Keeping on top of your budget is easier said than done - particularly when a big chunk of each pay cheque keeps going towards rent. But maybe you're spending more than you need to be. Here are the average rental prices in each state and territory in Australia. If you're paying heaps more, it might be time to think about moving into a new neighbourhood.
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Clever tricks for oven-baked versions of fried foods abound, but some things just taste better fried. If you'd like an occasional treat without having to buy a deep fryer you'll hardly ever touch, these tips on deep frying at home are essential.
As much fun as holidays can be, actually planning your travel can be tedious and anxiety-inducing. Sure, an all-inclusive package or a travel agent might make the process easier, but that’s going to get pricey, and anyway, some of us prefer to make all the arrangements ourselves—even if we have to rely on a monolithic tech corporation to help us book everything. If that sounds more your speed, Google recently updated its travel tools with better search filters that make it a lot easier to plan your trip.
Our major cities would be far more pleasant to live and commute in if city planners and consumers embraced e-bikes. If you never had to worry about being taken out by an angry or distracted motorist, riding an e-bike would be the most pleasant way to commute.
I’ve tested many e-bikes over the past few years, some costing more than my car.
Buying a new phone in 2019 can be an extraordinary investment, especially if you want to own it outright. Even the "mid-range" phones from Google and Samsung go for $649, and the least expensive 2019 iPhone is $1199.
As an alternative, here are three devices released in the last month that punch above their weight in design and performance. All three are from Chinese manufacturers, available at Australian retail, and they each go for an RRP of $499.
We’re all terrified of getting ripped off by car mechanics–it’s a cliché for a reason. And since most people don’t really understand how their cars work or how they’re maintained, the process of getting a vehicle worked on can be nebulous and intimidating. But if you feel uncomfortable with something, you don’t have to take anybody’s word at face value. You can always shop around.
There's a fundamental flaw with lots of financial advice: it assumes you have money. For some people, post-bills income just doesn't exist (and that number is only growing). So you just can't follow all the advice you get during especially hard times.
Entering a car lot is a bit like that scene in Behind Enemy Lines when Jude Law blunders into a booby-trapped minefield. In short, you're going to get badly burned. (Germans might also shoot at you, although that's pretty rare.)
Fortunately, it's possibly to drive out of the dealership in a new car without blowing up your wallet in the process. Here are ten expert tips to ensure you get the best deal.
As much as we love a night in on the couch watching whatever is next in our Netflix queue, there’s something great about putting on outside pants and being part of a live audience. Whether it’s a concert, movie or sporting event, sometimes it’s worth the hassle to experience something surrounded by other fans. But if you want to do these things, you’re going to need to buy tickets, and those can get expensive. Fortunately, there are a few ways to save money on tickets of all types.
Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and professional financial smart person, joins us on The Upgrade this week to talk about how to reframe our approach to spending, the best ways to invest our savings, and how normal people can find a way to take a six-week honeymoon.