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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 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 15

Money Saving Ideas to Reduce Paying Full Price for Private School Fees

Posted by on March 15, 2017 at 8:26 AM

If you are fortunate enough to send your kids to private school then you may dread the idea of the annual expense this adds to your finances. You are not alone, many experience that endless forking out for school fees each year and there are ways to save money in the process.

Money Saving Ideas to Reduce Paying Full Price for Private School Fees

Today we look at the best ways you can save money whilst still paying for private school fees for your children. If you have learnt any other ways that may benefit our community outside of the information here today, please feel free to share your advice in the comments section at the end of this article.

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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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