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Hump Day Deals: Huge Xbox Sale, 20% Off Delivery Hero, Cheap Skype Credits

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 up to 50 per cent off Xbox games and accessories, cheap chicken and prawn pizzas from Domino’s, Kogan “Budget frenzy” tech sale. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

How Budget 2015 Will Hit Your Wallet

The 2015 Federal Budget will cause endless political arguments, but there’s a more important question for most people: how will it affect the money I take home and the amounts I have to spend on essential services? Here’s what you need to know about HELP repayments, the “Netflix tax”, FBT for mobile devices and more.

Briefly: Adventure Time 101, Tesla Tyrant, Autism Debate

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Adventure Time explained, Tesla’s CEO cracks whip on parent of newborn child, are Autism diagnoses accurate?

Don't Look To Financial Gurus For Rules, Look To Them For The Basics

Personal finance gurus, who write books and give seminars, can be great resources when you’re starting your financial journey — but they are not gospel.

UberX Just Got Cheaper In Perth And Melbourne

Sorry Sydney, nothing for you today. If you live in Perth however, uberX trips are now up to 20 per cent cheaper, while Melbourne fares have been reduced by up to 15 per cent. The latter comes with a catch — UberBLACK services have gone up by the same amount.

Why Financial 'Grit' Is More Important Than Outsmarting The Market

When you’re getting started on your savings or choosing investments, it feels like making the “right” choice is the most important thing of all. In reality, being persistent with your habits will do far more than picking the smartest plan.

These Are The Cheapest Months To Book Hotel Rooms Across Australia

Hotel room prices vary widely. Booking site Hotelclub analysed booking patterns and developed a neat interactive site that identifies how far ahead you need to book to get the cheapest rates in 13 Australian and New Zealand cities.

Dealhacker: $10 Off At Dick Smith Online

In the mood for a tech shopping binge? Dick Smith has a pair of $10 off deals running on Friday for online sales.

Briefly: Fuel Bill Hacks, Steam Tax, Cheap Delivery Hero

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How to save 20 per cent on your fuel bill, 22 Airbnb horror stories, could gamers soon be paying a Steam tax?

Why That ACCC Ruling Won't Make Mobile Plans Cheaper In Australia

A draft ruling from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over the prices mobile networks can charge each other for transmitting calls and texts has been widely reported as meaning those services are going to get cheaper. Guess what? That’s not going to happen.