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The Worst Money Mistakes We Make In Our 30s

After a decade of frivolous spending and trial-and-error, most of us have figured out how to navigate the most common money mistakes by the time we hit 30. However, then we face a whole new group of challenges that have the potential to ruin you financially. From spending too much on your wedding day to putting your kids’ education before your retirement, here are 11 common pitfalls to avoid.


Don't Pay For Spotify And Rdio Subscriptions Through iTunes

Spotify and Rdio are great streaming services, and unless you’ve become a diehard fan of the clunky Apple Music, you’re probably still using them. However, if you pay for your subscription for Spotify and Rdio through iTunes, you’re paying too much.


When Smart Personal Finance Habits Become Just Stupid

When you start getting your finances in order, it’s exciting. You see the basic concepts and rules of personal finance in action, and, after a while, they start to pay off. This makes it easy to become a personal finance devotee. But even the best financial advice can become counterproductive.


Know Where Your Money Goes During A Kitchen Remodel To Keep Costs Down

The average cost of a major kitchen remodel is $US56,768, according to Remodeling Magazine. You could possibly control costs during your remodel by knowing where the money goes and how your choices affect the final cost.


How To Deal With The Frustration Of Moving Back In With Your Parents

Most of us don’t like the idea of moving back in with our parents. There’s a lost sense of independence, a feeling of defeat and, of course, the stigma. If you’ve moved back in with your folks, here are a few ways to make the transition as smooth as possible.


How To Claim Mobile Phone Calls On Your Tax Return [Infographic]

If you use your mobile phone for work, it’s quite easy to claim the calls off your personal phone bill as a tax deduction. However, you also need to ensure it passes the tax man’s sniff test. If you still haven’t filed your tax return, here’s how to claim your calls and data in three quick steps.


The Best Way To Gracefully Bow Out Of An Expensive Activity

At some point in your life, you’ve probably experienced that awkward moment where your friends make plans to do something that you can’t afford. Or maybe you helped make the plans but they have since changed and you can’t afford it anymore. Here’s the best way to handle those situations.


14 Products You Should Always Pay A Premium For

Sometimes, spending a little more is totally the right call. But how do you know which indulgences are worth it? Or whether you’re actually paying for quality, rather than just hype? These are the expensive purchases that the vast majority of people have no regrets about making. (We’ve also included testimonials from genuine purchasers, sourced from Reddit.)


10 Strategies For Handling The Stress Of A Financial Crisis

When that moment comes when you realise that you need to make major changes in your life, it’s incredibly stressful. Often, it’s the culmination of a lot of minor stresses building up to one big breaking point, and then suddenly everything rushes through, creating a tidal wave of worry and fear and stress.


Hump Day Deals: 70% Off Shiraz, JB Hi-Fi Movie Clearance, Jumbo Humble Bundle

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: 20% off sex toys at LoveHoney, up to 70% off wines at Vinomofo, get a Google Chromecast for under $35. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.