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One big lesson we learned from the housing crisis: Don't buy more home than you can afford. There are a handful of rules for figuring out what that amount is, but this one considers the additional costs, beyond home price. With this rule, all of your housing-related expenses should be no more than 25 per cent of your gross income.

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Ebay is currently running a massive toy sale which features 20% off Lego, including the more adult-oriented Technic line, from a number of retailers. Here are some of the best Lego sets that we've spotted.

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Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, "if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one chapter," so I took it one chapter at a time. Before I knew it, I finished the whole thing. Small actions made all the difference and our finances work the same way.

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Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: get 20% off select products at eBay, Back To School deals from Officeworks and Microsoft, get six months of free Netflix via Telstra TV.

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If TV manufacturers can be believed, curved panels are capable of drawing the viewer into the image in a way flatscreens don't. While once exclusive to cashed up videophiles, the technology is finally becoming affordable to mainstream consumers. At the introductory price of $749, the Kogan 55" 4K Curved LED TV is the cheapest we've seen by a huge margin. Let's take a look at the specs.

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I have a little note that I continuously update and save (using Evernote) that's full of little tips and strategies that I learn about or think about and want to include in a post at some point. Eventually, I wind up with a big collection of them. Here are eight of those ideas, little strategies for shopping so that you'll spend less money and wind up with fewer things that you don't really need.

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Welcome to the second annual Lifehacker Ultimate Money Challenge. After considering your feedback, we've decided to once again challenge you throughout the year with a new financial goal every month. This month's? The 30-Day Savings Challenge.