saving money

Hump Day Deals: 115 Free Ebooks, EB Games Christmas Sale, $50 Off At WineMarket

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: 90 per cent off White Hat hacking courses, 115 free Kindle ebooks, get 30% off Amazon clothes and watches. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Some Good Financial Rules Of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are lots of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While everyone’s situation is different, these serve as a good starting point.


Cloud Freezer Tracks Expiration Dates To Help You Avoid Food Waste

iOS: We waste a lot of money each year throwing out expired food. Cloud Freezer tracks the expiration dates of stuff in your freezer to ensure you use all of the food you buy.


Build A Bigger Emergency Fund To Get A Mortgage When Self-Employed

Self-employed people have a notoriously difficult time applying for a mortgage. It can be a huge headache, but Investopedia says a bigger emergency fund can make the processes a little easier.


Telstra's New International Travel Roaming Deals: Better, Still Not Great

Telstra has always had stupidly expensive deals for roaming data and overseas calls on mobile plans. Do its new International Travel passes — which incorporate a bundle of options for a fixed period — improve that situation? Yes, but you can still do better.


HotelQuickly Finds Last-Minute Hotel Deals At Your Location

Android/iOS/BlackBerry: Looking for a cheap hotel room for tonight? Mobile app HotelQuickly offers last-minute deals based on your current location.


How To Try Hard-To-Find Products Before You Buy Them

When you go shopping for headphones, HDTVs and other pricey gear, research is vital, but there’s nothing like trying before you buy. It may seem difficult, especially with electronics, but it’s not impossible. Here are some tricks to get your hands, ears and eyes on the stuff you want before you spend your cash.


Go 'Shopping' For Investments To Redirect Spending Impulses

Much of the reason we have trouble saving money isn’t mathematical, it’s psychological. We enjoy shopping. To help make that desire more productive, take a “shopping” trip on investments.


Learn The Psychology Behind Your Spending Problem To Overcome It

Overspending is a problem for many of us. But the cause of one person’s overspending might not be the same as another’s. In gaining control of your spending, it helps to know the psychology behind it.


Ratehacker: December's Best Credit Card, Bank And Home Loan Deals

In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from finance comparison site finder.com.au highlights recent credit card offer changes, plus the best savings accounts and home loans.