I'm the author of two money-saving books - 2019's KILL BILLS! and the updated, expanded 2023 edition EASY MONEY. I'm a Money columnist at the SMH & The Age and a regular talking head on TODAY, ABC Radio, 2GB and 4BC. For a decade I've worked with consumer networks One Big Switch and 9Saver, and for a decade before that I was a newspaper journo. I’ve also been a brand ambassador or spokesman for providers including amaysim, Tangerine, Cashrewards and Remediator – because I like working with businesses that are also serious about saving people money.
I live in south-east Sydney near the beach with my wife, two kids and Sunny the money-saving dog. When I'm not being a professional tightarse, you can usually find me plying my trade as the world's longest-serving beginner surfer, or standing on the sideline at a game of football or cricket watching my kids or my beloved but doomed Wests Tigers.
I love saving people money – it’s the biggest kick I get from my job. But I like to spend it too and I don't sweat every penny. I believe in saving money on the boring stuff so you've got more to spend on the things and the people you love. We need to make sure we're not giving away $100s or $1000s to businesses and governments that don't need it or deserve it. I've got better things to do with that money - and so do you. So let's see how much we can save.