saving money

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.


Warren Buffett's Best Money Advice

Warren Buffett is a hugely successful investor, and his tips for investing are surprisingly accessible. Most of his methods are simple, straightforward and timeless. Here’s some of Buffett’s best money advice.


Skip The Third-Party Sites To Get Cheaper Hotel Rates

Third party sites like Kayak can be helpful when trying to figure out where to stay. But The Daily Beast warns that using a third party site to book may result in higher rates.


Avoid The Phrase 'I Can't Afford' To Maintain Control Of Your Finances

Managing your money has a lot to do with control. It helps to feel in-charge of your financial plan, even if that plan includes paying off debt. Stephanie of Six Figures Under says she avoids the phrase “I can’t afford” for precisely this reason.


Hump Day Deals: Free Business Courses, 32 Free Ebooks, Cheap KFC

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 100% off Udemy courses worth $199, free Google Play music, get 32 technology and reference ebooks for free. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Apply All Your Bonuses To Principal When You Have High-Interest Debt

Tough talk time: Bonuses feel really great when your job doles them out. They may even be a nice reprieve from otherwise stressful budget constraints. But if you’re in debt and you spend a bonus on something else, you’re usually hurting yourself.


Ratehacker: October'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.


Price Items In Terms Of Hours Worked To Make Better Spending Decisions

Want to buy something, but not sure if it’s truly worth it? To make better spending decisions, consider valuing an item in terms of hours worked.


Set A Dollar Limit To Make Automatic Decisions On Splurges

Most of us have hesitated over an in-store purchase. You try something on, and you’re just not sure about it. Or you come across some gadget that seems useful, but you just don’t know if you’ll use it enough to make it worthwhile. This indecisiveness can be a big waste of time and willpower. Setting a dollar limit on your decisions can make things easier.