Meet our authors
Thousands of people visit Finder every day with questions about money. These are the experts behind the answers.
Sarah Megginson - Head of editorial, Australia
Sarah is an editor, ghost-writer and money expert with 20 years experience writing about property and finance. As head of editorial, she's passionate about making money easier for people to manage and maximise. Sarah holds a Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (ASIC RG 146), and is a regular media commentator, appearing a few times a week on TV (Sunrise, Daily, Studio 10, nightly news), radio (KIIS FM, Triple M, 3AW, 2GB 6PR) and in digital or print.
Compounding is like a magic trick that makes your money grow faster, or your debt grow bigger. Use it to your advantage!
Angus Kidman - Editor-at-large
Angus Kidman is the international editor-at-large at Finder. He's an award-winning journalist who has reported on technology, travel, finance and other topics for over 25 years. Angus appears regularly on Sunrise, Today, The Project, Seven News and other TV and radio shows.
If you don't compare, you don't get the best value.
Graham Cooke - Head of consumer research
A seasoned data journalist, Graham Cooke manages Finder's global consumer research team – a group of writers, editors and analysts based in Australia, the US, the UK and the Philippines. He regularly appears on TV including ABC News, Sunrise and Today, and edits Finder's Insights column.
Smart personal finance decisions are the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Taylor Blackburn - Personal finance and insurance specialist
Taylor Blackburn is a multi-award winning communications specialist. Since 2018, he has focused on personal finance and insurance, and regularly appears in national media including Sunrise, Today, ACA, Seven and Nine News as a spokesperson for Finder.
I was lucky enough to have an older brother who seemed to know the answer to all the money questions you are "supposed to know". I take great pride in being that resource for Aussies, along with the great crew at Finder.
Elizabeth Barry - Lead editor
Elizabeth Barry is the lead editor for Finder. She has over 10 years' experience writing about a range of topics with a focus on personal finance. You'll find her writing and commentary in a range of publications and media including Seven News, the ABC, MSN, the Irish Times and Singapore Business Review.
Don't want to read your bank's PDS? I've got you.
Richard Whitten - Editor, Money
Richard Whitten is an editor at Finder, and has been covering home loans and the property market in Australia for the last 6 years. He has written for Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine and Homely, as well as multiple banks and lenders. Richard has a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking (RG 206 compliant), a Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (RG 146 compliant), a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Communication.
A home loan is not just a big debt. It can be a great financial tool that lets you own a home and hopefully save money while doing so.
Alison Banney - Editorial manager, Money
Alison Banney is the money editorial manager at Finder. She covers all areas of personal finance, and her areas of expertise are superannuation, banking and saving. She has written about finance for 10 years, having previously worked at Westpac and written for several other major banks and super funds.
It's never too late to get your super sorted. It'll be one of your biggest assets when you retire - don't neglect it!
Amy Bradney-George - Senior writer, Credit cards and Finder Green
Amy Bradney-George is the senior writer for credit cards at Finder, acting editor for Finder X and Finder Green. She has over 14 years' experience as a journalist, with a particular focus on personal finance, and has been featured in publications including ABC News, Money Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald.
I want to help people make sustainable choices for their budget and the planet.
Rebecca Pike - Senior writer, Home Loans
Rebecca Pike is Finder's senior writer for money. She joined Finder after almost four years writing for business publications in the mortgage and finance industry, including three years as editor of Mortgage Professional Australia.
Navigating your finances can be overwhelming. Start small and build up: that goes for whether you're trying to save or adding in new expenses.
Tim Bennett - Publisher, Health Insurance
Tim Bennett is Finder's senior health insurance publisher. For over 10 years he's reported on news, politics, finance and other topics as a journalist and radio presenter. Tim regularly appears as a health insurance expert on programs like Sunrise and SBS news, as well as in the Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail and more.
Straight talk - Insurance is too complicated. Is that by design? Look, probably - but a little understanding puts you in a much better position to get a great deal.
James Martin - Editor, Insurance
James Martin is the insurance editor at Finder. He has written on a range of insurance and finance topics for over 7 years. James often shares his insurance expertise as a media spokesperson and has appeared on Prime 7 News, Insurance News and 7NEWS. He holds a Tier 1 General Insurance (General Advice) certification.
Insurance doesn't have to be a hassle. I hope to make things a little easier for you.
Gary Ross Hunter - Editor, Insurance and Innovations
Gary Ross Hunter is an editor at Finder, specialising in insurance. He's been writing about life, travel, home, car, pet and health insurance for over 5 years, regularly appears as an insurance expert in publications including news.com.au, Herald Sun, The Telegraph, Explore Travel and Escape, and holds an RG146 ASIC-recognised Tier 1 General Insurance (General Advice) and Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification.
Nobody wants to shop for insurance. My job is to make it really easy to do, so you can spend your time (and money) on much more exciting stuff.
Jessica Prasida - Publisher, Travel and Home Insurance
Jessica Prasida is a publisher specialising in travel and home insurance. She's been helping Australians find and compare insurance for over 4 years. Jess has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney and a Tier 1 General Insurance qualification.
I help people compare insurance so they can travel with peace of mind and not worry about their home.
Nicola Middlemiss - Senior Writer
Nicola Middlemiss is a contributing writer at Finder, with a special interest in personal finance and insurance. Formerly a business and finance journalist, Nicola has written thousands of articles helping Australians better understand insurance and grow their personal wealth. She has a Tier 1 General Insurance (General Advice) certification and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Leeds.
Utilities and streaming
Mariam Gabaji - Editor, Utilities
Mariam Gabaji is the editor for tech and utilities and has over 11+ years of experience across both print and digital media. Her expertise ranges from energy, internet and mobile to consumer tech and TV streaming. She's often featured in the media including the ABC, Yahoo Finance, 9News, 7News, A Current Affair, The Guardian, SBS and Money Magazine.
I read through confusing T&Cs to help you easily compare your options and save on those pesky household bills.
Mark Neilsen - Writer, Utilities
Mark Neilsen is a writer at Finder, specialising in streaming and utilities. He has over 20 years' experience working in entertainment media, so he knows what you should watch and the cheapest way you can watch it.
Let me help you get the best value to live out your stream dream.
Kylie Purcell - Senior editor, Investments
Kylie Purcell is the senior investments editor at Finder. She specialises in investment products incuding trading platforms, robo-advisors, stocks and ETFs.
Tis better to have invested and lost, than never to have invested at all.
James Edwards - Editor, Cryptocurrency
James Edwards is the cryptocurrency editor for APAC at Finder. He has been using Bitcoin since 2013 and began working in the space in late 2017. His expertise has seen him called on to report at events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, CoinDesk Consensus and IBM Think and has coordinated a vast number of high-profile interviews with the industry's brightest minds.
Success starts with research.
Shubham Pandey - Super and investments writer
Shubham Pandey is the investments and superannuation writer at Finder. With over 3.5 years of experience working with various publications such as Valnet, Pedestrian Group, BeInCrypto, and AMBCrypto, Shubham is passionate about helping people make smart and informed decisions regarding their investments. Shubham has a Master's degree in Finance with minors in Communication.
Think of investing like a personal trainer for your savings – it helps them grow stronger and go the distance, here to spot you through every lift and lunge."
Frank Corva - Analyst, Cryptocurrency
Frank Corva is the senior analyst for digital assets at Finder. Frank has turned his hobby of studying and writing about crypto into a career with a mission of educating the world about this burgeoning sector of finance.
Doing my part to make the terms 'Bitcoin' and 'crypto' less taboo and cringey.
Shopping, travel and technology
Chris Jager - Lead editor, Shopping
Chris Jager is the lead shopping editor at Finder, specialising in consumer technology, home entertainment and expert tips for finding the best online deals.
RRP is for suckers.
Chris Stead - Editor, Innovations
Chris Stead is the innovations editor at Finder. He is a gaming, tech and sports journalist with more than 24 years of writing and editing experience. He has previously worked at Game Informer, GamePro, Maxim, MCV Pacific, Gameplayer, Grab It, the University of New South Wales, Krash, It Girl and Fortnite Magazine.
Exploring tech, games, travel, sport, NFTs and entertainment through the lens of a parent.
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