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June 2014

  • Little savings really add up. I’m always harping on to my kids about making sure they finish all the food on their plate. Over dinner we talk about children in the world who have little or no food. When I put my kids to bed I explain why they are so lucky to have a safe…

  • Today, as never before, individuals are looking for alternative investment opportunities. With a volatile economy, one can no longer expect to find a guaranteed outlay with a high return. Therefore, investors are looking for lucrative alternatives. While speculators don’t have to replace traditional assets, such as stocks, bonds, and personal savings, the options listed below…

  • I love winter for many reasons but not for my electricity bill. Since I am a ‘creature comforts’ type I cosy up in my Uggies, dressing gown and beanie. This year – due to ‘the renovation’ and subsequent lack of heating at my place, by 7pm most nights I’m perched on the couch, cuddling kids…

  • Like most mums, newborn babies take my breath away. The sight of a new baby at the supermarket just puts a spring in my step and a smile on my face. I love meeting new mums with their newborns and this always makes me want another one, until I remember the work involved! If you…

  • We are renovating at the moment so I am here to proclaim that I’ve got a big list to get through before hubby and I can call our home the dream home we intend it to be. But to those who may not be renovating, a simple Wouldn’t it be great if everything just worked…

  • As seen on TV, El Niño is starting to show stringent impact in some countries earlier than expected in terms of water conservation. Agricultural industries are now facing heavy pressures in production due to water system failures which also lead to early harvests. Some residential areas are, likewise, battling water restriction (limiting the watering of…

  • These saving tips involve loving thy postie. OK people. I’m not talking about inviting your Postie inside for tea, talk and truffles and making him or her your new bestie. I am talking about how Posties are not just beautiful people on bikes. Posties can actually SAVE you a large amount of time, money and sanity and I’m about to…