INVESTING FOR YOUR RETIREMENT: If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock some time ago, it would now be worth: $49.00. With Enron, you would have had: $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00. With WorldCom, you would have had less than: $5.00 left. But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of Beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.00. Based on the above, current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.