Disclaimer-Captain DIY and DIYtoFI.blog highly recommend exercising extreme caution when attempting DIY projects. Not everybody can do everything, and some things should only be done by professionals. Keep your digits attached, and keep the insurance company off of your back. Do it right or call the right people!
Financial Independence (FI) is more than just having a bunch of money. It’s about having the freedom to live your life as you choose, without fear of losing everything at the whim of some jerk boss.
Lots of people have found great ways to achieve FI, such as tax optimization, major frugality, finding low cost of living areas, rental incomes, etc. This blog will be focused on saving money the best way possible: fixing your stuff when it breaks, making your stuff work better, and learning how to do stuff that will Save You Money.
I have spent the last decade or so as a contractor making other people’s houses look and function better, and now it’s time to expand the reach to the masses. A lot of the things I have in mind are things I may not even know a whole lot about, and that is where the Power of Learning comes in. I’ll be learning right alongside you as we dive into awesome things like: brewing your own beer, fixing your own drywall, small car repairs and more.
The path to FI is not just about reaching the end goal. For some, that goal is ten or more years away. If you don’t learn to love the journey, you’ll never survive the trip. So get on those safety goggles, grab that tool belt, and let’s get going!
By the way, some of the stuff we’ll be talking about here may be a bit dangerous and may occasionally require you to apply for a permit and get it inspected. If you’re not sure, call your local building department and ask for the building inspector. In my experience they tend to be fairly open to answering questions as long as you approach them with kindness and humility.