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November 2016

Money

Personal finance tips to help budget for Christmas

November 23, 2016

It’s nearly Christmas, which is a time to celebrate, slow down and rejoice in family environments. Everyone has worked hard throughout the year and can finally use the time during the festive season to reflect and relax. Of course, though work has probably come to a crawl or stopped entirely, many people prepare themselves to spend more these months than the rest of the year. Whether it’s buying presents or planning luxurious holidays, bank accounts take a hard knock as…

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How to make holiday packing a breeze

November 18, 2016

The holidays are around the corner and the countdown to when you can start packing has begun. Whether you are  exploring your own country or jet setting overseas, packing can be stressful. And your destination is bound to determine what you pack. Things to consider include: what to pack, how to pack it, where to start with packing, and what are you going to pack it all in. Packing your suitcase The key to packing like a pro is planning.…

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Health

How to protect yourself from summer heat

November 16, 2016

After cold and brutal winters, people are eager to spend more time outdoors in warmer temperatures. However, once these temperatures peak, people must remember to stay safe in the sun. Heat related health conditions, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion, can become life threatening. Here are five ways to protect yourself from the heat. Avoid exercising during peak hours During extremely hot days, exercising early in the morning or later in the evening is ideal. When people perform strict…

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Home Decor Trends for 2017

November 11, 2016

It is almost time to wave goodbye to 2016 and and say hello to 2017 home decor trends. Changing your home decor doesn’t have to be an expensive task, there are a few simple changes that you can make that can update the entire look and feel of your space. Upholstered headboards Apparently fashion trends do work in cycles because the upholstered headboard is making a comeback. It is inexpensive to upholster an old headboard and can change an entire…

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What to know about buying a car at auction

November 10, 2016

Buying a car is a major decision for most of us. It’s one of those expenses that can dominate a large part of our lives, as we find ways to pay for it. However, before we consider what happens after we buy a car, we should consider all the aspects that come before. One way people purchase cars is through auctions. Let’s consider what this means and how it affects the way we purchase. What is an auction? Auctions are…

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Life

4 things you need to keep your holiday feeling alive

November 10, 2016

The sound of waves crashing on the beach and the feeling of the warm summer sun on your skin, this is the making of precious and beautiful moments. Many of you have returned from some sort of summer break. Whether you had time off work or were lucky to get away with the family, you’re now probably facing the challenges associated with getting back into routine. A holiday does wonders for your mind and body. The question is how do…

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Use your car for your side hustle

November 8, 2016

It’s become very popular to have a so-called side hustle. In other words, a secondary form of income, separate from your day job. There are many different ways people do this: some are freelancers who take on additional work similar to what they already do. Others start small side businesses that are easy and practical to manage. A very popular part time business is to offer transport services. If you have a small truck or bakkie or you have the…

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6 must-have appliances in a modern kitchen

November 4, 2016

We all want our homes to look good. To show off your spaces with pride and hear those “oohs” and “aahs” from your guests as you show them your new window treatment, that impeccable focal wall in the living room and the quality of your hallway floors. But if in style is what you want to be, there’s something else you need to focus on – the quality of your kitchen. Here are eight kitchen appliances that you must have…

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The benefits of online shopping

November 4, 2016

The internet has revolutionised the way we shop. Online shopping has become a popular shopping method ever since the internet declared a takeover. There are many individuals who are looking for other amazing alternatives to shopping, and online shopping is just the fix for that. Why is online shopping so popular? Below are the top six reasons for shopping online. Convenience This is the biggest perk. Where else can you comfortably shop at midnight while in your pajamas? There are…

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5 ways bring the outdoors inside this summer

November 4, 2016

Summer is peaking it’s happy head around the corner and it’s time to head outdoors. It’s also time to open up your curtains, wind up your blinds and let the streaming sunlight inside. Just like your wardrobe your home can also do with a summer upgrade. When you look to making decor changes that emulate summer bear in mind you’re wanting to blur the lines between the indoors and the outdoors. Here’s how you can achieve a fresh, outdoor-inspired look.…

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