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Using your space creatively

March 20, 2017

There are many ways you can use the extra space in your house. You don’t have to stick to the traditional guest room, especially if it’s hardly ever used. You can be creative with the space so that it suits you and meets your needs. If you’re blessed enough to have an extra room in your house and you’re at odds as to what you should do with it, then here are a few ideas on ways you can use…

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Tricks to help save your money

February 15, 2017

They’re difficult decisions – deciding where and how you should save your hard earned money. There are plenty of options to choose from, each with varying degrees of risk.Many people have been cheated out of thousands of Rands worth of savings by false promises and get rich quick schemes. The reality is that these kind of false leads only end up in massive wealth loss and heartache. If you’re just starting to save, then be wise. Start by putting your…

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What to look for in cars for the disabled

August 25, 2016

Able bodied people are no different than those who are disabled. Their driving capabilities are slightly different but the same K53 rules still apply to them. The vehicle of a disabled person should be modified to suit their personal needs, while still keeping them safe on the road among other drivers. Their vehicles may require special adjustments to the steering wheel, hand controls, the throttle and braking system or a different signalling system may need to be installed.   Modifying…

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What you need to know about traveling abroad

August 17, 2016

When driving abroad, different rules may apply. Millions of people travel the world each day, they do tons of research about their destinations, but seldom consider the rules of the road. You need to know these tips when you’re behind the wheel. If you don’t take time to know their rules, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the road and be on the receiving end of a traffic fine.   Traveling to the USA? In the USA…

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Getting your kids off the couch and onto the field

August 15, 2016

Eating meals in front of the television has become a past time favourite for all members of some families. There are still families who prefer to have their meals by the dining room table, but these are becoming increasingly rare. Whichever your family prefers, there’s no right or wrong way. But if there’s one thing all parents can agree on, it’s important for their children to have a life away from the television. Television can become addictive for children, especially…

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How to be a trendsetter

July 25, 2016

If you can spot a trend a mile away and turn away from fading fads in an instant, you possess the qualities of a trendsetter. A trendsetter has one goal in mind and that is to spread the word about rising fads to new locations and social groups. Your aim should also be to create your own trend that others want to adopt.   Find followers   You can’t set a trend if you have no one to follow it.…

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Lift club tips and etiquette

July 18, 2016

Good company isn’t what everyone who joins a lift club expects. Although good company is what you would like to establish, there are other aspects that need to be taken into account to make your lift club experience a pleasing one. Everyone will therefore need to agree upon standard arrangements to ensure happiness all around.   Sort out the logistics   Before joining a lift club you need to ensure the driver of the vehicle is responsible and well behaved.…

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SA banks are keeping schtum about increasing deposits

July 8, 2016

Earlier this year South Africa’s financial institutions were forced to respond to what might be considered the rumour mill. Apparently, our major banking institutions have begun to increase deposit requirements for all home loan applications. Unfortunately, this has come at a time when our country is in the midst of an economic slump. The National Credit Act has become a forerunner of affording everyone the opportunity to own a home of their own. This means that banks need to compensate…

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Tips to sail through your day with a screaming toddler

May 13, 2016

The day has barely started and you know you’re going to need a lot of energy to get through it. Wiping off the kitchen counter with baby in one arm, simultaneously kicking away toys under the dining room table, all the while waiting for the kettle for your second cup of coffee, is a sign that super mom mode has been activated. When the kids finally nod off for an afternoon nap you watch Mom Makeover on TV, and judge.…

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Good first impressions: Meeting the parents

April 8, 2016

There are many stages in a relationship that indicate its progression. After the three month stage of casual dating, you may be introduced to your partner’s family. When you are about to meet the family, consider it to be an introduction to the next phase in your relationship. You are no longer casually dating. With this comes a lot of pressure. How do you cope with the anxiety of making a good first impression on your partner’s parents?   Do…

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