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Author: nmckay Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5086  
Subject: Re: 8 years till ER Date: 10/11/2004 6:17 PM
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I hope I didn't leave the wrong impression. I'm all for laddered CDs. I'm just not there, yet. I'll move into that phase once DW and I get down to the wire. Right now we have several sources for funds in case of an emergency so the CD ladder doesn't make a much sense to us. We have quite a bit in I-bonds (six months expenses worth) from back when they were a better deal. I'd love for those days to return, btw.

I will look at TIPS and Munis when the time comes just to see if there are better places for secure money. But I have no problem with CDs. And like anything else, I have to tweak everything. So I'll probably come up with a "go/no go" test to decide when to extend the CD ladder, when to wait it out a year and when to double up. I just can't follow simple directions.

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