Captain DIY

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Childbirth as a DIY Metaphor

Sometimes your project goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. Same with childbirth and finances.

Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

A short list of the bare essentials. Be prepared to maintain!

Captain DIY Screws Up At Life

I fell into an insidious trap, and found my life going on without me because of it. Don’t let this happen to you!

Why I Have a Big Stupid Hot Tub

Some things bring enough value to our lives to warrant ridiculous luxury. This is my one thing.

3 Simple Steps to Financial Literacy

Or, Don’t Be A Financial Weenie

Zen and the Art of Home Repair

A brief exercise to clear your mind of the frustrations of everyday life. May prevent unnecessary breaking of stuff.

Reaching for FI on a Median Salary

Not everyone in the Financial Independence community is pulling in big bucks, and that’s ok!

College vs. the Trades: An Educational Cost Comparison

How do the numbers play out between learning a trade and getting a degree?

The Many Benefits of Hard Physical Labor

There is so much more to gain than just the end result!

DIY Portable Projector (with 100″ screen!)

Justin from saving_sherpa.com gives us an in-depth look into an impressive (and cheap) DIY project of his.

Turning Negative Influence into Positive Growth

You are the average of the 5 people with whom you spend the most time x your reaction to their influence

How I Developed My DIY Skills

Take a look into the many careers of Captain DIY and see how I learned how to do stuff!

The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

Not sure if you should strike out on your own or keep working for the man? Me either!

Side Hustle Road: Is it the Right Road for You?

We talk a lot about side hustles in the FI community, but they aren’t for everyone. And that’s ok!