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Hi Lifehacker, After finally exhausting the useful life of my iPhone 4S, it’s time to upgrade. I’d like to buy a refurbished iPhone 5S from the US, where they are between half and two-thirds the price in Australia. As long as the phone is (carrier/ factory) unlocked, are there any compatibility issues I should be aware of? And is this a good idea to start with?
Tailors, along with cobblers, can help you avoid buying something new every time there’s an issue with your clothing. A tailor can’t fix everything though, so here are some of the big things they can and can’t fix.
It’s common for dual-income couples to use one partner’s earnings as discretionary. One salary goes towards basic needs and living expenses, and the other goes towards the fun, discretionary stuff, such as restaurants or holidays. It’s an easy option for budgeting, but if you’re not careful it could also lead to overspending.
It can be extremely discouraging when you’re struggling just to survive in an expensive city. When I moved to San Francisco, you needed to make $62,046 a year to afford a one bedroom apartment. I made less than $50,000. Luckily, I found out you don’t need to make your city’s lofty average income to be happy — you just need to get creative and be willing to put in some effort.