Dear David, I need to replace my water heater. Do you think I should buy or rent? – IN HOT WATER DEAR HOT WATER: Our region has notoriously hard water, which is why about 95 percent of the hot water heaters I see are rentals. The options available for renting will depend on your area.
Dear David, We have some renovation work to do around the house and plan to bring in a contractor. Do you think we should pay them by the hour, or by the job? – READY TO RENOVATE DEAR READY: There is no right or wrong answer here — your decision will likely depend on the