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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

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.

20 May 2019 09:14

9 in 10 Aussies more likely to buy Aussie goods

Written by Megan Birot

In a time where over three-quarters of the goods in our shopping trolleys are made overseas, Aussies are increasingly looking to buy products made at home. So, what are the benefits of buying Australian made?

24 Apr 2019 08:47

6 ways to hop back into shape after Easter

Written by Megan Birot

Has the Easter bunny come and gone, and left you with a little more love on the handles? Fret not, we've got tips to help you get over your holiday blow-out!

9 Apr 2019 11:35

To buy a mobile phone outright or on a plan?

Written by Megan Birot

We all enjoy the feeling of buying a new phone. But don't let your excitement get in the way of savings. So, is it better to buy a phone outright or on a plan? Find out here.

5 Apr 2019 11:15

Top 5 2019 Federal Budget wins that could put money back in your pocket

Written by Megan Birot

The 2019 Federal budget has come down and it includes some 'financial sweeteners’ that will see millions of Aussies get some cash back. So, what are the biggest budget wins?

27 Mar 2019 08:35

What are your rights in case of defects in your apartment?

Written by Megan Birot

It's the fastest fastest-growing form of property ownership in Australia but rising demand and fast turnaround of apartment buildings is causing a surge in defects. This is leaving owners of strata tittles wondering what protections are in place against this downside of the strata property boom.

26 Mar 2019 16:35

How Uber Eats and Afterpay can hinder home loan applications

Written by Megan Birot

Could your penchant for Uber Eats on Friday nights or that couch you bought on Afterpay derail your chances of securing a home loan? It just might. Lenders are increasing looking into every corner of our digital and discretionary spending to assess home loan serviceability.

14 Mar 2019 07:54

How to live rent-free by house sitting

Written by Megan Birot

Want to live rent free and possibly save up to $25,000 a year? Find out how and why more Aussies are house sitting and how it works.

12 Mar 2019 09:19

Why Aussies are home staging in a slowing market

Written by Megan Birot

Faced with a slowing property market, Aussies are staging their homes to attract more buyers & higher sale prices. Discover more, including cheap styling hacks.

8 Mar 2019 16:20

Happy International Women’s Day to all superwomen

Written by Megan Birot

Today we celebrate all superwomen. We spoke to Chris Catchpoole, Hannah Twiggs, Adam Harvey, Emma Brabbins and Warren Duke about the superwomen in their lives and what we can do to forge a more gender-balanced world.

8 Mar 2019 10:24

Renovating a heritage home? Here’s what you need to know

Written by Megan Birot

Renovating a heritage home comes with a slew of restrictions on what you can and can't do when 'doing it up'. Check out our quick guide here.

4 Mar 2019 10:38

What are your rights if your flight is cancelled or delayed?

Written by Megan Birot

A lot can go wrong when travelling, but what if your plane was delayed or you were left grounded due to a cancellation? What are your rights if your flight is cancelled or delayed?

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