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Richard Whitten

Richard Whitten

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Richard Whitten is a money editor at Finder, and has been covering home loans, property and personal finance for the last 6 years. He has written for Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine and Homely, and has appeared on television and radio shows nationwide. Richard’s expert commentary has been seen in the leading publications such as the Herald Sun, REA and news.com.au. Richard enjoys helping people understand the ins and outs of mortgages so they can make smarter property decisions. He also has a mortgage of his own. Before joining Finder, Richard trained as a high school teacher but found it easier to manage personal finances than a classroom full of kids. He studied education at the University of Sydney and holds a graduate certificate in communications from Deakin University. Richard also holds a Certificate IV in mortgage broking and finance (RG 206), a Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (RG 146) and a Tier 2 General Advice Deposit Products (RG 146) certification.

Expertise

  • Home loans
  • Property
  • Personal finance
  • Money-saving tips

Experience

  • Certificate IV in mortgage broking and finance (RG 206)
  • Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (RG 146)
  • Tier 2 General Advice Deposit Products certification (RG 146)
  • Finder Innovation Awards judge for lending innovation

Education

  • Bachelor of Education | University of Sydney | 2006-2009
  • Graduate Certificate of Communication | Deakin University | 2015

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529 articles written by this author

7 upfront costs when buying a home

SPONSORED: It's the little fees and charges that add up, and there can be a lot more of them than you think.

Richard Whitten 21 June 2024
7 upfront costs when buying a home

How much do you actually need to buy a home in 2024? 5 factors to consider

SPONSORED: A hopeful home buyer should have a good idea of what costs they are on the hook for, what costs they can avoid, and where they can save a bit.

Richard Whitten 21 June 2024
How much do you actually need to buy a home in 2024? 5 factors to consider

American Express Essential Rewards Credit Card

Bonus points and low card fees are two of the features that set the American Express Essential Rewards apart from the other rewards credit cards - find out more about it here.

Richard Whitten 20 June 2024
American Express Essential Rewards Credit Card

The all-in-one EOFY checklist to get your money sorted

Get your financial life sorted before 1 July, maximise your tax return and become a life admin superstar with this EOFY checklist.

Richard Whitten 18 June 2024
The all-in-one EOFY checklist to get your money sorted

Save up to $157 by paying off your credit card balance | Dollar Saver tip #86

Save $157 by paying off your card balance.

Richard Whitten 13 June 2024
Save up to $157 by paying off your credit card balance | Dollar Saver tip #86

Compare pension funds that give you an annual income in retirement

Compare pension funds and create a flexible, tax-effective income stream in retirement.

Richard Whitten 4 June 2024
Compare pension funds that give you an annual income in retirement

The best home loans – because houses are expensive enough.

Get the best home loan for you by comparing interest rates across the market.

Richard Whitten 29 May 2024
The best home loans – because houses are expensive enough.

Coles Plus Saver: a great points booster, but does it beat Woolies?

$7 for a monthly 10% shopping discount and double Flybuys is a no-brainer for me. But maybe not for you.

Richard Whitten 29 May 2024
Coles Plus Saver: a great points booster, but does it beat Woolies?

Business loans for young entrepreneurs

How do business loans for young entrepreneurs work, and how can you get one?

Richard Whitten 27 May 2024
Business loans for young entrepreneurs

Credit cards that are actually good

Check out the latest offers for rewards points, balance transfers, frequent flyer programs and more.

Richard Whitten 24 May 2024
Credit cards that are actually good
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