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Materialism May Not Be All Bad, If You Purchase 'Experiential' Items

Conventional wisdom says that materialism — that is, using your money to simply buy more stuff — is a quick way to become unsatisfied and broke. However, spending on stuff instead of experiences may still be beneficial if those things are experiences themselves.


Will FuelCents Help Slash Your Petrol Bill?

A new fuel discount scheme promises to save you 20c per litre on petrol each and every week. Will it entice shoppers away from supermarket discount schemes, and if so, how?


Hump Day Deals: $1 Surge Protectors, 55 Free Ebooks, Cheap Tailored Clothing

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 55 free ebooks from Amazon, $200 off tailored clothing at Ben Sherman and $1 surge protectors. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Dealhacker: 7-Eleven Is Selling Super Slurpees For $1 All Week

You can currently get super-sized Slurpees from 7-Eleven for just $1. The deal is available until 4 August, which means you have six more days to sate your Slurpee fetish. Rug up and get on it!


Aussie Travellers Favour Europe Mid-Year, US At Christmas

If you want a guide to where Australians are travelling, the currencies they’re converting are a reasonable guide. Data from travel card provider OzForex suggests that when we head overseas, our destination depends very much on the time of year.


Save Money On Hotels By Avoiding The Business Travel 'Rush Hour'

The next time you’re travelling for pleasure, book a hotel outside of the business district on weekdays, and in the business district on weekends, to get the best rates.


If You Can't Decide Between Buying Two Things, Consider Neither

When you’re trying to be a careful shopper, comparing two similar products is a given. Sometimes, though, if you’re having a tough time deciding which one you actually want, the best decision might be to just save your money.


2TB Seagate Portable USB-Powered HDD, Just $US106 Delivered

SSDs may be all the rage, but the humble magnetic drive still has a place, especially for storing local backups or carting massive files between locations. If you’re in the market for such a gadget, Amazon currently has a sale on portable Seagate drives, with the 2TB version selling for $US100, plus $US6.48 for delivery.


Top 10 Mind Hacks To Help You Save More Money

You already know the common strategies for saving money: Automatically set aside a portion of your pay, stick to a budget, plan your purchases and so on. But there are also simple (if surprising) psychology tricks that can help us save even more. Here are ten such mind hacks.


If You Still Can't Justify A Purchase Three Days Later, Return It

We all know what it’s like to have buyer’s remorse. The moments leading up to a purchase are filled with justifications, biases, and rationalisations. If you’re still wrestling with the decision a few days later, take back whatever it is you bought.