One way to waste your money in bad economic times is to sell your stocks and mutual funds while they're at 3-5 year lows.
Another way is to win the Bigfoot Hoax Costume eBay auction. It's now at $200,100!
Hmmm...I think I'll revise my guess on who the buyer is. Instead of Penn Gillette, I now think it's an AIG manager spending some of his bailout money.