Budgeting & Saving

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South Africa is an enchanting country brimming with culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. What’s even more exciting is that families can indulge in various exhilarating activities without spending a cent. Low Cost Activities for Families in South Africa Local Markets: Engage with the community while exploring local crafts and food at markets like Neighbourgoods and […]

Saving money when funds are tight can be challenging, but there are numerous creative strategies to help manage and even grow your finances.  Below are 100 ways to save money when you’re broke: Food & Groceries Buy generic brands. Shop at discount stores. Purchase items in bulk. Use coupons and discount codes. Cook at home. […]

The South African pension system is ranked as one of the lowest in the world.  According to the recent 2023 Allianz Pension Report, our nation finds itself in a less than desirable position. Among the ‘poorest’ pensioners globally, we are grouped with the likes of Kenya and Lebanon. Unfortunately, the bad news doesn’t stop there. […]

To celebrate workers day we will look into the types of employee benefits that you might get access to in South Africa. These benefits are often provided by employers as a way to attract and retain employees and can include anything from retirement plans to health insurance to tuition reimbursement. In this blog, we’ll explore […]

Are you tired of feeling like your prepaid electricity is running out too quickly? Are you constantly worried about your electricity bill? It’s a constant struggle for most of us, and to make matters worse, the cost increased by a whopping 19% in April! This increase has had a massive impact on many households and […]

Make sure to keep your budget low with these yummy yet budget-friendly recipes that will feed a family of 5 for under R100. Tag @debtrescuesa on Instagram with photos of your delicious budget-friendly meals. More about how cheap can I eat this February: Sardine Pasta with Rosemary and Parsley This recipe will feed a family […]

January is always tough on the wallet. We aptly called Januworry after the many weeks we needed to make ends meet. This month’s recipes are cheap and easy to make. Optional ingredients are there only if money permits it. Find out more about how cheap can I eat today! Please take photos of your meals […]

The three chosen recipes for the month of December are yummy, under R100, and will feed five people. We even added our favourite ‘Festive Rocky Road’ recipe. Make sure to take photos, tag us and let us know if you have any recipes to share. Read more about how cheap you can you eat. Festive […]

“The way prices are rising; the good old days are last week.”                                                                                                          ~ Les Dawson As inflation rises, everything else follows suit. You only have to walk into your local grocery store to see how the prices have changed, drastically. Not all households will be affected the same, but one thing will stand true […]

The festive period is over and the new year has begun. New year’s resolutions, 2022 planners and calendars, and of course the start of a new school year.  For parents, this time of year usually brings the all too familiar back-to-school shopping stress. The kids have sprouted a few inches taller, last year’s stationary is […]

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