SLIDESHOW: The 10 Frugal Commandments
Thou Shall... Embrace the Do-It-Yourself Movement
When something needs to be done, the first choice to perform the task should be yourself rather than hiring someone else to do it. Frugal people tend to be D-I-Y experts and do not pay others to do things that they can easily do by themselves. When they don't know how to do something, they research it to see if it is something that they can do with the proper instructions or something sufficiently complicated that it's best to let an expert handle.