saving money

Limit Kids To This List To Keep Their Gifts In Check

If you have kids with a mile-long Christmas wish list, you know it can be tough to narrow it down. suggests you ask your child to pick “something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.”

Briefly: Top Ten Job Skills, 20% Off All Tigerair Flights, Chocolate Science

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The ten most employable skills of 2014, get 20% off entire Tigerair network, the impending death of the last-gen gamer.

Why The Federal Budget Is Not Like A Household Budget

This government is fond of comparing the economy to a household budget — but there is one really major difference.

Consider InflationĀ if You're Still Scared Of Investing

Investing is an important part of building wealth, but it can be intimidating. There’s a lot to learn, there’s upfront work, and then you have to worry about the risk. If you’ve been putting it off for these reasons, consider what inflation is doing to your nest egg.

Reduce Impulse Clothing Purchases With The 'Three Outfit' Rule

If you find a clothing item you like in a shop, but it it doesn’t go with anything you already own, you’re just digging yourself a hole. The “three outfit” rule keeps your clothing purchases in check.

When Someone Owes You Cash, Consider What Else They Can Offer

You have to be careful when lending money, even to close friends. If you’ve loaned money to someone in your life, and they’re struggling to pay you back, consider asking for a valuable favour instead.

Calculate How Much Of Your Savings A Big Purchase Is Before Buying

The first step to making a purchase is usually to ask whether you have enough money to cover it. However, a better and more financially conscious question might be how much of your life savings you’re giving away.

Hump Day Deals: $200 Off JW King George V Scotch, Humble Bundle Winter Sale, $24 Tigerair Fares

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: 60 per cent off board games, 44 free Kindle ebooks, Humble Bundle’s massive winter sale. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

Think About Your Major Impulses, And Avoid Them To Save Money

Impulse purchases add up fast and prevent you from saving money. Take note of what you buy impulsively, whether it’s clothing or home decor, so you can start adjusting, budgeting or removing yourself from tempting situations.

Use The 'ERR' Strategy To Practice Frugality

Frugality is about getting the most value out of your money, but a lot of us aren’t good at it. If you want to learn to be more frugal, start with the ERR strategy.