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I got my tax return back in the mail this week – and I got quite a shock.

I got my tax return back in the mail this week – and I got quite a shock.

Attached was a statement that read:

“Dear Mr Pape

“The Australian Government thanks you for your tax contributions for 2013-14.

“The following statement details Australian Government debt levels, and where your personal tax was spent, based on 2014-15 budget estimates.” Read More...

How to become a sophisticated investor

Picture this:

You get a Facebook message from a random hook-up you had a couple of months ago (which was totally out of character, and a direct result of cosying up with Mr Jägerbomb).

It reads:

“There’s no easy way to say this … you need to go to the clinic and get yourself checked out.” Read More...

go on, buy yourself a latte everyday

This week I did an interview for a women’s magazine.

It did not go well.

Journalist: “So what are the biggest money mistakes people in their 20s and 30s make?”

Barefoot: “Plenty.”

filling in the blanks.)

Journalist: “Well … is it … buying lattes each day …?” Read More...

A simple plan to buy a house

Soon, young people will be able to dip into their super fund to help them buy their first home.

Or at least they will if independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon gets his way. He plans on introducing legislative changes to the Spring session of Parliament that would allow first home buyers to raid their super to pay for a house deposit. Read More...

66 per cent of men fail this simple test…would you?

We’re gearing up for our next Blueprint, which will be released tomorrow evening.

It’s our very first ‘short-term’ investment, and we know you’re going to love it.

We’ll also have more information on our much anticipated, long-awaited how to pick stocks course.

In the meantime, here’s something we prepared earlier…

Ten Reasons They Didn’t Call You Back

The quickest way to radically boost your wealth is by getting a better paid job. Problem is most people spend more time browsing on Seek than they do working out how to stand out from the pack. So, let’s take a look at the very first stage of landing that dream job — your resume — and let me share with you some tips that will get your barefoot in the door. Read More...

Renting vs. Buying: Let’s look at the home truths

I copped a bit of hate mail this week. My crime? I got on the telly and talked about a new report that suggested it was better to rent than buy.

Cue the crazies: there’s a lot of emotion when it comes to buying property. I think of it as a slightly less bogan version of the rivalry between Holden and Ford (or Kim and Kanye) and this week I managed to get both sides’ back up. Read More...

Are you financially smarter than a 10th grader?

Guess which country has the financially smartest kids in the world?

It’s not the US. It’s not the UK. And it’s not Australia. The results of an international 18-country study by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was released this week and it revealed that the financially savviest teenagers are from China.

Yes, that’s right.