It’s almost that time of year again. The tax season doesn’t have to spell headaches and mountains of receipts and supporting documents every year. Get started early and stay on top of your finances to get the best out of the coming tax season. You definitely don’t want to be caught in the neverending queues when everyone is rushing to meet the deadline at the end of August for provisional taxpayers and end of October for non-provisional taxpayers.

The long weekend is over and it’s back to reality for most of us. Whether you’re working from home, stuck in a cubicle or command the corner office, your workspace is where you spend most of your day. So why not make it a happy place while you’re at it! Surrounding yourself with things that spark happiness boosts creativity, productivity and morale.

We’re celebrating Earth Day on 22 April and we have to look after the one we’ve got. Afterall … there’s no Planet B. You’re probably already recycling, but we thought it would be a good idea to get back to basics and give you the lowdown on how to reduce your waste footprint, reuse what you already have and recycle what you can.

The first school holidays of the year are here and the kids are excited to play all day. Even though this isn’t the longest break in the school year, coming up with new ways to keep them entertained can put a strain on you. Plus, having a bunch of screen-locked zombies wandering around the house isn’t anyone's idea of a fun holiday. So, here are a few tips and tricks on how to keep the kids busy and happy during the holidays.

Are you up before the birds start chirping or are you the later riser who gets the kids to school as the assembly bell rings? Whatever time you get up in the morning, it’s important to have a good routine as it will help set the tone for the rest of your day. bsmart has looked at the morning habits of a few highly successful people and found these six similarities.

Think of how hard it is to get fit again after countless months of over-indulging. Every year it’s the same thing. January comes around and we tell ourselves that, this time, it’s going to be different. This time we’re committed! So, instead of gradually easing into a sensible fitness routine, we hit the gym hard for a week or two, pumping those weights and treadmilling as if our lives depend on it. Then it all fizzles out. We’ve tried to do too much too quickly. We lose motivation. And we’re back to square one again.

Welcome to 2019! We hope you’ve had a restful break and are rearing to head into the new year with new energy and a renewed sense of positivity. It’s at times like these that it’s good to reflect on the year before and decide how we’re going to do things better this time around. We’ve already given you some ideas on how to take back control of your finances in 2019, as well as some awesomely affordable things to do this holiday season, so let’s continue the trend with a reminder of the many savvy ways you can earn and save with bsmart.