Personal Finance Week in Review – Expensive Haircut Edition

May 20, 2007

We took our little guy to get his first haircut last weekend. It was a fun experience, at least until the lady gave us the bill. I couldn’t believe it cost $12 to cut a baby’s hair! He wasn’t in the chair more than 5 minutes; at that rate hairdressers could make $144 an hour just cutting baby’s hair! Needless to say, we need somewhere else to take him. Where do you get your kid’s hair cut? Here are some personal finance articles I noticed this week.

Golbguru offers some interesting ways to save money, such as getting your flowers from funeral parlors.

Get Rich Slowly asks which is more important, money or job satisfaction.

Generation X Finance answers a reader’s question about deducting brokerage commissions

The Simple Dollar talks about the best way to build passive income

Lazy Man is having tenant troubles. He wants to know what you’d do if you were the landlord.

One Frugal Girl asks what eBay buyers are thinking? The excitement of bidding often gets the better of us.

Ramit tells us how we can lose $1,365 per year and not know it.

Blogging Away Debt compares Virtual Bank and ING Orange Online Savings Accounts.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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