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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 17

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Fruit and Vegetables

Posted by on March 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM

This week within our hacks article we are going to follow the trend of food, fruit and vegetables by looking at the most useful tips and tricks we can use in the kitchen to make dealing with foodstuffs easier.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Fruit and Vegetables

Whether you consider yourself a novice or expert in the kitchen, today’s food hacks will certainly teach you a few new tricks that you may have missed along the way. If you feel that we have missed anything today, please let us know in the comments section below.

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March 16

It’s Completely Possible to save Money Eating Healthy Food

Posted by on March 16, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Healthy food options can cost more and it can often be misinterpreted that living healthily is only for those who can afford it. This however is not the truth, some ‘superfoods’ may cost more money individually, but at the core of healthy living lies simple whole foods. Living frugally doesn’t have to mean meal deals and microwave dinners.

It’s Completely Possible to save Money Eating Healthy Food

The following ideas are formed around eating healthily whilst at the same time buying cost effectively, even on a small food budget. Today we hope to abolish the idea that eating healthily is expensive, so you too can choose to feed yourself and your family on better quality food.

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March 13

Save Money Upgrading Your Existing Computer Instead of Buying Brand New

Posted by on March 13, 2017 at 9:29 AM

If you read our article a few weeks ago regarding the ability build your own computer for less rather than buying a brand new one, but felt that this route was still too expensive. Today we present the best methods that you can use to upgrade an existing computer to get better value for money.

Save Money Upgrading Your Existing Computer Instead of Buying Brand New

The money saving ideas in today’s blog post will show you how to extend the life of your computer and potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. If you were considering upgrading to an Apple iMac for example this would cost thousands, so before you go shopping, consider these money saving tips and potentially pocket the extra cash.

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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 9

The Frugal Movement – Money Saving Tips and Tricks You can Use

Posted by on March 9, 2017 at 8:38 AM

There is a ‘no-spend’ movement happening right now fuelled by the money saving bloggers and others who are sick of spending their money to the beat of the consumer cycle. Those involved are saving thousands of dollars per year and it’s easy to see why others are joining the bandwagon.

The Frugal Movement – Money Saving Tips and Tricks You can Use

Australia has a debt problem and data released by Digital Finance Analytics has revealed that 20% of ‘middle-income’ Australians have no room in their budget for unexpected costs. Even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last year warned that Australian households were on a dangerous debt binge. This is what others around you are doing to fight the problem head on.

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March 3

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Pet Care Hacks

Posted by on March 3, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Those of you who read our DIY dog hacks article earlier this week may have been wondering why we didn’t cover more pets. This is why today we are going to look at the hacks that can help when caring for your chosen animals. This week we are looking at tips and tricks videos that cover dogs, cats, fish, birds and hamsters.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Pet Care Hacks

The following content is useful for both new pet owners and those with experience too. Whether you need to keep your pet entertained whilst you pop out, or you wish to learn better ways to care for them. We have you covered with today’s pet hacks post.

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February 24

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Useful Household Items

Posted by on February 24, 2017 at 8:34 AM

This week we are focusing on everyday items that can be found around the house that can be used to help achieve a number of daily tasks. Whether its repurposing soda cans or finding something better to do with your left over grocery bags, we have an idea for them all.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Useful Household Items

The main purpose for re-using these items is to help us all save money by not buying additional products to do things that these household items can do just as effectively. If you have any tips or tricks to share with us, please feel free to use the comments section at the end of this article.

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February 17

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Birthday Party Ideas

Posted by on February 17, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Those of you who have kids will undoubtedly have some form of birthday party to prepare your child for over the summer months. Whether it’s a party for yours, your friends or someone in their class, it can really make a difference to everyone involved by learning a few valuable birthday party tricks and tips.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Birthday Party Ideas

We are looking today at hacks for kids birthday parties, slumber parties, party food, games and much more. Ensure that your kids has the best time possible by helping arm the parents involved with as many games, food and party knowledge hacks possible.

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February 10

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving Gardening Tips

Posted by on February 10, 2017 at 8:43 AM

The weather is warming up and you might feel more inclined to get out into your garden to make it look more appealing for the summer. If that is the case and you consider yourself a bit of a gardener or you like to maintain a vegetable patch then today we’re looking the best hacks you can utilise in the outdoors.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving Gardening Tips

Save money on gardening equipment by utilising by-products from your everyday shopping, or consider more efficient ways of tending to your vegetable plants. Whatever your needs are, todays hacks will help you become a better gardener whilst saving money at the same time.

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February 3

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving Household Items

Posted by on February 3, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Cleaning is a chore that we all must endure at some point and for many of us we will go about it as we have been taught by our friends and family. If however, like most of us you hate it, then the content we share today will be ideal for reducing your workload and saving money at the same time.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving Household ItemsTodays hack post concerns household cleaning and other household items that can be used to improve its effectiveness or reduce the amount of money you need to spend on alternative product.

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January 27

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Living with a Smartphone

Posted by on January 27, 2017 at 8:15 AM

The vast majority of us have adapted our lives within the past 5 years to live with a smartphone. This means you have changed your lifestyle to either ensure it has charged on a daily basis, that it has internet connectivity or a range of other useful benefits that these pocket held computers bring with them.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Living with a Smartphone

This week our hacks post will look at the best ways to improve our lives with smartphones from extending battery life, to using money saving tips and tricks to reduce data usage. On top of this we look at ways to improve your travel experience with a smartphone and how to get the most out your inbuilt camera.

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January 26

Save Money on Expensive Software with Free Alternatives

Posted by on January 26, 2017 at 8:25 AM

There are so many powerful software programs out there today and they know they can charge companies big bucks, but if you haven’t got a company buying your software for you or you don’t have the budget, tools like Photoshop can seem expensive. Pro Tools, Maya and even the latest version of Windows can prove costly.

Save Money on Expensive Software with Free Alternatives

In efforts to save money we are going to look at free software that can be considered as an alternative to buying these expensive programs. This is your opportunity to get your work done to a similar level but with completely free software instead.

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