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Briefly: 'Morning After' Recovery Hacks, Best Coding Sites, $15 Tiger Flights

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Why Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on the makers of Minecraft, how to bounce back from an all-nighter, six inspiring websites that teach you to code.


Hold Weekly Meetings To Manage Money With Your Partner

It’s common to fight about money in a marriage or partnership. A survey found that couples who live together argue about money three times a month. To avoid bickering about money, financial blog Ready for Zero suggests weekly budget meetings.


Observe The 'Burger Flipping' Rule To Keep Your Spending In Check

Financial independence is a fancy phrase that essentially boils down to “Money doesn’t rule my life.” While some might interpret that as being rich, it can also be as simple as living within the means that could allow you to take any job. Even flipping burgers.


How Big Food Wants To Trick You Over Package Sizes

Australia’s main food industry body wants labelling regulations changed so that the weight or quantity no longer has to be displayed on the front of packaging. Why is it seeking the change, and why is it potentially bad news for consumers?


Prices For Renting Digital Movies Compared: Allegedly, Australia's The Cheapest

How much Australians pay for digital media is a perennial sore point. One new study suggests that when it comes to renting new release movies online, we’re actually amongst the cheapest.


How To Negotiate The Best Deal For Small Business Communications

Spending too much on your small business communications? Follow these five simple rules to score a better deal.


Ask LH: What's The Cheapest Way To Hold Onto My Phone Number?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m heading overseas for 12-18 months and I’d like to keep my mobile phone number active as it’s the failsafe/reset for several online services I use (Gmail, LastPass and so on). I won’t be using it for outbound calls, just to be able to receive the occasional SMS or incoming call for verification.


The Best Bundles That Save Money On Multiple Purchases

Whether you’re shopping for books, music, software or video games, the web is full of “bundles” — discounted packs where you can get lots of goodies at a bargain price. Here are some of the best to check out.


Avoid 'Lucky Fool Syndrome' To Make Better Financial Decisions

We all have a unique set of skills that contributes to our success — but sometimes we just get lucky. Personal finance author Carl Richards explains that “lucky fool syndrome” can cause us to make poor decisions, especially when it comes to investing.


How The Super Guarantee Delay Will Hit The Typical Australian

The Abbott government’s deal with the Palmer United Party to freeze the minimum superannuation contribution rate at 9.5% until 2021 will not only cost retirees, it will also see future governments forced to bear the brunt of an increased reliance on the Age Pension. There has been considerable discussion of the impacts of the deal on both the wages of workers and their retirement savings. However, asserted effects have been either speculative (in the case of wages) or limited to a few hypothetical examples (in the case of retirement savings).