My brother sent along a tip on razors.
How many of you use the fancy Gillette Mach 3 or Schick Quattro razors? They do a nice job of shaving your beard, but they do hurt the wallet (they over $1 per razor).
It turns out that razors don't get dull from shaving--modern razors are impervious to your beard (unless you had something like sand or dirt on your face). The tempered stainless steel blades get dull from RUST!
So if you want to extend the life of your razor, keep the blades from rusting by drying your razors thoroughly after using them. You can do it with a towel or with a hair dryer. Don't leave the blades wet. A recent study demonstrated that drying the blades increased the life of razors by 122%!! And, a person named Clark Howard of Atlanta used a 17-cent disposable razor for an entire year. He said he extended blade life by blotting his razor dry with a towel after use. That is absolutely amazing.