saving money

Avoid Unnecessary Food Purchases With The Supermarket Drinking Game

You shouldn’t shop when you’re hungry, but if you absolutely have to (or have a problem with impulse buys), a simple drinking game can help. Before you go whipping out your flask, though, this is a water drinking game.


You're Not Managing Your Finances If You're Not Tracking Your Expenses

Here’s a shocking secret about money that regularly goes unnoticed: if you’re not tracking every dollar that you spend, you’re not really “managing” your finances. Crazy, right?


How Much Does The iPhone 6 Cost Across The World?

In Australia we like to whinge about the cost of smartphones because of the ‘Australia tax’, but how do we rank compared to other countries? A new study comparing the costs of goods and services around the world includes a ranking of what you’ll pay to buy an iPhone 6 outright.


Beware The 'Golden Handcuffs' Of Lifestyle Inflation

Spend less than you earn is the most basic rule for building wealth. But many of us spend more than we should to enjoy certain luxuries and conveniences. Once you get used to this lifestyle, it’s easy to get attached.


If You Won't Use It Regularly, Don't Buy It

We all have different criteria for what we think deserves our money. If your goal is to save any money at all, however, one rule can always help: if it’s going to end up in a junk drawer or cupboard, just don’t buy it.


Hump Day Deals: Huge Vitamin Sale, Cheap Games And Blu-rays, 50% Off Flights To China

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 39 Kindle ebooks for free, Zavvi warehouse clearance sale, 50 per cent off 5-star tours of China. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Reminder: Tigerair’s New Baggage Limits Kick In This Week

If you’re flying Tigerair later in the week, it would be wise to check both your booking date and the weight of your carry-on luggage.


How To Stay Motivated To Keep Packing Your Lunch

“Bring your lunch!” chirp bloggers giving advice to those who wish to save money. “Cook a stew on Sunday night and it will feed you at work all week long!” “Pack up leftovers from the night before!” This advice isn’t wrong; a little planning and a little flexibility can definitely help your food budget, particularly if you are surrounded by spendy lunch options. But there are other reasons why people go out for lunch, among them the time outside, workplace camaraderie, lack of interest in cooking, the phrase “sad desk lunch”, and the need to indulge oneself.


Five Simple Steps To Rein In Your Technology Costs

You can’t run an efficient business without technology, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend over the odds. Follow these five basic steps to make sure you’re not paying out more than you have to for your IT infrastructure.


The Budget Categories To Cut Back On First When You Lose A Job

A job loss hurts. Beyond the emotional toll, it’s also stressful to worry about how you’re going to make ends meet. If you lose your job and have to reevaluate your monthly expenses, there are a few categories that you should focus on first.