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Give Your Budget A Purpose To Make It More Effective

Budgets are easy to break. They get old; they get boring. Money blog Rags to Reasonable points out that budgets often fail because they lack an essential ingredient: purpose.

Dealhacker: WD 4TB External Hard Drive For $159

You never think you’ll need four terabytes of storage until, well, you do. If you don’t mind picking up an external drive, JB Hi-Fi is currently selling a 4TB Western Digital model for $159.

Ask LH: How Can I Find Out How Much My Old Games Collection Is Worth?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a lot of Atari 2600 games and a few consoles that are still in working order. I would like to find out what they may be worth and how to sell them in a lot as I don’t want to split them up. I also don’t know if any are rare. Any advice?

Microsoft's New Sydney Store Will Attempt To Fix Any Windows Device For Free

In a little under an hour, Microsoft will open its first Australian store in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall. The two-story facility will showcase a range of top-tier Microsoft products including the Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and Band 2 wearable — all of which are available for the first time today. But arguably the most intriguing feature is an in-store Answer Desk that promises to service and debug any Microsoft product for free, even if it’s running on Apple hardware.

Get Over Your Desire To Buy Luxuries By Just Doing The Maths

True to what your maths teacher told you, maths can help you everyday life. When it comes to everyday purchases, most of us skip the maths. If we didn’t, we might not buy so many luxury items.

Briefly: LaBeouf Marathon, Must-Watch Anime, Nerf Banned In Oz

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch Shia LaBeouf watch his movies for three days, five must-watch anime for Autumn 2015, Nerf’s new guns banned in Australia.

Hump Day Deals: 20% Off Lingerie, $299 Nexus 9, Cheap Consoles

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: cheap console bundles for PS4 and Xbox One, 20% off at Bendon Lingerie and the best prices for Fallout 4 in Australia.

Give Your Budget A Break With No Spend November

In case you haven’t been to a mall, retail store, or turned on a radio recently, it’s nearly that time when everyone on Earth wants your money. Take a break with No Spend November. Even if you start a little late.

Plot Your Purchases Along The Fulfillment Curve To Know When It's Worth It

At a certain point, buying more stuff isn’t going to make you happy. However, some things you can buy absolutely will make life better. This Fulfillment Chart helps you figure out which is which.

Ratehacker: November's Best Credit Card, Savings Account And Home Loan Deals

In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from comparison site highlights recent credit card offer changes, plus the best savings accounts, home loans and insurance deals.

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