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Financial planning, Personal May 19, 2014

The advantages of a spending plan.

Most of us do not make use of a disciplined spending plan. The availability of credit allows us to purchase what we want, when we want it – regardless of whether we can afford it or not. Read more to learn about the benefits of using a spending plan.  Here are some advantages of using a spending plan: 1. Financial stress reduction. A disciplined spending plan allows you to control your spending and debt. This relieves a great deal of financially-related stress 2. Saving. A spending plan makes saving simple, encouraging you to save on a regular basis. This not only provides you with a financial cushion to cover any emergency situations that may arise, but also sets you up for a com...

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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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Must Reads, Taste September 12, 2014

Smoky Cajun chicken sosatie plaits

Just because you're having a braai, doesn't mean you have to be unhealthy! These chicken sosaties are packed with flavour – and really stand out on the grill! Make a double batch of this rub, place it in a pretty bottle and give it to your braai host as a thank-you gift. Serves 4-6   Ingredients 1 Tbsp ground cumin 1 Tbsp ground coriander 1 Tbsp dried garlic 2 Tbsp smoked paprika 1 Tbsp ground black pepper 1 Tbsp dried thyme 2 Tbsp fine salt 4 boneless chicken breasts, skin removed Olive oil, for brushing 1 lemon, in wedges   Mi...

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Must Reads, Wellness September 10, 2014

Planet Fitness comes to KZN

Great news for Reality members in KZN – Planet Fitness will be launching its first health club in the province later this year with the opening of Planet Fitness Westville at Westwood Mall. “To be breaking ground in KwaZulu-Natal is a very special achievement for Planet Fitness.  It has long been a dream for the company to launch in this region, and the entire Planet Fitness team is proud to be part of this momentous occasion,” says Manny Rivera, Chief Executive Officer, Planet Fitness. Westville will have all of the state-of-the-art trimmings that the brand is renowned for i...

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