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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 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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January 31

When Extended Warranty Can save You Money

Posted by on January 31, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Those of you who have made biggish purchase such as a TV, home appliance or automobile may have been offered an extended warranty, which basically covers repair beyond the manufacturers expiration date, usually by a couple of years. This costs an additional fee and although we are protected by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a period of time, a warranty can save you money in certain circumstances.

When Extended Warranty Can save You Money

Home appliances and TV’s for example don’t generally break down until we need a new one, so today we’re going to look at when buying an extended warranty might be a good idea and why it might save you money in the future to help you avoid expensive suprises.

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January 10

A Value for Money Comparison of Australia’s Biggest Gym Chains

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 9:09 AM

The average price of a monthly gym membership across the country is $65 with people in their 30’s spending the most at $70 per month. However, what defines a good value for money gym when there are so many to choose from. We want to look at our usage, what the gym has to offer and other key areas to determine value for money.

A Value for Money Comparison of Australia’s Biggest Gym Chains

Our personal goals will also dictate value for money because whilst some may love to put their head down and jump on the treadmill, others may enjoy the social aspects of the gym. We define value by looking at equipment, staff, social atmosphere, membership perks and a range of others and how the gyms compare against each other with help from an industry professional. Our aim is to help you understand if you are at the best gym available, whether you could save money by changing company and what deals and discounts are available to take advantage of.

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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 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.

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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 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?

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October 25

Stop Amazon’s Recommendation Algorithm from Ripping You Off

Posted by on October 25, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Amazon across the world has built a reputation providing an engine to buy cheap, reliable products from a vast array of suppliers. The company delivers three million packages per day across the globe but something fishy is going on with their pricing algorithm. The website advertises that it shows you the cheapest deal when you search for a product, but lately deal hunters have seen that this isn’t necessarily the case.

Stop Amazons Recommendation Algorithm from Ripping You Off

A new study suggests that the algorithm may be slightly skewed in favour of showing products from Amazon partners rather than simply the best deal available. ProPublica, a public interest journalism not-for-profit foundation conducted the analysis and found that simply relying on the Amazon buy box would cost you more money.

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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 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.

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September 29

Money Saving Recap – What are you forgetting?

Posted by on September 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Many of us go around each day thinking about ways to save money here and there, but over time it’s the consistent saving methods that will keep the most amounts in your pocket. Money saving pursuits such as rushing into the shopping centre so you don’t incur a bigger parking ticket bill in the grand scheme of things isn’t going to change your life too much, unless you go every day.

Money Saving Recap – What are you forgetting?

The famous saying goes, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, and this can relieve money saving related stress when it comes to avoiding expenses. Therefore today we are going to recap on the best techniques you can use, to ensure you are saving money on the bigger costs in life and how maintaining them can potentially save thousands each year. The best part is that they only take minutes to initiate.

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September 7

Easy Money Saving Tips When Supermarket Shopping

Posted by on September 7, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Grocery shopping, is the one thing that can’t be avoided and the one thing that our earnings must be spent on, yet how can we save money supermarket shopping without having to think about it too much? Prices are changing all the time especially with the current supermarket battle between Woolworths, Coles and ALDI. This may make pricing a little confusing or certainly less consistent than you are used to.

Easy Money Saving Tips When Supermarket Shopping

Therefore, today we present to you a variety of tips to keep your supermarket shopping bill as low as possible, whilst helping you to navigate the ever changing waters of the current supermarket industry. Additionally, tied into this post I will throw in some of the hottest deals currently available at these supermarkets so you can save even more money during your next shop.

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August 3

Money Skills You Should Learn in Your Twenties

Posted by on August 3, 2016 at 8:43 AM

The twenties are a time of experimentation with both life and especially money as we become more independent and learn the role it plays in our life. Amidst all the learning and new experiences, financial goals can seem something for old people and therefore nothing to worry about. However, learning how to save money and manage it in your twenties can vastly improve your financial health later down the line.

Money Skills You Should Learn in Your Twenties

 

Money at no point in a person’s life should be neglected, the thought of dealing with it later on in life is something that can potentially ruin personal financial wealth. The following money tips will teach you the basics of how to deal with money ideally within your twenties, but also at any stage in your life. Find out more about how money management will help you utilise your earnings to their maximum potential.

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July 28

Petrol or Diesel: Which Is Better for Your Wallet and Why?

Posted by on July 28, 2016 at 9:01 AM

A topic that has surely crossed your mind when considering buying a car is, which is the better option: a diesel or petrol vehicle? No doubt there are benefits to both, but making the right decision for your personal situation can be the difference between saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Petrol or Diesel: Which Is Better for Your Wallet and Why?

Are you aware of all the benefits that each fuel has to offer, because if you are not then this article will help you understand the positive aspects of the two. The goal is to provide enough information so that anyone trying to choose between a petrol and diesel engine can make an educated decision so that they end up getting the best value for money.

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