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Need to fix your water heater (again) but don’t want to fork over the cash for a plumber? Or maybe you’re knee-deep in soil and have no idea how to plant those herbs you just bought?

The Fountain app is here to help.

Cofounded by Aaron Patzer, the guy behind Mint.com, Fountain connects you to experts in real time. Basically, it helps you become your own Ms. Fix It.

Here’s how it works: You ask Fountain a question, then the app connects you to a home or garden professional--from architects to interior designers to plumbers to master gardeners. The pro will walk you through, say, how to fix that water heater or plant those herbs via video chat, texting or photo-sharing. 

The cost? You'll pay a mere $7 for 15 minutes of advice. Consider it your most worthwhile investment.

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