saving money

'The Goal Isn't To Be Frugal Forever'

Being frugal is good. Saving money is such an obvious benefit to our lives that it drives our whole economy. However, as finance blog The College Investor points out, we aren’t meant to stay frugal forever.


Why Australians Don't Put Enough In Their Superannuation

Australians are increasingly relying on superannuation for their retirement income, but despite more than 20 years of compulsory super, many people are not retiring with enough.


Splurge On The Baby Safety Products You'll Use Most Often

One thing I learnt in retrospect about becoming a parent is that most products designed for babies (and their parents) are just not necessary or worth sinking your money into, like many breastfeeding supplies. Some, however, are worth spending more on, especially the stuff that keeps your little one safe.


Hands-On With The Slurpee Xpandinator

The ‘Xpandinator’ is a free Slurpee contraption from 7-Eleven that gives you a significantly larger serving inside your cup. It is compatible with all Slurpee sizes and can be re-used indefinitely — in other words, it’s basically a free upgrade that lasts forever. On the downside, it has a bizarre top-heavy design that can lead to catastrophic Slurpee spills. Here’s how it handled in practice.


Online Bargains For Hump Day (If You Act Fast)

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 get a free DeLonghi coffee machine, Dick Smith’s Hour of Power and a fire-starter keychain for $1.75. Click the links below to land yourself a deal.


Adobe Just Hiked Up Student Creative Cloud Prices By 66%

Last week, you could subscribe to the student edition of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite for $14.99 a month. As of this week, you’ll pay $24.99 a month. That’s a 66 per cent increase.


Why Office 365 Home Is A Better Buy Than Office 365 Personal

Having announced it last month, Microsoft’s cut-price edition of its Office 365 subscription suite, Office 365 Personal, went on sale yesterday. While it might be tempting to save $40 by purchasing the Personal edition, we think that’s a mistake and you’d be better off with the Home edition. This is why.


Briefly: Supanova Cosplay Highlights, Free DeLonghi Coffee Machine, Sustainable Eating Guide

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Supanova Brisbane’s best cosplayers, sustainable eating guide, get $75 cashback on a $69 coffee machine from Target.


Make Smarter Purchases With The 'Stranger Test'

Having trouble deciding whether you should blow money on that new gadget? Budgets Are Sexy has a simple test that might help.


Briefly: Samsung Galaxy S5 Review, Cheap Men's Clothing, Did Greedo Shoot First?

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Samsung Galaxy S5 in-depth review, get an extra 25% off sale price on Ben Sherman clothing, Harrison Ford answers who shot first — Greedo or Han?