saving money

Avoid Accumulating 'Truth Debt' By Comparing Honesty With Money

It can be easy to lie — especially when you’re trying to stay out of trouble or avoid confrontation — but it can catch up with you. If you have trouble sticking to the truth, imagine each lie you tell as a charge on an imaginary truth credit card.

Money Advice The Experts Don't Agree On: Being Frugal

Frugality seems like a harmless enough topic. You want to save money; you cut back on your living expenses. But some financial experts point out that frugality can be limiting. They argue that frugality can actually detract from more important financial goals.

Consider Upgrading To A Hotel's Club Floor To Save On Perks

Hotel upgrades can be difficult to justify, especially if you spend most of your time out and about during trips. But if you can make the most of the perks that come with upgrading to a hotel’s club floor, then the cost can be worth it.

Celebrate Your Small Financial Wins For Better Savings Motivation

When you’re saving, you might look towards big milestones like paying off a credit card or reaching a savings goal. To keep your motivation up, however, don’t forget to celebrate your little victories, like finding a cheaper meal or finding entertainment at home.

Dealhacker: Get Up To 90% Off 700+ Games At

Good Old Games (AKA GOG) is throwing a huge “Fall” sale with up to 90 per cent off its 700+ video games library. Noteworthy titles include Thief, Planescape: Torment, System Shock 2, Sim City 2000 and the entire Wing Commander collection. The sale also includes pre-orders for brand new games such as The Witcher 3. Here are some links to our personal favourites.

Tigerair Express Fare Is Just Another Way To Gouge You With Fees

Like any low-cost carrier, Tigerair makes a lot of its money from extra fees for selecting seats or being the first to board the plane. Its new Express Fare option for domestic theoretically offers a slight discount if you choose more than one of those at once — but in reality it’s just a way to get you to pay even more fees.

Boost Mobile Is Selling A 5-Inch Android Phone For $99

As Christmas approaches, we’re seeing a glut of sub-$100 Android phones. Vodafone rolled out a $99 model from Huawei last week, and now Telstra-owned Boost Mobile is selling a similar Alcatel OneTouch model for $99.

Hotelwatchdog Helps You Narrow Your Hotel Search

The team behind fare-tracking site Airfarewatchdog has released a similar tool for hotels. Hotelwatchdog takes price, distance to popular attractions and previous reviews into consideration before giving you a list of recommended hotels.

Hump Day Deals: 25% Off At Toys R Us, Dick Smith Markdown Mayhem Sale, Humble Jumbo Bundle 3

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: the Good Guys’ online clearance sale, Humble Bundle Jumbo sale and free shipping at Deals Direct. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

Know Your 'Rent-To-Price' Ratio When Deciding If You Should Buy A Home

Conventional belief says that owning a home is financially smarter than renting. But that isn’t always true. Forbes suggests calculating your “rent-to-price” ratio to decide which is the better financial decision — renting or buying.