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A new poll from Bloomberg suggests that almost half of Americans would have a hard time affording a $100 emergency, like a speeding ticket, medical bill or other unexpected expense. Many Australians are in similar situations as well. Consider the idea that maybe this says less about people's financial habits than it does the garbage economy.

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Purchasing property is a financially complex endeavor that can cause the naive and unsavvy to waste thousands of dollars unnecessarily. Here are 15 simple steps that will help to point first-time home buyers in the right direction. (Naturally, the first step is to save like crazy.)

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Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: the best Mother's Day bargains from eBay, get 15 per cent off Surface tablets from the Microsoft Store, half-price groceries from Woolworths and Coles.

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Australia's Click Frenzy sale is now in full swing. If you missed out last night you still have 12 hours to snap up an online bargain, including some solid deals on video games, computers and electronics. Here are the best Click Frenzy deals so far, with links to buy.

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Australia's answer to Cyber Monday kicks off tonight for the sixth time. The organisers are promising the biggest sale ever with discounts of up to 80 per cent on a huge range of consumer goods, including cameras, TVs, video games and electronics. Here are the details.

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Most of us don't have a healthy relationship with money. We think of it as enemy — something that constantly gets in our way, or we think of it as a goal, something that will solve all of our problems. In reality, money is just a tool. Realising this changed my habits in some interesting ways.

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Dyson's vacuum cleaners aren't known for their affordable prices, but they do have a reputation for cleaning stuff real good. The handstick units are particularly popular — and expensive — but right now you can grab the V6 Animal for $320, down from the RRP of $549.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm in the market for a new computer. My friend says it's cheaper to build one myself, but it looks like I can get a cheaper computer from Dell or Asus. I'm not afraid of building, but I'd rather not spend extra if I don't have to. Which will actually save me money?

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Kathy Sheeran is the author of Shopping Confessions and one of Australia’s leading shopping experts, whether it be online or at the register. We asked the self-described "shopping queen" to share her best bargain-hunter strategies. According to Sheeran, it's possible to capitalises on shopping sales via “double whammy" discounts to get up to 80 per cent off new season stock. Here are eight tips to help you land a significantly better deal.

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Read enough financial advice and you can start to get the sense that any mistake or flaw in your financial life is catastrophic. In fact the opposite is true. Not only is it OK to be imperfect, but you can turn even the worst disaster around.