There’s no shortage of travel websites and online agencies to search and book flights, but when it comes to getting the best deal, using a combination of sites will often give you the best results. If you have a little time and flexibility to play around, here are some to bookmark for your next trip.
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One of the best things about employment in Australia is superannuation. Under current laws, employers must pay 9.5% of your salary into an approved fund that is set aside for your retirement.
But with the age at which you can get the pension rising from 65 to 67 over the next few years, many people having larger mortgages than ever before, and life expectancy increasing, the amount of money needed to live comfortably after leaving the full-time workforce is a challenging question. So how much money do you actually need at retirement?
With the bush fire season coming up, there are countless things to remember and prepare for: Making a safety plan, packing a “go bag”, making sure your pets are taken care of — the list goes on.
In the quest to ring out as many pennies as possible from customers and compete with budget airlines, three US carriers — American, Delta and United — now offer three distinct levels of Economy class tickets, and the differences between the tiers are potentially equal to hundreds of dollars in ticket fares. If you're planning a trip to the US any time soon, here's what you need to know.
Online travel agencies (OTAs) like Orbitz and Expedia are useful for comparing prices of some flights and hotels, though it’s worth looking directly on an airline or hotel’s website for prices before booking, as we’ve covered before. You should also be aware that these third-party sites aren’t your best bet for purchasing extras, including travel insurance.
It's the Australian dream; home ownership and a decent set of wheels parked out the front. But just as the equation on home ownership has shifted, with housing affordability being smashed, the same is happening with car ownership. The cost of owning a car, even before you start driving it, is pretty high. But new subscription and rental services, that give you access to a car, with the option of swapping out when you're bored, are emerging. So what's better, owning a car or having access to one whenever you want?
Traveller, let me give you my most useful tip for visiting Japan: The "konbini" is life. It's a one-stop shop for literally anything a wide-eyed tourist such as yourself may need while you explore the brightly lit corridors of Tokyo, or get swallowed by the serene silence of temples and shrines in Kyoto.
Thanks to today’s global society, almost all of us have family, friends and business contacts spread across the world. With so many international connections, at some stage everybody finds themselves faced with the need to transfer money overseas.
This task can be time consuming and complicated, however there is a way to make the process simple, fast and stress free.
If you're not already aware, Amazon Australia seems to be knocking the price of a whole swath of products down - perhaps in preparation for Easter? Regardless, that means that the budding bargain hunter can trawl for hours on Amazon's homepage, trying to find a great deal.
Or they can come to us! We've loaded up five of the best bargains to throw cash at.