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Own your first home in six steps

From attending open houses to closing on a deal, house hunting can be exciting and daunting at the same time – especially if it’s your first property. But even if your path to homeownership takes a few turns, the main thing is not to go off course. So how can you make sure that a certain house is ‘the one’? And what happens next? Here’s a handy six-step guide for you. Know your borrowing power How much can you borrow? It’s the first of all mortgage questions, and the key to understanding what you can afford to buy. There...

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Tips to save money on your supermarket bill

In theory, it seems easy to plan your meals and only buy the items you need each week. But in reality, sticking to a plan and a budget is often a bit harder. When we are confronted by “special” signs everywhere while racing through the supermarket at the end of a busy day, it is all too easy to ignore the list in favour or spontaneous shopping. Are you looking for a few tips to to curb unplanned grocery budget blowouts? Read on…   Consider taking cash with you Using cash rather than your credit or debit cards when...

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