Shaving: Getting rid of unwanted hair + shaving bucks as a semi-retired person
I’m not sure if you have heard about the Dollar Shave Club, but it sounds pretty cool to me.
For a few dollars a month, you can have razor blades razor blades delivered to your home.
There are three different shavers, and prices:
-The Humble Twin; you get 2 stainless steel blades and 5 cartridges per month for $1 a month. Shipping and handling are added to this option.
-The 4X, which gives you 4 cartridges and 4 stainless steel blades for $6 a month, shipping and handling included
-The Executive, which comes with 6 blades and 4 cartridges, for 9 bucks a month, and the cost also includes shipping and handling.
The Dollar Shave Club also offers shave butter and after shave options, in addition to butt wipes for men.
As I was looking over the Dollar Shave Club, I wondered if women could use these razors, so I Googled “can women use dollar Shave razors?” and learned that women are trying them! I may try some razors myself, once I use up some of my pink lady-type razors.
As many of you know, I am now semi-retired. I’m looking for a part-time job, but my income has certainly taken a nose dive in the past few months. This means my budget is a lot tighter, and here’s how I am saving money:
-Making coffee at home. When I was working every day, I stopped at Starbucks every few days. Even when I bought drip coffee, it sure added to some bucks throughout the week.
-I’m buying fewer books, both Kindle and print, and using the Seattle Public Library more. Seattle also has Half Price Books, a cool used bookstore, and I’ve actually gone out of the house to buy a book!
-I’m eating out less, and cooking at home more. When I was working, I bought my lunch 2-3 times a week, and ate dinner out weekly.
-I love to buy clothes, and I’m looking out for more sales, checking out lower priced clothing stores and consignment shops. Wow, much cheaper!
-Finally, I’m making fewer impulse purchases, and asking myself if I really need to buy a fancy new perfume or pair of shoes.
I hope you will check out the Dollar Shave Club, and if you do, let me know about your experience!
I would also love to hear your own tips for saving money!
And, as always, I’m amazed at what can be ordered online!
Posted on August 20, 2014, in new products and tagged Dollar Shave Club, Half Price Books, razor blades, retirement, shaving money off my budget. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Shaving: Getting rid of unwanted hair + shaving bucks as a semi-retired person.