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Become Tech-savvy and Save More!

Finance & Money

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022

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Do you spend most of your time online or using gadgets? What if we told you that we could save you some money while you’re at it? Use our technology-savvy guide to make your life easier and more affordable too.

 

Use financial apps

These days, most banks have gone digital, and there are a number of nifty finance apps that you can use to draw up a budget, keep track of your finances and invest. Using these apps can help you save on banking fees and to go paperless! Here are some great options to try:

 

 

Note: You may need to authorise banking apps through your bank before using them. This may involve a simple phone call or trip to your nearest branch.

 

Use power smartly

South Africans know the power struggle better than most people. The good news is, technology can help you to save on power in more ways than one. Some gadgets that can help you to save more are:

 

  • smart plug
  • power-saving light bulbs
  • solar panels
  • battery charger

 

Get moving at home

Gym memberships are often pricey, and if you aren’t the most committed, it’s not worth having one! Luckily, you can find online workout videos that cost only a small fee or are free. With options ranging from YouTube workout videos and online boot camps to apps, you’re spoilt for choice. Here are some free picks to try:

 

 

Create an at-home café

Ah, brunch. Everyone loves eating it, but it can make quite a dent in your wallet. By purchasing a few items, you can have a healthier and more affordable brunch anytime!

 

Some great appliances that can give you a café experience are a coffee machine, sandwich press, waffle maker and pancake pan. You’ll spend money on these items initially, but in the long run, you’ll save on coffee runs! Find more affordable second-hand options on Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace.

 

To find out more about smart ways to save, read these articles:

 

The information in this article is for information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.