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Upgrading Your Home for Cheap

home projects for cheapYour home is your castle.  What happens when your home becomes boring to you?  Springtime is here and it is the time of year that projects start.  Why not spend some time and some money on your house.  You can increase the value and the way that you feel.  Not only that but your children can learn how to do some of these skills through your projects.  Some of my fondest memories were doing projects with my father and grandfather.  I learned a lot from their work.

I have gone through and found a verity of different projects that you can do.  No second mortgage or technical skills required to finish any of these projects.  As men we should be able to complete the smaller projects of this list.  As gentlemen we should be excited to learn how these are done.


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What projects can we do up upgrade our home for cheap?

  • The projects with the highest return on investment for resale value
  • How to sell your home quick and for asking
  • Getting upgrade inspiration
  • My dire warning to you hearted guys out there
  • Changing light fixtures
  • Adding Souround Sound
  • Altering the front yard
  • Chaning up the Family Room
  • Plants for the house
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Wall art for everyone’s taste
  • How to save money with these projects

I put together a list of items that you can purchase from the amazon store that I have partnered with Bob Mayne from Today’s Survival Show.  Make sure that when you are purchasing your Amazon items you use our links.  This will help us out greatly without you spending any more money.


The book that you should consider buying when selling your home.  Get what you are asking for or even more!


Connectors for your surround sound system.


Wall Art Designs for your to hang up everywhere and show your Start Wars fandom!


Plants for the house that will purify your air for you while giving you something green to look at year round.


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Being in a “Ready” State

ready stateBeing in a state of readiness is something that most people are not.  Day to day goes by without there being any kind of issue.  This builds up normalcy bias and blinds the person of anything that could happen.  Then all of a sudden, just like in this picture, the stink hits the fan and you have to make decisions at a moments notice.  Are you prepared to make that kind of commitment?  Can your family count on you to make these decisions?  Be a man and stand up for your own responsibilities and get your family in a Ready state.

In this episode I give you tools to keep yourself in a Ready state.  These are projects and assignments that you can acomplish over the span of a weekend.  Also, these arent hard but will make you ready to deal with most anything that life can throw your way


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How do I keep myself and family in a Ready state?

  • What does it mean to be in a ready state
  • Why your family needs to be in a ready state
  • How to find what you are vulnerable to
  • Projects that you can do over the weekend to achieve this state
  • Emergency book
  • Go bags
  • Go Food
  • Alternative housing considerations
  • Keeping the car ready
  • Conclusion on the necessity of this

I mentioned in the show that I would provide extra podcast episodes for you to consider listening to.  This will help further explain my positions as it relates to being in a ready state.

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How To Save Your Marriage

save your marriageNot every marriage lasts the lifetime that both people expected it to last for.  There are always great intentions to have a wonderful and fulfilling life together the day that the vows are exchanged.  However, the fairy tell ends months after the commitment is made when expectations are not being met.  This has the possibility to end the marriage and make life hard on everyone.  Divorce does not just effect the people that were married, but anyone else that was involved with the family.  Would it not be easier and better for both parties to know how to save the marriage before it becomes an issue?

I am not the beacon of perfect marriage by any means.  My name has been associated with hard headed and no filter many of times.  It takes a strong woman to deal with me sometimes.  It has been the work that my wife and I have diligently done to establish a relationship that can handle both of us.  Time and effort has to go into making a relationship work.  That is why I am bringing you ways to save your marriage, even if it is not on the rocks!


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What are ways that I can save my marriage?

  • Warning signs of an impending divorce
  • How to save the marriage before it tanks
  • What you did wrong to achieve the failure
  • How to make the marriage fulfilling and wonderful for both of you

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Winterizing Your Home and Vehicle – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

winterizing home and vehicleThe winter months are upon us.  From the past two shows I have been talking about getting ready for the winter.  This is something that we should all be thinking about and proactively working towards getting ready for.  Winterizing your home and vehicle takes little effort and can save you a lot of money and headache.  So in other words your rate of return of investment is super high for this project or projects.  I personally will be doing most of these things that I am talking about today.  Lets get serious about this though.  We have to work towards keeping our families warm without blowing up the budget.  We also need to make sure our vehicles are winterizing to do their job just in case we have an emergency.

Winterizing your home and vehicle is not a hard task to do, but there needs to be a high rate of return on your investment per project to keep you doing it every year.


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WHAT PROJECTS CAN WE DO FOR WINTERIZING OUR HOME AND VEHICLES?

    • Bring in all your outside firnature
    • seal up your windows and doors
    • curtains
    • create a mudroom
    • insulate under house
    • clean out gutters
    • get chimney cleaned
    • move in plants
    • bring out the big blankets
    • close up storm doors
    • wrap your pipes
    • add insulation behind electrical sockets
    • attic
    • get some salt
    • put cover over air conditioner
  • Car
    • battery check
    • windshield wipers
    • check four wheel drive
    • check anti freeze
    • change oil
    • get your survival stuff ready
    • tarp over windshield
    • be prepared to drive on ice

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This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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6 Fixes A Homeowner Can Make Themself

6 things homeowner should fixYou might not be a handyman but you can fix a lot of things that break in your home.  As a homeowner you should know the basics.  You should not be calling in the experts to do the simple things that a child can do.  That is my mission today, to teach you how to fix the minor things that break in the house.  By being able to fix minor issues, as a homeowner, you can keep from spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on simple fixes.  Not only are you saving money, you are growing your skill list and ability to work around your house.

However, as a man you should know your limits and when to call someone.  Even though you are the homeowner and you are a man, you have your limits.  Don’t burn your house down because you were too stubborn to call someone.

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What should a homeowner be able to fix?

  • Electrical outlet replacement
  • Light Switch replacement
  • Clogged Sink
  • Sink Disposal Repair
  • Drywall Fix
  • Leaking Toilet
  • Sidewalk Cracking
  • When should you call someone
  • The question of the day

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