52 weeks of saving: My amazing shaving adventure with old-style razors


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As one gets older, glorifying the past gives the ability to forget a big portion of it.

As a child, I watched my father use a safety razor when he was getting ready for work. But I never used one myself until recently. This was the way a man shaved during the era of Sean Connery as James Bond.

I’m sharing my story about my recent experiences with a safety razor and how it might help guys like me cut a few bucks off their personal care budget. This is about going “old school” with shaving and, dare I say, the “price” that I paid.

Written by
Mark Hamrick
Washington Bureau Chief
Mark Hamrick is Washington Bureau Chief for Bankrate. He is a national award-winning business and financial news journalist.