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January 18

Save Money Keeping Your Animals Cool This Summer

Posted by on January 18, 2017 at 8:40 AM

As summer begins to heat up our country our households will begin resorting to air-conditioning to keep us cool. However, whilst we are at work we will usually turn it off, but for those with pets we may be inclined to leave it on to help them keep cool during the hottest parts of the day.

Save Money Keeping Your Animals Cool This Summer

This can be an additional expense that can burn a whole our pocket so in order to avoid extra costs, we are going to look at ways you can keep your pets cool and hydrated, whilst saving money on bills. Energy consumption records show that there was an increase last year directly related to A/C being left on for our furry friends so, if you fell victim to this, then today we have money saving solutions for you.

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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 6

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Summer BBQ Tips and Tricks

Posted by on January 6, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Following on from last weeks hacks post regarding hosting dinner parties, this week we will focus on how to master the BBQ when hosting a dinner party. Whether you’re a BBQ novice or an experienced professional there is plenty of hacks in todays post to brush up your skills.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Summer BBQ Tips and Tricks

We are going to cover areas such as how to start a coal BBQ when you have forgotten firestarters, or how to masterfully smoke fish or cook the best BBQ ribs in town. If you all of the above then try the BBQ hacks video for other interesting ideas.

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January 5

Save Money Living in the Big City on a Small Budget

Posted by on January 5, 2017 at 8:24 AM

Living in the big city can bring excitement and energy but also high costs. If you are someone who has succumb to the allure of living in the big city but you want to try and make it on a small budget then the following money saving tips are aimed to help you achieve this.

Save Money Living in the Big City on a Small Budget

This article includes information from a variety of money saving experts around the world who have shared their knowledge on the best ways to spend less whilst living in a centrally. Certain tips may seem like common knowledge whilst others may be the beginning of a new affordable city lifestyle.

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December 30

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Dinner Party Tips and Ideas

Posted by on December 30, 2016 at 8:17 AM

As we get into the full swing of summer it’s going to be increasingly difficult to either avoid hosting your own dinner party or attending one at some point. These fun occasions can be a great way to bond with friends whilst still not spending the earth on food and entertainment.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Dinner Party Tips and Ideas

The following tips and hacks will provide you with great ideas on how to prepare in advance for receiving guests, what to include when preparing cheap meal ideas and much more. Additionally, if bugs can be a pest in your garden then learn some of these DIY bug repellent ideas too.

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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 9

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Best to Buy in December Sales

Posted by on December 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM

There are certain times of the year to buy certain products and then there are times to steer clear. This week we are looking at the best products you can buy in the month of December, firstly because of the amount of money saving opportunities there are and secondly due to it being the right time of year statistically to buy these products because of online discounts.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Best to Buy in December Sales

To give you a brief overview, you can expect to find information and hacks on how to buy statically the best products in Australia during December: Champagne, televisions, tools, golf clubs and technology. The videos below will help explain more about which products you should be looking at and help you begin scoping out the best money saving deals online for yourself.

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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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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 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 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 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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October 28

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Posted by on October 28, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Everywhere you go this weekend will likely be filled with the Halloween theme all around both for adults and kids. If you are feeling a little lost on how to prepare yours or your kids costumes or even your house for the invasion of kids in search of candy, then these last minute hacks should give you a push in the right direction.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Learn last minute costume hacks to save money on having to buy expensive pre-made ones. Grab a few spooky decoration tips to improve your house for less, plus many other Halloween ideas to get everybody into the spooky spirit.

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October 24

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

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