saving money

Remember 'Money Is Permanent' To Curb Spending Habits

Splurging on meaningless things is too easy to do. Determine which transactions are really important by remembering you have a finite number of dollars to spend in your lifetime.


Use Your Hourly Wage To Tackle Or Outsource To-Dos

There are lots of chores you can outsource, but you need to be sure you aren’t spending more than what the job is worth to you. Once you know your hourly wage, you can decide if a task is worth doing or paying someone else to do it.


Hump Day Deals: 165 Free Ebooks, Myer Electronics Clearance, $30 Off Men's Suits

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 Bitdefender Total Security 2015 for free, up to 80 per cent off electronics at Myer and 150 free ebooks from Amazon. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain. (To make things easier, deals are now grouped into related categories.)


Sneaky Ways To Save Money With Transport Smart Cards

Almost every Australian capital city now uses travel smart cards as its main ticketing method. Looking to save money while using one of these cards? Check out these tips.


Eat And Drink For Free All Day By Pretending It's Your Birthday

A lot of restaurants will give you something for free on your birthday, and with the right approach so will a lot of bars. The thing is, your birthday only comes around once a year, so this video shares some social engineering manoeuvres to ensure you have a very happy un-birthday.


Damn, Telstra's Prepaid Freedom Cap Isn't Getting Decent Data Packs

One of our favourite prepaid deals used to be Telstra’s Encore Cap deal, since you could use your built-in “recharge credit” to increase the data limits to decent levels without spending extra cash. When Telstra replaced that with the Freedom Cap deal, it took away the option to do that. Now we learn Freedom Cap will get data packs of its own, but you’ll have to pay for them up-front.


Translate Big Purchases Into Years Of Retirement For The Big Picture

Chances are, when you went to buy a car, you considered it through two lenses: the money you have, and the monthly payments you can afford. There may be a better metric, though: how many years of retirement it will cost you.


Briefly: Cheap KFC, Ultra HD Gaming, Moving Art

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: KFC brings back the “12 For $12″ promotion, 4K gaming on Ultra HD TVs, get up to 65% off OzSale purchases.


Put A Dollar Value On Goals To Make Them More Actionable

Goals are great, but they can be vague. A goal like “get out of debt”, for example, tells you nothing about how you plan to get there. We’ve discussed how it’s more productive to focus on the process. Putting a dollar value on your goals helps with that.


Why The ACCC's Case Against Coles Matters

In the space of just six months, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched two major cases against supermarket giant Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct against its suppliers.