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    5 Tips for creating a fashionable wardrobe on a tight budget

    Ladies, one problem we can all admit having, is a serious shopping addiction! Let’s face it, it’s imprinted in our genes and there’s nothing our financial advisors can do about it. That said, we (and our bank accounts) could probably benefit from learning how to be budget-savvy when it comes to shopping. 1 Let’s talk sale Always keep your eyes and ears open just in case a sale pops up! Make sure you’re following all your favourite brands and stores on social media so that you never miss an announcement. During mid-season or end-of-season sales, get to the mall before the stores open. Grab some breakfast to get your energy…

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    6 Ways the Internet can enhance your business

    The Internet has revolutionised the way in which entrepreneurs and corporations run their practices. It has allowed large and small enterprises to reach a wider customer base and also conduct business deals in international markets. Here are six ways the internet has helped companies enhance their service offerings to meet their customers’ needs:   1. Shop at the click of a button It’s now easier than ever for people and businesses to set up e-commerce stores/shops online. For people who have busy schedules and little time to pop to the store and get a present or grab lunch – now it can be done with the click of a button.…

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    WIN: OutThere with Carrera

      Do you have plans for New Year’s yet? Has this year been a little tough on your pocket?   Well Carrera and I want to help you get #OutThere.   Every year tourists from all over the globe descend upon Victoria Falls for a once in a lifetime New Year’s celebration. Combine Southern Africa’s biggest artists, the world’s greatest adventures and activities, with a New Year’s countdown like nowhere else on earth and you have arrived at Vic Falls Carnival! With perfomances by Mango Groove, Gooluck and Jason Le Roux just to name a few.   And this is exactly what you and a friend will get to experience.…

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    How to avoid trashing your reputation at the office party

    An office party gives you the opportunity to celebrate the end of the year with your co-workers. You should have fun, but be careful about having too good a time … A year-end function could create the perfect opportunity to help you get closer to your colleagues – or, on the downside, it could make you the office joke for the next couple of months. Here is a list of top tips to help you survive this year’s end-of-year office party with your reputation intact: 1. One tequila, two tequila, STOP! Try not to go overboard with the alcohol at an office party! You can obviously have a few drinks…

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    Sun’s out, guns out

      This weekend was definitely an experience that I will never forget. For the first time in my life I was faced with the challenge of handling a firearm.   With all the buzz in the news of late surrounding firearms and the use of firearms I thought it was time I experienced it for myself and made a real judgement on whether guns kill people or people kill people.   A group of us were escorted by a few members of the South African Defensive Pistol Association to a shooting range in Pretoria North and briefed in detail about all the safety precautions when on a shooting range and…

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    Help your budget survive your BFF’s wedding

      Being part of a wedding is a wonderful experience, but sometimes also an expensive one. Here are some easy ways to make sure your bridesmaid’s duties don’t break the bank: 1. Communicate with the other bridesmaids Leading up to the wedding, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet and get to know your fellow bridesmaids so don’t let these opportunities go to waste. Try and distribute responsibilities throughout the bridal party. Remember, expenses are a lot cheaper when they’re divided up. 2. Plan, plan, plan Organisation is always key. If you want to save money, you need to ensure that, not only are things budgeted for, but also that…

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    Getting Tanned

    Yes you most definitely did read the title right, this weekend I decided to get myself tanned. Normally if you see me on holiday or out in the sun I would be the person who goes through tons of sun block and carries an umbrella everywhere I go. So you ask why in the world would I want to get a tan? I had heard about a product called Vita Liberata, which is a tanning product that is all-natural and is more about creating a body glow and bringing out your natural colour. And of course people like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sophia Vegara and Kelly Brook use it. So I decided…

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    S.W.E.A.T 1000 week 1 & 2

    At the start of a New Year the one thing that is on every one’s mind is New Year, new me! Pretty much what that means is getting into shape, eating healthy and changing your lifestyle. But let’s all be serious this is much easier said than done and I am a prime example of this. Gym every day for about a month and then it just fizzles out, life takes over and gym and healthy eating goes out the window. Of late I have noticed a new kind of workout program that everyone is talking about called S.W.E.A.T. 1000 and it looks fantastic. All the photos are of lumo…

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    Google Cardboard

    A few days ago when trolling around on the internet I came across something very interesting. When you think Google you always think cutting edge technology, new inventions and high prices, this particular occasion though the headline was Google “Cardboard”, yes cardboard. Google presents the user with a cardboard build-it-yourself virtual reality (VR) headset. Now if that sentence was slightly confusing to you it is literally a pair of goggles that you place your Android smart phone into and it transports you to a whole new world. You don’t even need a magic carpet all you need is the Cardboard app.   Why is this so impressive you ask? Well…

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    Help your wallet survive the festive season

    December means holiday time, family, friends and a whole lot of spending. And the worst thing of all is that most of us get paid by the 13th of December! Come the middle of January life is a lot harder then expected, so here are my tips to make you December salary go a little further. Sooner rather than later I would definitely suggest you make your monthly payments for the end of December as soon as you receive your salary. House, car and monthly expenses should be paid or the money needs to be placed in an account that you can’t access. This will ensure that you can at…