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May 24

Women’s Advice to Men When Shopping Online

Posted by on May 24, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Women have always cut the trend when it comes to shopping and men it seems have begun to catch on. Contrary to popular belief, men are now shopping online as much as women with both males and females utilising their laptops and other mobile devices at similar levels to buy online.

 Women’s Advice to Men When Shopping Online

We all hate to queueing in busy stores as well as coming across our favourite items in every size but the one that fits. So it’s no surprise that for many, shopping online has become a far less stressful and time consuming way to shop. The availability of coupons and discount codes also make shopping online better value for money. If you’re a guy who’s still not a regular online shopper, here are some of the top tips from the guru-women-shoppers out there to show you the fundamentals of how to get what you want (and for a good price) online.

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May 23

How Australians save Money: Interesting Facts

Posted by on May 23, 2016 at 8:42 AM

How Australians save Money: Interesting Facts

 

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May 20

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids of All Ages

Posted by on May 20, 2016 at 8:59 AM

It’s always good for the whole family to take the kids out of the house to do something fun, but there are other times when you simply don’t have the energy to cart them around to the zoo or park. If you could use couple of inexpensive ways to entertain them around the house, then here are some helpful videos to give you inspiration.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids of All Ages

Let a child’s imagination do the hard work whilst you provide the basic stimulants to keep them entertained for hours. Games can come in many forms, but these are a few of the more interesting options which I found online that should help parents during those (sometimes) long weekends with the kids. The ideas below are a mixed bag and will appeal to different age groups so have a look and take your pick.

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May 19

Chemist Warehouse Review and a Comparison with other Online Pharmacies

Posted by on May 19, 2016 at 8:16 AM

We’ve seen a growing interest in Chemist Warehouse deals and coupon code discounts on Buckscoop this year. However, they are not the only online pharmacy who we see deals being posted for. Therefore, I thought it would be valuable to give readers a review of Chemist Warehouse as well as a comparison between them and the other chemist “e-tailers” in Australia.

Chemist Warehouse Review and a Comparison with other Online Pharmacies

There are certainly advantages to using online pharmacies including scenarios where you may be feeling sick and not wanting to leave the house, or you’re trying to find ways to save money on your purchases. A very easy way to get discounts, for example, would be to head to Buckscoop’s Vouchers page to pick up a Chemist Warehouse coupon, an Amcal promotional code, or a Chemist Direct discount code to use during checkout (all from the comfort of your own home). Other people may find online pharmacies useful for buying personal drugs or products that get shipped to them in a discreet manner, rather than having to buy them in person over the counter. Deciding which chemist or pharmacy to buy from online will depend on what you’re type of product you’re after, as well as a few other factors. So let’s dive into that now with a review on some of the most popular ones in Australia.

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May 18

The 2016 Federal Budget: Lower Income Families to Be Worse off Financially

Posted by on May 18, 2016 at 8:09 AM

The new Federal Budget doesn’t carry good news for the poorest families in Australia, with most of them being worse off once all budget measures come into full affect. The Australian National University’s research on social sciences revealed that the changes to family payments, childcare, taxation, tobacco excise and superannuation will be felt most by the poorer families.

The 2016 Federal Budget: Lower Income Families to Be Worse off Financially

Dr Ben Phillips, a reporter revealed that 40% of lower income families will be impacted the most after all changes of the new budget come into motion and by 2018-2019, with the poorest families becoming $1,407 worse off per year. The biggest impact is brought by the removal of the tax benefit part A and B, which is roughly $480 per year. This is quite surprising for a government who claims they are consistently fair.

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May 17

Save up to $1,000 on Big Four Bank’s Fees When Sending Money Overseas

Posted by on May 17, 2016 at 8:27 AM

Those of you who send money to friends or relatives overseas may find out by the end of this article that you have been paying through your nose to get the money to them. By this I mean that you could have been paying hundreds of dollars extra when you didn’t really have to. This is the latest information that is coming from comparison website Mozo.

Save up to $1,000 on Big Four Banks Fees When Sending Money Overseas

According to the World Bank, Australia is one of the more developed countries in the world with the highest expenses related to sending money overseas. There are only a handful of countries which have slightly higher transfer costs, including Japan and South Africa. Compare Australian to the UK, USA or Canada though and we are paying considerably more. Save money the next time you tranfer money abroad by avoiding what has been considered one of Australia’s biggest rip-offs.

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May 14

Money Saving Planning Advice When Renovating an Old Home

Posted by on May 14, 2016 at 8:53 AM

There is no doubt that older homes have more character. They were designed and built in a time when things were different, a time when its features were new technology which unfortunately no longer are. Items such as solid plaster walls and architectural windows are less common in newer buildings today, so when it comes to renovating, older houses can present higher costs and challenges.

Money Saving Planning Advice When Renovating an Old Home

The following article will highlight some of the more costly elements to renovating an older house and hopefully by using this information it will help you plan your renovation with a more savvy approach. Saving money on simple tasks can be the difference between sticking to or breaking a budget. So use the following advice to help you set more realistic budgets which in return will help you spend less money as well as prepare yourself for the worst case scenario.

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May 13

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Not Your Average Cleaning Hacks

Posted by on May 13, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Those of you who have been putting doing a proper clean (I’m talking all corners and crevices) of the house for far too long, then you’ll want to read this post. Today I have compiled a list of some of the best cleaning hacks out there to help get every inch of your home squeaky clean.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Not Your Average Cleaning Hacks

These hacks will save you both time and money by avoiding having to spend extra on those ultra-specific cleaning products, yet still being able to achieve amazing cleaning results in all the various areas of our homes that we never seem to get around to attacking. In the lineup today you can expect to find great tips on how to effectively get rid of mould, mildew and other grubbiness around the house.

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May 12

Woolworths Promises Bigger Discounts in Massive Pricing Overhaul

Posted by on May 12, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Woolworths has bee struggling recently due to heightened competition from Coles and ALDI causing their sales to continue to decrease. In an attempt to prevent the haemorrhaging of sales, the supermarket is planning on doing a complete overhaul of its pricing to bring its products in line with competitors.

Woolworths Promises Bigger Discounts in Massive Pricing Overhaul

Brad Banducci, the chief executive of Woolies made an announcement that the group will be restructuring after a drop in sales of 0.3% in the third quarter, during which time both ALDI and Coles experienced growth. This has resulted in Woolies pumping $150 million into reducing prices, which only means that customers may be able to save more money shopping with them in the coming months.

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May 11

Budget Sports Wear Chain Decathalon to Enter Australia Hopefully Driving down Prices

Posted by on May 11, 2016 at 8:25 AM

The French juggernaut Decathalon, considered to be the ALDI of the sportswear world is about to give Rebel and Amart Sports a run for their money. Australia has a $1.3 billion sporting equipment market and Decathalon has set its sights on it.

Budget Sports Wear Chain Decathalon to Enter Australia Hopefully Driving down Prices

If you weren’t already aware, the company launched its Australian website last month, but now it’s set to open two large-format physical stores. The locations are most likely going to be in the outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne. The company has been saving millions of people money by selling discounted private label items that make up 60% of the company’s sales. So could this be a breath of fresh air for the monopoly style, low competition industry currently reigned by Amart and Rebel Sport?

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May 10

Government Family Benefits – Are You Entitled to Financial Help?

Posted by on May 10, 2016 at 8:53 AM

The Australian Federal Government offers a number of forms of financial assistance to help with different levels of parenthood. Raising a family is both expensive and hard work, so knowing where the government will pay for things you’re entitled to can alleviate the financial strain.

Government Family Benefits – Are You Entitled to Financial Help?

Simply searching online can lead to a wild goose chase across hundreds of different articles in order to fully establish what you can (and cannot) claim for. Therefore, if you would like to quickly get your head around what payments are available to you, read this article to find out which government benefit payments you can receive in Australia.

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May 7

Australian Money: How It’s Made plus Fun Facts

Posted by on May 7, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Australian Money: How Its Made plus Fun Facts

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May 6

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Helping Mums Around the House and Engaging with the Kids

Posted by on May 6, 2016 at 8:09 AM

This week’s scoop of the top life hacks revolves around Mothers Day with a focus on ways to ensure maximum enjoyment for both mums and kids. Yesterday I published an article covering Mother’s Day gifts that she will actually like. So in conjunction with today’s post, you’ve got yourself an arsenal of ideas to give mum the best Mother’s Day she’s ever had!

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Helping Mums Around the House and Engaging with the Kids

The following variety of hacks range from time spent with the kids at home playing games to helping get the house organised to reduce your mums workload in the future. If you have already bought a gift for Sunday but would like to do even more, then try utilising some of the points to make this Mother’s Day one to remember.

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May 5

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Which Mums Will Actually Love

Posted by on May 5, 2016 at 8:53 AM

A mothers work is never done, but for the amount of effort and hard work they put into raising children and running the home, it’s nice for kids to give back every now and again to show their appreciation. And what better occasion to do so than Mother’s Day. This doesn’t mean that you need to spend truck loads of money on an expensive gift, however, as this won’t guarantee that you’ll be getting something that mum necessarily likes.

Mothers Day Gift Ideas Which Mums Will Actually Love

It’s often the simplest things in life that can make a mother happiest and the great thing is that there are a number of ways you can do this to say thank you. A quick scan on some of the mother and baby forums across Australia helped me put together the list below which contains some of the most desired gifts by mothers based on what they actually want for Mothers Day.

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May 4

Avoid Traffic and save on Fuel with the Surprisingly Effective Waze App

Posted by on May 4, 2016 at 8:38 AM

Everybody hates sitting in traffic, especially me, so when I found out about this app that helps avoid the jams, I was ecstatic. If you were out in the city in your car over the long weekend then I’m pretty sure you’ll be interested in trying it out. Called Waze, this mobile application will not only help you steer clear of any road congestion but also save you money on fuel as a result.

Avoid Traffic and save on Fuel with the Surprisingly Effective Waze App

Waze has been around for a while, thus it’s tried and tested in the market. Plus the fact that Google were interested enough to buy it (and now run it) is even more reassuring for drivers. The cherry on top of the cake is that it’s free to download too.

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