saving money

Adam Savage's Recommendations For A Beginner Toolbox

Every budding DIYer has to start somewhere, and building up a solid toolbox can seem overwhelming. Mythbusters host Adam Savage (along with his compatriots at Tested) came up with a good list of inexpensive, beginner tools to start with.


Replace Your Impulse To Spend With A More Productive Task

Spending temptations are everywhere. If you’re on a budget and you find yourself feeling spendy, distract yourself with a more productive task. Ready For Zero’s Claire Murdough suggests getting rid of junk next time you feel an impulse to spend.


Don't Let Yourself Overthink Small Money Decisions

It’s important to make conscious money decisions — but there’s a difference between being mindful and being indecisive. As Carl Richards of the Behaviour Gap explains, we often overthink otherwise simple money decisions, and this can be wasteful.


Hump Day Deals: 33% Off Pebble Smartwatch, Cheap Toolbox, 50% Off Rosé Wine

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 50% off 201-piece Stanley mechanics tool set, get a free PlayStation 4 with Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, 15% off Lite n’ Easy food orders. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


The Best Cities Around The World For Working From Home

If you’re able to work from home or remotely, you have more flexibility when it comes to deciding where to live. But not all cities are friendly to telecommuting. This filterable list from NomadList ranks cities for cost of living, internet speeds, weather and more.


Premium Computer Fans Tested: Do They Keep Your Computer Cooler?

The fans that come with your computer are probably bland and cheap, so you may be tempted to buy something a little nicer. LinusTechTips tested premium Noctua fans to find out if they actually kept their computer cooler or quieter.


Don't Rely On A 'Perfect Future Self' To Make Your Money Decisions

“Buy now, pay later” is not new advice. Many people follow this habit, the justification being that they will earn more money in the future and make up for their overspending then. The Simple Dollar’s Trent Hamm argues against this concept, saying it’s based on a false concept of a “perfect future self”.


'No Tip Will Save As Much Money As Simply Not Buying Anything'

When it comes to personal finance, there’s no end to the advice you can get to save money and be more frugal. However, there’s one tip that rules over all of them: Don’t buy stuff.


Briefly: Batman Vs. Superman, Cheap Business Shoes

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Foxtel Play comes to Xbox One, three must-have Android apps, get a free PS4 with Sony Xperia Z3 pre-orders from Virgin Mobile.


Free Telstra Wi-Fi Hotspots Coming In November

Telstra will be switching on its first Wi-Fi hotspots this November as part of a nationwide trial that is set to include 1000 locations before Christmas. The first batch of hotspots will be located at payphone sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Canberra. For the rest of 2014, access will be free.