i have the same attitude as before the recent decline. that is continue on buying company stock via payroll deduction as it is relatively safe(food); and maintain 401k contributions tho it is down.
the only exception would be that i've lowered my portion of the 401k down to 1%(from 6). that is more related to work being a bit slow than to low Dow Jones confidence. i need $ NOW to makes ends meet.
with the new year around the corner, i'm considering cutting supplimental insurance to further cuts.
I understand the need to make ends meet now, but I'd also like to add that now is the perfect time to increase contributions to a 401K. Think of the shares of the funds you're buying into as being "on sale"
I hope they don't get away with making everybody think it was just the Wall Street guys' fault.
Boortz brought up a good point today concerning that and the economy. he said some are sooooo misinformed that they are going to vote for change based on blaming a political party for perceived economic woes.