Real frugal: Cut your kids' hair at home

It was an argument that I lost with my husband when the kids were young and money was tight. The kids aren't so young anymore, but money is still tight...and I still think it was a really good idea.

"How about learning to give the boys haircuts?" Their father -- a carpenter by profession and, well, good with his hands (which I am not) wouldn't consider it.

But if he had (or if I could have risked it) here's how I would have proceeded: