Yesterday, I woke up to a call from my tenant. That’s never the right way to start the day. It turns out that the new washer that I got last week overflowed causing the part of the ceiling to collapse. These things always seem to happen on a Sunday when you can’t get a hold of contractors and the appliance company.
Fortunately, I have a great tenant. He knew a contractor that could get there and give an estimate. It will be around $1600 to fix. My next call was to the appliance store to find out if it was an installation issue, but it was closed on Sunday. I did get to speak with the store this morning. They sent someone by to look at it immediately and they determined that it was a bad machine. The next step is to get GE involved but they might not get to see it for a few days.
I expect that it be deemed a faulty machine as there was no “user error” or “installation error” and I think GE is going to end up footing the bill The only cost to me is a lot of wasted time and energy. At least the Patriots won historically big yesterday. That typically makes for a good day even if it starts off as bad as it did.
Now the links I promised…
- Brip Blap discusses the side effects of transparency.
- The Sun’s Financial Diary writes Dow closed above 10,000 for first time in a year!
- Digerati Life asks is the bull back? Read more in double dip recession: why Dow 10,000 may not last.
- Frugal Dad shares thoughts about successful investing””not magic.
- Generation X Finance posts four fiscally-fit financial roadblocks.
- Million Dollar Journey asks who pays? The delicate balance of dating and money.
- Money Smart Life gives readers job hunting tips.
- My Dollar Plan asks do you need a local bank?
- Investing Tool Kit advises readers to go beyond U.S. Stocks to hedge against inflation.
- Rich Credit Debt Loan discusses debt repayment methods.
- PT Money shows 15 surprising places to save money.
- Get Rich Slowly posts five steps to six figures in seven years.
- Money Crashers explores best jobs in America in 2009 by CNN.
- Interesting Money shares a story So I Went to the Movies Yesterday –
- Technical Trading Patterns posts death of the dollar, again: before you mourn, see this chart.
- The Disappearing Middle Class Dream – How the Average American is coping with the Recession: Savings, Banking, Housing, and Investing. Over 50 Million Households Living on $52,000 or less a year – Charts, graphs, analysis and more by My Budget 360.
- Feminist Finance ponders to merge or not to merge.
- Dog Ate My Finances is dealing with an unethical realtor.
- One Frugal Girl is planning our winter vacation.
- Wise Bread gives six tips to saving on tax preparation fees.
- Saving Advice blogs when it’s a good idea to pay a fee.