Counting Costs: Manage your bills & budgets with ease

Energy supplier comparison websites

Comparison websites are a useful tool in finding deals. Always try to use government-provided sites where possible, as commercial sites may only work with some companies and so mightn’t get you the cheapest rate.

In Australia, try the Australian Energy Regulator comparison site at or others such as and

Phone and internet comparison websites

Again, once you know what services you want, and have a rough idea of how much you want to use them, try a few different comparison sites to get a feel for which plans will suit you best. Sites like or can help you compare phone and internet plans and packages, and you can check out some mobile phones and plans at

Financial Services

In Australia, Canstar is a good place to compare financial services like banking or insurance. See

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