saving money

Ask LH: What's The Cheapest Way To Buy An iPhone On Telstra?

Hi Lifehacker, I want to change back from an Android to an iPhone 6. I am a Telstra fan and have no intention of going with another network. I am also a fan of finding the best possible price or deal. Is there anywhere that offers Telstra iPhone plans with any kind of discount or added incentive?


Avoid Impulse Spending With A Big, Ongoing List Of Fun Projects

It’s easy to spend money when you have some time to yourself. You open the old laptop, browse for a bit, and suddenly, a box of Amazon goodies should be here by tomorrow. To combat boredom spending, keep yourself busy with an ongoing list of fun projects.


How To Rebuild Your Finances After Draining Your Emergency Fund

Years ago, I switched careers and moved to a new city. Financially, I felt safe, because I had a small emergency fund. If times got tough, that was my safety net. Times did get tough. In one instant, I lost everything. If you’ve depleted your emergency fund, here’s how to go about rebuilding it.


Briefly: Cheap PlayStation Games, Baby Macarons, Bloodbourne Launch

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get up to 75 per cent off video games at the PlayStation Store, inside Kotaku’s Bloodbourne launch, the astonishingly tiny art of Tomo Tanaka.


Reminder: Monthly Cloud Bills Are A Distraction From The Overall Cost

The next time someone suggests that moving to a cloud-based solution will be a great idea because you’ll shift from spending a lot of money up-front to paying for a service month by month, politely remind them that this is often not the case.


'We Can't Always Make The Best Decisions, But We Can Make Good Ones' 

Smart money decisions require careful consideration. But there’s such a thing as decision fatigue, too, even when it comes to personal finance. Overthinking a small money decision could end up costing more than it’s worth.


You Can Choose To Spend Less For Nearly Anything

Many of us think that prices are inflexible. Walk into a retail store and the price on the shelf is how much it costs. However, there is very little in life that you can’t choose to spend less money on if you really try.


Hump Day Deals: Cheap 4K TVs, 75% Off GOG Games, $1 Burgers

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 55-inch 4K TV for $799, up to 75 per cent off GOG video games, get 52 New York Minute burgers for $52. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Make Your Own High-End-Looking Speaker Cables On The Cheap

You can spend a lot of money on speaker cables, but there’s no evidence that higher “quality” cables affect the sound enough to justify the price. They do tend to look cooler and last longer, so if you’re just looking for that, Instructables user junits15 shows off how to make your own.


Eat By Date's Massive Database Tells You When Food Really Expires 

Expiration dates are often misleading. Eat By Date is a giant database of food products that gives you true expiration dates, plus a lot of other useful information.