I came up with a brilliant, albeit not original, idea just now.
Me: I was thinking, instead of buying Costco chicken every week I’ll use that money to buy Costco stocks.
J: What are you going to eat then? The stocks?
Me: The stock [appreciation] will allow me to buy more chicken in the future.
As of closing 4/1/2011, one share of COST is $74.25, which means I won’t be able t0 have any chicken for another 3 and a half months.