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Reward yourself and stay in budget

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 by Miss Piggy

Next time you go to the shops try this out for a bit of fun!

Staying in budget:

  • Set yourself a goal for the total value of your shop. Say $140.
  • Now subtract about 15%. Say $20 in this case.
  • Your Goal is now $100
  • Aim for the $100 by only buying the essential items. If you need to go a bit over, thats ok.
  • When you get to the checkout see how much it actually cost. It should for starters be under the $140.
  • So congrats! You have stayed within your budget of $140, now comes the fun part!

Rewarding yourself:

  • Subtract the total value of your shop from $140. Say it was $110, that leaves $30.
  • Now, reward yourself. You have up to $30 to spend on you! You can go back and buy a treat if you like. You don't have to spend it all but, you earned it so you can now reward yourself if you so wish!
  • Money Bags and I do this all the time. We split the shop savings 50/50 and buy a couple treats (mostly healthy of course!)

Staying a motivated saver

Posted on May 20, 2017 by Money Bags

  • Commit to a percentage of your income, say 5%. On 40k income this 2k. Plenty for a nice yearly holiday.
  • Next calculate income * 0.05.
  • Put that goal into the Apscade Saver app - it's helpful to visualise it.
  • Progressively add the set weekly or monthly amount you worked out into a seperate bank account or piggy bank.
  • Track your progress in your saver app. This is most handy if you share a bank account for more than one goal.

Cheap Websites

Posted on Sep 05, 2015 by Money Bags

Hello Savers!
I would first like to congratulate you for taking the first very important step to saving by downloading our savings thermometer and committing to a goal.

I too love saving money and would like to give you all a special gift.

Today I've slashed the price of Apscade's Web Builder to $45 AUD.

I've always been a firm believer in knowing what you are paying for so we have a 30 day no obligation trial period to see if Web Builder is right for you. Register for an account here and start creating web pages in under a minute. After your 30 day trial you can keep the website by paying via Pay Pal from the link in the footer of your website. Full Feature List

Turn off that stereo!

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 by Money Bags

I just love listening to music but, did you know how much power your stereo can consume when it is sitting on standby?

I recently checked this out for myself using a power meter and to my surprise it was consuming a fair amount of power just sitting there. It turns out in fact, that the total cost per year for having my stereo connected to the wall socket (doing nothing) was $30!

So, here's a nice quick way to save yourself 30 bucks. Unplug your stereo whilst you are not using it.

For more info on how to measure and track your power usage, check out our TV Guzzler app. Visit 'TV Guzzler in the App Store' or on the 'TV Guzzler Website'

Tracking your financial freedom accounts

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Money Bags

When you invest it can be a nice reminder to see your progress in a visual way. Each month record the amount your investment has made a gain or loss to visualise your progress over time. You can log this into a savings thermometer like Apscade Saver 2. You can track three of your investment accounts all in the one place. To try Apscade Saver click on to the iTunes store and search for 'Apscade Saver 2'

Australia's federal Budget 2014

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Money Bags

With the 2014 May Budget looming here in Australia, money is at the forefront of every persons mind. Will I have enough for retirement or for tomorrow for that matter? Managing your money and setting up savings goals can help relieve financial pressure. Apscade Saver (for iphone and android) can help motivate you to save by tracking your savings goal in a visual way.

Save money on web design

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Money Bags

One way you can save money is by picking a website as a service (apscade.com/builder), rather than getting a web designer or developer to make you one. You have to think about what your audience really wants. Most of the time they just want fast access to readable information that looks nice on their iPhone or other mobile devices.

Apscade's website builder can help you start a website for the first time. Check out our website builder for yourself with a free 30 day trial. apscade.com/builder click here

Top uses for Apscade Saver 2

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Money Bags

Here are some of the ways I like to utilise my Apscade Saver 2 thermometer:

  • When at the supermarket I set a budget of say $80, I tally up each item I put into my trolly and then when I start approaching my limit, I will be more picky in the items I get and even put non essential items back.
  • I also track my yearly revenue for my business. The app gives me an easy to access snapshot of my current progress.
  • Life savings are important to me so I also have a dedicated goal for my life savings, that I update from time to time so I can see how i'm going.

Hidden Easter Eggs in Apscade Saver 2

Posted on March 28, 2013 by Money Bags

The idea of the Easter Egg in computers dates back to the start of computers and this month I am proud to announce the first Easter Egg in Apscade Saver 2

Can you remember when you started your savings goal? Well, a hidden Easter egg inside Apscade Saver 2 will tell you just that. Now firstly, this is for the 2nd version of Apscade Saver only, not the first one.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Open Apscade Saver 2 and pick your goal from the Goals screen
  2. Go to Edit Goal
  3. Select your goal name (the top most white box)
  4. Type the words ‘START DATE’ anywhere in your goal name. For example: ‘IPHONE SIX START DATE’
  5. Select OK
  6. Select UPDATE
  7. Tada! Your goal’s start date will be displayed at the top of the screen.

Here's how to undo it:

If you want to undo it then simply delete the words 'START DATE' from your goal's title. You can undo the Easter Egg by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Edit Goal
  2. Select your goal name (the top most white box)
  3. Tap the red ‘x’ button at the top of the screen next to your goal name until the words disappear.
  4. Select OK
  5. Select UPDATE

Have a happy and safe holiday and don't eat too many eggs!

Holidays can be an inexpensive treat. You don't have to go to a fancy hotel, or luxurious resort

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Miss Piggy

When I planned my holiday, I was all set to go to Queensland but to stay in a cheap apartment. However I wasn't sure what I was going to do on my holidays since I've vacationed in Queensland almost every year and know the area really well.

I thought about it for a while and decided that the thing I most wanted from my vacation was to relax indoors and watch movies - something I just don't always get the chance to do at home.

So I decided instead to stay in a holiday house that is owned by my family and friends. This way I will have barely any expenses and will be doing what will make me happiest!

The water cooler bottle

Posted on January 24, 2013 by Money Bags

Today I walked into the bank and saw a man depositing money into an automatic coin counter. What really caught my eye though, was the fact that he had used a water cooler bottle to save over $1000 in coins. What intuitive ideas people come up.

It's been great to hear from Apscade Saver users over the holidays. Keep up the saving goals! Many thanks to all our users and a happy new year.

Ideas for storing your money

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Money Bags

Here are some ideas on how to store your money when saving for your goal:

  • In any jar that you can find in the kitchen
  • A coffee mug on your desk or book shelf
  • The left over box from something you recently purchased
  • A biscuit tin
  • Envelope
  • Sock
  • An M&M dispenser
  • Fishing box (assuming you don’t go fishing too often)
  • Piggy bank
  • Bank account (such as an online saver account with no fees)

Saving to be financially free

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Money Bags

Saving money for me is a habit that I had to get into. If you want to be financially free you will have to save money. Putting money aside regularly into a high interest bank account and then not touching it, only investing it and growing it will eventually lead to it being a passive income stream. In other words it will become a source of income by the interest it generates. I've been doing this for the last year and have been able to save around 5% of my income. I can now use the interest to buy 1 week of shopping per year, and this will grow each year as I add 5% of my income.
Also, Apscade Saver is a great way to track the amount in your financial freedom account. It has a graphical thermometer that fills up with water as you increase your savings.

Saving Money at the Supermarket

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Miss Piggy

Do you remember the last time your favourite biscuits were on special and you bought two packets because you didn't know when they'd be on special again? Well, by being a savvy shopper you can buy your favourite products more often and for less.

Just write down the regular price of your favourite products and then every week when you do your shopping, walk past them and see how the current price compares to what you have written down.

The supermarkets tend to make this easy for us by telling us what type of discount they are offering us: whether it is half price or 10 cents off. My only word of warning is not to buy something simply because it has a sale sticker on it. Look at the original price and see what type of saving you are making!

Keeping within budget with Apscade Saver

Posted on October 5, 2012 by Money Bags

When you go shopping, take your iphone with Apscade Saver and set a spending goal. As you progress around the shopping centre add the amount of each item you put in your trolly. This gives you a progress indicator of how much you have spent. Each time you consider your next item, think about which items are really necessary and leave those out that will keep you within budget! If you happen to put something back, remember to subtract that amount from Apscade Saver so you can see where you are at in your budget.