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Has the stock market crash affected your plans to travel?

Has the stock market crash affected your plans to travel?

Old Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:12 PM
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Author: rollercoastersmake ([email protected])
Date: 07/22/2002, 04:39 pm
Message: Bickering? I didn't see any bickering, did you hear any bickering? Ilove, you seem to be having delusions. Did you forget your meds?

Um, "rollercoastersmake"? My name is i like, not Ilove. You obviously can't read, that's why you didn't notice the bickering. YES, bickering IN WRITING. What a concept. You're the one who needs to be on meds.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 09:13 AM
dan woodlief
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Doesn't affect my travel in the least. Luckily, my company has never laid off a permanent employee in many decades, and my wife's federal job is quite secure. If I worried about my job I would think differently, but I am far enough away from retirement to not worry about the 401-K too much. It will go back up. What do I plan to do with much of the retirement savings anyway? - travel! So why not do it now when I can enjoy it more?
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 09:17 AM
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ilike rollercoasters seems to be the only one "bickering" here. What's your problem ilike?
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 09:19 AM
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I thought my job was secure as well - no layoffs in the company's 100+ year history. And then bam! the pink slips came out a few months ago and 20% of the large corporation are gone. So nobody should be so smug to think it can't happen to them.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 12:36 PM
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The stock market dip has reinforced my investing strategy. My 403(b) and my husband's 401(k) are all in the stock market, so in the interest of diversification, we have no other money in the market. The rest is in cash and real estate. Since we're in our early 30s, I'm looking at this as a great opportunity to build up the number of shares in our retirement accounts at cheap prices.

As for travel, we travel to Europe (mainly Ireland) a lot (about 4-5 times year for my husband 2-3 times for me), but usually don't spend a ton of money, as we're visiting family. But this trip, we're splashing out. Flying business class, taking several day trips to England to watch soccer, lots of golf, good restaurants, plenty of alcohol. You don't live forever, so you might as well enjoy yourself while you can.

And if either of us get laid off when we return (well, he can't, but I can), then we'll be glad we did it while we had the cash.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 01:11 PM
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What stock market crash? It was up almost 500 points today. Just a bunch of cry babies. Live, enjoy and take your vacations.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 02:00 PM
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We're still planning to take our vacation, but we canceled our original hotel reservation and booked into a cheaper hotel at less than half the price. We're planning to focus mostly on free or low cost activities, do probably no shopping, and eat at inexpensive restaurants or picnic. Any credit card charges (the hotel) will be paid in full within 30 days. And then we're going to sit tight for the next several months, if not longer.
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