03/02/2018 15:54 EST | Updated 03/02/2018 15:54 EST

Friend Or Pro: When Choosing A Professional Is The Way To Go

Friends are always looking out for each other, but sometimes your bestie's help can be more than you bargained for. You may think you're cutting corners by hiring a pal to rig your electrical, or to crunch your numbers come tax time, but even the slightest amateur mistake can cost you a fortune in the long run. Sometimes the best advice you can give someone is to recommend a professional instead.

H&R Block locations across the country are filled with tax experts ready to answer all your questions on write-offs, credits and other ways to save. Before making an appointment, here are a few other scenarios where you should also consider sticking with the pros.