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Ep. 55: House and garage HVAC

Ep. 55: House and garage HVAC

Stuff is happening. Big stuff. In this episode of the podcast, I talk about our choice of furnace and air conditioner for the house, why I decided on a split ductless system for the garage-workshop, and our reasoning for ditching our hot water tank and going with a tankless water heater.
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Ep. 54: Everyone's a Critic

Ep. 54: Everyone’s a Critic

How do you react when someone tells you that something you did is "all wrong?" In this episode of the podcast, I respond to just such a criticism.
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Ep. 53: The cost of procrastination

Ep. 53: The cost of procrastination

If getting stuck in the snow taught us anything, it's that we have to replace our furnace this year. Plus I do a little surgery in the basement.
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Ep. 52: That's good pod!

Ep. 52: That’s good pod!

Looking for a new home improvement or DIY podcast to listen to? Here are my personal favorites that you may enjoy, too.
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Ep. 51: HOAs with John from AZDIYguy

Ep. 51: HOAs with John from AZDIYguy

I've come across news stories about people running afoul of their HOAs by painting their house the wrong color, or putting up Christmas decorations that were deemed too tacky. But I've never experienced what it's like living in an HOA community or talked to anyone who has. Until now. John from AZDIYguy joins me to talk about life in an HOA.
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Ep. 50: A weight has been lifted

Ep. 50: A weight has been lifted

Paying down a mortgage isn't necessarily the end all be all. In fact, by increasing our mortgage, we could end up further ahead in the long run. And in the short term, well, we're finally getting relief from the financial pressure we've been feeling for the past few years.
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Ep. 49: The cheap comes out expensive

Ep. 49: The cheap comes out expensive

We are always looking for ways to save a buck. But it's a fine line between cutting costs and cutting corners and often saving a buck now will cost you more in the long run.
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Ep. 48: The Perfect Gift

Ep. 48: The Perfect Gift

So what do you get someone who already has everything?
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family room with gas fireplace

The perfect contract? (and why I DIY)

Anatomy of a perfect contract (and why we didn't sign).
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Ep. 47: It angries up the blood

Ep. 47: It angries up the blood

As homeowners, we have more information and resources available to us than ever before. In this episode I complain about mostly complain about contractors who refuse to acknowledge that we do know what we're doing and know what we're talking about.
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Ep 46: Defining Someday

Ep 46: Defining Someday

Someday. Eventually. In the future. Whether talking about debt repayment, retirement, or home renovations, it's all so abstract. In this episode, I talk about figuring out how realistic a goal is and creating the road map to achieve it.
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Ep 45: IKEA kitchen reno with John from AZDIYGuy

Ep 45: IKEA kitchen reno with John from AZDIYGuy

John from AZDIYGuy.com returns to talk about kitchens, kitchen design and IKEA. And why it's a bad idea to step on the back of a farmhouse sink. John shares his experience from planning to design to execution, why IKEA was the right choice for him and why it pays to hire a designer.
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