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April 13

Money Saving Tips to Implement During Day Light Saving Hours

Posted by on April 13, 2017 at 8:35 AM

A few simple changes can go a long way when trying to save money at this time of year. Whether it’s your personal time that you want to save by offsetting it against costs or simply another online search for money saving ideas on the web, we believe we have a few to add to your money tips arsenal.

Money Saving Tips to Implement During Day Light Saving Hours

The ideas that we look at today are things such as an autumn clean out as opposed to a spring clean, refreshing your pantry with more cooler weather meals or getting a little more out of your local community to aid your quest for more money saving ideas. Even a few caught me off guard and I thought I had seen everything on this blog.

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April 11

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Posted by on April 11, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Netflix has been popular with Aussies since it hit our shores with the service now boasting as many as 6 million subscribers. The love doesn’t stop there either because many fans enjoy Stan too, the Aussie native service that competes with Netflix by offering its own unique library titles, both national and international.

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Now many of us will feel it necessary to fork out for unlimited broadband packages to fuel our Netflix or Stan binge watching, but with so much TV being watched it’s difficult to keep it always over broadband. Busy lives may cause us to continue watching on the go and this is why you could save yourself hundreds of dollars and still finish that cliffhanger ending.

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April 10

The Best Value for Money Showbags at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Posted by on April 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Those of you who attend the annual Sydney Royal Easter show may share in the excitement of their notorious showbags. These bags of fun have been a token part of the event since the early 1900’s, with recent years hosting as many as 400 different bags at different price points from $3 and up to $30.

The Best Value for Money Showbags at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

The amount of choice can be overwhelming when making a decision, so we are going to make the decision easier for you, by showing you which showbag offers the best value for money and those that offer the worst.

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April 6

Telecom Tricks That Encourage You to Spend More Money

Posted by on April 6, 2017 at 8:41 AM

The recent launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 may have got you or someone you know in the mood for an upgrade. In today’s market you will need to have your wits about you if you want to get good value for money, the fact that there are dozens of phones and hundreds of plans doesn’t make it easy either.

Telecom Tricks That Encourage You to Spend More Money

You can save money simply by educating yourself on the tricks that telecom companies use and that’s exactly what we are going to cover here today. Whether you have heard about tricks such as the decoy pricing method or others, we will shine light on them today and hopefully help you save money.

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April 4

Bad Financial Habits You Should Stop Teaching Your Kids Now

Posted by on April 4, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Kids are very impressionable and parents have a great responsibility in showing them the correct way to do things in life. There is one problem however, and that can be sometimes we don’t know they are looking up to us on certain aspects of our daily lives.

Bad Financial Habits You Should Stop Teaching Your Kids Now

Scientific studies show that kids as young as seven years old have already formed money habits, so it is never too early to begin setting an example. Today we are going to cover some of the money habits you should be aware of that may be teaching your kids bad ideologies.

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April 3

Money Saving Tips for the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

Posted by on April 3, 2017 at 8:34 AM

That time of year has come again and this year the Sydney Royal Easter show runs from Thursday 6th to Wednesday 19th April. This family fun filled event can be a great occasion for everyone to enjoy, but it can also be costly too.

Money Saving Tips for the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

Standard entry tickets for a family of four consisting of two adults and two kids can cost more than $120 and that’s without any rides. So, if you feel like spending less this year then we have some great money saving tips that will make your experience more cost effective so you can enjoy yourself more.

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March 30

Untrustworthy Comparison Websites That Hide the True Money Saving Deals

Posted by on March 30, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Trust is something large companies are taking advantage of more in recent years because the ‘lazy tax’ is worth billions of dollars to them each year. The companies we rely on take advantage of us knowing that we are less likely to shop around for mortgages, credit cards, insurance and utilities if they keep us slightly happy.

Untrustworthy Comparison Websites That Hide the True Money Saving Deals

Those of you intending to shop around for better rates may consider using a comparison website to find the best deals. Well, you may get taken for another ride by using these websites too. Comparison websites promise to save you money by finding the best deals online, but we’ve got some information to share with you that will change your opinion.

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March 29

The Cost of Health Vs. Hope in Australia

Posted by on March 29, 2017 at 8:17 AM

The Australian public spend roughly $28 billion per year on their health, which includes $3 billion on hospitals, $5.5 billion on dental care and $11 billion on medication. Health insurance across the country reaches $21 billion each year and amongst the wealthy countries, we have the third highest reliance on medical products.

The Cost of Health Vs. Hope in Australia

Knowing these details, how much are you paying for your health? Is this a problem that you can rectify or is your health insurance and its costs providing good value for money? We look at the costs of health care and the amount of money being wasted every year on un-proven, un-tested products.

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March 27

Loyalty Programs Claim to save Money but Do They Really?

Posted by on March 27, 2017 at 8:19 AM

Loyalty programs may seem like a great idea to buy into because you get rewarded for your continued business with a brand. Wrong, they only really benefit the retailer in the long run because they are not designed to reward us at all in the grand scheme of things. Their main reason for existence is to milk more money from their high-value customers.

Loyalty Programs Claim to save Money but Do They Really?

The worst part about these loyalty programs is that they actually work, with a number of loyalty program websites claiming that their members spend 40% more than standard customers. The following article will explain how they work and how you are getting ripped off if you use one of these programs.

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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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