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Eating and being healthy is expensive. Well, that is what most people believe. Your lifestyle affects everything, including your health, moods, relationships, lifestyle and finances. Making smart choices when it comes to your health is important. Here’s how being unhealthy can cost you more: A bad diet can affect your health negatively, raising your healthcare… Continued

The burning question: Do I need debt counselling?   Are your debt repayments getting larger and larger? Are you asking yourself, “do I need debt counselling?”. The low employment and low incomes in South Africa can put you in a very vulnerable situation. Perhaps you’ve taken out too many loans or too much credit. And,… Continued

Free apps for women You can find an app for almost anything and everything, from games and social media apps to fitness and calorie counting apps. Unfortunately, your phone has limited storage space. So, you can’t download every single app. There are a few apps every woman should download. We’ve listed a few free apps… Continued

Now that the worst of Winter is behind us, we can exchange warm, heavy meals for quick, light ones! We figured that one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get your protein, carbohydrates and vegetables into one meal is to combine ingredients into a macaroni salad. Macaroni salad is one of the simplest and… Continued

Every August we celebrate the wonderful women of South Africa! The 9 August is National Women’s Day, a day we get to recognise women’s traditional achievements and the important role they play in society as mothers, wives and caregivers as well as their progress in academics, business and politics. For all the women out there,… Continued

If you’ve started your very own business, congratulations! You have taken on one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, projects. While being optimistic about the success of your business is important, it’s also crucial to manage your money effectively to avoid future financial trouble. Don’t let bad budgeting slow down the growth of your business.… Continued

Being a young adult is difficult. At this time of your life, you usually have a lot of expenses and, unfortunately, a limited income. This makes covering living expenses and saving for the future quite a challenge. And, it’s difficult to stay ahead of finances in the current world of instant gratification. Get ahead of… Continued

Another petrol price increase! How often do we hear that haunting sentence in South Africa? Now that we’ve passed the R16  per litre for petrol mark, do you think the price is going to rise even more? A few years ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed of spending almost R20 for a commodity we have to… Continued

Raising a kid in South Africa is anything but cheap! Clothes, school supplies, tutors, food, trips and doctor appointments are a few of the many costs involved in looking after a kid.  Luckily, it is one of the most fulfilling challenges you will ever face. While we love watching our children grow, keeping up with… Continued

Lentils are one of the most affordable and healthy foods you can add to your diet. The nutritional powerhouse offers so many health benefits and are easy to cook! Don’t miss out on the amazing benefits of lentils, one of the best and tastiest staples you can add to your diet. Lentils have the power… Continued

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