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<The general expectation is that TIPS are less subject to interest rate risk than Treasuries of the same maturity, although there is no guarantee>

I disagree with this, or at least put the emphasis on NO GRARANTEE, especially for the projected term (3 to 5 years). Rates of inflation and interest rates on treasuries do not walk arm in arm.

P.S. If anyone knew the absolute outcome of any, they would only have to know it once. For all I know, the TIPS fund just might blow out everything else in the next 3 to 5 years. But my best reccommendation now is to stick with direct ownership of a bond, zero or coupon.

If you're 100% set on remodeling, and your local suppliers might be hurting right now, maybe think about "investing" in the light fixtures, wiring, etc? (depending on how big a project you're taking on).
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