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Megan Birot Senior Finance Writer and Journalist

About Megan

Megan is a finance writer with more than 10 years' experience in the industry. She’s passionate about helping people make sense of financial topics and principles. She specialises in personal finance, including, saving, budgeting, debt and investing. Megan is also a media spokesperson on consumer topics.

Background and experience

Before joining Money, Megan worked for some of Australia's largest comparison sites. She was previously an Editor at Canstar Blue where she managed the publication of Customer Awards spanning over 300 product categories. In addition, she was an Innovation Awards judge for appliances and consumer electronics.

Megan also worked for Compare the Market as a Senior Digital Writer, covering money, banking, and general insurance topics.

She was previously a journalist for News Corp and a media adviser on public economics. Megan regularly features on TV, radio and in print – sharing ways in which Australians can make their money go further.


Megan has a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations (with honours) from Griffith University. She is also qualified with the following financial services certifications:

  • Certificate in Tier 1 financial product Generic Knowledge (RG 146), covering securities, derivatives, managed investments, foreign exchange, superannuation, life insurance, and general insurance.
  • Compliant to provide general advice in Tier 1 General Insurance based on RG 146 certification.

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