Little things really do add up! It good to look at your budget often and see what you can cut. By doing this you can add hundreds to thousands of dollars to your Disney funds!
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I am always looking for ways to cut my spending. Especially now with us being a 1 income household. Last month, when I was doing my budget. I noticed we where spending $50.00 a month on haircuts for my husband and 2 boys. That is one area that we could potentially save in. Before we had talked about Chloe my 14 year old cutting their hair. My husband would never go for it. I told him worst case scenario you will look crazy for a few days. His hair grows really fast. Then next time you go back to the lady that cuts our hair normally. He was still saying no. Then I had the idea to tell him how much we could add to our Disney fund. All the sudden he was like “Yay, okay lets try it.”
Chloe is very artistic. I knew she would be good at cutting their hair. He just didn’t have faith. We had Chloe watch videos on Youtube. She tried it first on my youngest he is always game for whatever. Then my other son went. Both came out okay. It wasn’t the best haircut ever, but it was really good for her first time. Third was my husband. He is very PICKY, he talked her through it. His came out the best. What do you know…now my husband can’t stop talking about how great it is.
This whole her cutting his hair at home is a win win for him. He was in charge of getting the boys hair cut. We live 20 minutes from the place we went. That place doesn’t take appointments. Most of the time he had to wait 10 – 20 minutes. Her cutting his and the boys hair saves him about 2 hours every 10 days. It cost $7.00 a cut for them before. We are paying her half for each person, she earns $3.50 per cut. Per month it is going to cost $31.50 with no time or gas wasted. That will give me $18.50 to add to our Disney fund every month. While that seems small. I have 5 months until we go. Just by cutting our haircut budget it will give me and extra $92.50 in my Disney Fund.
I wasn’t sure which clippers to go with. After reading tons of reviews I went with the Wahl Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit for $18.59. It is a complete hair cutting set, and has everything you need to get started. There is a newer cordless option. It costs about $10.00 more. For us cordless or not it didn’t matter. I felt like it was a wasted $10.00.
I only did the coffee mate offer for 800 SB. Everything else was earned by surveys or survey disqualification SB. Surveys have been really good to me lately! It takes all the small pots to equal one big pot!
Gift cards, and cash balances:
Southwest Gift Card – $177.12 for a $200.00 balance
Universal annual pass and 5 day ticket – $341.00 – Already spent!
Cash Remaining in my Disney fund – $622.40
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