Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted: Apple earning ruminations, home loan deals and Eurovision Song Contest viewing tips. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. Deals: How Refinancing Could Save Up To $39,000 On Your Home Loan
    Australian banks have been quietly bumping up interest rates in recent months, tightening the already-strained budgets of many mortgage holders. Alternative home loan options are out there, but many aren’t taking the extra step to switch lenders. Enter Australia's biggest home loan sale event — now underway for 40 hours from 6am Monday May 8. Reduced rates, waived fees, exclusive deals. Here's how to start saving.
  2. Hands On With The Microsoft Surface Pro 4
    I'm over a month into my project to find a Windows 10 tablet that can replace the iPad Pro I've been using for the last few months. Over the last couple of weeks I've been running with a Surface Pro 4. That includes time on planes, at home, in cafes and on public transport. Microsoft's tablet is meant to be a standard by which other Windows 10 devices are judged. Here's what I thought.
  3. What Those Spray Paint Marks On The Street Actually Mean
    Walking around your city, you might have noticed spray paint markings on the street and footpath. Clearly they're there to mark something, but what? Turns out, construction workers aren't just doodling for fun — those marks are there to protect you.
  4. Five Things Apple Could Do WIth Their $250B Bank Balance
    Last week, during Apple's quarterly earnings call, the company announced they were holding more than US$250B in cash. Here are five things I think Apple should do with their cash (aside from cover my mortgage!).
  5. How To Watch The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest In Australia Online And Free
    Whether you watch it for the music, the costumes or the cheese factor, Eurovision is quality television. Here's everything you need to know about watching the 2017 Eurovision song contest in Australia, including when it starts, how to vote in the competition live and where to watch online for free.
  6. Small Business Wins In Budget 2017 With $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Offs
    If you're a small business owner, the 2017 Federal Budget has one very useful inclusion for you: the continuation of a $20,000 instant asset write-off for equipment expenses.
  7. Couch Potato To Wonder Woman: Month Four
    I've learned more about myself this year than in any other. I've gone from being a couch potato, to a self-starter, to a fully fledged-fitness noob, complete with a month of "failures". Now I'm in month four of Couch Potato to Wonder Woman, I'm finding some balance.
  8. How To Run Faster Without Really Trying
    This weekend, Nike set up an event where they declared three athletes would run the world's fastest marathon. They were amazing athletes, to be sure, but the real news was how Nike controlled every possible condition to give the runners just the tiniest of speed boosts. And some of these are things you can do yourself.
  9. The Money Advice I Wish I'd Learned Sooner
    There's probably a lot of money advice you wish you would have gotten sooner. But for many people it wasn't about when they got the advice, it was more about when they decided to actually take it.
  10. The Single Best Type of Exercise For Your Brain, According To Scientists
    Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline? Get moving.

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