saving money

The Psychological Impulses That Make You Want To Spend Money

It’s always interesting to learn how our shopping behaviours are influenced. Sure, advertisers manipulate our habits, but our brains go with it because deep down, we have a desire to consume. There are a few natural impulses that make us want to spend more.

Shop More Frequently, Rather Than Buying Perishables In Bulk, To Save

When it comes to saving money at the grocery store, “buy in bulk” is common sense. However, this can backfire if you’re buying perishables. Many frugal shoppers don’t realise just how much food they end up throwing away.

Briefly: DIY Kissing Scrub, Humble Bundle Sale, Tears Under The Microscope

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The best games from the Humble Store’s DRM-Freeeeeedom sale, create your own sweet lip scrub for soft kisses, the science of human tears laid bare.

Five Best Cheap Travel Booking Sites

Getting away for a little holiday shouldn’t have to be expensive. There are lots of great sites to help you plan your next trip, whether it’s for business or pleasure, and compare flights, hotels and train or bus tickets, all without breaking the bank. Here are five of the best.

Get A Deal On This Glenlivet 12, 15 And 18 Year Old Whiskey Gift Pack

Father’s Day is still a few months away, but there’s nothing wrong with picking up a gift now, especially if it’s perfect… and a good deal. Aldi is currently selling Glenlivet whiskey gift packs for $49.99 and includes not one, but three bottles of the Speyside distillery’s spirits.

Taking Care Of Your Finances Doesn't Have To Take Over Your Life

Managing your finances can be a chore. However, if you do it right, you shouldn’t need to spend all your time on it. In fact, once you’ve figured out your budget and systems, you could even set your finances on autopilot.

Briefly: Aeroplane Turbulence 101, Model Skincare Secrets, Cheap Raspberry Pi 2

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The best smartphones for privacy-obsessed users, Australia’s top models spill their skincare secrets, how dangerous is aeroplane turbulence?

Ask These Four Questions To Cut Back On Unnecessary Subscriptions 

There’s a subscription service for everything these days, from TV to beauty products to meals. Most of them don’t cost much each month, but they can add up. Author Ramit Sethi offers a simple flowchart to help you decide whether your subscription is worth it.

How To Turn Off The Automatic Subscription Renewal In Apple Music

Apple Music launched today and to get you to use the service, Apple is giving you three months for free. It also automatically signs you up for an auto-renewal payment option after that trial ends. Here’s how to turn that off.

In Defence Of Design: When Form Matters As Much As Function

Everyone thinks they understand good design. While we all understand our tastes, there’s more to making a well-designed product than just making it pretty. Form and function have to combine to work well together, but they both need to be present. Here’s why form matters, when it makes a product better and when too much can actually make a product worse.