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One of the best things about apps is their affordability. Often, mobile apps can do things that desktop or web-based software and service can, but at fractions of the price. Even in-app purchases and monthly subscriptions for premium versions of some apps are usually minuscule—often no more than a cup of coffee.
Every geek worth their salt has a stash of tech gear they can’t live without. And it’s not just a pile of expensive stuff: Old-school gaming consoles, a stack of hard drives, or a forgotten drawer of old smartphones. There are plenty of essentials that are worth packing into your toolbelt, fanny pack, or backpack — or at least having on hand for those few, critical moments when you need a particular item to accomplish a technological task.
If you’re planning a financial overhaul in 2019, one of the first things you need to do is figure out where you stand. And as advised by Kiplinger, one of the easiest ways to do that — and potentially discover possible cracks in your foundation in the process—is to create a balance sheet.
These days, a digital thermometer is up there with a good knife on the list of indispensable kitchen tools, but you never hear anyone recommend their analogue predecessors. That’s too bad: old-school thermometers do the exact same job for a fraction of the price.
Budget night is fast approaching - which means we're about to find out who'll get squeezed for more taxes. Personal incomes tax cuts are on the agenda, but they aren't expected to amount to much for individual Aussies. As ever, some people will feel the pinch more than others. Here's how the current projection compares to the tax rates of previous governments.
Do you feel as though your social life is out of control? Maybe you (or your kids) have events every evening, when all you want to do is spend a quiet night at home. Maybe you feel like you're spending too much time "touching base" and "picking brains" with people you aren't close to, and not enough time with your friends. Maybe your in-laws want you to spend every Sunday having dinner with them, and you... don't.
The holidays cause some anxiety in my house: My husband and I are both somewhat undisciplined in our spending, and previous Januaries have arrived with credit-card bills so disturbingly large that I've wondered if we were in the grip of some kind of eggnog-induced mania. This holiday season is different, however: Last January I vowed to get my financial life in order and teach my kids about sensible money management, and it's gone pretty well. For the first time, this Christmas we've actually budgeted a sensible amount for gifts and festivities.
The holidays are an expensive time for everyone - holiday travel, gifts, food, booze and festive clothes can break the bank for even the most frugal. But December can be especially financially brutal for single people, says Carey Purcell, writing for the Washington Post. This is in large part because single people are generally shouldering their living expenses alone, rather than splitting them with a partner, which obviously reduces their disposable income at holiday-time. But, as Purcell points out, it's also due to differing expectations for singles than for partnered people.
Being broke sucks, and it's even worse when the world thinks you're broke because you spend too much on luxuries. When you're struggling to get by and you've cut your budget to its bare minimum, avocado toast is the last thing on your mind. You are, however, often tempted to just give up and spend frivolously. Here's a tip on how to keep your spirits up.
As we've stated in the past, most people do not need a $1000+ smartphone - but that doesn't mean you need to skimp on the bells and whistles. The Kogan Agora 8 is the latest entry-level Android to promise big things in an affordable package. Here are the specifications and availability.
Last night, the Federal government unveiled their budget for the coming year. The old days of "smokes are up, beer is up" are well behind us with the government's economic centrepiece now a collection of promises and wishes that are meant somehow to make us feel better about today and have confidence in tomorrow. This year, there were plenty of tech angles in the budget. Here are my five highlights.