If you love the. taste of fresh ground coffee, this Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinder is definitely for you. It is electric, grinds fast, and sets up fresh taste delivery once it is brewed. Great price as well:
LOWE’S IS THE PLACE FOR GREAT DEALS ON APPLIANCES:
Lowe’s currently has deep discounts on all brands of appliances, and free delivery over $400. Their GE Dryer is huge, reliable, and efficient. Make sure to buy the extended warranty, and all hook-ups for it. When it is delivered, they will set it up and make sure it works. That will save even more money. Now that’s frugal!
Consider getting a multi-pack for padlocks. All you need is one key to open all of them. You will have spare keys no matter how you use them. It is great if you have them in four completely different places or if they are in the same general area!
If you have ever priced mirror glass or plexiglass at a framing shop, you may have passed out. Your local glass shop will give you a much better deal. Now that’s frugal!
Check out your local food outlet. They will have salvaged foods as well as cost plus items. Now that’s frugal!
If your dogs are frightened by fireworks, thunderstorms, or certain gusts, consider getting Stress Away Soft Chews from your local vet. They work great, and we believe, taste great.
Consider getting a weed eater with a polycut attachment if you completely dislike struggling with the traditional plastic line. Make sure you have extra blades on hand so you do not run out in the middle of your project, since they are slightly harder to find. Wait for a sale on them so you can save money. Now that’s frugal!
If you need spare keys, check out the Minute Key kiosk at Lowe’s. Very cheap, very quick and so much fun to watch. Now that’s frugal!
If you need fancy and exotic looking, but inexpensive lighting, consider going to Pier 1. It will look like you spent a fortune, but you didn’t. Now that’s frugal!
One of the best ways to improve math scores is to learn how to play the piano. Math and science skills, self esteem, drawing skills, reading skills, foreign language skills, computer skills, SAT/ACT Scores, and social skills are among some of the improved abilities that have been shown to greatly improve by playing the piano.
Laurel Trainor, a professor of psychology and neuroscience, conducted a study in 2006 that compared two sets of children. One group studied music, the other did not. At the end of one year, Trainor reported that the children taking music lessons showed greater improvement in literacy, mathematics and IQ. There is, in fact, several decades of research that confirms Trainor’s results. These studies are reviewed in a 1995 publication, “Spin-offs: The Extra-Musical Advantages of a Musical Education.”
This works for many reasons: learning to read music helps with fractions, developing hand-eye coordination, developing the ability to visualize and looking/thinking ahead, improving planning skills, developing abstract thinking, and relaxing the mind and preparing for learning.
You should consider the following piano lesson package, from Rocket Piano, who has helped over 90,000 people learn to play piano. Greatly improved academic performance, more scholarships, acceptance into a professional graduate program - so many possibilities – for the price of a piano program. Now, that’s frugal!
Be careful where you buy adhesive tape – masking tape, duct tape, packing tape. Sometimes, if you buy it at a discount store, its performance is nowhere near the same.
If your child is interested in playing any other instrument other than piano, their piano experience will push them ahead of the crowd. Consider going to your local music store for the band instrument. You will then need to decide if you want to buy or rent. The advantages to renting would be that you would not be stuck with it if your child wants a different instrument, they will fix it for free while you are renting, some places will apply your payments as a full credit if you buy within 6 months (terms vary). You may be able to find a discount card that will save you money on reeds and other accessories.
If your child does not enjoy reading, try getting them magazines that are about subjects that interest them: Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, Seventeen, Highlights, Vogue, Redbook, Hunters’ Weekly, … Even if they just start reading short articles, they are still reading. This will be a great springboard for them for the future. They may even want to be a writer someday!