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Once again, the tireless bargain hunters at Lifehacker have trawled the depths of the internet to find you the best geeky gifts for Christmastime. Whether you're shopping for a gamer, a film buff, an avid reader or a pop culture fanatic, you're going to find plenty of gems in this epic loot guide which covers every budget. We've also included online shopping links for all 60+ products.

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It can be the most wonderful time of the year but for many shoppers, Christmas is also the most expensive. The festive season is full of both fun and obligation, with events, food, drinks and gifts; many of which can leave consumers with very empty pockets by the time January 1 rolls around. Here are four tips that will help you to celebrate Christmas without emptying your pockets in the process.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm in New Zealand and planning to bring my mum over for a visit from South Africa at the end of January next year. I'm trying to save up the money for the ticket from regular income instead of dipping into savings. So my question is how before an international flight is best to book the ticket to not pay extra for "Last Minute"?

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You might think it's too late to save a buck or two for those last minute gifts, or maybe that it's too late to find cash to treat yourself while you're buying for everyone else. Well, here are some ways to find some extra scratch to make the yuletide that much brighter.

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When it comes to financial planning, many Australians are just treading water - despite not really knowing how to swim. According data from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), just two-in-five Australians have a short-term financial plan (3-5 years) and barely a quarter have along-term plan (15-20).

If this sounds like you, it’s not all doom and gloom: there are a number of simple things you can do to help you better understand and get on top of your finances. Here are some tips.

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Petrol prices have dropped significantly in the last three months, a trend that is expected to continue into the Christmas and New Year period, according to the ACCC - who says you should still be shopping around.

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Amazon. Green Man Gaming. Steam. Good Old Games. Humble Bundle. Wherever you looked today, chances are you saw a video game sale and a fat discount. But not everyone has had the time or wherewithal to consider how hard they would like to throw their wallet at their monitor. So to help out, here's a cross-section of cracking deals on games that haven't featured in our previous Cyber Monday roundups.

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November 25 is the biggest shopping day on the US calendar. For 24 hours, American shoppers are treated to an annual bargains extravaganza known as Black Friday. Retailers routinely slash their prices to kick start the Christmas shopping season resulting in hundreds of incredible deals.

The good news is that many of these bargains are available in Australia, alongside noteworthy deals from local retailers looking to capitalise on the hype. To save you the trouble of fruitlessly hunting through US sites that may or may not ship to Australia, we've assembled the very best deals you can get Down Under - complete with links.