Well if today’s rate rise isn’t case-and-point for 7News’ new segment which kicks off tonight?

But it’s not just interest rates.

Scams, groceries and health funds, money dramas are coming at us from every single angle.

“There’s not a lot we can do about what’s going on around us, but there are things you can do yourself,” 7News’ Graeme Butler told Clairsy & Lisa.

Which is the whole premise of ‘Budget Busters’, which came out of a discussion the team at 7 had in the office.

The segment aims to pool lots of practical ideas from professionals and the community about how to squeeze the most out of every cent. Butler also posed the situation of how to approach a bank about getting the best deal – particularly when you’ve never had to do it before.

If you have a handy budget tip that you’d like to contribute, email budgetbuster@seven.com.au