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Common mistakes first-time car buyers make

September 13, 2018

Buying your first car is exciting. You are finally able to get the freedom and independence you have been craving, and you can find it in any colour you like. But there are some common mistakes that almost everyone makes as a first-time car buyer. You might not shop around enough to find the best deal for used cars for sale in Gauteng or you might not have budgeted for the entire cost of owning a car. If you are…

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Home Life

Cohabiting tips: how to decorate after moving in with your partner

September 7, 2018

So the time has come for you to move in together. You have spoken about it and considered carefully where you will be living, and the excitement is building. But, you are concerned about how you will decorate your new home or apartment. This can be a tricky subject to broach with your partner, especially if you both have very different styles. You should set aside time to speak about how you both want your home to look and spend…

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Car Family

Trading in for a family car? Here’s what to look for

September 4, 2018

Starting a family is an exciting (and expensive) journey that many couples look forward to. It’s also a journey that leads to changes. Your time and money is no longer your own, your world revolves around tiny human beings who rely on you for everything, all your bags have diapers and a change of clothes (for you and the baby), sleep is a luxury of the past, and you’re likely going to need a new car.      Your parents and…

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Home Life

Moving house? Here are some great packing tips

August 30, 2018

People move for hundreds of different reasons. They move to be closer to work, to live with their partner, for a change of scenery or for financial reasons. It doesn’t matter why they’re moving, it only matters that “moving house” requires a great deal of packing and preparation. In that regard, every move is the same. There’s no need to make the move more stressful than it already is. So, to make it easier for yourself and to simplify the…

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Money

How to sell your pre-used car online

August 29, 2018

Selling your car is at once both exciting and daunting. You will be saying goodbye to an old, reliable vehicle and hello to a brand new, flashier model. But how do you sell your old car quickly and easily? You could trade it in to your dealer, or you could sell it online. Selling your car online is an easy and effective way to sell your car, but there are some things you will need to look out for. Pre-used…

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Money

Taking out a joint loan: everything you need to know

August 29, 2018

Making financial decisions together can be tricky. You will need to be open and honest about your finances, especially your credit history. Taking out a joint loan with your partner or with a family member might seem like a wise financial decision, but you will need to be completely certain that the other party is willing and able to pay their share. If you want to to apply for a loan with a partner, family member or business partner, there…

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Money

How to share finances in a long-term relationship

August 29, 2018

Being in a long-term relationship means that you share a lot of things. From hopes and dreams to your greatest fears. It also means that you share financial decisions. This can be anything from deciding on which used cars in South Africa will best suit your current (and future) needs, to choosing a house to buy when the time is right. Sharing finances can sound daunting, especially if you are both independent people, but it can help immensely in the…

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Home

How to make a studio apartment cosy

August 29, 2018

Living in a studio apartment usually means that you have a small space to work with when it comes to decorating. Too much stuff, and it can appear cluttered. Too little, and it can look bare and barren. In colder months, you will also want your apartment to be warm and inviting. If you have children, some cosy kids comforter sets in the right places can help to add an element of warmth. You can also invest in some autumnal-toned…

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Family

5 Self-care habits to teach your kids while they’re still young

August 23, 2018

Self-care is something that many adults struggle with. We can’t find the time, aren’t sure of which products are best or simply don’t care much about what we look and feel like. But self-care is an important part of our self-confidence and comfortability in our own skin that everyone should be concerned about. Lead by example and start teaching your kids self-care habits they can learn while they’re still young, and to continue into their own adult lives. There are…

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Car

Are you prepared to finance and own a car?

August 17, 2018

Owning a car opens up so many doors for people. You finally have the freedom to go wherever you want to, whenever you want to. You can add it to your CV and apply for the better jobs that are a little further out from where you live and they’ll be more inclined to consider you for the position knowing you have your own transport and aren’t reliable on temperamental public transport systems. You can plan your day’s to the…

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