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Think Of Frugality As A Method, Not A Lifestyle, To Avoid Wasting Your Time

Contrary to popular belief, frugality is not just about saving money. It’s about making the most of your resources, and that includes your time and effort. To make frugality work for you, think of it less as a lifestyle and more of a method.

Hump Day Deals: Half-Price Earphones, 90% Off TigerVPN, Free Burritto

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 in-ear headphones at JB Hi-Fi, eBay’s latest 20%-off technology deals, get $60 off Samsung’s virtual reality headset.

Open Hotel Alert Notifies You When Sold Out Hotels Make Rooms Available

Open Hotel Alert makes sure you get a spot in your preferred hotel on your next holiday, convention or other trip — even if it’s sold out when you try to book. Just tell it where you’d like to stay and when, and if the hotel is sold out now, it will text or email you when something opens up.

Dealhacker: Chromecast 2 For $47

If you’ve been waiting for a cheaper price on Google’s Chromecast 2, well, you now have the pick of the electronic litter. Harvey Norman currently has the device for $47, down from its retail price of $59, though it’s certainly not the only store offering a discount.

Invert Your Goals To Find All The Bad Habits You Should Avoid

Sometimes reaching a goal means adding new habits or learning a skill, but other times it simply means getting rid of some bad habits. If you want to identify what’s keeping you from your goal, invert it.

Save Money When You're Short On Time By Prioritising The Savings That Matter

If you’re working two or three jobs and constantly busy, saving money isn’t always easy. Sometimes you need to spend time to reduce your expenses. If you have to choose, focus your time on the biggest gains for your time.

Keep A Running List Of Everything You Don't Buy

It’s really easy to buy all kinds of junk online or in the store without much thought. But a little training can change that. Over on SwissMiss, Tina Eisenberg started keeping a list of all the stuff she didn’t buy.

Estimate Your Retirement Needs Based On Your Spending, Not Your Income

There are many different ways to estimate how much money you’ll need to retire, but many so-called “rules” are based on your income. If you want a more accurate picture of your retirement needs, calculate based on your spending.

Briefly: Real-Life Invisibility Cloak, Olympic Pool Turns Green, Worst Religious Hells

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Scientists are closer to creating an invisibility cloak, the worst punishments in 10 religious hells, the mysterious case of the green Olympic diving pool.

Create Small Choices For Yourself to Feel In Control Of Your Money Over Time

It’s hard to feel in control when your financial situation sucks, but control is absolutely crucial in getting your finances in order. Especially when you feel defeated, it’s important to build an internal locus of control — a belief that your actions can affect your destiny. Here’s how to work on it.

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