saving money

Tiger Airways Is About To Get Even Narkier About Carry-On Baggage

Earlier this month, Jetstar announced it was going to start actively policing carry-on baggage to make sure people weren’t trying to shirk its weight and size rules. Now fellow low-cost carrier Tiger Airways Australia is doing the same thing.

How A Bit Of Gratitude Helped Improve My Spending Habits

Money seems like it has everything to do with logic and little to do with feelings — but our emotions can have a pretty big impact on how we deal with our finances. Gratitude, for example, can affect spending (and even investing) in a big way. Here’s a first-hand account of how it changed my own financial habits for the better.

How 'Accidental Reinforcement' Can Wreck Your Money Goals

When we succeed at something, we like to look for a pattern. And that’s great — we can then share and repeat that pattern for more success. But let’s say your success is accidental or based on luck. Then, maybe you mistakenly look for a pattern that doesn’t exist. calls this “Accidental Reinforcement”, and says that it can hold you back.

Reconnect With Your Passion To Collect Experiences, Not Things

Time and money are both valuable. As we get older, we usually have less of the former. So when it comes to pursuing things we’re passionate about, a funny thing happens: we throw money at it, because we don’t have much time. The Simple Dollar’s Trent Hamm explains.

Avoid 'The Bottom Dollar Effect' For More Satisfying Purchases

Money might not buy happiness, but how we choose to spend it does affect our satisfaction. A recent study found that when we buy something, we’re more satisfied with our purchase if we have money left over in our bank account.

Hump Day Deals: 15% Off At Ebay, Free Staminade, Humble Indie Bundle 12

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 15% off everything at eBay, cheap Aldi electronics, free Udemy online courses. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

Telstra Wants To Help Pay Your Switching Fees Too

Over the weekend, Optus introduced an offer to pay up to $200 in switching costs for customers who change to them from another carrier. Telstra has now introduced an essentially identical offer.

Ask LH: How Can I Be Frugal When My Significant Other Isn't?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m working to get out of debt. My boyfriend has his finances in order, and he likes to go out a lot. But I have to live frugally because of my financial goals. We don’t share our finances, but we do live together. I don’t want our differences to come between us. What can we do?

How To Have A 'Local Experience' When Travelling

Travel is often more rewarding when you experience a new place from a native perspective. Here are some tips for creating as authentic a local experience as possible.

Measure Your Cash Flow By How Much You Keep, Not How Much You Earn

Most of us know (or can easily calculate) how much money we make a year. But there’s another number that matters much more to your personal finance: how much of that you get to keep.