Money

0

Hobbies are wonderful to have, but it's just as easy to lose sight of what your hobby actually is, in the rush to buy things that support it. From time to time, remind yourself that your hobby is about doing things, not accumulating things.

3

As we march forward into a new financial year, many Australians are beginning to wonder what their credit reputation is like — something that isn't always 100% clear. This infographic from Credit Savvy breaks down the dos and don'ts that can affect your credit rating over the course of a year.

1

Once again, the tireless bargain hunters at Lifehacker have trawled the depths of the internet to find you the best geeky gifts for Christmastime. Whether you're shopping for a gamer, a film buff, an avid reader or a pop culture fanatic, you're going to find plenty of gems in this epic loot guide which covers every budget. We've also included online shopping links for all 60+ products.

2

It can be the most wonderful time of the year but for many shoppers, Christmas is also the most expensive. The festive season is full of both fun and obligation, with events, food, drinks and gifts; many of which can leave consumers with very empty pockets by the time January 1 rolls around. Here are four tips that will help you to celebrate Christmas without emptying your pockets in the process.

0

You might think it's too late to save a buck or two for those last minute gifts, or maybe that it's too late to find cash to treat yourself while you're buying for everyone else. Well, here are some ways to find some extra scratch to make the yuletide that much brighter.

6

Some people like shopping at IKEA. These people are weird and should be treated with suspicion. For everyone else, the Swedish bric-a-brac juggernaut is finally launching an online delivery service in Australia. Here are the available locations and prices.

0

My money habits are pretty solid and that has much to do with the fact that I write about money for a living. I'm not alone. Plenty of other writers, paid or not, use blogging as a platform to get their finances in shape and document their goals. Some of the most popular money sites started out as blogs. If your finances are overwhelming, blogging can help you sort things out.

0

It's easy to get caught up in the craziness of the holidays. You have parties to plan, cards to send, and gifts to buy, and that can be a lot to squeeze into just a few weeks. Don't let the stress cloud your better judgment. Watch out for these scams that prey on holiday shoppers.

0

You'd think a short-term financial plan — saving for a holiday, for example, or stashing an extra month's pay into your emergency fund — wouldn't be hard to do. After all, you only have to tighten your belt for a limited period of time. Plus, the results come faster, and that motivates you to stay the course.