Meet the Mozo Moneyvators

Mozo's money writers are motivated to help everyday Aussies save money. Hence the name the Moneyvators! Whether it's uncovering a great rate home loan or feature filled credit card, our goal is to dig through the fine print to uncover the best deals in the financial market. We are also constantly on the hunt for thrifty tidbits and tips that we share in our lifestyle hubs, so you can plump up that savings account in no time. 

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Kylie Moss

Content and community director

Working with everyone from our web designers to tech gurus, Kylie ensures all facets of the Mozo website offer the best possible experience to Aussies searching for a better deal. She has over 20 years experience in communications and her ultimate goal is to put the power back in the consumer's hand by making money management a breeze.

Biggest money motivation: "I'm a spending plan convert, so my biggest motivation is guilt free spending. This means paying the least amount necessary for essential expenses like our mortgage and utilities, and putting the maximum towards our fun money stash to use on holidays, nights out and gourmet ice-cream."

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AJ Duncanson

Data services director

AJ heads up Mozo's awards program, comprising both the Mozo Experts Choice and Mozo People's Choice Awards. He's a data scientist and actuary, and takes great care - and great pride - in ensuring that we find and award the very best products out there, whether the best value, highest quality or most popular. He's been a part of Mozo since the beginning, and before that gathered decades of experience in financial services product pricing, product management and strategy.

Biggest money motivation: "I want my daughters to have opportunities and experiences as they grow into adults. I want to travel. I want to retire well. And I'm keen to get out from under my Sydney-sized mortgage."

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Peter Marshall

Banking expert

Beginning his career working for the banks, Peter has spent the last 15 years helping consumers compare financial products and polishing his expertise in data analysis. At Mozo, he manages the Data Team, which keeps track of banking, insurance and energy products in Australia and plays an integral part of the judging panel for the Mozo Experts Choice Awards. Outside of data crunching, Peter likes fast cars, hard philosophy, and simple adjectives.

Biggest money motivation: "It's often said that wealthy people got that way by being frugal with money - I may not be wealthy, but believe this is a good principle to live by. I love using my industry knowledge to find the best banking deals and let others in on where they are."

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Gabriella Margerison

Copywriter

Gabby is the Copywriter at mozo.com.au. She has a Media and Communications background and a thirst for all things finance. When she's not knee-deep in researching about home loans and credit cards, you can find her in the kitchen pursuing her other passion- baking. Gabby works as part of the marketing team to ensure that all consumers know their options and make smarter decisions when it comes to money.

Biggest money motivation: "To save money on the big things, so I can have spare change to indulge on the little things like shopping and travel."

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JP Pelosi

Managing editor

JP Pelosi is the Managing Editor at Mozo and brings his broad editorial experience in the financial services sector to our daily content. He has written news and communications for companies such as CommBank, Suncorp, Amex and Allianz. JP additionally spent five years covering real estate and home loans during Australia's most recent property boom, mostly for CommBank's start-up news portal MyWealth. As such, he enjoys getting to the bottom of property challenges, myths and the ongoing debate around housing affordability.

Biggest money motivation: "I always try to put a little money away for a rainy day - or a special occasion. I like the idea of making money stress-free, simply by knowing I've got something saved for when I need it"'

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Rhianna Dews

Money writer

With a Master of Journalism and Communication under her belt, Rhianna's goal is to make learning about personal finance as engaging as it is important. An advocate for using the power of social media to convey a message to an unlimited audience, Rhianna keeps Mozo's readers in the loop with the latest everyday money hacks.

Biggest money motivation: "With a 'carpe diem' mindset, I've come to realise the importance of saving money for a rainy day. With a few money-saving strategies in place, I allow myself the financial freedom to live in the moment, while continuing to set myself up for the future. This is often easier said than done, but I'm definitely learning!"

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Niko Iliakis

Money writer

Niko has a keen interest in personal finance and he's constantly on the lookout for ways to save money. He's mastered the art of not being too aggressive with his budgeting advice to friends. As Mozo's star researcher, he's never met a line of fine print he couldn't unravel.

Biggest money motivation: "I've always been pretty minimalist in my tastes, but drawing up a budget really woke me up to all the unnecessary spending in my life. After seriously reconsidering my financial habits and long-term goals, I've realised I'd really love to own my own place. I guess the only question is whether it'll be in Sydney or elsewhere."

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Ava Crawford

Money writer

Coming from a lifestyle journalism background, Ava enjoys providing everyday Australians with information that helps them make better decisions and enjoy life - free from financial stress. She's always looking for the best deals and cost-cutting tips so that she can save on the big things and put money towards her family's long-term financial goals.

Biggest money motivation: 'I have always tried to set some money aside each month. Having some savings allows me to enjoy life without worrying about little surprises that can throw you off track financially. I can relax knowing I'm setting myself and my family up for a secure and stress-free financial future.'

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Maria Gil

Money writer

With a background in journalism and digital communication, Maria’s goal has always been to keep people informed on how they can improve their finances. She enjoys researching and finding the best possible deals to share with Mozo readers.

Biggest money motivation: 'I have always dreamed of travelling to every corner of the world and eating all the different cuisines each country has to offer. I like the idea of being able to travel without being too stressed about following a strict budget, knowing that I booked the best deals in advance.'

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Jack Dona

Money writer

Coming from a communication and journalism background, Jack’s goal is to cut through the jargon and give people the knowledge they need to make better informed financial decisions. 

Biggest money motivation: "It has to be financial security. Knowing that I have a safety net to fall back on in an emergency, or having the budget to travel once a year, takes the stress out of living. It’s also nice to know that I can afford to buy quality, big-ticket items that actually last, when I need to."

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Joshua Hohne

Money writer

With a background in History and Environmental Studies, Josh’s goal is to help everyday Aussies make smart decisions about their financial future.

Biggest money motivation: 'Staying on top of the financial side of life leaves more room for everything else. Beyond that, preparing for the future is always important. You never know what life can throw your way, so it's wise to be prepared for everything.'

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Evlin DuBose

Money writer

Coming from a diverse background in filmmaking, music production, and creative writing, Evlin is passionate about putting money-matters in relatable, personal contexts. Budget what? Finance who? She’s keen to find out!

Biggest money motivation: "Investing in experiences and items has been the biggest learning curve–I’m not a budgeter by nature, as any friend who’s been shopping with me will tell you! But taking charge of my own finances has made me conscious of my privilege, security, and future, and so I’m excited to use money as a tool to forge my independence and curate my best life.”

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Amelia Hetherington

Money writer

Amelia studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism and Non-Fiction Writing at Macquarie University. She has experience writing as an intern for the Sydney Morning Herald where she wrote stories for the lifestyle and news sections. She has now turned to finance and is focussed on researching and sharing information in an engaging and educational way. 

Biggest money motivation: 'Having enough savings to feel comfortable and secure in case of an emergency whilst also be able to occasionally splurge on a holiday or online shopping spree without feeling guilty.'

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Sara Borman

Money writer

Using her Bachelor of Communications in Writing, Sara has spent her professional career creating content and crafting copy. Her writing has been published in academic journals and literary anthologies in the US and Australia. She’s determined to make the world of finance accessible and loves finding a way to make money interesting to the everyday person.

Biggest money motivation: 'It’s important to me to be able to spend without feeling a sense of fear. We should be able to enjoy ourselves and live meaningful lives without constant financial stress - and I want to be able to get to that place!'