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How far should you travel for cheap petrol? I did the sums...

How far should you travel for cheap petrol? I did the sums...

Transport costs make up the third-biggest chunk of household spending, so shopping around for fuel can save you money.

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Your money questions answered: a Q&A with economics writer Jessica Irvine

Your money questions answered: a Q&A with economics writer Jessica Irvine

Jessica Irvine kicked off 2021 with a new weekly newsletter, Money with Jess, which is all about new ways to save your hard-earned dollars. She tells us a little bit about herself and the lengths to which she’s gone to save money.

How to dump your energy or telco provider this Valentine’s Day
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How to dump your energy or telco provider this Valentine’s Day

Kick your provider to the kerb, get a better deal and trim household expenses.

  • by Jessica Irvine
The hidden cost of your homewares obsession
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The hidden cost of your homewares obsession

Being cooped up during COVID-19 lockdowns has afforded us an abnormally large amount of time to sit at home and plot new home projects.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Money with Jess: Week 2 Budgeting Guide - Household

Money with Jess: Week 2 Budgeting Guide - Household

Download this printable PDF worksheet to continue your journey towards creating your own household budget.

  • by Jessica Irvine
My top five mortgage tips that could help you save thousands
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My top five mortgage tips that could help you save thousands

It’s the first week of my 10-week series on identifying your household spending. Knowing where your money goes is key to financial success.

  • by Jessica Irvine
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Money with Jess: Week 1 Budgeting Guide - HOUSING

Money with Jess: Week 1 Budgeting Guide - HOUSING

Download this printable PDF worksheet to begin your journey towards creating your own household budget.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Money with Jess: Spending Tracker

Money with Jess: Spending Tracker

Keep track of where your money is going with this spreadsheet that you can download and print.

  • by Jessica Irvine
10 budgeting categories you need to know to get your finances in order
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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
New Year's money resolution that could change your life
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New Year's money resolution that could change your life

Taking stock of your household spending is key to controlling your financial future.

  • by Jessica Irvine
20 ways I learnt to save some extra money this year
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20 ways I learnt to save some extra money this year

I’ve made several tweaks to my household budget – most notably, actually having one – to get ahead in these tough times. You should, too.

  • by Jessica Irvine