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Cooking- load shedding

Load shedding is a reality in South Africa. It is what it is! When your suburb goes dark, what do you do? Do you complain or do you use the opportunity of being disconnected from technology to reconnect with your family? Long ago Once upon a time, there was a large majority of people in […]

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Koo beans

One of my favourite budget stretchers just got even better! KOO Beans! I love adding beans to food to bulk it up and now I have even more recipes and ideas to try out. By chance, I saw a post on SA mom blogs https://samomblogs.co.za/ about KOO hosting an event to launch their new range […]

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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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Envelope budgeting

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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Keep your Credit ratings up

‘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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Money management

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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Lotto winners

No matter the size of the win, lotto winners who wish to keep their money, need to budget. There are more lotto winners who have lost it all than those that have kept it. I am not talking about the smaller winners but the ones who win big. There is obviously an urge to spend […]

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Money management

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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Debt counselling, debt mediation and debt consolidation; these are words bandied about every day. Do you know what they mean? In Phumelele Ndumo’s book ‘Debt to Riches – steps to financial success’ she covers these topics in detail and in a way that is easily understood and, in my opinion, one of the first books […]

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Do you know what it costs?

‘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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