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Old July 17th, 2002, 09:52 AM
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The situation in the "Markets" is getting kind of ugly (if it isn't ugly already)......
Has the downturn in the "Markets" affected your cruise plans?

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Old July 17th, 2002, 10:00 AM
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Not YET!

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Old July 17th, 2002, 10:14 AM
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Old July 17th, 2002, 10:19 AM
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Not cancelling anything booked, but keeping an eye on things before planning anything else.

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Old July 17th, 2002, 10:19 AM
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Not affecting us, yet. It MAY affect our kids college - but you've got to make choices!
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Old July 17th, 2002, 10:43 AM
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Man, makes me need to get away even more so!

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Old July 17th, 2002, 11:53 AM
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Not really-- but my mom says it's affecting my inheritance-- lol-- not !-- its my sisters share.
As for me-- not yet--- still trying to figure out what to book next and if my husband will ever join me--- I know my mom will
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Old July 17th, 2002, 12:07 PM
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Nothing affects my cruise plans.

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Old July 17th, 2002, 01:08 PM
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Not yet, but like Mgram keeping an eye on things for the future.

April, thanks for the laugh!

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NOT IN THE LEAST! I WOULD GO RIGHT NOW!
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Old July 17th, 2002, 01:30 PM
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The best part of not having any money is that you do not have to worry about your investments. Mrs . Bill has the worlds largest vacation club withheld from her paycheck
each week, from which we get two cruise a year. What stock market?
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Old July 17th, 2002, 05:44 PM
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Yes, it has. As I've had to look farther into the future for retirement now, I've decided that it doesn't pay to have additional savings once the retirement account is funded so where putting all that money into vacations!
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Old July 17th, 2002, 08:24 PM
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Everyone at work is convinced I will have to stay after July 31st in order to support my cruising habit! NOT!!! I'm still retiring at 55 (very soon) and I still have deposits on 3 cruises! I'll worry later, maybe in 2004 or so!

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P.S. I am going to find some sort of part time job though which I wasn't really that pressed to do but now I think I probably better seek additional funds!!!
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Old July 17th, 2002, 10:37 PM
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What's a stock market?
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Old July 18th, 2002, 07:58 AM
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Not in this lifetime!
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Heck no! Have not looked at my 401K so what I dont know wont hurt me. Right? As long as I can pluck a string I can cruise and not worry about the market. And.....considering what I went through earlier this year, I look at life a bit differently now. Not that I am send crazy but I don't sweat the small stuff anymore and most of it is small stuff. Bob

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Old July 18th, 2002, 01:28 PM
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I read this yesterday and have been thinking about it. I would have to say yes the market has an impact on my future travel plans. My hubby is retired and all of our retirement money is tied to the market. We went on a cruise in April, a land trip to Seattle in August and have a cruise/tour to New England in September. We have not made any more travel plans and think we will hold off until after the first of the year.
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Old July 18th, 2002, 02:53 PM
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Kind of if I'm honest. With the market so down it does play on the mind some. We are young enough that hopefully it will turn around and come back and I know life is short. I guess when the market is flying high and I was up some I didn't mind spending it as much (still cheap though) but now we mind spending it more - still spending it though! haha If the market was up honestly I probably would have booked an outside cabin on my next cruise instead of an inside guarantee but that is about the most of the change. I hope if and when it comes back I won't be greedy and get out! By the way - one thing about the market and the economy is that the cruises are so cheap that it really is the time to buy - no pun intended! haha Debbie
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No way! Stock market is old news for me. Real estate, real estate, real estate!
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Old July 18th, 2002, 03:23 PM
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Stock market and the abysmal news on my 401(k) hasn't affected our cruise plans--but having to pay for the addition on our house has. We're going for an inside cabin instead of a balcony.
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Old July 20th, 2002, 08:58 AM
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I am not affected as I cashed out my stock and invested in real estate, which is doing very well.
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