BLUF: I have saved almost $9,000 by cutting my own hair. I hated paying for weekly haircuts so I learned to do it myself. After burning through some cheap clippers I got higher quality ones. I ended up getting animal clippers because they were cheaper than the ones advertised for people.
BLUF: 2017 was a violent kick to the face, but I am still here, still recovering. Financially, it was a good year. We completed all our goals but also dealt with some significant expenses. Before you can forecast your future, you need to understand your past.