more money. It is a huge risk mostly in that it can cause devaluation of the dollar and assets. It is too damn early for me to give an economics lesson today. Look it up, learn about it, study some economic history and if you haven't already, take steps to protect your assets.
It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism.-H.L. Mencken