Why Supermarket House Brands Are Sometimes Good For Other Brands

Only a few years ago jokes about home brand products were quite common. Having a blue and white or red and white dinner meant enjoying generic brand fare that night around the table. But the recent intensification of the supermarket wars has seen the introduction of more sophisticated and aggressive branding strategies by Coles and Woolworths.


My Job Chart Organises Kids' Chores And Teaches Them About Money

Web/Android/iOS: My Job Chart takes the idea of teaching kids the value of money with a job board, digitises it, and imparts the concepts of sharing and saving. It’s free and cross-platform for added convenience.


Dealhacker: iTunes, PlayStation Network and Skype Cards On Sale

With another long weekend looming it’s a good time to kick back and enjoy a new movie or some new music. Fortunately, there are lots of gift cards on sale this week so that you can get your hands on some discounted tunes or movies -– and even some cheap calls to loved ones.


Schedule A Recurring Appointment With Yourself To Assess Your Finances

Few among us actually enjoy dealing with the paperwork and self-assessment involved in managing our money. Finance blog Five Cent Nickel suggests treating your money like you would the doctor or dentist: keep a recurring appointment with yourself.


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

Today’s deals include Contra: Evolution on Android, Microtrip on iOS, and Absolon on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


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

Today’s deals include Winterland on Android, Word Up Dog on iOS, and GuitarKit on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Is Anyone Really Using Passbook?

Smartphones can potentially replace lots of the scraps of paper we carry in our wallets. Apple’s Passbook app could potentially reduce the amount of clutter we carry even more by holding information about loyalty programs, discount vouchers, boarding passes, event tickets and other bits and pieces. But has it worked?


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

Today’s best deals include Cryptic Caverns on Android, Word Up Dog on iOS, and Falldown Rush on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The First Financial Investment You Should Make Is In Yourself

We all know the importance of investing. When we get to the point that we can start saving, it’s instinctual to start looking at higher-interest investments. One Reddit user, however, suggests that the first investment to make is in yourself.


Place A Reminder Of Your Long-Term Financial Goals On Your Credit Card

Many of our tricks to save money are designed less to solve maths problems and more to trick our brains. In that vein, financial blog And Then We Saved suggests placing a picture or reminder of your long-term savings goals directly on your credit card to discourage frivolous purchases.