How Big Food Wants To Trick You Over Package Sizes

Australia’s main food industry body wants labelling regulations changed so that the weight or quantity no longer has to be displayed on the front of packaging. Why is it seeking the change, and why is it potentially bad news for consumers?


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The Best Bundles That Save Money On Multiple Purchases

Whether you’re shopping for books, music, software or video games, the web is full of “bundles” — discounted packs where you can get lots of goodies at a bargain price. Here are some of the best to check out.


Avoid 'Lucky Fool Syndrome' To Make Better Financial Decisions

We all have a unique set of skills that contributes to our success — but sometimes we just get lucky. Personal finance author Carl Richards explains that “lucky fool syndrome” can cause us to make poor decisions, especially when it comes to investing.


Flongle Is A Crowdsourcing Site That Makes Businesses Compete For Your Mortgage

Flongle is a new crowdsourcing website that assists customers in finding the best home loan by making banks and mortgage brokers bid against each other. Billed as the world’s first “mortgage contest”, the site allows home buyers to post their ideal mortgage anonymously. You can then sit back and watch as banks, non-bank lenders and brokers compete to “win” the loan.


How The Super Guarantee Delay Will Hit The Typical Australian

The Abbott government’s deal with the Palmer United Party to freeze the minimum superannuation contribution rate at 9.5% until 2021 will not only cost retirees, it will also see future governments forced to bear the brunt of an increased reliance on the Age Pension. There has been considerable discussion of the impacts of the deal on both the wages of workers and their retirement savings. However, asserted effects have been either speculative (in the case of wages) or limited to a few hypothetical examples (in the case of retirement savings).


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Maximise Your Grocery Budget With The Inverted Pyramid Method

Meal planning is meant to save money and time during the week. But, sometimes, the process of meal planning itself can be time consuming. Frugal living site The Thriftiness Miss offers a simple method for organising weekly meals — plan using an inverted pyramid pattern.


Use Visual Triggers To Develop Better Money Habits

Visual cues remind you about your goals. But there’s another reason they’re effective: they can help you gradually develop better habits. At Budgets are Sexy, blogger J. Money explains that adding a trigger to your natural environment can force you to change your behaviour.


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