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Stash Your Money In An Illiquid Account To Motivate Savings

We’ve said it before: money has a lot to do with mindset. When your money is harder to access (it’s illiquid), you’re less prone to, well, access it. That much is obvious, but according to a study published in the US National Bureau of Economic Research, most people know this, and that illiquidity actually inspires saving.


App Deals: Edit A Burst Photoset As A Whole

Today’s best deals include Meteogram for Android, Photosets Burst Editor for iOS and WhatsLock for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Create Dummy Social Accounts To Win Contests Without Annoying Everyone

You’re probably still not quite over the emotional letdown of not winning the Powerball. Well, good news! There are tons of contests online you can enter. With a dummy social media account, you can enter all of them without annoying your friends.


Dealhacker: Kogan Is Now Selling The Chromecast 2 In Australia

The Google Chromecast 2 is finally coming to Australia, some five months after its international release date. (Tch.) The first retailer off the rank is Kogan, which is selling the streaming wonder-gizmo for $59. Compared to the US price of US$35 ($49.37) — plus tax — this is a pretty good price.


Ask LH: When Should I Trust Online Reviews?

Dear Lifehacker, I know a lot of online reviews can be fake, and others are just written by angry people. How can I separate useful reviews from crappy ones? I don’t want to avoid something good because someone lied, but I don’t want to throw my money away either.


Ratehacker: February's Best Credit Card, Savings Account, Home Loan And Personal Loan Deals

In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from comparison site finder.com.au highlights the latest credit card deals, plus the best savings accounts, home loans and personal loans.


App Deals: Keep Up With Your Yoga Practice At Home

Today’s best deals include Pocket Yoga for Android, Smart Translator for iOS and Lexis Audio Editor for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Focus On Simplifying Your Budget More Than Optimising It

You could spend hours every day optimising your budget choices to make sure you’re not wasting a penny. However, the time isn’t always worth the effort. Instead, focus on simplifying your budget.


Seek Out Open Mic Nights And Comedy Clubs For Affordable Date Nights

Coming up with affordable date ideas (especially close to expensive holidays like Valentine’s Day) can be difficult, but open mic nights and comedy clubs are great ideas for a memorable evening for two that that won’t blow your budget.


Free Games Friday: High School Escape, Rototo, Rolling Sky

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


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