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January 16

Save Money by Knowing Your Flight Rights

Posted by on January 16, 2017 at 8:23 AM

It’s inevitable that one day you will either have a flight delayed or cancelled, from no fault of your own. Many people are unaware of their rights when this happens, and unlike simply catching the next train or bus, it can severely mess up our travelling plans.

Save Money by Knowing Your Flight Rights

Today we are looking at your entitlements to compensation if a flight is either delayed or cancelled. If you have ever experienced this in the past then you may also be entitled to compensation, which may not help you save money but will certainly give you the best chance of reclaiming money that you thought you had lost.

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January 13

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Keeping Cool In Summer

Posted by on January 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM

During the summer the likely hood of you heading down to the beach may be very probable and that’s why this week we’re focusing on hacks for the beach, using your own swimming pool and general hacks for dealing with the Australian heat. Our aim is offer both money saving hacks and other DIY tips and tricks you can use to potentially reduce the amount money spent keeping cool.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Keeping Cool In Summer

We are going to look at ways to help you deal with the heat, how to save money on practical ways to help you further enjoy your time outdoors in the sun other generally useful pieces of information that can make this summer the coolest yet.

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January 10

A Value for Money Comparison of Australia’s Biggest Gym Chains

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 9:09 AM

The average price of a monthly gym membership across the country is $65 with people in their 30’s spending the most at $70 per month. However, what defines a good value for money gym when there are so many to choose from. We want to look at our usage, what the gym has to offer and other key areas to determine value for money.

A Value for Money Comparison of Australia’s Biggest Gym Chains

Our personal goals will also dictate value for money because whilst some may love to put their head down and jump on the treadmill, others may enjoy the social aspects of the gym. We define value by looking at equipment, staff, social atmosphere, membership perks and a range of others and how the gyms compare against each other with help from an industry professional. Our aim is to help you understand if you are at the best gym available, whether you could save money by changing company and what deals and discounts are available to take advantage of.

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January 9

Save Money on Gold Jewellery by Knowing the Different Qualities

Posted by on January 9, 2017 at 8:47 AM

Buying Jewellery is always expensive, but did you know that there are ways to save money on your next purchase by educating yourself on the different qualities. Instead of buying solid gold for example you could buy something that looks the same quality but is only gold-filled.

Save Money on Gold Jewellery by Knowing the Different Qualities

Today we are going to look at the difference between gold plated, gold vermeil and gold-filled jewellery and how you can save money on jewellery, by buying something that looks as good for considerably less. Learning the differences between these types of gold jewellery can help you save hundreds of dollars in a single purchase.

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January 4

Forced Money Saving Tax Free Threshold Strategy

Posted by on January 4, 2017 at 8:32 AM

Those of you who struggle to put aside money each month for savings may prefer a technique that forces you to save money instead. Forced savings can be achieved by utilising the Australian Tax Office (ATO) by basically paying over and above what you will likely owe in tax.

Forced Money Saving Tax Free Threshold Strategy

This forced money saving technique can reward you with up to $6,000 within twelve months and will continue to do so every year, so below we are going to explain how you can use it to your advantage. This idea pulls on the basis that every Australian is entitled to a tax-free threshold.

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December 29

The Best Windows 2-in-1 Devices to Buy for the New Year

Posted by on December 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM

A new year will certainly bring new challenges and one that you may be looking to overcome more easily is the versatility of your workstation. Microsoft is trying to change the way we work by combining both the practicality of a laptop with the ease of a touch screen tablet. Yet, with so many choices on the market, we decided to narrow the list down for you to our favourites.

The Best Windows 2 in 1 Devices to Buy for the New Year

Gone are the days where we have to carry around multiple devices, because the following 2-in-1 laptops combine everything into a popular handheld size. We are going to look at the top three choices on the market and see how much they compare the industry standard Apple MacBook Pro which starts at $2,199.

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December 28

Ikea’s Home Delivery Service and How to save Money at Their Stores

Posted by on December 28, 2016 at 8:14 AM

IKEA in Australia for the first time in Australia have launched a new service allowing customers to receive their products delivered to their front door. The service will go into action first at their Canberra store, with the service rolling out to other stores later. The ‘click-and-collect’ service costs $20, whilst home delivery starts at $79, depending on location.

Ikea’s Home Delivery Service and How to save Money at Their Stores

David Hood, IKEA’s country manager plans to roll the service out in efforts to boost sales by 10%. Ultimately, IKEA do not charge for size, weight or number of items, delivery prices are driven by location, so when combining the money saving tricks below and bundling them all into a delivery, their $79 shipping cost can save you a whole lot of stress and even your back.

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December 15

Money Saving Christmas Bargains and Shopping Tips

Posted by on December 15, 2016 at 8:44 AM

We are well within the countdown to Christmas and with office parties and kids holidays / parties all kicking in, it can make your money saving activity seem rather fruitless. That’s why we are going to share some money saving tips that you can utilise over the next couple of weeks to ensure you don’t bust the bank account before Christmas.

Money Saving Christmas Bargains and Shopping Tips

If you like to plan further ahead then the following money saving tips will also give you the best chance of starting the new year on the right side of the breadline. Work will generally be quieter for most industries at this time of year too so utilise your free time and keep more money in your wallet with these money saving tips.

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December 12

How to Avoid a $300 Energy Bill Increase in 2017

Posted by on December 12, 2016 at 8:43 AM

Victoria residents will be well aware of the pending closure of the Hazelwood power station and the aftermath that may result in skyrocketing gas and electricity bills for households. The closure could cost us all an extra $300 per quarter.

How to Avoid a $300 Energy Bill Increase in 2017

That’s on top of AGL Energy increasing prices by 10% already, meaning NSW, Tasmania and Southern Australian will have to find a new provider to replace the cheapest electricity generator the country knew, Hazelwood. These are the money saving options to consider before you begin to panic.

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December 8

Save Money with Free Mobile Data and Call Credit from Optus

Posted by on December 8, 2016 at 8:25 AM

This offer applies to Optus prepaid customers who use their Android phones lock screen as an advertising platform. Along with free data, the telecom company are also throwing in free call credit to sweeten the deal too. This has all become available due to a partnership with New Zealand based start-up called Postr.

Save Money with Free Mobile Data and Call Credit from Optus

Optus Xtra is a free Android app that gives users 1GB of free data or $2 of credit every 28 days, across a variety of Optus prepaid plans. Basically, in exchange for you downloading the app and allowing it to use your lock screen to advertise, they reward you with free data and calls.

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December 6

Woolworths and Australia Post Partnership save Customers Money

Posted by on December 6, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Woolworths has partnered with Australia Post in efforts to encourage more customers to visit their stores. Aldi is applying immense pressure on the industry and with the announcement of Amazon Fresh hitting our shores next year, it’s no wonder Coles and Woolies are going to great lengths to retain our attention.

Woolworths and Australia Post Partnership save Customers Money

Woolworths will be the first supermarket to offer customers the ability to combine their online shopping with their supermarket run. The plan is to roll out 500 Australia Post 24/7 parcel lockers into stores across the country, to allow you to collect your deliveries from instore.

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December 5

The Best Value Alternatives to Replace Your Presto Service

Posted by on December 5, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Presto, the Australian streaming service is planned to shut down in February 2017 due to increasing competition from Netflix and Stan. Although for many of us the service is inferior to Netflix, on the date of the closure announcement Presto had 130,000 subscribed customers.

The Best Value Alternatives to Replace Your Presto Service

Those of you still undecided on which service might be the right replacement may be interested to learn about other options on the market. Many of you may already have a second service, but if you still wish to have two subscriptions after Presto powers down, these are the best value options to fill the void.

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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 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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