Declutter and make money

Declutter and make money

How to make some money after decluttering

Do you sometimes look around your home and think: “I can’t believe I spent money on this.” Just like you spent money on it, declutter and make money of it again! The beauty of letting go what no longer serves your needs, it may still be of value for someone else. If it’s in good shape, why not sell it?

There are plenty of places where you can sell your unwanted items.

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How to plan a surprise party – the easy way

Watch that face at a surprise party

Living in this transient region, it’s just a matter of time until a friend moves away. For us, our beloved friend Miss H is getting ready to leave. Being rather secretive about her departure date, we thought she’d leave without saying the dreaded good-bye. What more of a reason do you need to throw a surprise party? For you to enjoy the priceless expression on your friend’s face, we’ve this checklist to plan a surprise party the easy way.

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Turn off your social media

Turn off your social media

How often have you been on social media today? Just to check the latest Insta pictures or some new recipes on Pinterest. Maybe you, like us, were bored in a meeting and checked your personal emails? Social media can be a great distraction.

Unfortunately, it also distracts from life. You may argue that social media is life. Yes, it’s become part of life, however shouldn’t BE life. 

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How you can prepare for an unplanned job move

How you can prepare for an unplanned job move

Are you ready for a job move without notice

Hands up if you know someone who’s lost their job. A number of our friends, former colleagues and clients have been told “there’s no need to come back!”

Last week, we received a rather upsetting email from a former client. They’ve been given the boot. It came out of nowhere. Perhaps this was the most shocking part, not seeing it coming. But that’s the unfortunate bit. Unless you know of your company’s financial situation, plans to restructure or industry-wide developments, a lay off may not be what you expect.

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Create an emergency fund

Create an emergency fund

How an emergency fund reduces the bumps on the road

“When it rains, it pours.” Have you heard this saying? It’s referring how when something bad (or good) happens, it generally happens a couple of times. And guess what! It happened to us recently. A medical bill, a new laptop and a dead car this week. Thank goodness we had an emergency fund! Otherwise these unplanned expenses would have left us with a major bump. We want you to feel financially more secure for this unknowns and here are our tips for you to create an emergency fund.

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