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Ask LH: How Can I Get Started In Investing?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to get started in investing and was wondering what are some options to invest small amounts of money, preferability nothing above the sum of $1000?


New Woolworths And Coles Rewards Programs Compared

Who doesn’t love to get something for nothing? That’s the basic premise for retail rewards cards and supermarket giant Woolworths has stepped up the game in this department. It has unveiled a new rewards card program that gives out more points and more bonus goodies in a bid to compete with its biggest rival Coles. So which program gives you more? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two supermarket rewards programs.


Always Buy The Men's Version Of Products To Avoid The Gender Tax

Products and services marketed towards girls and women are substantially marked up compared to similar men’s products. According to a recent study, this gender tax (or “pink tax”) ends up costing females thousands of dollars.


Curb Impulse Spending By Focusing On The Space Between A Stimulus And Your Response

Impulsive spending can be a sneaky little budget-destroyer. We all know that, and there’s no shortage of tips for eliminating it. If you want to get to the root of your impulsive spending problem, though, focus on the space between the impulse and your action.


Improve Your Money Habits By Pinpointing And Changing Your Defaults

Whether it’s the font setting in your Word document or what you grab from the food court for lunch, defaults can be powerful. As journalist Lena Groeger points out, defaults set a standard for our actions, behaviour and decisions.


How To Get A Refund On Accidental Purchases In Any App Store

Earlier this year, a California court ruled that Facebook had to refund parents for their kids’ accidental in-app purchases. If you’ve been there, or you’ve accidentally purchased an app you didn’t want yourself, the good news is most digital stores offer some kind of refund policy. Here’s how to get your money back.


Use A Money Monitoring System, Instead Of A Budget, To Ease Your Stress

If you’re able to budget every dollar you spend into separate categories, that’s great. However, if that seems like too much for you, try a system that only asks you to monitor your money.


Deals: Cheap McDonalds, 40% Off Lenovo PCs, Fly Qantas To Brazil Under $988

Every Thursday we team up OzBargain power poster tightarse to run through some of the best deals that have caught his attention. This week: spend just $3 for a cheeseburger and small fries/coke at Maccas, save 40% on Adrenalin adventure cards at Coles, get 20% off a bunch of tech gear at eBay and lots more.


Think Of Frugality As A Method, Not A Lifestyle, To Avoid Wasting Your Time

Contrary to popular belief, frugality is not just about saving money. It’s about making the most of your resources, and that includes your time and effort. To make frugality work for you, think of it less as a lifestyle and more of a method.


Hump Day Deals: Half-Price Earphones, 90% Off TigerVPN, Free Burritto

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 50% off in-ear headphones at JB Hi-Fi, eBay’s latest 20%-off technology deals, get $60 off Samsung’s virtual reality headset.


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