Remember 'Money Is Permanent' To Curb Spending Habits

Splurging on meaningless things is too easy to do. Determine which transactions are really important by remembering you have a finite number of dollars to spend in your lifetime.


Hump Day Deals: 165 Free Ebooks, Myer Electronics Clearance, $30 Off Men's Suits

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 Bitdefender Total Security 2015 for free, up to 80 per cent off electronics at Myer and 150 free ebooks from Amazon. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain. (To make things easier, deals are now grouped into related categories.)


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

Today’s best deals include Lion Pig on Android, Broken Age on iPad and ChibiYourself on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Ask LH: Can I Turn My Instagram Feed Into A Tax-Deductible Business?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m a bit of a coffee and food connoisseur (snob more like it), and I also use Instagram to let everyone know where I am and what I think of what I’m having. What is stopping me from creating a “business” and a website where I rate food and coffee on Instagram (and my website) and writing the costs of this off against my personal income tax?


Translate Big Purchases Into Years Of Retirement For The Big Picture

Chances are, when you went to buy a car, you considered it through two lenses: the money you have, and the monthly payments you can afford. There may be a better metric, though: how many years of retirement it will cost you.


Put A Dollar Value On Goals To Make Them More Actionable

Goals are great, but they can be vague. A goal like “get out of debt”, for example, tells you nothing about how you plan to get there. We’ve discussed how it’s more productive to focus on the process. Putting a dollar value on your goals helps with that.


Why The ACCC's Case Against Coles Matters

In the space of just six months, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched two major cases against supermarket giant Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct against its suppliers.


Use Online Auction Sites During 'World-Shaking' Events To Score Cheaper Prices

When something really “big” happens, our natural reaction is to flock to news sites and social media to keep tabs on new developments. What you should be doing is visiting online auction sites like eBay and GraysOnline. Far fewer people will be on there, which translates to significantly lower prices. Cha-ching!


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

Today’s best deals include Wiki For Minecraft on Android, Joining Hands 2 on iOS and Modern Combat 5 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Be A 'Disgruntled Moviegoer' To Scam Free Tickets

These days, a trip to the cinema can cost up to $30 per person — and that’s if you go easy on the snack bar and veto 3-D. For those sick of paying exorbitant ticket prices, here’s an almost foolproof ploy to score two movie screenings for the price of one. (Note: Some “acting” may be required.)