Queenslanders 'are struggling to pay bills'

Nearly eight of ten (79 per cent) people in Queensland are finding it difficult to pay bills at the moment and are trying to cut their outgoings by opting out of car insurance.

These were the findings of the Sunday Mail and Channel Nine Big Squeeze survey which revealed that 67 per cent of families think they will be worse off this year.

It discovered that some Aussies in the region were looking at ways to minimise the amount they spend on necessities such as fresh food.

However, others were considering more drastic and potentially risky strategies, such as avoiding paying for cover on their motors.

People who are in this position might benefit from heading online to compare car insurance to ensure they have the cheapest option available to them.

Businesswoman and "debt buster" Tammy May provided more advice for those struggling with their bills, urging them to draw up a budget for their household.

This comes after a study by Viewpoint revealed that 70 per cent of women believe they are the ones in control of the family finances.

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