When we moved to Great Lakes, I lost around $450 a month because I left sea duty. That was a big part of our monthly income, and so we have to tighten the purse strings. Alicia and I had already made many changes to our life in light of this, but I wanted to show you evidence of one of those changes.
Haircuts, even if I go to a Navy barber, cost me around 10 bucks every two to three weeks. Over the year, that's anywhere from $200 to $250. Crazy, huh? And if I add my son's costs in there, it's nearly double that! Ok, time for a change.
Alicia and I have talked a few times about doing this before, but never got the guts to do it. So today, she gave me and Timothy our first haircuts in the post-barber life.
Alicia did ok, didn't she? So as you can see, we went with the basic cut for the military. Even though we spent $20 on the clippers, we've already made that up by not spending at least that amount on haircuts for Timothy and myself. And Alicia is only going to get better, so this is going to be even better as we go!
Being a good steward requires some decent sacrifices, big and small. My big one will be Pepsi, but for now, I'll start with this. By the way, Frugal Dad has a great article about the subject of doing crazy things to save money.