A Beginners Guide to Managing Your Money
Learning to manage your money responsibly is perhaps one of the most important lessons you can learn, and it will stand you in good stead for life. Unfortunately, it’s not something that everyone has the good fortune of learning, or it’s only something that happens later in life when money is already an issue. Don’t let this be you! In this beginners guide to managing your money, we’ll g…
Three Ways to Eat Healthily on a Tight Budget
Most people automatically assume that they can’t afford to eat healthily because healthy food is more expensive. And while this might be true for certain whole food ingredients, quality fresh fruit, vegetables, protein (meat, fish, legumes etc.) and dairy – the foundations of a healthy diet - don’t necessarily cost more. Plus, if you spend a bit of time each week planning your meals and…
Treat Mom this Mother's Day
You’ve survived Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter, but now Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this is NOT a day you want to pass without showing your appreciation to the woman who brought you into this world, but it also doesn't have to be a day that breaks the bank. After all, if anyone understands a token gesture, or that it’s the thought that counts, it’s a mom!
Have a Wallet-Friendly, Happy Easter
Just when you think you’re out of the woods with the Festive season (followed all too swiftly by Valentine’s Day), Easter springs out at you, and expectations are high for a chocolate extravaganza! And while a chocolate here and there won’t ordinarily break the bank, a hoard of Easter treats can get expensive.
So with this in mind, here are a few ways you can have a wallet-friendly, hap…
Money Saving Tips for the Millennial
It’s not easy being a millennial (those born between 1980 and 2000) in our current economy. In fact, statistics show that the majority of those in their mid-late 20’s still live at home, as they simply can’t afford to move out. And as much as we love our parents – and their hearty homemade meals – we don’t really want to be sitting on the sofa with them every Friday night for the foresee…
What to Look for When You Take Out an Insurance Policy
An insurance policy can come in many shapes and forms, and you can take it out for any of the following scenarios:
Household goods & personal belongings
Warranty on appliances
Life, critical illness and disability
Income (salary) protection
That’s a lot of scenarios, and each has a different type of insurance attached! No wonder it can…
Negotiate Your Way to a Raise at Work
Approaching your employer for a salary increase is enough to leave most people sweating. But it needn’t be. The key is to be prepared, so sit down and start putting your case together.
Here’s what you can do.
Make a list of SPECIFIC accomplishments
If you want more money, be prepared to prove it. Point out instances where you’ve made significant contributions, saved the company mo…
Simple Ways to Save Money Every Day
Often, the thought of saving money (or reducing your expenses) can seem daunting, especially if you have a big money goal in mind. To help get yourself into the mind set of saving, start by looking to see where you can save in your day to day expenses. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save each day or week, and without much effort too!
Here are our top 4 simple ways to save money…