03/26/2018 00:01 EDT | Updated 02/05/2019 10:20 EST

Why Working With a Pro Will Always Pay Off

Whether you're a penny pincher or independent thinker, sometimes you just want to DIY. But pulling an amateur move on a repair job or tax return might only delay the inevitable, with quick fixes costing you more in the long run. Sometimes shelling out for help up front can really save you big.

In partnership with H&R Block, here are five examples of when the pros really know best.