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Why Discounted Prices Are Better Than Getting 'Extra' Product For Free

If you’ve ever wandered the cereal aisle, you’re probably used to seeing promos along the lines of “20 per cent more free!” While our brains interpret this as the same as getting 20 per cent off, actually getting 20 per cent off would be a better deal.


Four Things You Should Always Negotiate

If you’ve ever bought a car, you probably did a little haggling. We’re used to flexing our negotiation muscles for things like vehicles and salaries, but there are a number of other expenses that are perfectly negotiable, if you’d only try. Here are six of those costs and how you can negotiate them.


Why 'Invest In What You Know' Doesn't Always Work

There’s an old financial adage that you should invest in what you know. It seems like decent enough advice, but there are a couple of reasons it can backfire.


DIY Dishwasher Tablets Clean Your Dishes On The Cheap

You could save money making your own dishwasher detergent. If you prefer dishwasher tablets over the liquid kind, take a look at these simple instructions.


Briefly: IFA Highlights, Game Development Inquiry, $130 PC

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The $130 Windows PC-on-a-stick, 15 high-paying jobs for people who don’t like stress, why you need to make a submission to the government’s games development inquiry.


Track How Long It Would Take To Buy Your Time To Improve Your Savings

For most of us, saving is something we do because we know we should. Perhaps it’s because we want to retire. A better way to think of it, however, is purchasing time. The more money you save, the more you can buy your own time back.


When You Should Travel By Train In Western Europe

Sometimes, travelling by train is better than flying. When it comes to hopping between cities in Western Europe, there are times when the train beats out tempting offers from cheap airlines.


Hump Day Deals: Free iOS Apps, $53 Canon Printer, Cheap Hungry Jack's

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 Canon Maxify MB2360 multi-function printer for $53. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Find A Reliable Financial Planner By Asking How They Get Paid

We’re fans of DIY money management, but there are times in your life that it might make sense to hire a financial planner. If you do, Certified Financial Planner Jeff Rose suggests asking them one simple question: “How do you get paid?”


The Downsides Of Deal Hunting When You Travel

Travelling can be expensive. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do it on a budget. As someone who loves both saving money and travelling, I’ve realised there are sometimes downsides to these money saving travel tips. Being aware of them can help you pick which savings tips are worth it and which aren’t.


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