Tuesday, April 21, 2009

OMNISCIENT TUESDAY
By Denisia Adams
Hi there. We a day away from Elections and and Earth Day both of which you should be excited about and participate in.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Omniscient Tuesday where we keep you the know between 9am – 12pm, Check it out:

WORD(s) OF THE DAY
AMBLE:
to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: He ambled around the town.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What neighbourhood in Cape Town has the highest concentration of historial buildings in South Africa?
A – Wynberg B – Saltriver C – Hout Bay
Answer: A – Wynberg

DID YOU KNOW
Water expands by about 9% as it freezes. Also did you know A square piece of dry paper cannot be folded in half more than 7 times.

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Save Money Everyday

Step1Calculate your resources and income. This information will enable you to determine your spending capacity.

Step2Contemplate purchasing a product before plunging headlong. Scrutinize each purchase, especially if it seems an extravagant purchase and figure out its significance or usefulness. You will soon realize that more than 50 percent of your spending is probably meaningless.

Step3Develop insight into the holes where your money tends to slip by keeping an account of all the money you spend. Keep a month-to-month log of money spent on various categories such as food, clothing and medical expenses.

Step4Avoid dining out while at work or with family and friends. Pack your lunch and drinks for the day and carry them from home to work. If you do eat out, check for early evening offers, new restaurants with specials and hotels that offer discounts and coupons. Or, try candlelight dinners at home instead.

Step5Cut down on your trips to the vending machine or the deli to purchase snacks. Substitute homemade snacks, seasonal fruits or store-bought snacks purchased during your grocery trips.

Step6Plan your shopping carefully, especially when you shop for groceries. Preplan your menu for the week, note the ingredients and only purchase items that are on the list. Refrain from buying groceries when you are hungry, as you tend to make impulsive purchases on an empty stomach.

Step7Be a savvy shopper. Look for coupons in newspapers, magazines and online as well as weekly or daily in-store specials. Consider buying a store brand product instead of a branded product.

Step8Check out prices at different stores and buy from a store where the item you require or a similar item is at a lower price.

Step9Slash your power bill by using electricity sparingly. Develop a simple yet splendid habit of switching off lights and fans when leaving the room. Notice the difference it creates in your bill.

Step10Do not make purchases when you are tired or when you have kids with you. Beware of enticing combo packs, eye-catching displays and free gifts with purchase of an item. Make use of coupons and rebates wherever possible.

Step11Make purchases of shoes, bed linens, home d├ęcor items, furnishings and clothes during sales periods. Also keep an eye out for off-season sales and clearance sales.

Step12Create a collection of original gift ideas. Present your dear ones with fresh hand-plucked flowers from the garden, a personally embroidered handkerchief, fresh homemade cookies or chocolates, jams or pickles. They will appreciate your skill as well as efforts and you will save a lot of money.

Step13Allocate a specific amount per month towards a gift fund, birthday fund or whatever else you may want to call it. By setting aside some cash every month for this fund, a substantial amount will accumulate and it can be directly utilized towards buying something during the holiday season or on birthdays or anniversaries.

Step14Economize with a motive. Keep in mind the beautiful diamond earrings you were tempted to purchase at a jeweler’s shop or an expensive pair of cufflinks or a dream destination for the holidays. This will accelerate the speed and the size of your savings.

Step15Address the issue of your credit cards, insurance and loans with care. Acquire the cheapest loans, pay back full balances on your credit card debts to earn discounts and balance the negative impact of the loans with the positive effects of insurance plans. Reach out for advice from friends and professionals.

WE ALSO FEATURED:
A interview done by Cindy Witten for the Morning Cruise with Courtney Sampson from the IEC. He spoke about the election expectations in terms of security etc. He pointed out that they more than ready for tomorrows elections that they not expecting any mishaps there’ll be security at every voting station and voting ends at 9pm exactly so don’t vote in the dark as in at night get out early. Also check your ballot paper because if it’s not stamped the vote will not be invalid. If you encounter any problems speak to the Presiding officer stationed at the voting station.

The Morning Cruise then broke away from election talk and addressed a still much needed discussion being depression as a genetic DISEASE. Emphasis on disease because loads of people still get it wrong and don’t understand that depression is a disease. Joining us telephonically from Johannesburg was Cindy van Wyk senior counsellor at South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). We discussed the fact that it’s more than possible for depression to be passed on to you from your family members. We discussed how family involvement is vital as well as being educated on the situation is. To find out more about SADAG visit http://www.sadag.co.za/ they have a suicide crisis hotline 0800 567 567

Lastly Grace Green joined the Morning Cruise speaking about another rather significant day tomorrow being Earth Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate Planet Earth. Earth Day is celebrated around the world by people of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, nationality or faith. It is an occasion for the world's citizens to commit to building a safer, healthier, cleaner, sustainable world. To find out more visit http://www.greenworks.co.za/ and don’t forget to participate.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
William Blake:
A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Listen to the Morning Cruise every weekday Mon – Fri from 9am – 12pm frequency 89.5fm or listen via audio-streaming click on www.bushradio.

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