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Cut Back On Expenses With The Upgrade And Save Strategy

Sometimes spending money can actually save you money. For example, if you’re buying cheap boots and replacing them often, you’ll save money in the long run if you buy a pricier pair of boots that last. In line with this concept, money writer Jim Wang suggests the “upgrade and save” strategy.

Hump Day Deals: $64 Fallout 4, Cheap Sony 4K Action Cam, Free Nescafe

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 Fallout 4 for $64 on Xbox One or PS4, $200 off Sony’s 4K Action Cam and Target’s huge Christmas game sale.

Ask LH: Can I Force My Ex-Girlfriend To Give Back My Family Heirloom?

Dear Lifehacker, I have split from my ex-girlfriend whose home was in her name. A few months after moving out, I asked her to return an heirloom which she claimed she no longer had. After two years, my daughter discovered this very piece at her home. What are my rights to retrieve my possession back?

App Deals: Secure Your Photos And Personal Files

Today’s best deals include Photo Locker Pro on Android, Air Login on iOS and 4-in-1 Fitness on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

ACCC Is Cracking Down On Drip Pricing From Travel And Entertainment Websites

One day on the internet, the price you’re advertised might just end up being the price that you pay. The ACCC is part of an international crackdown on drip pricing, the practice we’re all too familiar with where a website will show you one price when you start a booking, but by the time you’re entering your credit card details, you’ll see a bunch of extra fees and charges.

The Sneaky, Hidden Costs Of University Life (And How To Save)

University gets more expensive every year. And crazy tuition aside, there are a number of sneakier, hidden costs that can drain your wallet when you head back to school. These costs can add up fast, but there are some simple ways to cut them and save big. At the very least, knowing about them can help you can budget a little better.

Follow The Grain Of Rice Principle When Making Investments

If someone offered you the choice of $1 million today, or one penny that would double itself every day for a month, which would you rather take? If you’re not sure, consider the grain of rice principle to learn how to think about investments.

App Deals: Get All The Tabs And Chords You Need With Ultimate Guitar

Today’s best deals include Ultimate Guitar on Android, EpicWin on iOS and Viether on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Is It Legal To Sue Friends And Family Over Unpaid Loans?

Your cousin has been having financial troubles and has reached out to you for a lump sum of money to ease the burden. He said he’d pay you back when he is able to. Flash forward three years and his money problems seem to have evaporated but you still haven’t seen a cent of the money he was meant to return to you. Is it legal to sue someone, especially someone you have a close relationship with, over unpaid loans?

A Snapshot Of Private Health Insurance In Australia [Infographic]

Private health insurance is a complex beast. This exhaustive infographic from The Conversation explains all the important facts; from an overview of the major players to the annual cost of different policies and an explanation of means-tested rebates.

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