If your kids’ school roughly follows the term times stated on the Australia government website then they would have gone back to school this week for their final term 4 which will take them through to December. If you want the end of the year to be a breeze because the majority of this year has been a troublesome time getting the kids back to school, these hacks will certainly help you.
The following hacks will help you and your kids adjust back to term time either by preparing themselves correctly, ensuring they have everything or saving money in the process. Find out tricks and tips for students of all ages going back for their final term of the year.
If you find yourself needing a credit card or perhaps you’re paying too much money to have your current one, then perhaps learning about how you can avoid giving them more money will align with your money saving efforts. The fine print is where all the bullying happens and that’s especially so with credit card companies.
Tempting offers that seem legit rope us in, but it’s the iota within the fine print that can cost you hundreds of dollars. If you are looking to change credit card, pay your current one off as quickly as possible or simply have the desire to educate yourself more, this article will highlight some of the most important elements to be aware of before choosing a card.
There is no doubt that buying a second hand car is better value for money even if you can afford a brand new vehicle. The depreciation of that shiny new forecourt car is so severe that it makes any money saving conscious being, scowl at the idea. Cars can depreciate anywhere between 20-40% as soon as you roll it out of the showroom, so rather than waste money or risk it on the open market, why not consider rental cars?
Rental car companies need to rotate stock regularly due to a range of financing, insurance, buy-back and maintenance deals in place, basically meaning newer cars equal less problems for them. A good service history and maintenance completed by approved mechanical professionals could offer you better value for money compared to a random second hand car purchase.
An interesting study came out recently which reviewed products available on the open market in Australia that proved to be the biggest waste of money you could buy. If you have been caught out buying any of these products, it’s never too late to stop.
Save money and choose to buy products that offer better value for money because the corporate world is designed to part us with our hard earned cash. Marketing a product in a particular way can sometimes distract us from our money saving goals if we are not cautious enough and cause us to throw good money after bad. Here are some of those ridiculous money wasting products you can buy in Australia.
You may have noticed the stores already being filled with Halloween costumes and other types of scary products to get us into the mood and if this has got your ideas spinning, this week’s hack post will prepare you for the gruelling event. Creating a fun night for the kids or even an adult themed evening with friends can be a great way to do something different from the usual.
Today we’re going to look at costume hacks, Halloween games and a variety of other useful tips to ensure you have the most fun possible this year. Even those of you who don’t enjoy this time of year or specifically this event can learn a few tricks to play on your pesky doorbell ringers.
Summer is right around the corner and you may be looking into your garden thinking about how to get better use of it either with the family or when entertaining. However, there is no need to go spending ridiculous amounts on overpriced false Masters’ closing down sale items because you can get the job done cheaper with the following money saving tips.
In some instances you may not need to buy new furniture or décor at all, but simply re-use items from indoors on those special evenings of entertainment. Additionally, if you’re planning outdoors entertainment, find out some of the most natural ways to deter mosquitoes and flies without layering each guest with repellent.
Scanning the web for the best online deals can feel like a chore at times because there is simply so many websites to choose from. Personally, I find the process of searching endless websites mundane and boring, yet the hope of finding a better deal or more convenient travel time for less spurs me on.
Airfare deals, hotels, restaurants and vehicles booked with ease can make the beginning of a trip easier, which is why I want to present some of the best smartphone apps out there that help get the job done, whilst saving money. Today we look at what makes the following apps the best in the market for booking travel at your fingertips and what differentiates them with regards to saving money.
Statistics released by Choice have revealed that two-thirds of new car buyers find faults with their motor within the first 5 years of ownership. As if this wasn’t bad enough, research also suggests that one in six of these consumers have to sign a confidentiality agreement in order for the manufacturer to fix or replace the vehicle.
If you feel that you or someone you know is in the same situation and could be saving money instead of repairing a faulty car, maybe it’s time you go back to the manufacturer. National consumer laws will be reviewed and changed this year and we want to know what is being done to protect consumers money in situations like this and what faults classify your car as a ‘lemon car’.
Spring or vernal equinox officially starts on the 21st of September if you go by the astronomical calendar. Vernal Equinox is a Latin word meaning “time of equal days and nights,” meaning there should be 12 hours of daylight and 12 of night. A new season generally gets people excited about the weather ahead, which triggers house makeovers and improvements.
Those of you who have the spring bug and feel like re-organising your house, improving your ability to enjoy your home or re-imagining the state of the garden may be looking for quicker and easier ways to get the job done. Today’s hacks contain tips and tricks on how to improve your feel good factor about your home.
External hard drives are receiving increasing competition from cloud based storage because unless you have the external drive with you all the time, the ability to access the information can be debilitating. Storing everything in the cloud gives you access via your mobile, laptop and any other device that’s connected to the Internet.
However, due to cloud storage’s popularity the market is littered with good and bad options with some incredibly expensive compared to others, which on the surfaces do the same thing for less. The important factor is to be able to read through the jargon and choose the best for your personal needs. If you need help choosing or feel like changing your cloud storage provider, here are some of the main focal points you need to consider ensuring your data is protected.
Those of you already thinking about the Melbourne Cup 2016 will no doubt be planning your activities and travel because it’s less than one month away. Making the most out of the day requires planning and thought, especially if you want to save money where possible and still enjoy the fun with the rest of the crowd.
There are some hard fast rules that you should be aware of if you plan on making the most out of your time at the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2016. Here are the best tips and tricks I found online that were shared by veteran cup goers.
Last week we looked at which were the best earphones for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners to buy, if they wanted to replace the Bluetooth Apple earphones that came with their device. This week I wanted to focus on headphones because if you are like me, more commonly than not those inner ear pods fall out, which gets on your nerves.
Today I will be focusing on sound quality, comfort and price to find out which headphones provide the best all round experience for those looking for alternatives to earphones. The focus today will be the best value for money when considering quality product options, this will allow us to consider market leaders such as Bose and Sennheiser.
That’s right Labour Day is upon us and its time to celebrate the first day of spring in the only way we Aussies know. If you are worried that your plans might change due to the recent bad weather and state-wide blackouts, but have decided to go ahead as normal anyway, expect to find great BBQ and camping hacks to ensure the important things still go ahead.
It wouldn’t be a true labour day without whacking some meat on the BBQ, so if you plan on cooking steaks or burgers, we’ve got some great hacks to how to out do yourself this year. Additionally, if you need to entertain the kids either out at camp site or indoors due to bad weather we’ve got your back covered too.
Many of us go around each day thinking about ways to save money here and there, but over time it’s the consistent saving methods that will keep the most amounts in your pocket. Money saving pursuits such as rushing into the shopping centre so you don’t incur a bigger parking ticket bill in the grand scheme of things isn’t going to change your life too much, unless you go every day.
The famous saying goes, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, and this can relieve money saving related stress when it comes to avoiding expenses. Therefore today we are going to recap on the best techniques you can use, to ensure you are saving money on the bigger costs in life and how maintaining them can potentially save thousands each year. The best part is that they only take minutes to initiate.