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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

19 Feb 2024 10:41

The hack helping Australians save money on their energy bills

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Depending on the existing plan and others available, it’s a move that could save some customers hundreds of dollars a year.

men with buckets after storm in australia

19 Feb 2024 10:34

More than a quarter of Aussies ditching insurance for their home as nation grapples with extreme weather events

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

Having no cover at all for your property or belongings isn’t a good idea.

Couple filing tax return and looking over the Medicare Levy

19 Feb 2024 10:26

An alarming number of Aussies don’t know about the surcharge that can sting next tax time

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Steven Spicer

Over 40% of Australians don’t know how the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) works – despite the impact it could have on your return at tax time.

6 Feb 2024 13:45

Inflation genie going back in the bottle? Devil’s in the detail, says Koch

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Data indicates that some key areas are still hurting households, according to David Koch.

taylor swift eras tour australia

29 Jan 2024 16:21

‘Don’t get caught out’: Insurance warning to Taylor Swift fans ahead of record-breaking Eras Tour

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Adrian Taylor

There's less than a month until Taylor Swift touches down in Australia.

29 Jan 2024 15:34

Brisbane booklist breaking the bank: Research reveals the 23% price hike

Written by Natasha Innes, reviewed by Phillip Portman

It could cost 23% more for items from a school booklist provider versus buying the individual items elsewhere.

couple with high energy bill in embedded network

29 Jan 2024 15:20

‘Ten years of pain’: Why your household electricity costs could remain high despite plummeting wholesale prices

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

A mix of environmental and business costs weigh heavily on bills.

22 Dec 2023 11:11

‘The message isn’t sinking in’: Nearly three-quarters of Aussies could be wasting money on common bill

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

New statistics from Compare the Market found that 29.9% of Australians surveyed have never switched their gas or electricity retailer.

Group of friends driving while protecting by car insurance for young drivers

22 Dec 2023 11:04

More than a quarter of Gen Z guilty of driving habit that could cost them hundreds in fines

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Big-ticket grudge purchases like car registration may not be at the front of mind for many Aussies.

Australian New Year Resolutions for 2024

22 Dec 2023 10:54

Saving money the top Aussie New Year’s Resolution of 2024 as cost-of-living pushes finances to the brink

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

Boosting finances is one of the top resolutions for Aussies in 2024, new data from Compare the Market has revealed.

Australian woman unhappy with christmas present

11 Dec 2023 14:59

‘You really shouldn’t have’: Alarming survey reveals Australia is a nation of regifters at Xmas

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by David Koch

One in five Aussies admit to regifting duplicate presents or gifts they don’t like at Christmas.

man using his extras policy

4 Dec 2023 09:15

‘Money down the drain’: Time is ticking to recoup cash from your health insurer

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Steven Spicer

For many with extras, the amount they can claim back on their extras may reset on 1 January each year.

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