Get to know the crew

This bunch is beyond compare

The team are dedicated to helping Australians find better. We hope that, together with our money experts, you'll learn about your finances and feel empowered to change for the better.

If you'd like to learn more about, you can check out our mission, or history and a few frequently asked questions that we've answered. If you still have questions or need a hand with anything, feel free to contact one of our team members and we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

The Budget Buffs

These guys make up the editorial team here at All the content, articles, posts, guides, news pieces and more were penned (or rather, typed) by their hands. They're the same team members who respond to user questions and comments on the website and who answer the hundreds of emails we receive every week. Combined, they have decades worth of experience in writing about finance, fashion, technology and more. Half of them can quote the Simpsons on demand while the other get teary eyed at the mention of Dobby or Hedwig.

Alex Keshen
Alex Kidman
Angus Kidman
Brodie Fogg
Chris Stead
Clare Cribbin
Debbie Tayag
Elizabeth Barry
Isaiah Peralta
Jake Quade
Jeremy Cabral
Jodie Humphries
Jonathan Choi
Kenneth Tsang
Kripanath Aditya
Marc Terrano
Matt Corke
Maurice Thach
Mia Steiber
Richard Laycock
Sally McMullen
Sarah Neate
Shirley Liu
Stephanie Yip
Suraj Shrestha
William Eve
Ysa Mariano
Zubair Hassan

The Marketing and PR Team

Where our Budget Buffs deal with content on the website, the M&Ms team is responsible for all our content outside of the website. This dynamic crew includes our resident Money Experts whom you may have seen on television, heard on radio or read about in the papers or online. In addition to our top-notch PR team, we've got ace advertisers and community managers who make sure that all our marketing material, from display ads to emails and social media, is top-quality. Contrary to their namesake, the M&Ms are partial to gummy bears, Tim Tams and chocolate covered coffee beans.

Belinda Punshon
Bessie Hassan
Cerina Tjundra
David Cheng
Frank Restuccia
Graham Cooke
Kelly Vieira
Michelle Hutchison
Stevi Everson

The IT Crowd

Our website handles over a million visitors each month. We have thousands of pages of content and products that need to load seamlessly for our users; these guys make that happen. They're the developers, designers and product managers that power They're always striving to make the website faster, better looking and easier to use. Most of them can solve a Rubik's cube in under 5 minutes (Stoosh holds the record at 1:30) and some are mean Magic: The Gathering players.

Connie Giannopoulos
David Lewis
Fred Schebesta
Gemma Stiles
Harry Mamaba
Ipek Turgul
Justin Toldaro
Jeza Alpajora
Katrine Steenberg
Luke Peterson
Manvinder Verma
Michael Restuccia
Morris Chavez
Natalie Cox
Prashant Rajkhowa
Remiel Evangelio
Samuele Arcolace
Scott Christopher
Ted Tencza
Vina Sadia
Wayne Perry

The Behind-the-Scenes Crew

While you can see the fruit of most of our teams' labours on the website or across the web, this unit's work takes place behind the curtain. No company can operate without their accounts team, human resources, office managers or technical support staff. We've also got our client services team who work tirelessly to make sure our product set is as comprehensive and high-quality as we can get. They've got the funnest section of the office – right by our post-it-note wall art. Lucky ducks.

Aston Darley
Anthony Shakinovsky
Greg Silver
James Bishop
Keven Chang
Linda Lum
Sarah Nguyen
Stella Wo
Zane Zhang

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25 Responses to Meet the Team

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    Mike | September 23, 2016

    I vaguely remember watching a program during the last week or so, probably “A Current Affair” whereby if we provided our licence number & address to “” we could find out our score on a scale of 0 to 1,200. But I don’t recall what the story or the score related to?
    Can you please advise?
    Kindest Regards

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | September 26, 2016

      Hi Mike,

      You may be referring to The Today Show. The story was about our launch of free credit scores in – you can find out more about it, and receive your free credit score, on this page.

      Hope this helps,


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    RM | September 20, 2016

    Hi Finder Team,

    I am looking for a financial consultant around 3064 Victoria.

    I need some one to guide me regarding maintaining my existing investment property and probably set up a trust account for new investments.


    • Staff
      Chester | September 20, 2016

      Hello there!

      Thanks for your question.

      You may be able to find a Mortgage Broker in Melbourne by clicking on this link this link will not only provide you broker information, it also provides some tips on how you may manage your finances.

      I hope this helps.


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    | July 21, 2016

    Hi There,

    Your NBN coverage service is showing that the NBN is now available in the Picketts Valley. I checked in initially with a couple of providers (Telstra & MyNetFone) and they said this wasn’t the case. I then checked in with NBN and they said this wasn’t the case as there was some outstanding work, but they wouldn’t say what it was or when it would occur. Are you able to shed some light on that please?

    Kind regards,


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    herbie | June 24, 2016

    Good morning. I wish to travel on a cruise from 14/09/2016 to 12/10/2016 to South East Asia. I have had Atrial Fibrillation for 2 years but I cannot find travel insurance. I have recently had Cardioversion and I am on blood thinning medication. Can you help me please?

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    Kevin | April 6, 2016

    Hi Finder team,

    I am looking for a comparison. Monday to Friday for breakfast I either eat a bagel or a muffin with margarine. I am looking to eat a bit healthier. Which is the better option: the bagel or muffin? I hope you can help me out as no one seems to be compare the two.


    • Staff
      Shirley | April 6, 2016

      Hi Kevin,

      Thanks for your question.

      In regards to weight control, calories is generally the most important factor.

      Muffins around the 7cm mark usually contain 120 – 160 calories but today’s giant bakery muffins contain nearly 340 – 630 calories each.

      Mini bagels are about 72 calories but 11cm deli bagels contain 300 – 380 calories each.

      So to be on the safer side and assuming you put the same amount of margarine on both, you may want to consider the bagel instead.

      Hope this helps.

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    marilyn | February 17, 2016

    i need a contact number or someone to contact me as i am having money out of my account and i am no longer with foxtel and want it cancelled

    • Staff
      Sally | March 2, 2016

      Hi Marilyn,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm, you have come through to, not Foxtel.

      You can contact Foxtel on 13 19 99.

      I hope this has helped.



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    Helen | August 3, 2015

    Please email me ASAP to organize life insurance
    Regards helen

    • Staff
      Maurice | August 3, 2015

      Hi Helen,

      Thanks for your request. If you would like to make an enquiry about life insurance policies, check out:
      life insurance policies

      You can submit your details into our form and get a quote for multiple life insurance policies. You can then organise life insurance directly with the provider and if required, speak to a consultant.

      I hope this helps,

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    Melissa | July 15, 2015

    Hi – we’re going to Bali next month and worried that the situation with the volcano continuously erupting may affect us. Which would be the better policy for both these scenarios? 1) Not being able to get there and getting our money back and 2) Getting there and then not being able to get home – accommodation coverage/daily allowance etc etc

    • Staff
      Richard | July 17, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for your question. is a comparison service and not an insurer and we are not permitted to provide personalised product advice. If you use the travel insurance quote tool, you will be able to compare the benefits of all of the providers in our panel.

      I hope this was helpful,

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    Bronwen | May 22, 2015

    Hi there – your information on eligibility for the Australian pension is incredibly clear and helpful – thank you! It still leaves me with one question relating to my father’s situation – what if you are an Australian citizen, have lived in Australia for (just) over 10 years in the 80s/90s, but have been living overseas for the last 20 years.

    Specifically, once you return, how long does it take to re-establish residency to be eligible to claim the pension (and Medicare too, come to think of it).

    I realise there are assets and income tests but I know they will be satisfied in this case – although I wasn’t sure from the information if a homeowner had to count the value of their home as part of the asset limits.

    Thanks so much for any help!

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | May 25, 2015

      Hi Bronwen,

      Thanks for your question.

      To be eligible for the age pension you need to be considered an Australian resident, which requires that you be living in Australia and be either a citizen, a permanent Visa holder or a special category Visa holder. To establish that you are living in Australia, the Department of Human Services will look at various factors, including your accommodation, your relationships in Australia, employment, travel outside of Australia, etc.

      Please get in contact with the Department of Human Services for any questions you have relating to your individual situation.

      I hope this has helped.



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    Sharon | December 23, 2013

    I found out about your from the Jan 14 Womens Weekly, under Money page 215.
    I am a single household, under Telstra I have Home TV Saver Bundle 100BG, Big Pond Elite Liberty 100GB-Cable and Foxtel Value Package. This comes to approx $210 a month.

    I am desperate to try and reduce some of the home bills. I am stuck with Telstra as my property is know as Pair Gain, basically when they lay the cable when building the property only one line was put in and not 2 for future expansion. Thank you.

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      Marc | January 6, 2014

      Hello Sharon,
      thanks for the question.

      Here are a few ways to reduce your TV and internet bills.

      - Ask for a discount. If you plan to come straight out and ask for a discount, it may be useful to ask to speak to the customer retention department and mention you’re thinking of terminating your service. The people in this department might be authorised to offer a discount to keep your business.

      - While you’re talking to them, tell them about better deals you’ve seen, how long you’ve been a customer for, and anything else you’ve seen other providers offer which they don’t.

      To reduce other non-TV or internet related bills and expenses, try the following:

      - Use public transportation rather than driving everywhere

      - Sell any items you no longer use

      - Unplug any electrical devices you’re not using

      - Cook or prepare lunches at home rather than eat out

      - If you can afford it, buy groceries in bulk

      I hope these tips help,

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