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Create A 'Life Happens' Fund In Addition To Your Emergency Fund

You probably already know how important it is to have savings set aside for emergencies, such as a job loss or an unexpected hospital bill. To avoid tapping your emergency fund, consider creating an additional savings account for expenses that aren’t so dire.


Hump Day Deals: Half-Price Dash Cams, Free Doughnuts, 15% Off Ebay Tech

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 50% off a Full HD dash cam car DVR from JB Hi-Fi, free doughnuts from 7-Eleven, the cheapest unlimited NBN plans in Australia.


The Case For Working Part-Time When You Retire

In high school, my Spanish teacher was retired but said he enjoyed working so he continued to teach part-time. Back then, I thought he was nuts, but there’s a solid case to be made for working after retirement.


The Masters 'Fire Sale' Is A Bit Of A Bust

So here’s an anecdotal experience that probably in no way reflects the larger picture. It’s about Masters. It’s about the Masters’ ‘fire sale’ to be precise. In short, I was very disappointed by the Masters fire sale.


Ten Useful Strategies For Learning Financial Self-Control

If you’re anything like me, you’re incredibly tempted several times a day to spend money on something that you don’t really need.


Your Credit Score Doesn't Matter Unless It's Bad

I have pretty good credit — right now my score is close to 800. Awesome, right? Sure, except that awesome credit has actually been pretty useless, even when I recently bought a home. Don’t get me wrong, bad credit has a big impact on your finances. It’s strange, then, that excellent credit doesn’t really matter.


Dealhacker: The Masters Fire Sale Starts Today

Last week, Woolworths sold off its Masters home improvement division which had been losing about $200 million a year. All Masters stores will be closed down by December 11 — but first, it needs to get rid of up to $700 million worth of existing stock. If you’re looking to score some cheap paints, white goods, BBQs, electronic appliances or DIY supplies, the sale starts today.


Calculate A Monthly Car Cost When Buying Outright To Better Weigh Your Options

The best part of paying cash for a used car is that you don’t have a monthly car payment. However, you may still want to calculate how much it costs when spread out over the time you own the car to know what your best options are next time.


The Ten Most Exciting Cars You Can Buy In Australia For $10,000

Let’s say you have $10,000 to spend on a car. But you want something fun — a car that, while it isn’t necessarily built just for all-out circuit racing or the drags, is a little more enjoyable to drive than your average A-to-B city econobox. With that criteria in mind, we’ve rounded up the 10 most enjoyable cars that you can find in decent condition in Australia for around about $10,000.


What To Look For In A Solid Index Fund

Index funds are an easy way to get started with investing. We’re fans of an easy, “set and forget” portfolio that you can set up once and benefit from over time, and index funds are the backbone of this kind of investing. When it comes to picking one out, Consumer Reports suggests a few traits to consider.


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