Let’s face it, kids cost a lot of money. From essentials like food and clothing to unexpected medical expenses. Many moms find themselves with way too much ‘month’ at the end of their money…

The coronavirus pandemic has also wreaked havoc on our savings and our incomes. As many as three million jobs were shed during the lockdown period, according to a report by the Business & Human Resource Centre.

During this tough economic time, women were hit with escalating grocery prices too. The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group (PMBEJD) found that the average cost of the Household Food Basket in September was R3 783,16. This is above the National Minimum Wage which is just R R3 487,68.

So what can moms do to help save a little cash at the end of the month? Living & Loving identified 5 places you can tweak your budget including buying in bulk, and rethinking your entertainment choices. Read the informative article HERE.

 

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