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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 30

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Dinner Party Tips and Ideas

Posted by on December 30, 2016 at 8:17 AM

As we get into the full swing of summer it’s going to be increasingly difficult to either avoid hosting your own dinner party or attending one at some point. These fun occasions can be a great way to bond with friends whilst still not spending the earth on food and entertainment.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Dinner Party Tips and Ideas

The following tips and hacks will provide you with great ideas on how to prepare in advance for receiving guests, what to include when preparing cheap meal ideas and much more. Additionally, if bugs can be a pest in your garden then learn some of these DIY bug repellent ideas too.

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December 6

Woolworths and Australia Post Partnership save Customers Money

Posted by on December 6, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Woolworths has partnered with Australia Post in efforts to encourage more customers to visit their stores. Aldi is applying immense pressure on the industry and with the announcement of Amazon Fresh hitting our shores next year, it’s no wonder Coles and Woolies are going to great lengths to retain our attention.

Woolworths and Australia Post Partnership save Customers Money

Woolworths will be the first supermarket to offer customers the ability to combine their online shopping with their supermarket run. The plan is to roll out 500 Australia Post 24/7 parcel lockers into stores across the country, to allow you to collect your deliveries from instore.

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November 21

Australia’s Supermarket Industry Is under Fire Again from Germany

Posted by on November 21, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Australia should prepare itself for cheaper products and more money saving opportunities in the wake of the new supermarket, Kaufland’s arrival. The German discount brand is heading down under because it wants to stop Aldi having all of the fun.

Australia’s Supermarket Industry Is under Fire Again from Germany

Kaufland is owned by Aldi’s rival, Lidl as well as the Schwarz Group who control $49.4 billion worth of the German grocery market and they are planning on an expansion into Australia. It appears that Coles and Woolworths have a big battle ahead of them, with Aldi only being the tip of the discount shopping iceberg.

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November 15

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

Posted by on November 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM

LED lights are undoubtedly better value for money because they last considerably longer than standard light bulbs, plus they consume far less energy which can save money. However, their cost can deter people from buying them and this goes for household items too such as lamps.

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

If you would like to embrace the LED world of lighting by having an LED light in your home office for example to help reduce your energy bills then we are going to look at how to build a wooden DIY LED light. All instructions, materials and a video are included.

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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.”

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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 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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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.

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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 22

Women and Money: Unique Challenges Faced by Women in Life

Posted by on August 22, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Women and Money: Unique Challenges Faced by Women in Life

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August 11

Save Money by Attempting to Control Your Financial Future

Posted by on August 11, 2016 at 8:27 AM

This new concept is derived from psychologists studying the impulsiveness of bad financial decisions and poor saving habits, and by counteracting them we can use the future to improve our saving ability. Psychologists found within their study that focusing our efforts more on the future is what can create better saving habits.

Save Money by Attempting to Control Your Financial Future

The survey was conducted on 700 American adults and their financial behaviour e.g. impulsiveness, materialism and financial literacy. These questions were then tied in with their thoughts on saving for the future to produce the conclusion to their thesis.

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August 2

Which is Australia’s Most Frugal Territory?

Posted by on August 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM

It has become official thanks to Suncorp Bank we now know which state in Australia is the most frugal due to their spending habits. The state with the most money saving habits is Queensland. The study looked into the spending behaviour of parents in all states and found that Queensland parents were the most frugal.

Which is Australia’s Most Frugal Territory?

Kids out there in Queensland might be scowling at their parents right now, but those parents looking to learn an extra tip on how to save more money when it comes to kids could learn from Queensland parents. The ‘Cost of Kids’ report revealed that those adults spent roughly $1,230 each month on their children, $140 less than the national average.

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July 25

How Inflation Works and Why It’s Important to Understand When Saving Money

Posted by on July 25, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Buckscoop is a money conscious blog that focuses its activities around saving money and getting better value on your purchases. Yet, a quick scan across our blog showed that there was little explanation about one of the biggest changes that happens to money as it ages, inflation. Most of us, including myself, have a good idea about saving money, but probably a little less about inflation and why stuff gets more expensive. Particularly when our salaries do not increase at the same rate.

How Inflation Works and Why It’s Important to Understand When Saving Money

There’s no denying it plays a fundamental role in our day-to-day finances affecting the cost of milk, how much you will earn and how healthy your retirement savings are. So, the aim of today is to provide a little more information around the subject of inflation to help you align your efforts to save money more effectively.

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