saving money

Don't Rush To Combine Finances In A Relationship 

There are plenty of valid reasons to combine finances. It can make budgeting easier. It can be part of the commitment that comes with a serious relationship. But joining finances too soon can be problematic too.


Take Advantage Of The IKEA Effect To Be More Satisfied With Your Stuff

Most furniture that you get from IKEA needs to be assembled with your own two hands. Which can mean you feel a sense of accomplishment in addition to getting a new piece of furniture. Try focusing on buying or making stuff yourself to build more satisfaction with your life.


Make A Week's Worth Of Meals The Fun Way With A Freezer Meal Party

Planning your or your family’s meals ahead of time is a great way to beat stress and save some cash. If you’re not up for doing all that cooking alone, you can host a freezer meal party and cook with your friends.


Australian Petrol Prices Are Low, But Don't Expect Them To Stay That Way

The latest figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) confirm what everyone hitting a bowser had noticed: petrol was a lot cheaper in the last three months. However, that doesn’t mean we should expect the trend to continue.


Raise Kids That Aren't Spoiled With Money Lessons On Spending Limits

We teach kids about money because we want them to grow up to be financially responsible, smart adults. Forbes points out there’s another big benefit: keeping kids from getting spoiled.


Briefly: Jiggle Physics, Robot Tomato Dispenser, Apple Car Ad

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How video game breasts are made (and why they can go wrong), Apple Car “leaked” ad, Japan shows off wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes while you run.


Hump Day Deals: Online Rug Sale, 50% Off Origin Games, Cheap In-Car Gadgets

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 up to 50 per cent off PC games at Origin, free software at WindowsDeal, get Google Chromecast for $39. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Reframe Spending Money As 'Making Choices' To Save More Of It

Every time you spend money, you’re making a decision. Maybe you made the decision in the past, or maybe you remake it every day, but every dollar spent is a choice. If you want to save money, pay attention to those choices rather than just the price.


Briefly: Free AFL Live Pass Trial, Best Of YouTube, KFC Chips For $1

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get a month of AFL Live Pass for free, ten years of YouTube’s best videos distilled into 16 minutes, the worst- and best-dressed men at the 2015 Oscars, get a regular serve of KFC chips for $1.


Conquer Your Debt With The Blizzard Payment Method

You’ve probably heard of the debt snowball system and the debt avalanche system — also known as stacking. The blizzard method combines the best of both of those systems.