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Financial planning, Savings and Investments April 9, 2014

5 Major ways to save money.

There are two main roads to improving your personal finances: increasing income, and cutting costs.   There are two main roads to improving your personal finances: increasing income, and cutting costs. Increasing income is the harder road to travel. After all, you can't always get a raise or a new job when you need one. But cutting costs, that's a different story! You're in complete control in this area. And all it takes is some imagination and discipline – both of which are free.   Below are five major ways to save money in the basic areas of food, shelter, clothing and transportation. They're major expenses in your life – and places for major savings.   ...

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Financial planning, Relationships January 21, 2014

Do you value the same things?

All of us set goals based on our values, and tend to make financial choices according to each of these goals and values. A major reason why many couples argue about money often involves partners having differing values and goals. How can you start talking about these values, and start paving your way to financial fitness in your relationship? If two people were given a R100 note, they would most likely spend it in entirely different ways. Why? Because people are different and value different things. Couples set goals based on their values. A major reason why many couples argue about money often involves partners having differing values and goals. Read over the list below. Put a ‘...

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Blogs, Taste April 23, 2014

Spiced-up popcorn

With the string of public holidays and long weekends this month, many of us will be travelling, which inevitably means indulging in a large amount of unhealthy snacks along the way. Instead of opting for the chips, I’ll be popping a little oomph into old-fashioned popcorn. Not only is it cheaper to pack your own padkos, but if you make your own, you’ll know which ingredients are being munched in the back seat. Here are my three favourite ways to spice up popcorn:   1. Smoked paprika popcorn Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan with 4 Tbsp popcorn kernels. Cover and ...

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Art & Culture, Blogs, People April 18, 2014

One-on-one with Marc Lottering

At the end of April, South Africa’s favourite comedian heads Down Under to take his brand-new show on tour – we caught up with Marc Lottering for a short chat:   What is your favourite holiday destination in South Africa, and why? I still smile when I walk around in Durban.  Growing up, that was a regular family holiday destination. By car, nogal!  We totally believed that the beachfront was Disneyworld with great curry. So I guess I’m still nostalgic about that.     What’s the strangest place you’ve visited in South Africa, and why? I drove past...

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