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Ask Yourself 'Do I Understand This?' Before Investing In Anything

You’re going to be asked to invest in a lot of long-term things in your life. A house, a car, your superannuation, heck even your TV are all investments. Before you get started, though, ask yourself if you really understand what you’re getting into.


Hump Day Deals: Discounted Xbox One Bundle, Cheap MicroSDXC Cards, Half-Price New Balance Shoes

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: big discounts on games like The Witcher 3, cheap Udemy online courses and 128GB MicroSDXC cards for under $30.


The Best Way To Wash Black Or White Clothes So That They Last

Video: Your black and your white clothes can be tricky items in the washing machine. The good folks at Consumer Reports have some tried-and-tested tips to stop your black clothes from fading and your white clothes from becoming dingy.


Check If A Clothier Offers Free Repairs To Save Money On A Tailor

Spending more for quality clothing is always a good idea, but even quality clothiers screw up sometimes. Instead of spending more to take it to a tailor to be repaired, re-sewn or re-hemmed, check with the manufacturer — many offer surprisingly good repair or replacement policies.


This Retirement Calculator Tells You How Much To Save Monthly To Reach Your Goal

Saving for retirement seems overwhelming, and a big part of that is that it’s just so much money. For example, if you’re 40, you’re supposed to have twice your annual salary saved. If you’re starting late, that might seem impossible. Like all goals, it helps to start small, and NerdWallet’s new retirement calculator helps you do just that.


Spotify's Family Plan Just Got Cheaper And Better

Spotify just upgraded it’s family plan so that’s it’s a much better deal. You can now have up to six members on a plan for just $17.99 a month, which just so happens to match Apple Music’s own family plan.


Dealhacker: $1280 ASUS ZenBook UX303UB With GeForce 940M

I’ve been a fan of ASUS’ ZenBook series since the UX32VD, which packed not only a good CPU and discrete GPU (in the form of the 620M), but had upgradeable RAM and hard drive. The UX31A and its ilk was more questionable with its proprietary and failure-prone SSDs, but ASUS seems to have learnt its lesson there. But let’s focus on what we have today — the UX303UB, which comes with a 2.5GHz i7, 940M GPU, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD — all for less than $1300.


Use A Values-Based Budget To Put Your Money Where It Matters

No matter how much financial advice you get, no one can ever tell you what matters to you. When you’re making a budget, make sure you consider your own values while deciding where to put your money.


Dealhacker: Get 20% Off At The Good Guys And Bing Lee Via Ebay

eBay is throwing another “Click & Collect” sale, with 20% off a wide range of products from The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Rays Outdoors, BCF and others. Products on offer include smartphones, laptops, HD TVs, whitegoods, lawnmowers, DIY gadgets and hi-fi gear. Here are the details.


Briefly: Job Hacker, Star Wars Myths, Cheap Pizza

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 jobs that will make you happy and rich, behind-the-scenes Stars Wars myths debunked, Aussie inflation worsens.


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