52 Week Money Challenge – Ways To Save Money Week 10
It’s another week in the 52 week money challenge!
Here’s this week’s savings tip: Save money by cutting your own hair:
This tip is a great one since we are heading into warmer weather and you are probably looking at trying to revamp your look. You don’t have to be a super stylist to trim bangs or do minor things, but if you are looking for an entirely new cut, I would suggest going to a beauty college and asking them to do it. Using a beauty school is a very low cost way to color, highlighting, cut and style your locks. You can usually save 50-75% off salon visits and the students always work under licensed instructors. They usually require appointment, though, so make one in advance.
If you have boys in your home or you have a very short hairstyle yourself, cutting your own hair is a great option to save on trims and visits to your hairstylist. I suggest getting someone to help you, especially in the back. There are many youtube videos that can help with styling men’s or women’s short haircuts so take a peek at them before you begin.
When my boys were younger I cut their hair- all the way up until they were about 5-6 years old. I would have kept doing it, but the hubby said they needed to go to a “real barber”. Humph… I thought I was doing a good job
One tool that is important to have when trimming or styling your own hair is a good trimmer. The Wahl 79300-400 Color Pro 20 Piece Complete Haircutting Kit is a good place to start. The reason a good trimmer is important is because if you don’t have a good one, you may end up clogging your trimmer faster and it will get dull fast. It is also vital that you oil and lubricate it on a regular basis.
Cutting your hair at home or at least visiting a beauty school for your hair cuts can really save you hundreds of dollars a year, depending on your family size, so it really is worth it.
Do you do this? If not, what’s stopping you from cutting your hair at home?
It’s not too late to join the 52 Week Money Challenge.
Why should You join the 52 week money savings challenge?
Most families are on the constant look out for ways to save more money. This challenge is easy and doesn’t require you to do a lot each week. It starts out with just saving a $1 on the first week. Or, if you’re doing the challenge in reverse, then $52 bucks.
It’s an easy way to save money and it does work if you apply just a little self-discipline and you are determined to save money. And having a goal is a good way reach your saving objective. Below are a few saving goal:
- You can use the money you saved to pay for your Christmas at the end of the year.
- Go on a vacation
- Jump-start a college fund
- Pay off debt
- Buy a car
- This could be your first time actually saving money in a bank account
The reasons for saving extra money are endless! But the key is getting started!
People tend to do better when faced with a challenge (of any kind).
- You will receive a weekly email reminder telling you to make your deposit into the bank or jar
- You will also receive a weekly savings tip on a way that you can save that week.
- You will receive inspiring stories and ways to save money each week!
- Many people and blogs start out doing this challenge within their communities. But by March, most have fallen off the band wagon. As you can see,by just looking at our 52 weekly challenge archive, you can see that we kept up with it each week.
- I’ve personally and successfully completed this money saving challenge two years in a row! I am doing this challenge right along with you and to encourage you along the way. And if you need to tweak it to fit your families needs, save more , etc. then I am here to help you with that too!
- You can find out more about the 52 Week Challenge HERE
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