Say Wuhu to saving money

Wuhu Deals is my second favourite money saving app! Want to read more about coupons? http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/couponing-south-africa/ Wuhu Deals used to be known as Unilever Deals as it is their products on offer. The app has two ways to reward you. Either with a cash discount at the till or you can earn points towards airtime, […]

How to coupon in South Africa

South Africa doesn’t coupon! We are far too advanced for that! We use apps! Most South Africans haven’t got time to sit and cut out coupons. I have to admit I do prefer the apps as we already have too much litter on the streets. Couponing helps you get your home sorted by making sure […]

Are specials really special?

You see specials listed somewhere and think wow I should go buy those. I used to have that mentality, especially before I started meal planning. It cost me a lot of money in wasted food. Is it available at that price elsewhere? I have found sometimes that a favourite supermarket chain marks something like a […]

Debt

How to create a grocery budget

Creating a grocery budget is an important step to reducing debt How to start Before I even meet with potential clients, I ask them to estimate their monthly grocery bill. This includes not only food but also house cleaning products and toiletries. The reason for this is that we generally by all these products together. […]

My very neat pantry

Dinner time sorted

Using meal planning you can get you sorted in the kitchen. Good intentions It is still the beginning of the year, and good intentions and resolutions are still quite strong for most of us. As the year moves forward those intentions begin to wane due to the pressures of everyday life and we forget about […]

Snowballing year round

Debt snowballing is a term used by Dave Ramsey to explain how to pay off debt. I have written about this before but it is such an amazing way to pay off debt. It may not be fast but it definitely produces results. As with creating a snowball from snow, you start off with a […]

The cost of a happy birthday

Happy birthday but at what price? As I read through posts on various mom groups, I notice a trend of over the top expensive birthday parties for 1-year-olds. Who’s it really for? It seems strange to me that we all spend so much money on a party the child really doesn’t care about. The 1st […]

Black Friday

Black Friday or Red Holiday?

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year for bargains and bulk shopping. Yet I have to wonder if it is worth the hassle? How much is too much Since it is right before payday, where does the money come from? Are businesses paying their staff early, or are people taking out […]

Lessons learned from falling off the meal planning wagon!

Lessons  learned from falling off the meal planning wagon! I fell off the meal planning wagon!  Over the last 2 months I haven’t been as diligent with meal planning as I should be and it is showing. Here are some of the lessons learned. Lesson 1 My bills have started to rise a little more, […]