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Step 4 – What have you got?

What have you got in your cupboards today? You have set up your budget, found out what your family eats and drawn up your meal plan. It is time to go shopping. The first thing you need to do is to go shopping in your own cupboards https://kasheringyourlife.co.za/my-cupboard-adventure/. The best way to do this is […]

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Plan like a pro! Step 3

In step 3, I am going to talk about how to plan your meals. Step 1 was all about getting to know your family’s likes and dislikes.http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/how-to-meal-plan-successfully-step-1/ In step 2 you get to know how to plan your grocery budget. Time to make a plan Now, it is time to choose what to make and […]

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Grocery Budget, the 2nd step to successful meal planning

In step 2, it is time to work out your grocery budget. Grocery budgets will differ from household to household. These are unique to each family’s needs, size, and ages. How to create a grocery budget A big family will have a bigger grocery budget. A family with a baby will have a different budget […]

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How to meal plan successfully, step 1

Meal plan successfully Let’s start with step 1 for people who have never meal planned or who would like to plan better. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/meal-plan-budgeting/ For those stuck at home with their families, I am sure you are learning all sorts of new things about your family’s eating habits. It is one of the reasons that step […]

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Beyond Lockdown, level 4. Can we survive?

Lockdown continues As we head into the 6thweek of lockdown and move to level 4 it is time to think about what follows. https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/see-these-are-the-permissions-and-restrictions-for-level-4-lockdown-20200425 While we don’t know when lockdown will be lifted, life will definitely not be the same for a while. What happens after lockdown?  It is an unknown chapter in our lives […]

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6 key tactics for successful budgeting

Budgeting for a lot of people is not something they want to think about. When they do think about it, it creates anxiety and is filled with a lot of negative emotions. Some people though find creating a budget a positive experience. For them, budgeting is freeing. The first word that came to my mind […]

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It’s Back to School time, are you ready?

Going back to school can be expensive It’s back to school time again. I must admit it is going to be a relief to have the children occupied for at least part of their day. I am talking about teenager’s here, not just the little ones. Each year we get gulled into buying new stationery […]

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New Year 2020 and beyond

New Year Resolution I don’t normally make a New Year Resolution (the Jewish New Year has come and gone); however, for 2020 I have made a massive resolution for the next decade. GET OUT OF DEBT AND STAY OUT! I did really well in 2019 to pay off my store cards and then when they […]

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You don’t need a duck to clean your bathrooms

Cleaning your bathroom is something that happens every day but is it really getting clean?  And what about the cleaning soaps we use, are those that get the stains out, that good? House Cleaning Check list What did they use before the ducks and the gels? How did you get a bathroom really clean? Do you […]

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Xtra Savings

Thank you, Checkers, for the Xtra Savings! On the 14th October, 2019 Checkers introduced their loyalty card, the Xtra Savings card, and within the first week they had signed up a million people!  I am one of them. The opening savings are, I hope, an indication of the future because those prices were amazing. Unfortunately, […]

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