Pesach

Pesach 2019

Pesach, a word that often brings tears to Jewish households everywhere. Not only tears for the story of Pesach but also tears at the thought of all that needs to be done. I know we are still two months away but Pesach is an expensive endeavour to do properly and for those starting out it […]

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 […]

pyjama-shopping

Home shopping

Home shopping unlike you have ever known. My version of home shopping is actually going to save you money! You have created your meal plan, now it’s time to shop! What’s in the cupboard The first stop in your shopping is your kitchen cupboard! When you begin meal planning you follow a set of steps […]

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 […]

The back to school rush

The back to school rush is about to begin here in South Africa. Not only getting the last minutes supplies and textbooks but also checking to see that the uniforms still fit! If you are like me and have left everything to the last minute, the race and search for second-hand textbooks so that we […]