Hi everyone, do you use loyalty cards when you shop? If not, you are missing out. In this column I am going to give you some information about the loyalty cards available in South Africa. Unfortunately we as South African’s don’t have things such as clipping coupons and other amazing money saving programmes that they […]
Hi all. I have decided this month’s column is going to be information about “teaching your children about money” because let’s face it, it is a very important skill to learn and the earlier you can teach your kids about money the better. My kids are 8 and 12 years old and I really wish […]
By the time this column is published we will be well into Lockdown Level 1 which means we can again start having parties for our kids – with all the proper precautions of course! What this also means is that our budgets are going to be stretched even further than they already are, so this […]
Over the last few column’s I have been chatting about budgeting, cost-effective meals, saving money on groceries etc. As you can see I am concentrating on food and meals quite a bit as I think that is the part of the budget that you can “play around with” in terms of trying to save money, […]
Last month my column was all about budget friendly meal ideas and recipes. I hope it was helpful! If you missed it, you can still read it here In this month’s column I am going to talk about great ways to stretch your food budget as well as how to stretch your meals, so they […]
I thought although this was not in my original “money saving” ideas it is very pertinent to what is happening at the moment and as such I have decided to write about ways to save money during this period of Lockdown/Covid-19 pandemic.
In the last article I touched briefly about budgeting and if you are serious about saving money then setting up a monthly budget is something that is particularly important to do. The reason being is because you need to know and understand where your money is going every month otherwise how you are going to find ways to save it!
Let’s face it, saving money today is not easy and I am the first person to admit it! I am a wife and a mom of 2 young boys, and it is very difficult. Society is not helping things in this department at all. It is getting more and more difficult to save money because everywhere you look there are big billboard signs, adverts on TV and social media, we are being bombarded all our waking hours with wonderful looking products, getaways, houses, cars etc they want YOU to buy.