Joined Canstar: 2019
Canstar’s Editor-at-Large, Effie Zahos, has more than two decades of experience helping Aussies make the most of their money. Passionate about financial literacy, her goal is to help consumers gain a better understanding of their finances.
Prior to joining Canstar Effie was the editor of Money magazine, having helped establish it in 1999 after a two year stint as head researcher of Channel Nine’s Money Show.
As one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators she has a knack for making money matters simple and is part of the lineup of financial spokespeople at Canstar.
Effie is also the author of a children’s financial literacy book, The Great $20 Adventure, and A Real Girl’s Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins.
Effie sits on the board of directors for Ecstra, a not-for-profit organisation committed to building the financial capability of all Australians within a fair financial system.
She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Queensland.
Effie also the proud mother of two reformed spenders. An avid podcast listener, Effie says her greatest fear is retiring in a polyester outfit and drinking cask wine.