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September 23

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Improvement DIY

Posted by on September 23, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Australia is getting ready for another summer and if you feel like your home needs sprucing up before you begin entertaining again, it’s a great idea to learn some hacks to make that process easier. Making adjustments to your home also couldn’t be done at a better time, because Masters are currently having a closing down sale that will continue through until 11th December.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Improvement DIY

Over the next couple of months as you decide how you will beautify your property make sure you check the Buckscoop deals board for discounted Masters’ items to save money on those DIY home improvements. Today’s range of hacks consist of standard tool tips, painting tricks and much more.

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September 22

Android Nougat 7.0 Update Offers Better Value for Money

Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Whether you are an avid Android supporter or have recently converted due to the disappointing release of the Apple iPhone 7, there are plenty of surprises in-store for you to get the most from your device. Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices as we speak and will eventually reach other devices depending on your manufacturers customisations.

Android Nougat 7.0 Update Offers Better Value for Money

If you have just downloaded it or are waiting in anticipation then there is plenty you can look forward to learning which will help you get better value for money from your device. Today I present some money saving and value adding features that the Android 7.0 Nougat offers to all users. Those veteran Android supporters will also be surprised at some of the new additions.

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September 21

How to Use Money as a Tool, Not Simply as a Goal

Posted by on September 21, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Money is often looked at as a means to an end, “if we have x then we can buy y”, and this often leads to a negative relationship with the currency. If we can’t afford and item then it becomes something that constantly gets in our way. However if you don’t want for much then you may believe saving enough will solve all of our problems, which is never really the case.

How to Use Money as a Tool, Not Simply as a Goal

Money should be looked at as a tool rather than simply a figure to save towards and this can seem easier for people who have plenty of it. But those of us who don’t have so much seem to have so many more money related problems and therefore can fall under the illusion that if you save enough, your problems will be over and its this type of mind-set that can allow money to run your life. So, how can you use your money as a tool to shift your mind-set and help you save money objectively rather than aimlessly?

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September 20

Masters’ Closing Down Sale – The Best Deals and Bargains Amidst the Chaos

Posted by on September 20, 2016 at 8:44 AM

In recent history we have seen the diabolical shambles that went on during the closing down sale of Dick Smith and you would have thought people were paying attention. That doesn’t seem to be the case with Masters based on their current actions, because the sale has melted down into a pile of chaos, confusion and customer frustration, but there are some bargains to be had.

Masters’ Closing Down Sale – The Best Deals and Bargains Amidst the Chaos

The greatest scandal during the Dick Smith closing down sale was that staff were being providing poor customer service and even hiding the best items away for themselves and by the looks of Masters’ Facebook page, it appears customers are feeling the same animosity due to the reasons. So, amidst the chaos are there any deals that you should be aware of and what are they?

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September 19

The Cost of Owning a Pet and the Best Types of Insurance Plans

Posted by on September 19, 2016 at 8:18 AM

The vast majority of us love pets because of their companionship, but how much are you willing to pay to keep your furry friend healthy during its life. Medical bills, vaccinations and a host of other potential needs all cost money, with certain animals and breeds costing considerably more compared to others.

The Cost of Owning a Pet and the Best Types of Insurance Plans

This article is ideal for those considering either bringing a new pet into their lives, finding out how to save money whilst owning a pet or which insurance plan is the best to have during your pet’s life. Whilst some costs are unavoidable, there are others that can be reduced by ensuring you have the right policy in place.

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September 16

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Travelling Made Easier

Posted by on September 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Australia is a large country and for many of us that means traveling further than the average European to get to work or generally in our daily lives. In todays modern society there are numerous ways to get around including, cars, bikes, trains, bicycles, boats and other forms of public transport.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Travelling Made Easier

Those of you who travel on a daily basis using any of the modes of transport mentioned above might be wondering how you can make your trip more pleasant or easier to deal with. Today we look at some of the best ways you can hack your mode of transport to make that journey a better version of what it was before.

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September 15

Save Money for a New Smartphone with These Money Saving Apps

Posted by on September 15, 2016 at 8:41 AM

In the fortnight we have witnessed numerous scandals across the smartphone industry. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has had a global recall due to exploding batteries and the latest Apple iPhone 7 has been slandered for looking the same as the past two years models and only adding water resistance but nothing else.

Save Money for a New Smartphone with These Money Saving Apps

If you are feeling like the massive amounts of money required to buy these new handsets is a little daunting then why not hold onto your device for one more year, save money and put it towards a more desirable smartphone in 2017. These are some of the best money saving apps in Australia that make saving simple and manageable from your mobile phone.

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September 14

NSW Opal Travel Card: How Will the Price Changes Affect Your Wallet?

Posted by on September 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM

The Opal card has offered us plenty of convenience and ease when travelling around NSW and one of the greatest perks was free weekend travel for weekly commuters. At the beginning of September this was quietly discontinued and is no longer available after completing eight journeys.

NSW Opal Travel Card: How Will the Price Changes Affect Your Wallet?

Instead we will now need to pay half of the price after we have completed the eight journeys. To rub salt into the wound, single trip tickets have also increased in price to encourage Opal card usage. Although Transport NSW claims the new structure is fairer, certain individuals will be out of pocket by hundreds of more dollars each year because of it. So, what can we do and how will the price changes affect your wallet?

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September 13

Afterpay – the New Style of Retail Fashion, Enjoy Now, Pay Later

Posted by on September 13, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Afterpay is a Sydney based company which started in 2014 with the sole purpose of changing the way people pay for their shopping. The launch of their first product was in 2015, which comprised of a simple interest free instalment plan that is made available to customers either in-store, online, or on mobile.

Afterpay – the New Style of Retail Fashion, Enjoy Now, Pay Later

Their aim is to create payment plans to suit your lifestyle so rather than buying a product for the full price there and then, you can choose to pay via Afterpay which breaks the total price down into 4 equal fortnightly instalments. If you pay on time then you won’t be charged any extra, nor will you have to do boring card applications to use their service.

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September 10

Apple iPhone 7 – Do the Upgrades Make It Good Value for Money?

Posted by on September 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM

The Apple iPhone 7 has officially launched and has been available for pre-order from the 9th September. The product is expected to hit our shelves in Australia by the 16th September, but is the new phone really worth the money it costs? Apple fans may be slightly more biased, but people wishing to try the new iPhone for the first time might not be so sure.

Apple iPhone 7   Do the Upgrades Make It Good Value for Money?

The new edition to the Apple smartphone range certainly has some benefits but also many drawbacks, so if you are looking to buy the new iPhone 7, is it really the best value for money smartphone you can buy? We have a closer look at what the new iPhone really has over its predecessor the iPhone 6 and 6s.

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September 9

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Smartphone Tips and Tricks

Posted by on September 9, 2016 at 8:28 AM

The new Apple iPhone 7 has just launched and fans around the world are happy to see some exciting new colours along with a new double camera on the Plus version. Amidst the joy of the new iPhone imminently about to hit the shelves people lay stunned in the wake of the disastrous recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, therefore I thought it might be a good time to cover some smartphone hacks to get everyone back in the mood.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Smartphone Tips and Tricks

We are going to look at a variety of different hacks for all types of handsets, including Android, Apple and Nokia, plus some more generic tips and tricks you can use to improve the experience you have with your device. If you feel that you already know all the hacks possible to know on your device, then there are some more generic ones such as how to really use your camera or boost your signal in bad reception areas.

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September 8

Replacing or Refunding your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Australia

Posted by on September 8, 2016 at 8:31 AM

Samsung Australia has revealed details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 safety recall after the news that certain devices had become unsafe. If you have purchased one of these devices recently and are worried your handset may suffer the same fate as the exploding battery stories that have been surfacing online, then continue reading to find all you need to know about returning or refunding your device.

Replacing or Refunding your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Australia

All customers are entitled to a replacement, repair or refund, including eBay purchases, post-paid mobile plans and grey market imports. This way you can ensure that you get a new device that is safe and can feel confident in charging it without it bursting into flames like other devices have. To put things into perspective however, there have been less than 100 reported incidents out of one million unites sold.

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September 7

Easy Money Saving Tips When Supermarket Shopping

Posted by on September 7, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Grocery shopping, is the one thing that can’t be avoided and the one thing that our earnings must be spent on, yet how can we save money supermarket shopping without having to think about it too much? Prices are changing all the time especially with the current supermarket battle between Woolworths, Coles and ALDI. This may make pricing a little confusing or certainly less consistent than you are used to.

Easy Money Saving Tips When Supermarket Shopping

Therefore, today we present to you a variety of tips to keep your supermarket shopping bill as low as possible, whilst helping you to navigate the ever changing waters of the current supermarket industry. Additionally, tied into this post I will throw in some of the hottest deals currently available at these supermarkets so you can save even more money during your next shop.

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September 5

Clever Money Saving Tips to Repurpose Kitchen Scraps

Posted by on September 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM

The hard-core money savers amongst us may be trying to find ways to reutilise our kitchen scraps. These may include coffee grounds, vegetable peels, corncobs, fruit cores etc. They are all waste and in many households would usually end up straight in the bin.

Clever Money Saving Tips to Repurpose Kitchen Scraps

Instead, today we are going to look at some of the best ways you can reuse these scraps in clever ways before they get thrown away. Most of these ideas are centred around creating additional meals or aiding the process of cooking a meal. So if you don’t want to simply throw away your scraps then find out how you can save money by getting better value for your previous purchases.

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September 2

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Gaming Tips

Posted by on September 2, 2016 at 8:24 AM

Buckscoop has a number of gaming bargains and discounts on its deal page regularly thanks to our resident deal hunter ‘Earth’. So, I’m sure many of you gaming fans have been wondering when you were going to see a console orientated hacks post to enhance your virtual endeavours.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Gaming Tips

Whether you have a PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Wii then today we have a great selection of hacks that you can use to further your experiences with the respective gaming worlds. Learn basic hacks such as shortcuts to completing tasks or advanced tips that will give you free access to games and more.

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