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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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How envelope budgeting can reduce your stress

Envelope budgeting has been around for years. There is a good chance that if you asked an older family member they will have either done it or heard about it. I have mentioned envelope budgeting in a few articles in the past and again recently. It is recommended by financial gurus such as Dave Ramsey […]

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Cash is King

‘Cash is king’: If you always pay cash, you don’t get into debt. Somewhere along the way, this has been forgotten. I know I was aware of it before my children were born. Pay Cash My father never bought anything on credit except his house; I think my parents bought their first car on credit […]

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Can you manage your money effectively?

Do you manage your money or does your money manage you? For some living from paycheck to paycheck is a difficult way of life, and often results in more month than there is money. Money in Money out When you do not manage your money properly this is what happens. Money comes in on payday […]

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There are no quick fixes

There are no quick fixes in getting out of debt. Whether you are doing it yourself or with an advisor, getting out of debt will take time. Depending on the amount of debt, it could take weeks, months or even years. Debt snowballing, quick method to small debt One of the quickest methods, when doing […]

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Do you know?

‘Do you know how much you spend each week/month?’ This is one of the first questions I ask potential clients during the 20-minute free discovery call. It is important to me that when a client comes to me to learn how to reduce their household bills, they understand how much help they need. I don’t […]

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Your money relationship is affecting your budget

Your money relationship begins as a child, which is a sentiment I read about in Suzie Orman’s book ‘9 Steps to Financial Freedom’ and again in Phumelele Ndumo’s book ‘from Debt to Riches’. This is something I believe to be true; however, they are not always fixed. As a child, I learned that you don’t […]

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Credit ratings and your debt

Credit ratings Your credit ratings are based on how well you pay your debt! Paying your instalments on time, and in full, increases your credit rating. At the same time though, having no debt decreases your credit rating. So how do you maintain a good credit rating when you don’t want to have any debt? […]

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10 Things I have learned about Budgets and Debt

Budgets and debt go hand in hand. Being in debt usually starts with you not having a budget. By the time you start thinking about a budget, your debt is often already well established. Over the years I have become an expert on being in debt and trying to create budgets!  And in some months […]

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The Truth about Pesach

The truth about Pesach is that most of us overdo the food. I am sharing my thoughts on what we do to ourselves when preparing for Pesach.  The story Pesach is a time of sadness for the Jewish people, we were slaves in Egypt. Pesach is also a time of great joy.  We became a […]

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