Money

Whether you’re looking for money-saving tips or just ways to lower your weekly grocery spend, have a read of all the popular posts about money, right here on Buckscoop.

Money Saving Tips for the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

That time of year has come again and this year the Sydney Royal Easter show runs from Thursday 6th to Wednesday 19th April. This family fun filled event can be a great occasion for everyone to enjoy, but it can also be costly too. Standard entry tickets for a family of four consisting of two…

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

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…

Forced Money Saving Tax Free Threshold Strategy

Those of you who struggle to put aside money each month for savings may prefer a technique that forces you to save money instead. Forced savings can be achieved by utilising the Australian Tax Office (ATO) by basically paying over and above what you will likely owe in tax. This forced money saving technique can…

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

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. Whilst the service offers an abundance of reading material, is its offering as good as other countries? After launching…

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

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…

Vital Lessons to Teach Your Kids about Money

Learning about money and how to be financially savvy is an essential skill that we should all aim to teach our kids as they grow up. Whether it’s the basics of saving for their future or understanding the true cost of credit card debt, it’s important that we give them the best start in one…

The Best Budgeting and Money Saving Apps of 2016

2016 has started out to be a good year generally across the global market place. Companies are reporting positive sales figures, the property market is moving in the right direction and tourism and travel have been on the rise too. All signs of a growing economy. So with more money spinning around the world it’s…

How to Negotiate a Bargain on JB Hi-Fi Products

JB Hi-Fi is a techie’s playground, with so many technology products available it can be difficult to pull yourself away from all of the offerings. If your desire for tech outweighs your ability to afford it all, then you'll be happy to know that you can actually save money at JB Hi-Fi or receive discounts…

ACCC Secures Consumer Victory with Real-time Petrol Prices

Only recently, Coles confessed that it was abandoning its price sharing platform that is helping petrol retailers charge customers inflated fuel prices. Now, thanks to the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC), we Australians will have access to the same petrol price information as the retailers, making cheaper petrol prices easier to find. This information service…

Eating Healthy Food Doesn't Have to Cost More, Here's How:

Struggling with weight issues is a challenge for anyone in modern westernised society, yet it seems that to eat healthily and "go organic" you need to spend more. Trying to save money and eat healthily can seem counter productive, especially when supermarkets price the healthier options more expensively. This trend of overweight people and obesity…

PayPal's Refund Returns Policy Targets Australians Saving You up to $180 on Unwanted Items

Australian shoppers using PayPal can now have more confidence buying online if the goods they've purchased don't live up to expectations. This service is especially rare because Australia is only the third country in the world to receive it, with Canada and France being the other two. Recognised on social media platform by the hashtag…

How to save 10% on Purchases over $300 When Flying out of Australia Using the TRS

Flying to and from Australia whether you’re a visitor or a resident, can sometimes be expensive, so why not utilise the often forgotten/unknown tourist refund scheme to help save those extra few $ for more important purchases. The important element to saving 10% is to understand how the scheme works to avoid any complications. This refund…

Shopping in Australia – The Savvy Savers Guide to the Supermarket Shop

Thousands of Aussies could be out of pocket by hundreds of dollars every week, simply by ignoring supermarket unit prices. As we have referred to in the past, shopping is a big part of our lives, especially food shopping. We are going to show you how to save money when buying groceries, but if your on your way…

Comparison of Outdoor Clothing Retailer Memberships - Kathmandu vs Mountain Designs vs Anaconda

For anyone whose wardrobe features outdoor clothing, this post is for you. I'll be taking a look at the various customer membership programs across three of the largest outdoor clothing/equipment retailers in Australia (Kathmandu, Mountain Designs and Anaconda) to uncover the real value behind their club memberships. Most importantly, figuring out whether or not they're actually…

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EFTPOS Gift Cards - Pros and Cons

EFTPOS has been around for much of many of our life times, but more recently EFTPOS gift cards have entered the market, offering consumers a new age in cashless shopping and financial management. EFTPOS gift cards are gift cards that can be used at any store in Australia with an EFTPOS terminal. They can be…