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Recent Q&A

You’ll Be Proud of Me, Barefoot

Dear Scott, I wrote to you when I was on maternity leave in October 2017 to tell you I had racked up a $17,000 credit card debt (you published my response as ‘Zero Balance Is...

The Perfect Barefoot Side Hustle

Scott, I have come across a mob who are selling themselves as offering the “perfect Barefoot Side Hustle” with what they call “matched betting”. Is this is a scam? Or am...

Blow the Whistle

Hi Scott, I’m 15 years old and do not have regular work, though I do umpire netball in the wint...

Engagement Ring Going Cheap

Scott, I am currently filing for divorce. My ex-husband rampantly cheated on me with a bunch of r...

Confessions of an Afterpay Junkie

Dear Barefoot, As someone who fell down the Afterpay rabbit hole and got stuck in a cycle for three years, I completely agree with what you are saying. I added up every single p...

Am I a Financial Drug Dealer?

Hi Scott, I run a small online business with my wife. While I do not use Afterpay myself, we do offer it as a payment option for our customers. Does this make us financial ‘dr...

Fighting the Fire

Hi Scott, Earlier this week I lost my rental house and most possessions in the Bunyip State Park fires. I just wanted to say that reading your book earlier this year has helped...

Are Charities Ripping Us Off?

Hi Barefoot, Do you know of any charities which do not have highly paid CEOs and numerous other well-paid staff? l would like to make a donation to charities where all the money...

My Son Likes You, But He’s an Idiot

Barefoot, My university-educated adult son read your book. It seems to have inspired him, maybe a little too much. I have had to sit down and set him straight on what you got wr...