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Power prices fall as mild summer, renewables reduce generation costs

Power prices fall as mild summer, renewables reduce generation costs

Hundreds of thousands of people will enjoy lower power prices after wholesale power generation costs fall due to mild weather and the rise of cheap renewables.

  • by Mike Foley

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Cost-savings tips to take the stress out of moving house
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Cost-savings tips to take the stress out of moving house

Added to the worry of moving all your posessions is the added hassle involved in closing all your utility and insurance accounts and re-opening new ones.

  • by Joel Gibson
Using the Goldilocks option to get your service providers just right
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Using the Goldilocks option to get your service providers just right

Striking a good balance between a big premium brand service provider and the cheapest of the cheap can be difficult. Here’s how.

  • by Joel Gibson
‘I can’t sleep’: Household debt escalates as Victorians struggle to pay bills

‘I can’t sleep’: Household debt escalates as Victorians struggle to pay bills

Victorians like Jen are retreating to bed early because they can’t afford to turn on the gas heater.

  • by Henrietta Cook
Switch and save with big-brand offshoots
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Switch and save with big-brand offshoots

Multi-brand strategies may be good for the big companies but, if you are smart, they can be good for your hip pocket, too.

  • by Joel Gibson
Home battery incentives proposed as way to bypass solar power traffic jams

Home battery incentives proposed as way to bypass solar power traffic jams

The energy market rule-maker says new regulations are needed to stop customers copping bigger bills as the network is weighed down by more rooftop solar power.

  • by Mike Foley
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Three reasons why we often pay too much for things

Three reasons why we often pay too much for things

Half of Australians still pay extra to be with “old-school” telco Telstra, or drive European cars. But are they necessarily any better than other cheaper brands?

  • by Joel Gibson
How to be a bills ‘loyalty tax’ avoider
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How to be a bills ‘loyalty tax’ avoider

Don’t pay full price for your electricity. By shopping around you can save hundreds of dollars a year.

  • by Joel Gibson
Households set for further hip-pocket relief on energy bills

Households set for further hip-pocket relief on energy bills

Low wholesale electricity prices have driven power costs for both residential and small business customers to their lowest levels in years.

  • by Rob Harris
10 budgeting categories you need to know to get your finances in order

10 budgeting categories you need to know to get your finances in order

In the darkness of my home study, I’ve created the one spreadsheet to rule them all.

  • by Jessica Irvine
'People are shocked': Sydney homeowners divided over rates plans

'People are shocked': Sydney homeowners divided over rates plans

Ratepayers in parts of Sydney are frustrated by skyrocketing rates bills, while residents in nearby suburbs will have their rates slashed.

  • by Megan Gorrey