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Briefly: Movie Mistakes, 20% Off At Toys R Us, GFC Looms

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 movie mistakes that made it into the final version of the movie, get 20% off at Toys R Us, is the global financial crisis returning?

Limit Your Budget By Only Spending Money A Few Days Per Week

How often do you spend money? More importantly, how often do you spend money when you don’t need to? Simplify your budget and find out by limiting your spending to two or three days per week.

How Much Money Does Bringing Your Lunch To Work Save In A Year?

You’ve heard that bringing your own lunch to work can save you money, but how much does it really save? According to personal finance site Money Crashers, it’s a lot.

'Wanting Is An Option Your Mind Provides, Not An Order You Have To Follow'

There’s a fundamental difference between “want” and “need,” and it all comes down to choice. As difficult as fighting off your wants may seem, it can help to remind yourself that you’re the one calling the shots.

Hump Day Deals: Cheap Rum, Free Borderlands Game, Forbidden Comics

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: $60 off Bundaberg Master Distillers Black Barrel Rum, get Tales from the Borderlands (Episode 1) for free, Humble Bundle “forbidden comics” sale. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

Briefly: Target Video Game Sale, Amiga Returns, Whalehacker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Target slashes prices of all major video game consoles, Amiga 1200 stages a Kickstarter comeback, how blue whales maintain their monstrous size.

All The Ways Being Single Saves You Money

A reader recently asked me what sort of life strategies are useful for a single person who is already on the road to financial independence. I’m lucky to be married with a family, but it got me thinking: If I were suddenly single again with no wife or children and had my current financial state, what would I do?

Take A 'Nothing New' Challenge To Save Money, Appreciate What You Have

Buying used stuff is a great way to save money. You might not realise all the ways that you can live off of hand-me-downs. If you want to learn, take a “Nothing New” challenge. As personal finance blog Green High Five explains, a “Nothing New” challenge consists of buying, well, nothing new. No new clothes, new gadgets, new anything (except food or perishable goods, obviously). The goal is to save money, or just live with what you have already. New is nice, but you don’t always need it.

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

In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from comparison site highlights recent credit card offer changes, plus the best savings accounts and home loans.

You Don't Need An Expensive Pair Of Running Shoes

It’s important you buy the right shoes for your preferred type of running, but there’s no reason to spend a fortune on them. A recent study examined thousands of running shoe reviews and found that pricey pairs are generally rated worse than their affordable counterparts.

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