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Sarah Orr

Sarah is an avid storyteller, passionate about improving financial literacy and helping Australians make informed choices with their money. Outside the newsroom, she enjoys cycling around Brisbane and snapping scenery on her camera.

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Stories by Sarah Orr

20 May 2022 10:40

More than half of first-time buyers need loan from Bank of Mum and Dad

Written by Sarah Orr

Parents who once promised $10 for household chores and a gold coin for every lost tooth are now spending thousands to help their adult children break into the property market and taking on major financial risks.

11 Apr 2022 12:00

Money trouble now a daily stress for 1 in 5 Australians

Written by Sarah Orr

More than three quarters of Australians have been shocked by the cost of everyday expenses like fuel and power bills over the past three months according to Compare the Market’s latest Bill Shock Survey.

21 Mar 2022 10:03

Price transparency vital to help Victorians save on fuel as cost-of-living pressures rise

Written by Sarah Orr

Compare the Market is calling on the Victorian Government to reconsider mandatory fuel price reporting to help motorists shop around and save as costs surge this year.

7 Mar 2022 10:38

Flood affected could face delays amid labour and supply shortages

Written by Sarah Orr, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Insurance experts say compounding factors including supply shortages could make a difficult situation worse for people impacted by the disaster.

Buyers remorse

22 Feb 2022 08:30

Compromising lifestyle to purchase property is buyers’ biggest regret

Written by Sarah Orr

Nearly half of Australians experience buyer’s remorse after purchasing a property, according to new research from Compare the Market.

14 Feb 2022 11:54

Families feel the heat of summer energy bills but could reprieve be on the way?

Written by Sarah Orr

Families are feeling the burn of heated energy bills this summer, but reprieve may finally be on the way with prices expected to drop later this year. 

14 Feb 2022 09:14

Roses are red but money is making us blue this Valentine’s Day

Written by Sarah Orr

Pockets full of cash - not roses - may be the best way to woo your sweetheart this year.Financial stress is rising in a growing number of households, with a third of Australians now bickering about money according to Compare...

Preparing for cash rate rise

31 Jan 2022 13:18

Why you should be preparing for an RBA cash rate increase in 2022

Written by Sarah Orr

Now may be a good time to compare your current rate and see if you could lock in a better one and save before rates start rising in the months ahead.

14 Jan 2022 10:45

Australia’s top road trip destinations for 2022 revealed

Written by Sarah Orr

More than a third of Aussies are planning a great Australian road trip this year with the majority planning to spend a week or more travelling the country.

13 Jan 2022 11:16

Queensland crowned Australia’s top domestic destination for 2022

Written by Sarah Orr

Queensland is the top domestic travel destination for Australians in 2022, according to a new survey by Compare the Market.

23 Dec 2021 11:00

Private health insurers announce lowest average rate rise in 21 years

Written by Sarah Orr

Australian health insurance premiums will increase by an average of 2.7% in 2022.

15 Dec 2021 11:24

Low deposit loans up 33% as homebuyers jostle with rising prices

Written by Sarah Orr

The number or properties purchased with lender’s mortgage insurance increased 33% in the year to September 2021, despite government support schemes for first homebuyers, the latest figures show.

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