Hipsters are known for their propensity to save a bit of coin.
They recycle, ride bicycles, shop in thrift stores and never buy razors.
Perhaps this is why Greater Bank has used them as an example for saving money.
“Are hipsters onto something when it comes to money? Does thinking organic, authentic and local affect your bank balance?” the Greater asked on social media.
A blog on the bank’s website said: “If your purse strings are tight, then why not take a page out of a hipster’s book?”
The blog recommended “hipster options” to manage expenses that are “environmentally friendly, meaning you are both minimising waste and saving cash”.
This includes suggestions to “upcycle”.
“For those who don’t know, upcycling is creating new furniture out of old or used furniture, or even waste material.”
It also suggested signing up for subscription deals with companies like GiggedIn and Sinemia to save money on gigs and movies.
As for clothes shopping, tips included shopping at the end of a season.
All this is making us wonder whether the Greater is going a little hipster itself. Perhaps someone can tell us whether there’s been an increase in beards, tattoos and vintage clothing at the office and branches across the Hunter.
The Greater did point out that its “profits go back into improving our products and services, rather than into the pockets of public shareholders”.
That sounds a bit hipsterish.
When this massive hunk of … hang on, what exactly is that? As we were saying, when this massive thing got stuck on a freeway link road at Cameron Park, the comments were running thick and fast on the Newcastle Herald’s Facebook page.
Clint Hardes: “Winner of the ‘She'll be right’ award 2019.”
Kirryn Lea Hardy: “The Death Star is coming to Newcastle.”
Sarah Harden: “Looks like the boulder that shut down the road through King Edward Park … forever. Oh well.”
Michael Callaghan simply posted a photo of WD-40.
We asked on Monday for ideas for Newcastle’s light rail, following chatter about the route’s suitability for a pub crawl.
Ray Dinneen came up with a cracking idea – lunchtime sushi aboard the light rail.
“You’ve heard of the sushi train, well this could be the sushi tram,” he said.
Also, we learnt a pub crawl will only cost $2.20 on the light rail. That is, as long as you time it right and as long as you have an Opal card.
“If you make several trips using the same mode of transport, as long as your transfer occurs within 60 minutes of tapping off from your last trip, it counts as a single journey and a single fare.”