My son and I shared a fun experience over the weekend building a computer together. He had saved up money from his part-time job and wanted to upgrade his gaming rig. His primary motivation in building his own system was that he could pick the exact … [Read more...] about Which Is Cheaper: Buy a Computer or Build Your Own?
I've got a huge home improvement project looming in my immediate future. It was supposed to be done last year, but I just never got to it. My 20x24 cedar deck is due for a staining, and it's going to be a lot of work. I can either pay someone to … [Read more...] about DIY Deck Staining Will Save Me Over $500
I love a do it yourself project. The thrill of learning something new, taking something apart and making something work that had previously been broken. It's little DIY adventures that make life just a little more interesting. I do, … [Read more...] about Don’t Pay A Repair Person To Fix Something, Pay Them To Teach You To Fix it Yourself!
I had a serious case of sticker shock at a bar in downtown Chicago when a bartender told me that I owed $8.50 for a rum and coke. Iâ€™m from a smaller town where Iâ€™m used to paying half that on the rare occasion we go out. Iâ€™m the kind of … [Read more...] about How Much Cheaper Is It to Drink at Home?
My neighbor mentioned a few nights ago that on his list of things to do for the evening was to take a look at their water heater. Apparently it wasnâ€™t working, and they had no hot water. My neighbor is the kind of guy that will take a look at … [Read more...] about Clever Dudes Are Self Reliant: Water Heater Edition
Every fall I get the letter in the mail asking if I want a local irrigation company to come and winterize my sprinkler system. I've seen my neighbors get the service. A truck pulling a huge air compressor on a trailer parks in front of their homes. … [Read more...] about Save Money By Winterizing Your Own Sprinkler System