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After a decade of frivolous spending and trial-and-error, most of us have figured out how to navigate the most common money mistakes by the time we hit 30. However, then we face a whole new group of challenges that have the potential to ruin you financially. From spending too much on your wedding day to putting your kids' education before your retirement, here are 11 common pitfalls to avoid.

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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: Get up to 60% off select Sony TVs, Target EOFY toy sale, get 14GB of mobile data and unlimited calls from Kogan for $1.

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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: eBay's huge TV sale, get up to 40 per cent off smartphones, Dick Smith's End Of Financial Year sale.

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If you want to reduce your tax bill, you need to claim as many legitimate deductions as you can. While most people know about travel expenses and charitable donations, there are many additional deductions you might be able to claim. Some of these items may surprise you - from video game consoles and Netflix subscriptions to pet dogs and sex toys.

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Most people have a hard enough time envisioning retirement at all, much less early retirement. Despite that, many workers have managed to quit their jobs and achieve financial independence by age 40 or even younger. Sipping drinks on the beach all day at the ripe old age of 30 sounds incredible, but there's a downside to it, too.

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Targeted deals are great — if you happen to be targeted. However, it's possible you might not even know a discount is available, even if you have been included. Just in case the email ended up in your spam folder or otherwise lost to the internet, eBay has two deals going — one for $15 off and another for 10 per cent off.

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It's not unusual to find decent discounts on expensive tech gear. In fact, we'd say you're a bit of a chump if you buy anything at its full retail price in Australia. When you do see a good discount, though, don't automatically presume you can't do even better. Instead, follow these six steps to ensure you get the best deal possible.