Do you get a steady circulation of coupons in the mail? Do you ever find yourself waiting for one of those reoccurring coupons before you head out and do something. Maybe you’re waiting for a restaurant coupon or an oil change coupon. For me, I often just let my hair grow until I get a haircut coupon.
My Strange Point of View
I like to get my hair cut every 4 weeks or so. At this point it doesn’t look overly long and when I get it cut, and it isn’t drastically noticeable that I was just at the barber. It’s the perfect time frame for me. However, when that coupon doesn’t come in the mail….I wait. Sometimes 5 weeks, sometimes 6 weeks, and maybe even 7 weeks if I can get away with it (because at some point I just have to break down and get it cut). There is something about paying $12 for a haircut that just doesn’t sit well with me.
Typically, this hair cut coupon comes in the mail every 4 weeks or so, which is perfect for my desired haircut schedule. Sometimes, the coupon is good for one $7 haircut, which is a $5 savings! Other times I get a $9 haircut, which isn’t as awesome, but still good.
When I have to break down and pay the retail $12 for my haircut, a little guy inside of me whimpers a little. I might only be paying an extra $3 for my haircut, but it still feels like I am getting ripped off! For some reason I would rather look like the shaggy dog at work than pay an additional three bucks for a haircut.
Does anyone else feel the same way I do about this? Or am I just crazy?
Every week I read dozens of personal finance articles and tell you about the best ones I find. Here are the best of the best from this past week.
3 Changes to Your Finances When You Get Married – by My Personal Finance Journey
Don’t Drive to Impress, Invest! – by Barbara Friedberg
3 Simple Tax Tips for Self-Employed People – by Narrow Bridge Finance
Should You Pull Out of the Stock Market Now? – by Frugal Rules
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.