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March 24

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Computer and Online Tricks

Posted by on March 24, 2017 at 8:11 AM

Over the past couple of weeks we have applied a slight focus onto how to save money with your technology and tips and tricks to improve our experiences with them. To continue under this theme, today we are going to look at the hacks you can apply to your computer and online use, under the friendly form of the word hack.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Computer and Online Tricks

We are not teaching anyone how to hack a computer or website here, we simply mean how to improve your experience with your laptop, computer or online website use. We are going to look at how using certain websites can help you find money saving deals on websites like eBay or how certain tricks can improve your Wi-Fi signal strength and more.

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March 23

Money Saving Tips to Consider When Taking out Insurance

Posted by on March 23, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Gone are the days when staying loyal to your insurance provider would mean that you could save money. The new style of marketing from insurance providers has created an industry of money saving deals and discounts for new customers only. If you change every year you could receive a much better deal.

Money Saving Tips to Consider When Taking out Insurance

Insurance is a necessary evil, but when you receive letters saying ‘why is your insurance going up when you haven’t made a claim’ it really makes you hate the company. Therefore in an effort to fight back, Buckscoop is going to arm you with money saving tips and advice to bring power back to the people in the battle against insurance.

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March 21

Computer Problems and How to save Money When They Happen

Posted by on March 21, 2017 at 8:43 AM

The computer is something we have all become accustomed to over the past 20 years, whether it’s for work, pleasure or both. Problems and annoying error messages come as part of the package and dealing with them could result in spending hundreds of dollars with expensive computer maintenance guys when you could possibly save money and fix the issue yourself with a little patience.

Computer Problems and How to save Money When They Happen

Losing data can be one of the biggest worries for most of us so with this in mind we are going to look at some of the most common computer issues experienced by the masses. Then we will explore the options you have available to you, to resolve the issue by yourself and hopefully offer you an opportunity to save money where it counts.

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March 20

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Posted by on March 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM

None of you may have heard of Kaufland before, but we wouldn’t blame you either because it’s big in places like Bulgaria and other eastern European countries. The big supermarket chain has announced that it is coming to Australia, its first English speaking country to date.

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Kaufland stores are different to those of Aldi because they are usually 20,000 square meters in size, that’s 15 times larger than Aldi and five times larger than a big Coles or Woolworths. The large discount store is known for cheap money saving deals and discounts, holding roughly 40,000 items compared to Aldi’s 1,300 different products.

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March 10

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Office Improvements

Posted by on March 10, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Those of you who work from home within your home-office may be missing out on vital ways to improve your workspace, both from a storage capacity / layout point of view and from a money saving aspect. The hack videos that we look at today will help you improve your workspace cost effectively and its space efficiency.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Office Improvements

We look at ways to enable you to work more efficiently during those busy periods, how you can implement instant improvements to make your experience more bearable and how a little bit of DIY can greatly enhance both the image and organisation of your home office.

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March 8

Costco Forces Groceries to Grow in Size at Coles and Woolworths

Posted by on March 8, 2017 at 8:52 AM

If you’ve noticed that things seem to be ‘super-sizing’ at Coles and Woolworths then you are not alone. This is a tactic the supermarkets are using to fend off competition from the large discount supermarket chain Costco.

Costco Forces Groceries to Grow in Size at Coles and Woolworths

Costco is a membership-based retailer that opened its doors in Australia in 2009. If Coles and Woolworths didn’t think Aldi was doing enough damage by itself, the addition of Costco is really hurting their performance. Therefore the growing  maximum packaging sizes of our groceries is a direct result that offer customers greater value for money.

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March 6

Discount Store TK Maxx Plans to Launch in Australia next Month

Posted by on March 6, 2017 at 8:40 AM

If the wake of Amazon coming to Australian hasn’t scared department store managers enough, then the arrival of discount store TK Maxx should get their minds whirling. The traditional retail market is about to get an abrupt arrival from the global discount chain renowned for its bargain designer brand offerings.

Discount Store TK Maxx Plans to Launch in Australia next Month

TK Maxx plans to launch in April this year by opening 35 stores under a new business model that many Australians haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing in their home country before. We are looking forward to a more H&M, Top Shop and Zara style shopping experience that may save money in the hundreds.

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March 2

Easy to Prepare DIY Dog Treats That save Money

Posted by on March 2, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Dog owners in today’s society value their pets almost as high as humans which in return has fuelled the huge growth in the pet market and has certainly increased the prices of treating our furry friends. There is plenty of choice in the market, but due to the number of recalls we’ve had in recent history on pet food, it can be reassuring to know the ingredients they are actually eating for ourselves.

Easy to Prepare DIY Dog Treats That save Money

Dog treats are incredibly easy to create unlike those for humans, but because we are making them ourselves we know that our furry friends are getting better value for money. Learn these easy money saving dog treats that you can make yourself, but ensure that you check with your veterinarian if your pet has a sensitive digestive system first.

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February 28

Australian Supplement Industry Changes Could save Us Millions

Posted by on February 28, 2017 at 8:46 AM

The stimulus for this article came from the new labels that were proposed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and how much these supplements we take actually do for us. These new labels are aimed to separate the good from the bad, with the bad representing the pills that do very little for us and waste our money.

Australian Supplement Industry Changes Could save Us Millions

Our greatest hope is that the new system helps people across Australia save money by being better educated with more accurate labels on supplement bottles. The proposed changes not only offer the potential to save Australian millions of dollars, it will make our country a world leader in complementary medicine regulations.

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February 21

How to Prevent Necessary Debt from Ruining Your Credit Score

Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 8:12 AM

Everyone who borrows money should be aware of the fact that at some point that borrowing may go against you on your credit report if not maintained properly. One of the most common misunderstandings about your credit rating is exactly when a late payment will show up on your record.

How to Prevent Necessary Debt from Ruining Your Credit Score

Secondly, knowing when a late payment can potentially harm your credit rating can take a load of stress off of you in hard up times. It’s safe to say that its complicated due to the credit environment, but learning these windows of time can help you more safely borrow money when you absolutely need to.

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February 20

Save Money Learning Plumbing Problems That Cost Home Buyers Thousands

Posted by on February 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM

On average, 30% of new homeowners experience some plumbing issue with their new property, all because they didn’t notice problems when viewing and purchasing the place initially. Today we look at the most common plumbing problems that cost home-owners big bucks.

Save Money Learning Plumbing Problems That Cost Home Buyers Thousands

This article will outline what you should look out for when inspecting a property before buying to potentially save thousands of dollars. Noticing issues like these could also save you thousands off the price of your new home by putting you in a better bargaining position.

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February 16

How to save Money Building a Personal Computer

Posted by on February 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM

Those enthusiasts out there who enjoy building a more superior machine compared to what can be bought off the shelf, may know a few of these money saving tricks. Although you can’t consider yourself a true guru unless you know every tip there is.

How to save Money Building a Personal Computer

Today we are looking at how you can build a PC without having to spend a cent more than is necessary. Whether you’re aim is to build a basic every day computer or you’re building a gaming rig, we look at the smart computer tips to keep costs and save money wherever possible.

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February 13

Save Thousands of Dollars in 2017 with These Money Saving Tips

Posted by on February 13, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Learning a few new money saving tips and tricks might be on your agenda for 2017 and if it is then we have exactly what you are looking. Did you know that making only a few minor adjustments to your spending habits could save you as much as $9,000 this year?

Save Thousands of Dollars in 2017 with These Money Saving Tips

Reducing our excessive spending is usually a topic on our minds around new years resolutions time, but for many it can seem too big a task at face value. That’s why today we are going to look at expenses that generally sneak under the radar and how to eradicate these hidden costs that we do not need.

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February 9

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

Posted by on February 9, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Those parents out there who have kids starting high school this year may be concerned about the way they are making their way home from school with no means of contact. If you are considering getting your child a smartphone to stay in contact with, then we’re looking at the best money saving options available.

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

The way we see it is that there are three main options you can consider. The first would be giving your kid a hand-me-down device, second is to buy a device outright and thirdly get a new phone on a 12-24 month contract. The first two options could either be a prepaid or monthly contract SIM. However, which is the best solution for you is what we’re exploring here today.

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February 7

Best Value for Money Foods – Cost per Calorie

Posted by on February 7, 2017 at 8:45 AM

A balanced diet will be drawn from a range of different types of food mainly fruits, vegetables and also beans. Other food groups don’t offer as much variety, but mixing things up will ensure a varied and healthy diet. At the same time we want to focus on saving money supermarket shopping.

Best Value for Money Foods – Cost per Calorie

We are going to look at how you can spend less at the supermarket whilst still eating a healthy diet and getting the best value for money based on calorie consumption. This information will help you plan your weeks meals along with your grocery shopping to save money.

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