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Old 05-18-2006, 06:42 PM   #21
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...my wife and i went to see the ray lucia seminar 2 weeks ago...so just last week we rebalanced everything and filled up our buckets ...we now have 14 years worth of money in our first 2 buckets in very secure investments
And, as I understand it, you will draw on that first bucket for current expenses but won't use it to buy additional equities, correct?

How about sharing what you put in your 1-7 and 7-14 year buckets. Then we can all benefit from the seminar.
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Re: Inflation fears Today Nope it really is all about OIL
Old 05-19-2006, 03:41 AM   #22
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well im still refining the buckets but basically we set aside an emergency fund in a "cup" of about 3 months expenses...
bucket 1 is bank accounts,cds,money markets ,ultra short term bond funds

bucket 2 i use fidelity monitors income and preservation mix.basically its bond funds,reit income funds ,income funds that may hold up to 20% equity in their mix


bucket 3 is where the action is.....i split my 3 bucket into 1/3 growth and income funds and 2/3 growth funds basically following fidelity insights growth mix and fidelity monitors growth and income mix with about 5% commodities thrown in....

im sooooo relieved right now knowing bucket 3 is not even going to be looked at for 14 years.......i used to debate with myself the virtues of bothering to run 3 seperate portfolios for 3 seperate time frames as opposed to 1 60/40 mix....well no debating anymore.the comfort level i have thru this drop is just amazing...i havent puckered once yet..in fact im looking to add to bucket 3 as im still cash heavy from selling quite a bit last week to start the bucket system and thankfully sold before the big drop ..just a lucky coincidence ....
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:12 AM   #23
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WE need the railroads rebuilt here in america, small cars 40+ mpg and hey we could put every able bodied person to work laying track and building new trains.

Whadya think?
New trackage cost around $1.25 Million per mile.
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New trackage cost around $1.25 Million per mile.
Seems pretty cheap considering potential throughput.
Consider that one highway lane can cost up to $20 Mil per mile:

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6. How much does it cost per mile to build a new lane of highway?
It depends on where you are, and factors such as land costs, people or businesses to relocate, environmental needs arising from construction such as noise walls for neighbors and storm water cleaning for streams and wetlands. It also depends on the elements in the project - are we just building a road, or are new bridges or interchanges also included?

Here's a sampling of project construction costs:

+ SR 18 widening in rural King County - about $24.5 million per mile.
+ US 12 widening south of Tri Cities - about $3.7 million per mile.
+ I-5 widening in Vancouver about $20.2 million per mile.
+ I-90 truck climbing lanes east of Cle Elum and at Vantage about $1 million per mile.
+ I-5 HOV lanes from Tukwila to Fife about $7 million per mile.

These costs are for construction only and do not include costs for engineering and design and for a widely-varying factor, land acquisition costs.
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Accountabili...sTax/QandA.htm
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