Hottest Deals

Posts Tagged ‘Australian Money Saving’

January 9

Save Money on Gold Jewellery by Knowing the Different Qualities

Posted by on January 9, 2017 at 8:47 AM

Buying Jewellery is always expensive, but did you know that there are ways to save money on your next purchase by educating yourself on the different qualities. Instead of buying solid gold for example you could buy something that looks the same quality but is only gold-filled.

Save Money on Gold Jewellery by Knowing the Different Qualities

Today we are going to look at the difference between gold plated, gold vermeil and gold-filled jewellery and how you can save money on jewellery, by buying something that looks as good for considerably less. Learning the differences between these types of gold jewellery can help you save hundreds of dollars in a single purchase.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

December 14

The Best Value 4K Blu-ray Player in Oz: The Xbox One S

Posted by on December 14, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Christmas is around the corner and those looking to beef up their home cinema system with a new Blu-Ray player may be looking at online discounts and deals, especially as online streaming it becoming more popular. However, you may be leaving some stones unturned because the best value for money Blu-Ray player on the market today in Australia is the Xbox One S.

The Best Value 4K Blu ray Player in Oz: The Xbox One S

The best investment you can make into a piece of Blu-Ray technology today is not a standard player anymore, it’s one that can do much more. An Xbox One S will set you back around $349, and when compared to other devices that can upscale to 4K, it looks like a pretty good deal. Check out our comparison table to find out how much money you could save.

Read the rest of this entry »

December 12

How to Avoid a $300 Energy Bill Increase in 2017

Posted by on December 12, 2016 at 8:43 AM

Victoria residents will be well aware of the pending closure of the Hazelwood power station and the aftermath that may result in skyrocketing gas and electricity bills for households. The closure could cost us all an extra $300 per quarter.

How to Avoid a $300 Energy Bill Increase in 2017

That’s on top of AGL Energy increasing prices by 10% already, meaning NSW, Tasmania and Southern Australian will have to find a new provider to replace the cheapest electricity generator the country knew, Hazelwood. These are the money saving options to consider before you begin to panic.

Read the rest of this entry »

November 28

Save Money on Electricity This Summer with These Energy Saving Tips

Posted by on November 28, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Air-conditioning is an expensive way to keep cool and if you want to avoid high electricity bills this summer, plus reduce your energy consumption on other household electrical appliances, here are some top tips for reducing that bill.

Save Money on Electricity This Summer with These Energy Saving Tips

One in eight Australians cannot afford their electricity bills according to a study published on abc.net.au. Knowing this and being aware that electricity costs have increased by over $1,000 per year for some households should make the following tips and tricks give you a great money saving sigh of relief. Find out how you can save more money starting today.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

November 17

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Posted by on November 17, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription service in Australia and for many ebook readers it’s considered the Netflix for books. The service offers customers access to over one million titles for a monthly subscription fee.

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Whilst the service offers an abundance of reading material, is its offering as good as other countries? After launching over two years ago in the United States Amazon still has left parts out of the Australian launch such as audiobooks, plus it’s more expensive than some TV subscriptions. Therefore we ask the question, what type of reader is this service good value for money?

Read the rest of this entry »

November 8

Amazon Waves Aussie Retail Industry Goodbye

Posted by on November 8, 2016 at 8:20 AM

This time next year we will have already had a months worth of the new Amazon, it claims will destroy the Australian retail industry. The e-commerce giant plans on launching in Australia as we know it elsewhere in the world with prices it claims will be 30% cheaper than local stores.

Amazon Waves Aussie Retail Industry Goodbye

This doesn’t seem to simply be a marketing threat either, because a special briefing with the Australian Financial Review last week revealed that the company will be researching and collecting price points on everything before setting prices at a 30% discount. Their motto for Australia’s high prices is, “your margin is our opportunity.”

Read the rest of this entry »

October 19

Save Money Buying an Ex-rental Car and Forget Old-fashioned Stigma

Posted by on October 19, 2016 at 8:32 AM

There is no doubt that buying a second hand car is better value for money even if you can afford a brand new vehicle. The depreciation of that shiny new forecourt car is so severe that it makes any money saving conscious being, scowl at the idea. Cars can depreciate anywhere between 20-40% as soon as you roll it out of the showroom, so rather than waste money or risk it on the open market, why not consider rental cars?

Save Money Buying an Ex rental Car and Forget Old fashioned Stigma

Rental car companies need to rotate stock regularly due to a range of financing, insurance, buy-back and maintenance deals in place, basically meaning newer cars equal less problems for them. A good service history and maintenance completed by approved mechanical professionals could offer you better value for money compared to a random second hand car purchase.

Read the rest of this entry »

October 17

Biggest Rip-offs You Can Buy in Australia

Posted by on October 17, 2016 at 8:38 AM

An interesting study came out recently which reviewed products available on the open market in Australia that proved to be the biggest waste of money you could buy. If you have been caught out buying any of these products, it’s never too late to stop.

Biggest Rip offs You Can Buy in Australia

Save money and choose to buy products that offer better value for money because the corporate world is designed to part us with our hard earned cash. Marketing a product in a particular way can sometimes distract us from our money saving goals if we are not cautious enough and cause us to throw good money after bad. Here are some of those ridiculous money wasting products you can buy in Australia.

Read the rest of this entry »

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’.

Read the rest of this entry »

September 21

How to Use Money as a Tool, Not Simply as a Goal

Posted by on September 21, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Money is often looked at as a means to an end, “if we have x then we can buy y”, and this often leads to a negative relationship with the currency. If we can’t afford and item then it becomes something that constantly gets in our way. However if you don’t want for much then you may believe saving enough will solve all of our problems, which is never really the case.

How to Use Money as a Tool, Not Simply as a Goal

Money should be looked at as a tool rather than simply a figure to save towards and this can seem easier for people who have plenty of it. But those of us who don’t have so much seem to have so many more money related problems and therefore can fall under the illusion that if you save enough, your problems will be over and its this type of mind-set that can allow money to run your life. So, how can you use your money as a tool to shift your mind-set and help you save money objectively rather than aimlessly?

Read the rest of this entry »

September 15

Save Money for a New Smartphone with These Money Saving Apps

Posted by on September 15, 2016 at 8:41 AM

In the fortnight we have witnessed numerous scandals across the smartphone industry. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has had a global recall due to exploding batteries and the latest Apple iPhone 7 has been slandered for looking the same as the past two years models and only adding water resistance but nothing else.

Save Money for a New Smartphone with These Money Saving Apps

If you are feeling like the massive amounts of money required to buy these new handsets is a little daunting then why not hold onto your device for one more year, save money and put it towards a more desirable smartphone in 2017. These are some of the best money saving apps in Australia that make saving simple and manageable from your mobile phone.

Read the rest of this entry »

September 5

Clever Money Saving Tips to Repurpose Kitchen Scraps

Posted by on September 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM

The hard-core money savers amongst us may be trying to find ways to reutilise our kitchen scraps. These may include coffee grounds, vegetable peels, corncobs, fruit cores etc. They are all waste and in many households would usually end up straight in the bin.

Clever Money Saving Tips to Repurpose Kitchen Scraps

Instead, today we are going to look at some of the best ways you can reuse these scraps in clever ways before they get thrown away. Most of these ideas are centred around creating additional meals or aiding the process of cooking a meal. So if you don’t want to simply throw away your scraps then find out how you can save money by getting better value for your previous purchases.

Read the rest of this entry »