Most Popular Money Posts Of 2014

You work all night and work all day to pay the bills you have to pay — but there’s a better way. These are the 10 most popular money posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


Invite A Friend Out To Lunch To Collect On A Loan

We’ve all had that one friend who never seems to pay us back. Instead of bugging your friend, go out to lunch and bring up the loan when the bill comes.


Set A Fixed Fuel Budget And Save The Excess When Prices Go Down

Petrol is a difficult expense to budget for, since its price fluctuates often. To make your budget more stable (and save some cash along the way), make petrol a set expense. When the actual cost is lower than that, save the rest.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Gangstar Vegas, Aces of Steam and Hodor Keyboard. Download them all without spending a cent!


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Today’s best deals include Loco Music Player for Windows Phone, Art Cloud for iPad and VidTrim Pro for Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Why The Federal Budget Is Not Like A Household Budget

This government is fond of comparing the economy to a household budget — but there is one really major difference.


Consider Inflation if You're Still Scared Of Investing

Investing is an important part of building wealth, but it can be intimidating. There’s a lot to learn, there’s upfront work, and then you have to worry about the risk. If you’ve been putting it off for these reasons, consider what inflation is doing to your nest egg.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Today’s best deals include Nexus Triangles for Android, Dodo Master for iPad and Translator for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Reduce Impulse Clothing Purchases With The 'Three Outfit' Rule

If you find a clothing item you like in a shop, but it it doesn’t go with anything you already own, you’re just digging yourself a hole. The “three outfit” rule keeps your clothing purchases in check.


When Someone Owes You Cash, Consider What Else They Can Offer

You have to be careful when lending money, even to close friends. If you’ve loaned money to someone in your life, and they’re struggling to pay you back, consider asking for a valuable favour instead.