saving money

How Apple's 'Complete My Bundle' Actually Works

Apple recently introduced App Bundles that allow you to snag a group of apps at a discounted price. There’s also a “Complete My Bundle” option that can be confusing at first. The developers over at Panic figured out how it works.


Why Commodity Hardware Isn't Always The Right Choice

Most server rollouts are built on commodity hardware: using standard Intel-based systems running general-purpose stacks, which offer the promise of being able to easily switch between providers. That model isn’t disappearing, but in some contexts engineered systems — platforms which have a much tighter integration between hardware, server and application layers — can be more helpful.


Pennies Is A Colourful, Gesture-Based Way To Track Finances

iPhone: Tracking budgets and finances isn’t really supposed to be fun, but Pennies is an app that makes the process a little more bearable by using intuitive gestures and a bright colour scheme.


How Overconfidence Can Damage Your Investments

It’s great to be confident about your finances. But being too confident about investing can backfire on you.


Understand How Bad Money Habits Form To Overcome Them

Bad money habits can be hard to break. You decide to put something on a credit card once, and before you know it, you’re in a downward spiral of consumer debt. In breaking a bad habit, it helps to understand the foundation on which it’s built.


Avoid Wasting Food With A Nightly Fridge Cleaning

When you’re trying to save some money by making do with what you have at home, it’s important to know what you actually have that’s usable. A regular scheduled cleaning out of your refrigerator can help you keep stock.


Ask Yourself These Questions When Deciding To Save Or Pay Off Debt

If you have money left over after paying your bills, you might wonder whether you should save the extra funds or use them solely to tackle your debt. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but U.S News suggests asking a few questions to kickstart your decision.


Use Sunk Costs To Your Advantage To Promote Healthy Habits

When you pay for something, you tend to want to see it through, even if it’s long past the point where it’s worth it to continue. This is typically viewed as a negative, but if your sunk costs go to something healthy, it can help encourage positive habits.


Ask LH: When Does It Make Sense To Buy Bleeding Edge Gadgets And Upgrades?

Dear Lifehacker, There have been a lot of great new updates recently. I’m shopping for a new phone, a new video card for my computer, even some new headphones — but a lot of these new products are just hitting the market now. Does it make sense to jump on them right away? When does it make sense to buy versus hold off?


Who Will Win The Supermarket Price Wars?

On January 26, 2011, grocery retailer Coles fired the first salvo in what would soon be dubbed the “supermarket price wars” by reducing the price of its own-brand milk to $1 per litre. Woolworths immediately responded.