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January 30

Save Hundreds of Dollars by Avoiding Expensive Flight Booking Mistakes

Posted by on January 30, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Travelling by flight for either business or pleasure can prove expensive if done incorrectly. There is no reason to pay full price if you know how to save money booking flights as long as you know how to avoid the following mistakes.

Save Hundreds of Dollars by Avoiding Expensive Flight Booking Mistakes

Common reasons for a flight being expensive can sometimes be no fault of your own, but we wan’t to help you recognise when you can avoid these mistakes to give you the best money saving opportunities. You can start straight away on your very next booking.

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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 12

Free Travel and Better Value for Money Using Credit Cards

Posted by on January 12, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Travelling is something most of us generally enjoy and it would be a complete joy if sometimes it weren’t so expensive. Learning how to take advantage of free travel via your credit cards and other means is a great way to save money on both national and international journeys.

Free Travel and Better Value for Money Using Credit Cards

This article looks at some of the best methods to use in order to receive discounted or at times free travel by using credit cards and other known industry tips and tricks. It wont require a calculator to see how much money you could save by using these ideas the next time you go away.

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November 22

Australian Drivers Can Easily save Money on Car Insurance

Posted by on November 22, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Car Insurance is one of those things that we have to have, but don’t you get fed up of paying more than you have too. A general rule of thumb is if you can’t afford the insurance, you can’t afford the vehicle but maybe you are missing a few tricks that could save money on your car insurance policy.

Australian Drivers Can Easily save Money on Car Insurance

Rather than getting overwhelmed by choice, we provide a few tips and tricks to help you save money when choosing a new car insurance plan. Learn the true value of your vehicle for more accurate results, understand the types of brokers out there and how you can use your excess to save money too.

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November 10

Buying a New Car? – The Most Affordable Option for You

Posted by on November 10, 2016 at 8:40 AM

A vast number of us can’t simply buy a new car because we don’t have the money available. Therefore many of us may resort to buying second hand or taking out a loan to buy a car with. If you need a newer vehicle and taking out a car loan is an option you are considering, there are different means some of which are more expensive whilst others save money.

Buying a New Car?   The Most Affordable Option for You

We are going to look at the different ways a car loan can work for you, what types of finance are available and what the best things to look out for are to ensure you make the best decision financially. Finally, I look online for the most affordable companies at different borrowing amounts.

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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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October 12

Money Saving Travel Apps with a Difference

Posted by on October 12, 2016 at 8:23 AM

Scanning the web for the best online deals can feel like a chore at times because there is simply so many websites to choose from. Personally, I find the process of searching endless websites mundane and boring, yet the hope of finding a better deal or more convenient travel time for less spurs me on.

Money Saving Travel Apps with a Difference

Airfare deals, hotels, restaurants and vehicles booked with ease can make the beginning of a trip easier, which is why I want to present some of the best smartphone apps out there that help get the job done, whilst saving money. Today we look at what makes the following apps the best in the market for booking travel at your fingertips and what differentiates them with regards to saving money.

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October 10

How You Pay $1,300 Extra for a Dodgy ‘Lemon Cars’ Inconvenience

Posted by on October 10, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Statistics released by Choice have revealed that two-thirds of new car buyers find faults with their motor within the first 5 years of ownership. As if this wasn’t bad enough, research also suggests that one in six of these consumers have to sign a confidentiality agreement in order for the manufacturer to fix or replace the vehicle.

How You Pay $1,300 Extra for a Dodgy ‘Lemon Cars’ Inconvenience

If you feel that you or someone you know is in the same situation and could be saving money instead of repairing a faulty car, maybe it’s time you go back to the manufacturer. National consumer laws will be reviewed and changed this year and we want to know what is being done to protect consumers money in situations like this and what faults classify your car as a ‘lemon car’.

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October 4

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2016 Survival Tips

Posted by on October 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Those of you already thinking about the Melbourne Cup 2016 will no doubt be planning your activities and travel because it’s less than one month away. Making the most out of the day requires planning and thought, especially if you want to save money where possible and still enjoy the fun with the rest of the crowd.

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2016 Survival Tips

There are some hard fast rules that you should be aware of if you plan on making the most out of your time at the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2016. Here are the best tips and tricks I found online that were shared by veteran cup goers.

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September 27

Save Money Travelling to Work – Build your own DIY Electric Mountain Bike

Posted by on September 27, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Governments and environmental enthusiasts encourage people more and more to adopt cycling as their main mode of transport. Countless businesses across the world also have schemes in place to incentivise employees to cycle to work which is a double edge sword in improving health and reducing congestion on the roads.

Save Money Travelling to Work   Build your own DIY Electric Mountain Bike

However, if the prices of some electric bicycles are deterring you from committing to cycling then we have a solution for you. Rather than fork out thousands of dollars for an electric bicycle, use your free time one weekend to build your own DIY electric bike and save over $2,000 in the process. Read on to find out how you can build your own.

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September 16

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Travelling Made Easier

Posted by on September 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Australia is a large country and for many of us that means traveling further than the average European to get to work or generally in our daily lives. In todays modern society there are numerous ways to get around including, cars, bikes, trains, bicycles, boats and other forms of public transport.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Travelling Made Easier

Those of you who travel on a daily basis using any of the modes of transport mentioned above might be wondering how you can make your trip more pleasant or easier to deal with. Today we look at some of the best ways you can hack your mode of transport to make that journey a better version of what it was before.

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September 14

NSW Opal Travel Card: How Will the Price Changes Affect Your Wallet?

Posted by on September 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM

The Opal card has offered us plenty of convenience and ease when travelling around NSW and one of the greatest perks was free weekend travel for weekly commuters. At the beginning of September this was quietly discontinued and is no longer available after completing eight journeys.

NSW Opal Travel Card: How Will the Price Changes Affect Your Wallet?

Instead we will now need to pay half of the price after we have completed the eight journeys. To rub salt into the wound, single trip tickets have also increased in price to encourage Opal card usage. Although Transport NSW claims the new structure is fairer, certain individuals will be out of pocket by hundreds of more dollars each year because of it. So, what can we do and how will the price changes affect your wallet?

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August 30

Say Goodbye to Excessive Credit Card Charges on Thursday 1st September 2016

Posted by on August 30, 2016 at 8:37 AM

It’s finally happening, the Turnbull government passed legislation to rid us from excessive credit card charges when using our plastic. The ban comes into effect this Thursday 1st September that should be a relief for many Australian families across the country.

Say Goodbye to Excessive Credit Card Charges on Thursday 1st September 2016

The ban will immediately prevent large businesses from charging excessive fees on credit cards and if they don’t stop they will face substantial fines for doing so. Smaller merchants will be given 12 months to make alterations to comply, so watch out for the large companies which haven’t reduced surcharges after Thursday. A few companies have already made announcements about changes e.g. Qantas and Virgin Australia.

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August 24

How Does New Woolworths Rewards Compare to Coles Flybuys?

Posted by on August 24, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Woolworth has announced that it will be dropping its ‘Woolworths Dollars’ after a dreadful run that saw the program drop like a lead balloon. The supermarket will now use a points system underpinned by a partnership with Qantas Frequent Flyer. In response to customer feedback, the supermarket will overhaul the program as soon as possible, meaning it goes live on the 31st August.

How Does New Woolworths Rewards Compare to Coles Flybuys?

At the end of this month you will now collect ‘Woolworth Points’ with one point earned for every dollar spent at the supermarket, plus affiliated Caltex service stations and BWS bottle shops. To give you an overview, $2,000 dollars spent or 2,000 points earned will equate to either $10 instant discount at checkout or 870 Qantas Frequent Flyer points.

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August 23

Fuel Prices Lowest in 14 Years but Large Retailers Still Have Highest Margins

Posted by on August 23, 2016 at 8:25 AM

It’s been a rollercoaster year so far with a number of businesses closing and prices reducing all over the place due to global oil costs dropping. Now our prime minister is left with the difficult decision of getting the large corporations to explain why are taking advantage of the current market conditions to benefit their own pockets.

Fuel Prices Lowest in 14 Years but Large Retailers Still Have Highest Margins

Malcolm Turnbull should be summoning the CEO’s of Coles and Woolworths to question them on why their companies haven’t passed on the full cut of lower prices for fuel to customers. According to consumer watchdog, fuel stations across the country are realising record margins despite fuel prices being the lowest they have been in 14 years.

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