These 5 websites are some of my favourite places to go to help me save some money or look for some extra cash. They are quick, simple and free, so make sure you check them out.
(1) Unclaimed Money Search
This is one of my all-time favourite websites. A quick search and you can find any lost bank accounts, shares or life insurance policies that you might have forgotten about. You can search on your name, your partner, your friends and family. One of my friends found $5,000 in lost super using this search. It is quick, easy and could potentially find you an extra bit of spending money. Click here to do your own unclaimed money search.
(2) The Centrelink Payment Finder
Anyone who has ever dealt with Centrelink knows how hard it is to find out anything! If you want to check you are getting what you are entitled to without sitting on the phone forever, then the Centrelink Payment Finder is a little gem. It is simple to use and it quickly allows you to figure out what you could receive. I really like it as it has alerted me to payments I didn’t know I might be eligible for, and it can calculate any potential Family Tax Benefit repayments you might be eligible to receive. Click here to check it out.
(3) Energy Made Easy
I used this site two years ago to change providers and cut $600 off my winter electricity bill. It is a government site that helps you compare electricity and gas providers in your local area and get a better deal. Check it out by clicking here.
(4) My Gov
My Gov can really help you manage your money and it is surprisingly easy to use. I use it to do my tax return every year and it can also help you find any lost superannuation accounts that you might have forgotten about. To have a look at what it can do please click here.
(5) Money Smart’s Budget Planner
You don’t have to pay to get a budget planner. I really like the free budget planner from the MoneySmart website. Certainly, if you are thinking of creating your own budget it is worth checking out here.
These are some of my favourite websites but if you have any others please let me know. If you would like further advice on how to manage your money please contact me here for a complimentary coffee and a chat.
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