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Phillip Portman

When he’s not busy writing, Phillip can usually be found at the movies, playing with his Italian Greyhound Wilma, hanging out with his cockatiel Tiki, or talking about everything pop culture. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism and has previously written about health, entertainment, and lifestyle for various publications. Phillip loves to help others and hopes that people learn something new from his articles.

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Stories by Phillip Portman

A young man installing security camera to help secure his home against burglary

14 May 2024 15:50

Aussies installing security cameras and sensors as youth crime crisis rages on

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

More than 41% of households have taken precautions within the last 12 months to safeguard their property against youth crimes.

Compare the Market's One Click Colin commercial

10 May 2024 13:40

Meerkats Aleksandr and Sergei shining a light on energy bill savings in Compare the Market’s latest campaign

Written by Phillip Portman

Aleksandr and Sergei are helping Aussies lower their energy bills.

man paying off credit card debt holding head

6 May 2024 17:01

More than a quarter of Aussies with HECs see home loan borrowing power slashed as debt grows

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Alarming new research from Compare the Market has revealed the significant impact growing HECS debts are having on the lifestyle of Australians.

a man sitting in his office looking at expensive car bills on his computer

29 Apr 2024 08:43

Mind the gap. With health insurance premiums rising, don’t get stung by the little-known rule

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Steven Spicer

Some people end up with high out-of-pocket costs because a little-known rule catches them out.

woman at the dentist on oral health day

29 Apr 2024 08:32

Nothing to smile about – Alarming new research reveals Aussies are neglecting oral hygiene

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Chris Ford

A staggering number of Australians aren’t seeing their dentist regularly.

Friends watching TV on an energy efficient appliance

12 Apr 2024 15:57

REVEALED: 4 in 5 Aussies could be paying too much for energy because of this habit

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Meredith O'Brien

Some Australians may not even realise they’re paying too much for their energy.

pets at easter

28 Mar 2024 14:40

The tasty treats that could turn your Easter into a dog’s breakfast

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

They're sweet for humans, but could be extremely harmful for pets.

man filling his car with fuel after petrol price hike

28 Mar 2024 14:35

Heading away for Easter? Here’s how petrol prices are tracking for the long

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Chris Ford

Prices may not be as high at the bowser this year.

couple comparing health insurance in australia

26 Mar 2024 15:46

Health insurance D-Day is fast approaching, but more than half with private health don’t know how much their premiums will rise

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Steven Spicer

More than half of those with private health don’t know if their premiums could increase on 1 April.

woman shopping for cheap groceries in Australia

26 Mar 2024 09:25

Cost of living crunch continues to take a bite out of the shopping trolley

Written by Noémi Hadnagy, reviewed by Phillip Portman

The latest research from Compare the Market has revealed that on average, Aussies are spending $193 on their weekly grocery haul.

customers notice vdo has increased on electricity bill

19 Mar 2024 10:00

‘What we’ve been waiting for’: Energy regulator forecasts decrease in electricity prices from 1 July, but not everyone is a winner

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Meredith O'Brien

The Australian Energy Regulatory has released it's draft determination for energy prices for 2024-25, but not everyone is a winner.

Family reviewing their standing offer electricity bills

13 Mar 2024 10:12

More than 1 in 5 Aussies may be missing out on savings by sticking with the same health insurer

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Steven Spicer

Nearly four out of five Aussies with private health cover would switch providers if it meant lower premiums

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