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Briefly: Entrepreneur Hacks, GeForce GTX 1080 Benchmarks, Steam Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Best Steam Sale deals, Gigabyte G1 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 benchmarks, how to start your own business.


5 Simple Budgeting Strategies That Can Bring Real Results

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had an affinity for numbers. My father loves telling this story about how when I was seven, I corrected a guy’s maths off the top of my head — of course, that correction worked against my father and cost him some amount of money.


Dealhacker: $15 Off An eBay Purchase

You’re probably familiar with eBay’s percentage discounts, but it does toss out fixed price ones from time to time. In this case, it’s a flat $15 off your next eBay purchase, as long as you have the following two items: the site’s official smartphone app and a coupon code.


Create A Money Map To Make Sense Of Your Financial Plan

If you have a number of debt accounts, investments and (hopefully) multiple streams of income, you could probably use a map to navigate your finances. So, why not make one? It might help you make more sense of your finances.


Running Isn't Cheap

Running is simple: Just lace up some shoes and go, right? We’ve even told you that you don’t need to buy expensive shoes. But even if you seek out the clothes, shoes and races with the lowest price tags, it’s hard to keep your overall budget down. Here’s why, and what you can do.


Reach Keeps Your Savings Goals Front And Centre In Chrome

Chrome: When working toward any goal, visual reminders can help you stay on track. Reach is an extension for Chrome that simplifies your financial goals and reminds you of them every time you open a new tab.


Use The FI Formula To Find Out How Much You Need To Be Financially Independent

When we talk about saving money, we tend to leave out how much you actually need to save, since every situation is different. Here’s how to calculate the total amount you need to become financially independent.


Hump Day Deals: $1 Sonic Games, Cheap Wine, 70% Off Lingerie

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: Sonic The Hedgehog on Humble Bundle, the latest wine deals from Vinomofo, get 70% off lingerie at Honey Birdette.


Why 'Instant' Tax Refunds Are A Terrible Idea

As tax time looms closer, online ads spruiking an “instant” or “same day” tax refund have likely caught your attention. When it comes to tax returns, now is better than later, right? However, the truth is that many so-called “same day tax refunds” are anything but. In fact, it could be a decision that leaves you thousands of dollars out of pocket. Here are several reasons why these “deals” are best avoided.


Your Local Museum Can Get You Into Others For Free When You Travel

Tourist passes can save you money when you travel and want to visit local museums, but so can your membership to your local museum. Check with your museum, or the museums you want to visit, to see if your local membership will get you in abroad for free.


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