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Briefly: Best Oculus Rift Games, Cheap Audio Books, Scariest Netflix Movies

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, included: the best games for Oculus Rift, Audible winter book sale, the scariest movies on Netflix.

Get Into A Money-Saving Mindset By Shifting Your Outlook On Experiences

It’s easy to get stuck thinking that you need to spend money to do something worthwhile. With the right perspective, however, saving money can actually open up more experiences to you.

Avoid Losing Money To Vending Machines By Looking At The Spirals

It’s infuriating when you pay a vending machine for a snack only to watch it get stuck and not drop. Choose a properly loaded snack, however, and you won’t lose your money.

Everything You Need To Know About The $20k Small Business Tax Break [Infographic]

Are you eligible for the government’s $20,000 small business tax deduction? If so, what kind of gear are you actually allowed to claim? This Etax infographic breaks down whether or not your business purchases will make the cut.

Revamp Your Approach To Your Finances With A Hunter Mentality

There’s a reason the Lannisters chose the lion as their sigil, and it’s not because they share the same hair colour. Having a hunter mentality towards your finances can help improve your personal wealth.

Briefly: R.I.P Sizzler, Uber Fined $1.7 Million, Free Android Apps

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Sizzler pulls out of Australia, Uber fined $1.7 million in Queensland, the sad slow death of Aibo the robot dog.

Hump Day Deals: $50 Off At Ebay, Cheap Takeaway, Electronics Under $10

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 at Red Balloon, 20% off Microsoft accessories, Catch Of The Day’s “Nothing Over $10″ sale. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

Five Deductions You Can't Claim In Your Tax Return

Everybody wants to maximise their tax return by claiming as many deductions as possible. However, some deductions are definitely not allowed, even though it’s widely assumed that they are. Here are four that you should watch out for.

The Tax Office Is Checking Deductions For Every Single Occupation This Year

In years past, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has singled out particular occupations for closer scrutiny come tax time: in 2011 it included carpenters and flight attendants, in 2013 it was sales and marketing managers. But no such luck this time around: the ATO says it is looking at everyone to make sure deductions are appropriate.

Ask LH: What Are The Best Sites For Cheap Android Phones?

Hi Lifehacker, Where are the best places to buy a second-hand or refurbished Android smartphone? And what are the best sites for buying cheap new models?