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Chris Ford

Chris juggles his finances like he does with his two children - googling what to do! After studying Journalism at University of Queensland, work took Chris to Europe and then Sydney before returning ‘home’ to the Sunshine State with his young family. Always up for a chat and a coffee!

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Stories by Chris Ford

21 Dec 2023 07:00

The one thing that could be costing you about $300 a month

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Chris Ford

Compare the Market research has found that Australians on average spend $65.56 a week on buying alcoholic drinks.

woman wasting money at atm

29 Sep 2023 15:05

Travel, entertainment and streaming take a hit as Aussies tighten belt ahead of festive season

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Chris Ford

People are cutting back in key areas to save money, new research shows.

zoomer getting pay increase

2 Aug 2023 12:01

Zoomers the most likely to be dissatisfied with their pay rise, new study shows

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Chris Ford

Gen Z was the generation most likely to be dissatisfied with a boost to their pay packet over the past 12 months.

13 Jul 2023 13:36

75% of households have swapped brand-name products for generic

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Chris Ford

The latest research from Compare the Market has found that nearly three-quarters of people have swapped from brand-name products to generic ones in the past 12 months.

11 Jul 2023 13:07

Meerkat Approved Pet Insurance: Compare the Market launches new pet insurance campaign and comparison tool

Written by Chris Ford

Compare the Market Australia launches a new pet insurance search tool to help Australians find the right policy for them and their pet.

australian man saving his tax return

11 Jul 2023 09:36

Almost half of Aussies plan to save their tax return amidst the possibility of a recession

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by Chris Ford

According to a recent Compare the Market survey, 40% of Australians plan to put their tax return into a savings account.

customers using tap and go

29 Jun 2023 13:44

The digital wallet trend that could cost you BIG in the long run

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by Chris Ford

Surcharge fees are getting more expensive, and more creative than ever before.

couple saving money amid cost-of-living crisis

28 Jun 2023 14:18

Compare the Market’s new Household Budget Barometer reveals the true impact of cost-of-living crisis

Written by Chris Ford

A new report from Compare the Market shows that 61% of Australian households are only just getting by as prices soar across the board.

woman filling car with petrol

9 Jun 2023 08:40

Fuel prices soar past $2/litre in major cities as long weekend approaches

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Chris Ford

There are still ways to nab a bargain if you’re planning on heading away for the King’s Birthday long weekend

26 May 2023 11:45

How the Bank of Mum and Dad can cash in over $15,000 a year

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by Chris Ford

Rising rent and the climbing cost of living are eating into the savings of aspiring first-home buyers, leaving many to rely on the Bank of Mum and Dad to supercharge their savings ability. 

family watching tv they received on the environment appliance offer

15 May 2023 10:04

1 in 5 Australians cancelling streaming services to save money

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Chris Ford

Latest research from Compare the Market found that 20.4% of Australians are turning to streaming service cancellation as a way to reduce household costs

Zoomers spending their money

27 Apr 2023 16:30

New research reveals Zoomers are the worst for wasting money

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by Chris Ford

Gen Z are the worst for spending money, but 20% of them haven’t shopped around to save.

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