Published this week on Money Crashers: an article about when to DIY and when to hire a professional for home repairs and renovations. As you all know, I'm generally a fan of DIY, but there are some jobs—like installing a new furnace or rewiring our basement—that I've willingly ceded to the professionals. I've discussed my reasons for doing this two posts on "the DIY question," part 1 and part 2. This new article is basically a much-expanded discussion of the points made in those two posts. Check it out at the Money Crashers site: "Do It Yourself (DIY) or Hire a Contractor for Home Improvement Projects?"
By the way, this is just the first of three new articles of mine to pop up on Money Crashers this week. So I'll make short posts about the other two as well, and tomorrow I'll give you a proper full-length post to let you know how things are starting off with our local produce challenge.