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How to meal plan successfully, step 1

Meal plan successfully Let’s start with step 1 for people who have never meal planned or who would like to plan better. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/meal-plan-budgeting/ For those stuck at home with their families, I am sure you are learning all sorts of new things about your family’s eating habits. It is one of the reasons that step […]

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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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It’s Back to School time, are you ready?

Going back to school can be expensive It’s back to school time again. I must admit it is going to be a relief to have the children occupied for at least part of their day. I am talking about teenager’s here, not just the little ones. Each year we get gulled into buying new stationery […]

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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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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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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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Even Lotto winners need to budget

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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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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