Let’s Start the New Year With Some Small Wins

What’s one small money-related thing you’d like to accomplish by Feb. 1?

On Setting a Price For Your Work

Time and materials. It’s a simple enough equation for how builders charge their clients. You are paid for the hours that you labor, and for the stuff needed for the job: the 2x4s and drywall and mesh tape; the tiles, the 80-pound sack of cement, the carton of grout; the lags, j-bolts, and pressure-treated 4x4s; the flooring, the paint, the baseboard, basecap, and crown molding.