saving money

CleverLayover Finds Cheaper Flights With Layover Cities

One way to save money on flights is to add a stopover on the way to your destination. Rather than book a round-trip with one airline, you search for each leg of the flight yourself to find a cheaper route that includes a long layover. But this can be time consuming. CleverLayover does the work for you.

Stick To One Budget That Doesn't Change With Your Income Level

Most of us budget by looking at how much we make and dividing it up among things we need or want. When your budget includes all your income, though, you’ll likely spend it all. Instead, choose one budget level and stick with it, no matter what windfalls or pay raises you get.

Hump Day Deals: Nike Footwear, Peppa Pig Party Gear

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 bargain Nike Footwear, Peppa Pig party gear and 15 per cent off Toshiba laptops. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

Ask LH: Should I Buy A Refurbished iPhone From The US?

Hi Lifehacker, After finally exhausting the useful life of my iPhone 4S, it’s time to upgrade. I’d like to buy a refurbished iPhone 5S from the US, where they are between half and two-thirds the price in Australia. As long as the phone is (carrier/ factory) unlocked, are there any compatibility issues I should be aware of? And is this a good idea to start with?

Bring A Partner To Help Resist Tempting Sales Pitches

When you have to buy a new car or computer, you’ll often encounter a pushy sales person. Avoid getting sucked into suspicious sales tactics by bringing a friend with you.

Budget For 'Blow Money' To Ease Relationship Stress

Most couples will tell you that money is a chief source of stress in their relationship. To help ease the tension, allocate part of your budget to “blow money” that you can each spend at your discretion.

Why Your Financial Goal Should Be To Stop Trading Time For Money

The adage “time is money” never feels truer than when you’re getting paid by the hour. Long term, though, trading your time for money isn’t a sustainable goal. To get real financial independence, you need to start thinking in terms of finding something besides your time to trade for money.

Save Some Time And Money By Knowing What A Tailor Can And Can't Do

Tailors, along with cobblers, can help you avoid buying something new every time there’s an issue with your clothing. A tailor can’t fix everything though, so here are some of the big things they can and can’t fix.

Beware Overspending When Using One Spouse's Income For Non-Essentials

It’s common for dual-income couples to use one partner’s earnings as discretionary. One salary goes towards basic needs and living expenses, and the other goes towards the fun, discretionary stuff, such as restaurants or holidays. It’s an easy option for budgeting, but if you’re not careful it could also lead to overspending.

How I Gave Up Luxuries So I Could Thrive In An Expensive City

It can be extremely discouraging when you’re struggling just to survive in an expensive city. When I moved to San Francisco, you needed to make $62,046 a year to afford a one bedroom apartment. I made less than $50,000. Luckily, I found out you don’t need to make your city’s lofty average income to be happy — you just need to get creative and be willing to put in some effort.