Free doughnuts! And other hacks from the internet’s best savers

There are two kinds of people that will read this article. You’ve either heard of OzBargain, or you haven’t. If you haven’t let us paint a picture: Imagine a sub-culture of people whose lives revolve around saving money. Obsessed might be too light a word for some, instead, it’s a way of life. Almost, a…

Why you probably don’t need a tax accountant

What’s worse? The idea of sitting at your computer for hours doing tax, or forking over hundreds to have someone do it for you. When it comes to tax, the lure of the expert is strong. But for those of us with “simple affairs” a DIY approach is actually recommended. “ I don’t think everyone…

From big spender to debt free: a $15,500 transformation

For a compulsive spender, reality can be an expensive awakening. In the case of Nataasha Torzsa, her deepest debt was a $2000 credit card debt and a $13500 car loan in 2014. Not even that was enough to stop the spending. “The car was my first car and I was so excited to get it…

Fancy some DIY this long weekend? STOP

Put down the toolkit buddy, and keep your Bunnings receipts. Despite what reality TV suggests, sometimes it’s actually cheaper to call an expert if you’re looking to do some home handy work, furniture restoration (cough, building it from IKEA) or just cleaning the gutters. There are many, many DIY disasters plastered all over the internet….

How much would you pay for this Easter Egg?

Should we spend more than $100 on one Easter Egg? Um no. Of course not. Chocolate is, after all, just chocolate, even in irresistible egg form. However, the luxury of buying something you absolutely don’t need, but you really want, is part of what financial freedom is. To get there, you need a solid budget…