Monday, September 15, 2008

A Money Saving Tip That Saves The Planet And A Kid.

Continuing the Fix Your Thinking series on being green ... here's a money saving tip for you.

I think that part of being green is managing your finances tightly. You don't necessarily have to be frugal to save money - you can cut back by wasting less and by doing with less.

One great way to save money is to get your hair cut short instead of getting it cut every month or quarter.

I actually did this this summer - going completely bald in early July.

I usually get my hair cut every 3 weeks - instead I went bald and haven't had my hair cut since July 10th. I'm just now approaching the length I was before "the shave". I've saved nearly 4 haircuts worth of funds - totaling $100.

Plus, I also get the benefit of seeing my son enjoy shaving my hair. He decided to do it too - so I also saved money on his haircut.

Don't like to be seen bald? I usually wear a hat any way. It also makes for good conversation at work. And ... you never know - you might like the new look.

Saving money isn't the only benefit of going short

You can participate in a St. Baldrick's fundraiser or Locks Of Love Donation to help childhood cancer.

This is something that both men and women can do - Locks of Love and St. Baldrick's work on very different principles - so choose the one that fits your mantra.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who donates her hair to locks of love each time she gets a haircut. She's often told me what a good feeling it gives her.