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DIY Days Equates to a Big Financial Relief

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DIY Days Equates to a Big Financial Relief

Have you ever thought to yourself how much money you can save per year by changing your mindset to that of a Do It Yourself (DIY) person rather than picking up a phone book and looking for someone to come and fix a leaky sink? While a large group of North Americans have moved to a DIY model, there remain many that still prefer to solicit outside expertise for low to medium difficulty jobs.

To put this into perspective, if your dishwasher stops working, you can simply go online to various sites or stop off at your local hardware store to gain an understanding of how to troubleshoot it. Often times its a smaller job that you think and can save you nearly $150 in just diagnostic fee. The difficultly rating for some of these jobs is as low as 1/5. Another good example is fixing a computer. There are several companies out there that charge a ridiculous amount of money to troubleshoot your computer (sometimes $100 per hr) plus labour and parts. Now a days with information online you can go to youtube and watch step by step tutorials on how to fix common issues with your computer.

Think back to last year and ask yourself what you took to the repair shop and how much you paid. Now ask yourself was there an easier, perhaps DIY alternative? The likely answer to that is absolutely. Our research shows that an average North American can save anywhere between $500 and up per year just by becoming more DIY savvy. Dont think you cant do it, unless you try. Stay positive.

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