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Megan Birot

Megan considers herself a savvy saver. She aims to make finance fun and inspire people to make decisions best suited to their budget and lifestyle. Her number one tip is: “saving doesn’t have to be boring, get creative and reap the rewards.” Megan has a background in journalism and particularly loves to write about health and money. She hopes to one day pen a best-selling book but the topic is a well-guarded secret.

Stories by Megan Birot

Traveller lost passport at airport travel scams

26 Sep 2019 07:34

Travel scams deter 1 in 3 Aussies from going overseas

Written by Megan Birot

With over a third of Aussies nervous to travel out of fear of being fleeced while on holiday, we reveal some common travel scams faced by travellers overseas and how to avoid them.

23 Sep 2019 07:44

Why ‘fee-free’ money transfers aren’t always the cheapest

Written by Megan Birot

Aussies pay millions too much to send money overseas with banks, instead of with international money transfer (IMT) services. These typically offer low or zero fees, and better exchange rates. But are 'fee-free’ money transfers always the cheapest? Read more.

16 Sep 2019 08:06

New energy discounts offer an opportunity for over 2 in 5 Aussies

Written by Megan Birot

Energy customers can save big with conditional discounts like pay-on-time offers. But, these discounts are only achieved about half of the time. Could guaranteed or unconditional discounts deliver more long term savings, without the sting of penalties? Read more.

3 Sep 2019 11:09

A flight attendant addresses 8 common flying myths

Written by Megan Birot

It's hard to discern fables from facts when it comes to air travel. So, we asked a flight attendant to debunk or confirm eight common myths about flying. Hint: the results may surprise you!

Person paying via credit card tap

15 Aug 2019 16:23

Over a quarter of retirees lost more than $1,000 to credit card fraud

Written by Megan Birot

We ran an independent survey from a nationally representative panel of 1,500 credit card holders, to reveal which Aussies lose more cash to credit card fraud.

30 Jul 2019 15:46

6 ultimate tips to do the Ekka on a budget (cheap rides, passes, parking)

Written by Megan Birot

City dwellers and country folks unite! Our favourite annual carnival is back, so we’ve compiled a list of saving tips for rides, food, transport and more; so that you can do the Ekka on a budget!

18 Jul 2019 09:03

Living with diabetes: ‘I’ve literally been asked, ‘why aren’t you fat?’

Written by Megan Birot

Every five minutes an Aussie is diagnosed with diabetes. To coincide with National Diabetes Week, we spoke to Melanie Clarke about the reality of living with diabetes for almost 20 years.

18 Jul 2019 08:44

Travel insurance claims: we answer your common questions

Written by Megan Birot

Being prepared in case you need to make a travel insurance claim is as important as taking out travel cover. So, we asked insurers on our panel to answer your common questions on travel insurance claims.

26 Jun 2019 14:15

Say watt? Big energy savings are coming thanks to default market offers

Written by Megan Birot

Aussies on standing offers could save hundreds with default market offers from 1 July. See what other upcoming changes could put money back in your pocket this winter.

19 Jun 2019 11:10

The budget shake-ups you should know before 1 July

Written by Megan Birot

With 1 July just around the corner, Aussies have mere weeks to get informed on upcoming changes that could impact their hip pockets.  

12 Jun 2019 13:14

City car costs coming in at over $14,000 a year – find out how you compare

Written by Megan Birot

Aussies are being warned to switch-off from auto-pilot and take control of the wheel as new research shows we could be guzzling up to $14,000 a year to keep our cars running in the city

11 Jun 2019 08:37

Health insurance in your 20s? Two different outlooks from young Aussies

Written by Megan Birot

Taking out health insurance might not seem like a priority when you’re young and healthy, so we've asked two young Aussies to share their different perspectives on the value of health cover in your 20s.

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