DIY projects are a fabulous way to save money. After all, why pay outlandish prices to hire a carpenter or handyman if you can just do it yourself?
Still, even DIY projects cost a little money. You’ll need tools and paint and supplies. Also, you’ll need extra supplies for when you inevitably make a mistake. (Whoops! It’s OK; that’s all part of the process.)
Even if you’re not paying through the nose for professional help, DIY projects typically involve purchasing things like paint, paintbrushes, wood, laminate flooring, sealant, ceramic tile or whatever.
A trip to Lowe’s or Home Depot or Ikea can quickly run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars.
What’s a good way to come up with that money?
Go to Vegas and gamble up a storm? No.
Sell lots and lots of plasma? No.
Try taking out a personal loan. These days, it’s quicker and easier than ever.
A good resource is Fiona, a search engine for financial services, which can help match you with the right personal loan to meet your needs.
Fiona searches the top online lenders to match you with a personalized loan offer in less than 60 seconds. Its platform can help you borrow up to $100,000 (no collateral needed) with fixed rates starting at 4.99% and terms from 24 to 84 months.
Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He likes to do home projects himself, but he’s not necessarily opposed to hiring a contractor either.
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