A weak rand, more expenses, the threat of a recession and yet-unknown repercussions of BrExit mean it is time to make some clever budget cuts. But fortunately this can actually be quite a lot of fun.Since June last year, the rand has been in steady decline further exacerbated by Nenegate, according to Morningstar data, despite recovering a bit against the pound after BrExit. The ripple effects from South Africa's weak economic position is in turn putting more pressure on disposable income especially related to buying imported goods, according to Public Policy Actuary at the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA), Niel Fourie. Are you drowning in debt? Compare debt review products here.