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Stash Your Money In An Illiquid Account To Motivate Savings

We’ve said it before: money has a lot to do with mindset. When your money is harder to access (it’s illiquid), you’re less prone to, well, access it. That much is obvious, but according to a study published in the US National Bureau of Economic Research, most people know this, and that illiquidity actually inspires saving.


Briefly: Best Of Super Bowl, New Bourne Trailer, Cheap Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Top 10 Super Bowl half-time shows, watch the new Jason Bourne trailer, get a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for $709.


The Best Times To Book Flights In Australia [Infographic]

When booking flights, it’s imperative to get the timing right: with a little planning and foresight it’s possible to save hundreds of dollars. This infographic from travel search engine Skyscanner looks at the best times to book in each Australian state: from the cheapest months to the amount of advance planning you need to secure the best deals.


Ratehacker: February's Best Credit Card, Savings Account, Home Loan And Personal Loan Deals

In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from comparison site finder.com.au highlights the latest credit card deals, plus the best savings accounts, home loans and personal loans.


Focus On Simplifying Your Budget More Than Optimising It

You could spend hours every day optimising your budget choices to make sure you’re not wasting a penny. However, the time isn’t always worth the effort. Instead, focus on simplifying your budget.


Seek Out Open Mic Nights And Comedy Clubs For Affordable Date Nights

Coming up with affordable date ideas (especially close to expensive holidays like Valentine’s Day) can be difficult, but open mic nights and comedy clubs are great ideas for a memorable evening for two that that won’t blow your budget.


Overspecced Laptops Are A Waste Of Money

The average retail price for a Windows laptop is about $600, but PC manufacturers are building laptops that cost even thousands of dollars more than that — hoping you’ll fall for premium features you might not need.


Nothing In Your Life Is Permanent, So Make Sure Your Budget Reflects That

When you set up a budget, you probably decide how much you can afford based on your monthly income. However, it’s prudent to keep in mind that you may not always make that much.


Challenge Your Idea Of 'Normal' To Boost Your Financial Progress

There are folks who truly can’t afford to make ends meet. Sometimes, though, we say we can’t “afford” things when the reality is, we can, we just choose to spend our money on other things. For many of us, the only thing standing in the way of financial progress is our idea of “normal”.


Hump Day Deals: Half-Price Grog, 80% Off Exercise Bikes, $1 Ubisoft Games

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 $399 exercise bike for $79, 50% off red wine and whiskey pack, more Udemy online courses slashed by 100%.


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