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    Top tips for saving money

    Australia's cost of living is soaring and many of us are feeling the pinch. Whether you're trying to cut down what you spend on food and appliances or even insurance, our budgeting tips and advice can help you be a savvy spender.

Food and shopping

Make the most of what you spend on groceries with these tips for keeping costs low and reducing household waste.

Around the home

Don't spend more than you need to – here's how to save water and energy so you can be kinder to both the environment and your wallet.

Splurge vs save

Bigger doesn't always mean better – especially when it comes to price. Our lab testing reveals the budget buys that outshine their costly opponents.

General advice

  • Simple money habits to adopt right now

    If you've long taken a 'set and forget' approach to your finances, it's time to get things in order and avoid paying too much for the services you use.

    To help you on your way, our industry experts have revealed their best tips and tricks for getting the most out of your:

      • health insurance
      • superannuation
      • car insurance
      • home insurance, and more.

    Learn more

Health insurance

Looking after your health doesn't need to mean draining your savings. Use our expert advice to land yourself a better health insurance deal (or ditch it altogether!)

Be money wise

There's never been a better time to take charge of your finances and make money moves.

Worst-performing products

We scientifically test appliances of all sorts in our labs and rate how well they work so you'll never waste your money on a dud again.

Your rights

  • Do you know what you're entitled to?

    There are some powerful tools at your disposal to stop you from getting ripped off – if you know how to use them. Find out where you stand with our consumer rights guides and use our strategies and advice to make sure your complaint gets heard. We'll help you navigate:

      • using your consumer guarantees
      • repairs, refunds and replacements
      • unsafe products, recalls, and more.

    Learn more

Industry ripoffs

Decades of investigative journalism has shown us that sometimes whole industries offer little to no value.

Big-name stores

We round up the best and worst picks from some of the major retailers in Australia.

On holidays

A look at some of the ways you can keep costs down when planning a holiday.

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