In college..... you could get girls to cuts your hair for free. They got a kick out of it and most did a good job. That set the tone for me... why pay for something that seemed pretty basic to do? .... and save a car trip, save gas, ...save waiting time too.
I went back to the barber after college for awhile, and then I started cutting myself every OTHER time. Over time I found it pretty easy to do as long as you choose the right type of haircut (a simple one): Mine is #2 buzz faded up the sides and back, and the top trimmed with scissors 2-3 inches long, also fading tighter to the sides and back. I hit it every three weeks or so and even get compliments from time to
time, so I must be doing ok.