Planning and Three Questions To Ask

"Do It Yourself." It's a mantra shared by many of us as we seek to reduce the cost of auto repair, home improvement or even tasks within a small business.

Bruce Johnson, author of 50 Simple Ways to Save Your House, asks himself three questions before taking on a project-or leaving it to a pro:

  • Do I have the time?

  • Will the job require specialized tools and skills?

  • Is there a safety risk?

What difference would that make if you did the same before attempting to add a "do it yourself act" to your lineup?