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August 2015

Family

Protection Orders & Protecting your Family

August 28, 2015

When you start a family and have a child you’re silently making a promise to protect them from any harm. Obviously, in an ideal world you would only have to protect your child from scraped knees and the flu. But, unfortunately we don’t live in that world and there are people out there that you need to protect your children against. If your child is being harassed or abused in any way, it is your responsibility to protect them from…

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Why live in Joburg

August 28, 2015

Johannesburg is central to all of Africa, in terms of many areas. After all, it is “South Africa’s largest city and by far the most powerful economic machine on the African continent.” Indeed, in terms of Africa, it’s the second largest on the continent. In 2014, Jo’burg was the “African continent’s most visited city for the second consecutive year in the Mastercard Global Cities index.” There is something special about Joburg beyond it being a business hub – though its…

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Ready to start a family?

August 22, 2015

  Parenting: The journey of loving someone else more than what you love yourself. Placing their needs before yours, being responsible for another human being and taking care of them the best way you know how. The responsibilities of a parent are greater than simply checking to see if all the appliances are off before you leave the house. Perhaps you’ve done the pre-planning; checked a bond affordability calculator, qualified for a home, bought the house and now you’re ready…

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Fashion

Basic tips and tricks on ladies shoes

August 20, 2015

When it comes to ladies shoes, we can’t help but wonder why we allow the beauty of shoes to become one of our daily struggles. It looks great, but it will either be too tight or fit loosely onto your feet. We’ve all felt like Cinderella at some point, dancing the night away, but instead of the shoe slipping off your foot, your end up chucking it one side because of the hammering pain. Flats vs. heels Contrary to popular…

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Life

How to safely shop online

August 20, 2015

The digital revolution has changed our lives in many ways. It can actually feel overwhelming trying to keep up with how fast the world is changing. One change some people are reluctant to fully adopt is doing their shopping online. Why don’t more people switch over to online shopping? Many are concerned about the safety of shopping online. And there is good reason to. You can’t go giving out all your personal details all over the Internet, especially your banking…

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How to host the best dinner party

August 19, 2015

All of us would like to be able to be the guests of excellent hosts. Of course, if we can’t be guests, we can at least try to be good hosts. This means a pleasant evening all around and a better atmosphere and outcome. Most of us think that simply having a home and a free night is sufficient reason and justification to hold a dinner evening, but that would be short-sighted. So we should consider some tips and ways…

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Fashion

Jewellery you’ll keep for the rest of your life

August 18, 2015

You could choose to fill your cupboard with many pieces of cheap clothing which you’ll wear once or twice. Or you could fill your cupboard with classic pieces which you will love wearing every day. The same can be said for your jewellery collection. There are endless options out there for us. What is the point of owning many cheap items which you hardly every wear? Instead, you could own just a few investment pieces which you’ll wear all the…

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Life

Car repairs: When to DIY & when to take it for a professional

August 12, 2015

We all want to save money where we can and, as much as possible, do things ourselves instead of paying for the services of professionals. No doubt professionals who have spent their lives on a particular skill will do a better job than us; that doesn’t mean we want to pay where, perhaps, we don’t have to. Yet, there will be times when professionals are needed – that shouldn’t stop us still trying to mitigate when and how often that…

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Money

The best time to buy a car

August 5, 2015

If you’re ready to purchase a brand new car, but don’t want to spend money way over your budget, then you are in for a treat. There are actually good and bad times to buy a car, but it also depends on your negotiation skills and patients. Before you know it you will be driving out of the showroom with a few bucks to spare on shopping. Those quotas can benefit you Car salespeople and car dealerships must meet quotas.…

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How to buy a used car without ending up with a lemon

August 3, 2015

When the time comes to buy a car many people opt to get a second hand car instead of a brand new one. The amount of money you save certainly makes it a good idea. However, along with the discount also comes an extra element of risk. With a new car you pretty much know what you are getting in for, but with a used car you can’t always be a 100% sure. That is why it is important you…

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