Friends With Money #75: Take control of your energy bills

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Ready for summer but not for the higher energy bills that come with it?

This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Tom Watson is joined by author and host of The Joyful Frugalista podcast, Serina Bird, to run through a range of ways that households can cut down their power costs. They discuss:

  • Why are energy prices so high and how will they fare in 2023?
  • What can households do in the short-term to reduce their summer bills?
  • What are the long-term changes households can make?
  • Can switching providers help trim your bill?

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Serina Bird is a proud frugalista who has amassed more than a million dollars through frugal living. She is the author of several books including The Joyful Frugalista and The Joyful Startup Guide. Serina blogs at The Joyful Frugalista, and her podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. She is also the founder of The Joyful Business Club. Her new book, How To Pay Your Mortgage Off in 10 Years is out now!