We all dream of the festive season being a magical time – although sometimes that magic seems to run out early as our wallets empty way too fast. But there are ways to be smart about your festive spend so it stretches to make the magic last, says Richard Mukheibir, CEO of Cash Converters Southern Africa.
Sell and save
While you are busy with polishing up your home to sparkle for visitors and guests over the festive season, take stock of what you have – and, more importantly, what you do not really need. Quality electronics, household goods and personal items such as jewellery can all boost your festive spending budget if you sell them because they are surplus to your needs, says Mukheibir.
As the worldwide Cash Converters group constitutes the largest second-hand dealer in the world, he is confident in asserting that shops like theirs offer a safe, secure and convenient way to turn items that no longer fit your needs or lifestyle into useful cash. “We call it getting paid to recycle!” he says.
Bag a bargain