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Kate Browne

Kate Browne

Managing editor

Kate Browne is Finder's managing editor for Australia. Kate has a degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and over a decade of experience in the media as a consumer affairs journalist and editor. She worked as an investigative journalist and lifestyle editor at CHOICE and has written for dozens of publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun Herald, The Age, news.com.au, the Sunday Telegraph, The Australian, The Big Issue, Sunday Life, Kidspot and Essential Baby. She also co-authored the top-selling non-fiction book "The Checkout" in 2016. You might also recognise her as one of the writers and presenters of ABC TV's top-rating consumer affairs show The Checkout which ran from 2013 to 2018.

Latest articles by Kate Browne

23 articles written by this author

Podcast: How will the coronavirus pandemic affect our finances?

A straight-chat conversation about how the coronavirus lockdowns will impact our economy and our personal finances.

Kate Browne 1 April 2020
Podcast: How will the coronavirus pandemic affect our finances?

How to apply for an exemption from the foreign traveller ban

If you or a family member are affected by the new coronavirus restrictions into Australia you can apply for an exemption. Here's how to do it.

Kate Browne 20 March 2020
How to apply for an exemption from the foreign traveller ban

Podcast: How to make a good budget

A helpful guide to creating a budget, no matter where you are with your money.

Kate Browne 18 March 2020
Podcast: How to make a good budget

Podcast: Busting Australia’s top health insurance myths

From hospital to extras, tax time to turning 31, this week's Pocket Money podcast will arm you with everything you need to know about health insurance.

Kate Browne 11 March 2020
Podcast: Busting Australia’s top health insurance myths

Podcast: Superannuation is leaving women behind

An important discussion about the gender gap in Australia's superannuation and retirement system with Future Super's managing director Kirstin Hunter.

Kate Browne 4 March 2020
Podcast: Superannuation is leaving women behind

Podcast: Designer dogs and the real cost of cute

Owning a dog can cost way more than you think. On this episode of Pocket Money, we learn why certain breeds are more expensive, and other pet ownership FAQs.

Kate Browne 26 February 2020
Podcast: Designer dogs and the real cost of cute

Podcast: Meet the debt-free community

The Pocket Money podcast goes behind the scenes to meet the Instagrammers tackling their debt together in the close-knit debt free community.

Sally McMullen & Kate Browne 20 February 2020
Podcast: Meet the debt-free community

5 finance changes for 2020

What changes can we expect to see in how we spend and save our money in 2020.

Kate Browne 3 January 2020
5 finance changes for 2020

New year, new (financial) you

Here are four easy ways to make over your finances for the new year - from credit scores to superannuation we show you how to get sorted and save money.

Kate Browne 27 December 2019
New year, new (financial) you

Turn your unwanted gifts into something valuable this Christmas

Received a gift that hasn't quite hit the mark? Here's our guide to donating or regifting, thoughtfully.

Kate Browne 26 December 2019
Turn your unwanted gifts into something valuable this Christmas
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