Our emotions play a big role in our money habits and behaviours. And, as a recent study led by financial psychologist Dr. Brad Klontz suggests, so can our memories.
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I feel like there was a point when I was in uni where I was under the impression that I was going to make a ton of money filling out surveys online. All these sites promised to pay out hundreds or thousands for my opinion, but in truth only paid pennies. Despite knowing that I've filled out a zillion surveys in my lifetime, I can't recall a single time I "cashed out" a survey account, and even if I did, I'm confident it was never for few than a few dollars.
When you first start out in the workforce, superannuation doesn't seem particularly important. It's something that only affects you at retirement age - which isn't something the average twenty-something likes to think about. Fortunately, preparing for this far-off future doesn't take much time or wherewithal - and the benefits can be significant.
You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It's a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your buck.
There's no shortage of deals when it comes to Microsoft's Xbox One console, so it often comes down to one of two things: the price or the bundled games. If you're a fan of the latter, Microsoft has a number of solid deals on right now, ranging from $329 to $399, depending on your entertainment poison.
Dear Lifehacker, I recently was lucky enough to land a contractor job as a remote QA tester for a company in Canada. My questions are to do with tax. I will be paid for the hours I put into this job on top of my normal income. What forms will I need to fill out? And will I be able claim the costs of my consoles, home internet connection and other expenses associated with it?
Booking free or discounted flights is one of the most popular ways to redeem Qantas points. However, the Qantas Frequent Flyer website has never been particularly user-friendly. Qantas is looking to fix this issue with the introduction of 'Where Can I Go?'; an interactive map that allows customers to search and explore travel destinations using Classic Flight Rewards, Points Plus Pay or cash. Here are the details.
Last month, we challenged you to save money on your mobile phone bill by switching to a cheaper plan. This doesn't necessarily mean you have to switch carriers, though. You might be able to negotiate a better price with your current one.
Haggling has almost become a dirty word, but you shouldn’t feel cheap for trying to get the best price on the products you want to buy. If you’re looking to save a few extra dollars on that pay TV subscription, piece of furniture or even your rent, learning the art of negotiation is the perfect way to keep your bank account looking healthy.
As Hotels.com's regional director for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Katherine Cole knows a thing or two about the hotel industry. Travelling on a fortnightly basis to all corners of the globe, she's stayed at hundreds of hotels and has learned a few tricks along the way. We asked Cole to share her top hotel hacks with Lifehacker readers, from the best time to book your hotel to the hidden costs you need to watch out for.