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December 2

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Christmas and More

Posted by on December 2, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Now that December has arrived the shops will be shoving Christmas down your throats until you’re fed up with it. This year, eradicate the stress of Christmas by learning some money saving hacks and time saving tricks from the following Christmas videos.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Christmas and More

Learn how to wrap presents in under 15 seconds with a new technique or how you could save money on decorations by utilising household leftovers to bulk out your displays. If the idea of Christmas seems like a waste of money then there are also some tips you can use to create the idea of the festive season in your home without having to buy e.g. an expensive tree you only see for 31 days of the year.

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December 1

Cheap DIY Home Improvement Ideas for under $50

Posted by on December 1, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Summer is on its way and being Australians we generally love to entertain at some point or another, but if those tired parts of your house are holding you back here are some cheap DIY improvements you can implement immediately.

Cheap DIY Home Improvement Ideas for under $50

The aim here today is to find affordably simple ways of improving our homes so we can feel proud of inviting our friends over anytime. Scroll through the list of DIY home improvement ideas and pick whichever cheap facelift idea is suitable for you. No big investments or large jobs found here, only ideas costing less than $50.

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November 29

Discount Pharmacy Chemist Warehouse Saves Aussies Money Online

Posted by on November 29, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Australian success stories always cheer me up and when it comes to Chemist Warehouse it’s not just their success, but the money saving deals I can reap from their offerings too. Chemist Warehouse turns over $4 billion per year and it’s effectively the Bunnings of the Pharmacy industry.

Discount Pharmacy Chemist Warehouse Saves Aussies Money Online

Their primary business is in Australian, but growing demand in China is helping boost the company’s figures too. It may be the pharmacy success story of Australia, but the real success we measure here is how much money can the brand save us on a regular basis?

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November 28

Save Money on Electricity This Summer with These Energy Saving Tips

Posted by on November 28, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Air-conditioning is an expensive way to keep cool and if you want to avoid high electricity bills this summer, plus reduce your energy consumption on other household electrical appliances, here are some top tips for reducing that bill.

Save Money on Electricity This Summer with These Energy Saving Tips

One in eight Australians cannot afford their electricity bills according to a study published on abc.net.au. Knowing this and being aware that electricity costs have increased by over $1,000 per year for some households should make the following tips and tricks give you a great money saving sigh of relief. Find out how you can save more money starting today.

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November 25

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Home Improvement

Posted by on November 25, 2016 at 8:45 AM

This week’s hack post has been inspired by the closing down sale of DIY hardware store Masters. There is plenty of money saving opportunities to be had if you know what products to look for and with only a few weeks remaining, it’s something we should all be taking advantage of.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Home Improvement

If you want to get your house ready for summer but feel it needs a little improvement here and there before you feel proud to have guests over, then the following home DIY hacks will give you that much needed push. The following tips will help you save money rather than spending it on tradesmen.

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November 24

Masters Fire Sale Heats up with Closure Date Nearing

Posted by on November 24, 2016 at 8:18 AM

Masters is planned to shut down within 4 weeks, but liquidators have come under fire for running a lousy closing down sale. In efforts to improve the situation liquidators have supposedly improved discounts by up to 70% off. Bargains are also being offered on last minute summer items such as BBQs and patio furniture.

Masters Fire Sale Heats up with Closure Date Nearing

The closure date is set for 11th December but Mike Whitfort, spokesman for the liquidators, GA Australia believes it will be a miracle if the store lasts that long. Yet, is this just more wool being pulled over our eyes to put some last minute dollars into the liquidators hands or are the prices actually as discounted as the store says?

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November 22

Australian Drivers Can Easily save Money on Car Insurance

Posted by on November 22, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Car Insurance is one of those things that we have to have, but don’t you get fed up of paying more than you have too. A general rule of thumb is if you can’t afford the insurance, you can’t afford the vehicle but maybe you are missing a few tricks that could save money on your car insurance policy.

Australian Drivers Can Easily save Money on Car Insurance

Rather than getting overwhelmed by choice, we provide a few tips and tricks to help you save money when choosing a new car insurance plan. Learn the true value of your vehicle for more accurate results, understand the types of brokers out there and how you can use your excess to save money too.

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November 21

Australia’s Supermarket Industry Is under Fire Again from Germany

Posted by on November 21, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Australia should prepare itself for cheaper products and more money saving opportunities in the wake of the new supermarket, Kaufland’s arrival. The German discount brand is heading down under because it wants to stop Aldi having all of the fun.

Australia’s Supermarket Industry Is under Fire Again from Germany

Kaufland is owned by Aldi’s rival, Lidl as well as the Schwarz Group who control $49.4 billion worth of the German grocery market and they are planning on an expansion into Australia. It appears that Coles and Woolworths have a big battle ahead of them, with Aldi only being the tip of the discount shopping iceberg.

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November 18

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Posted by on November 18, 2016 at 8:45 AM

This time next week we will be in full swing of the Black Friday sales leading into the retail fuelled weekend, followed by Cyber Monday too. If you plan on being out shopping for the best discounts and bargains or sitting at home hunting for top online deals, then a these online shopping tips and tricks will certainly help you save more money.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Whether you prefer shopping online or in-store the following videos will help you get the most out of the sales next week. The videos I hope will help you sniff out the true deals, what retailer tricks to look out for and when you should or shouldn’t buy what you are looking at.

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November 17

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Posted by on November 17, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription service in Australia and for many ebook readers it’s considered the Netflix for books. The service offers customers access to over one million titles for a monthly subscription fee.

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Whilst the service offers an abundance of reading material, is its offering as good as other countries? After launching over two years ago in the United States Amazon still has left parts out of the Australian launch such as audiobooks, plus it’s more expensive than some TV subscriptions. Therefore we ask the question, what type of reader is this service good value for money?

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November 15

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

Posted by on November 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM

LED lights are undoubtedly better value for money because they last considerably longer than standard light bulbs, plus they consume far less energy which can save money. However, their cost can deter people from buying them and this goes for household items too such as lamps.

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

If you would like to embrace the LED world of lighting by having an LED light in your home office for example to help reduce your energy bills then we are going to look at how to build a wooden DIY LED light. All instructions, materials and a video are included.

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November 14

Apple Pay Finally Secures Deal for More Users in Australia

Posted by on November 14, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Apple Pay has finally managed to organise a deal with Cuscal Payments Group which will help the company expand its service to 31 small banks and credit unions in Australia. This rollout will make the service available to over four million customers via partnerships.

Apple Pay Finally Secures Deal for More Users in Australia

If you own an Apple iPhone and would like to find out how you can use Apple Pay then we have a small digest here today for you to learn all you need to know. Find out what organisations will be included in the new deal, plus other useful such as how reward programs are affected.

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November 11

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Singles Day

Posted by on November 11, 2016 at 8:57 AM

People who are single will more likely be aware that it’s ‘Singles Day’ today, but for those of you more fortunate to have someone should still spare a moment for your single friends and family. Originally started in China, it’s known as singles day because of the four 1’s the date has within it i.e. 11/11/2016.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Singles Day

Therefore those of you who are a one on ‘Singles Day’ today can find out some better ways to deal with being alone, or simply enjoy it in a happier, smarter way. Whether you are a single mum, dad or bachelor/ bachelorette, we have some fun ways for you to celebrate singularity with this weeks hack post.

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November 10

Buying a New Car? – The Most Affordable Option for You

Posted by on November 10, 2016 at 8:40 AM

A vast number of us can’t simply buy a new car because we don’t have the money available. Therefore many of us may resort to buying second hand or taking out a loan to buy a car with. If you need a newer vehicle and taking out a car loan is an option you are considering, there are different means some of which are more expensive whilst others save money.

Buying a New Car?   The Most Affordable Option for You

We are going to look at the different ways a car loan can work for you, what types of finance are available and what the best things to look out for are to ensure you make the best decision financially. Finally, I look online for the most affordable companies at different borrowing amounts.

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November 8

Amazon Waves Aussie Retail Industry Goodbye

Posted by on November 8, 2016 at 8:20 AM

This time next year we will have already had a months worth of the new Amazon, it claims will destroy the Australian retail industry. The e-commerce giant plans on launching in Australia as we know it elsewhere in the world with prices it claims will be 30% cheaper than local stores.

Amazon Waves Aussie Retail Industry Goodbye

This doesn’t seem to simply be a marketing threat either, because a special briefing with the Australian Financial Review last week revealed that the company will be researching and collecting price points on everything before setting prices at a 30% discount. Their motto for Australia’s high prices is, “your margin is our opportunity.”

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