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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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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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Lockdown extended by another 2 weeks, you can help!

With lockdown extended, Shoprite lets you help others

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KOO beans Budget beaters

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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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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