saving money

Hump Day Deals: Sega Game Sale, Free Grog, 40% Off Electric Toothbrushes

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: The best games from EA’s Origin Mega sale, free alcohol from Dan Murphy’s, travel to the Arctic Circle for half-price. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


How To Balance A Fun Life With Your Financial Goals

When you’re paying off a debt or reaching some other financial goal, you usually have to cut back on restaurants, movies and other fun stuff. After a while, that can get old. But working hard to reach your financial goals doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life. You just have to find a balance.


Briefly: World's Longest Zipline, Cheap Casio Watch, 50% Off Arctic Travel

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get $200 off Casio’s limited-edition F1 EFR-537RB-1A wristwatch, the world’s longest zipline roller-coaster launches in Australia, get 50% off Arctic travel.


Successful Hagglers' Most-Used Tactic: Threaten To Check Rival Prices

If you’re willing to haggle, you can score some great bargains, but some haggling tactics are more effective than others. Consumer Reports surveyed consumers about their in-store negotiating tactics to find out which ones worked best.


Why We Keep Using Uber Despite Douchebag Behaviour

Uber, the leading company in the taxi app sector, recently had to defend its company culture, values and ethics due to several reported incidents. These range from customer complaints, poor safety standards, protesting cab drivers and, more recently, reports on how the company handles customer data.


Avoid Accumulating 'Truth Debt' By Comparing Honesty With Money

It can be easy to lie — especially when you’re trying to stay out of trouble or avoid confrontation — but it can catch up with you. If you have trouble sticking to the truth, imagine each lie you tell as a charge on an imaginary truth credit card.


Money Advice The Experts Don't Agree On: Being Frugal

Frugality seems like a harmless enough topic. You want to save money; you cut back on your living expenses. But some financial experts point out that frugality can be limiting. They argue that frugality can actually detract from more important financial goals.


Consider Upgrading To A Hotel's Club Floor To Save On Perks

Hotel upgrades can be difficult to justify, especially if you spend most of your time out and about during trips. But if you can make the most of the perks that come with upgrading to a hotel’s club floor, then the cost can be worth it.


Celebrate Your Small Financial Wins For Better Savings Motivation

When you’re saving, you might look towards big milestones like paying off a credit card or reaching a savings goal. To keep your motivation up, however, don’t forget to celebrate your little victories, like finding a cheaper meal or finding entertainment at home.


Dealhacker: Get Up To 90% Off 700+ Games At GOG.com

Good Old Games (AKA GOG) is throwing a huge “Fall” sale with up to 90 per cent off its 700+ video games library. Noteworthy titles include Thief, Planescape: Torment, System Shock 2, Sim City 2000 and the entire Wing Commander collection. The sale also includes pre-orders for brand new games such as The Witcher 3. Here are some links to our personal favourites.