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Mon Sep 8

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gogreengo replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:30 PM

Re: Roofing costs

Thank you! Yes we are talking to at least a couple more roofers. We saw one today. His approach was like totally opposite of the first guy. The first guy was very detailed, and was "enthusiastic" in saying there was a ton of stuff wrong [more]

Sat Sep 6

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gogreengo replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:33 PM

Re: Roofing costs

Oh, I see now that the base price on the estimate is just over 10k, with one of the extras we had talked about added in to total 12k.

I'm glad we have the money in our emergency fund. But I sure wish we could keep it instead of spending it!

Fri Sep 5

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gogreengo replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:09 PM

Re: Should we try an exterminator - mice

I think it's worth it to hire an exterminator. We've had some past experience with this, to a smaller degree. An exterminator knows where to look for entry points--places you wouldn't think to look, or places that are hard to look at.

Any [more]

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gogreengo replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:03 PM

Re: Roofing costs

The price ended up at 12k, then we added on a number of items that brought it up to almost 16k. I'm guessing the 8-10k verbal quote was for the basics, but I really should ask about that.

We don't have an attic per se, just an area big [more]

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gogreengo replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:17 PM

Re: Roofing costs

It all went well today! Except for the fact that the insurance company won't help us at all with a new roof. They said the hail damage was too old. And even though we've had water come into the house, they can't help with the roof. They will help us [more]

Thu Sep 4

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gogreengo replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:26 PM

Re: Roofing costs

Thanks for your thoughts! We do have details on the construction defects. I didn't want to burden you all with the details on that. We have had some water get into the house, and we need to figure out how to remedy that.

Last time we had the [more]

Wed Sep 3

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gogreengo replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:24 PM

Re: Roofing costs

Thank you for the comments!

The roof is about 10 years old, but a couple of contractors have told us there are problems with how it was installed. These problems may be leading to water getting in.

I can understand how this roofer [more]

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gogreengo posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:31 AM

Roofing costs

I am wondering if roofing contractors charge more if they know there is money from an insurance claim?

We had a guy come out and do a roofing inspection, and he found lots of problems. He suggested we call our insurance company to see if [more]

Tue Aug 26

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gogreengo replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:04 PM

Re: Where to put cash portion?

Thanks for all the discussion!

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"I see no reason to have any cash at all in the account, unless you see no opportunities in the stock market. Certainly there are times when you should just be out of the market. And of course, [more]

Mon Aug 25

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gogreengo replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:56 PM

Re: Where to put cash portion?

Thank you for all the good info!

I had peeked at Ally before, looking at MMAs. Will have to think about their CDs.

I see what you mean about the interest vs. inflation. Hmmm.

Sun Aug 24

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gogreengo replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:15 PM

Re: Where to put cash portion?

Thanks! Oh, I-bonds! We bought some years ago too, before rates went down, thankfully.

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gogreengo replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:42 PM

Re: Where to put cash portion?

Thanks!

It sounds like you are holding "emergency fund" cash in that account? Do you have any cash as part of your retirement allocation? Just curious.

I remember the good ol' days when money market accounts were paying [more]

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gogreengo replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:22 PM

Re: Where to put cash portion?

Thank you!

You said, "Haven't left any funds in a Money Market Fund or CD in years." Why is that? Are you getting better returns in the short-term bond fund?

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gogreengo posted to the Retirement Investing board. 3:36 PM

Where to put cash portion?

Hi all,

I was wondering, is it a good idea to keep part of our retirement portfolio in "cash" as asset allocation pie charts for our risk tolerance say we should? I think it would be 5% that they say we should have in [more]

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