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Tell Us Your Favourite Money-Saving Tip?

We all like to save money, especially when we find a clever new way of doing it. We’ve shared all kinds of ways to save money, but now we’re curious to hear from you.


How Big Numbers Short-Circuit Your Brain And Your Finances

Sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your brain is just not evolved to process big numbers. In our journey from hunter-gatherers to wage slaves, homo sapiens never quite evolved the mental machinery needed to efficiently process the high numbers we typically face when doing things like buying cars, taking out mortgages and saving for retirement.


Stop Trying To 'Keep Up With The Joneses'

If your friends overeat, you’re more likely to overeat. If your friends are active and sporty, you’re more likely to be active. And if your friends like to spend money, you’re more likely to spend too.


If You Have A Variable Income, You Need A Variable Savings Plan

Managing your money is tough enough when you know exactly what you’ll be making each month. When your income is variable, you have to deal with an extra layer of complexity. That’s where this tip for a variable savings plan comes in handy.


HomeSlice Tracks And Splits Bills, Chores And Supplies For Roommates

iOS/Android: Instead of a messy whiteboard to keep track of chores, a fridge notebook to list groceries and a spreadsheet to track bills, make life easier for yourself and your roommates with HomeSlice, a free and cross-platform app.


Five Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Working For Myself

Being your own boss is great. Being your own boss is also hell sometimes. After going from a (cushy) work-from-home salaried employee job to fending for myself as a freelancer, this is what I wish I had known when I started.


The Financial Advice I'm Glad I Ignored When I Was Broke

There’s a fundamental flaw with lots of financial advice: it assumes you have money. For some people, post-bills income just doesn’t exist (and that number is only growing). So you just can’t follow all the advice you get during especially hard times.


Four Tricks For Sticking To Your Financial Resolutions

What’s your New Year’s resolution when it comes to your money? The sooner you decide your financial focus for this year, the sooner you can get started on reaching your goals.


Four Emotions That Can Destroy Your Finances (And How To Tackle Them)

There is a wide range of financial information available to us at any time if we are committed to doing a little research. We can learn how to budget, invest, save — everything we need to know in order to be financially stable. So with all that available information, why are so many of us living financially stressful lives centered around overspending and under-planning?


Learn Your Target Net Worth Multiples To Guide Your Savings Plan

We all know that we should be saving for the future. We’re aware that this money is “for retirement” and should be close to “a lot”. Finance blog Financial Samurai breaks it down to a simple, easy-to-understand target net worth for each age range.