11/14/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 10: Reasons You Know It's A Bear Market, a site aimed at educating new investors about the stock market just released a chuckle-worthy top 10 list:

Top 10 Signs We're in a Bear Market

10. Your 401k looks more like a 201k

9. Instead of giving away toasters your bank is selling them

8. Your secretary says "It's Hank Paulson on line 2"

7. Your mortgage shows up on eBay

6. What you thought was your phone bill turns out to be
your brokerage statement

5. You need a bailout to pay the kids' allowance

4. Your grandparents start referring to September as "the
good old days"

3. You put 20 bucks into GM stock, and are named to the

2. The family dog asks for a severance package

And the Number One sign that it's a bear market:

1. Your copy of the Wall Street Journal starts coming with an air-sickness bag.

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