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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 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 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 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 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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February 20

Save Money Learning Plumbing Problems That Cost Home Buyers Thousands

Posted by on February 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM

On average, 30% of new homeowners experience some plumbing issue with their new property, all because they didn’t notice problems when viewing and purchasing the place initially. Today we look at the most common plumbing problems that cost home-owners big bucks.

Save Money Learning Plumbing Problems That Cost Home Buyers Thousands

This article will outline what you should look out for when inspecting a property before buying to potentially save thousands of dollars. Noticing issues like these could also save you thousands off the price of your new home by putting you in a better bargaining position.

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