Previous Q&As

And the Judge’s Gavel Fell

Scott, I have a court judgment against me for a $10,000 credit card debt, along with other credit card and personal loan debts that have accumulated to over $20,000. Over the last three years I have recovered from addiction and mental health issues, as well as homelessness. Through hard work...

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I’m Not the High Earner Anymore

Dear Barefoot, For the last 16 years with my partner I have been the higher earner, and at times he has been unemployed. We have always pulled through together but I have mostly carried the financial burden. This year he has nailed a great contract and will earn 50% more...

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You Offended me Last Week

Hi Scott, I just read your Q&A and saw your column on ‘Why NAB employees read my book’. I am a little offended by what you wrote. You are making out that all bank employees are evil people trying to stooge customers out of money. I have been working for...

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Changing Our Kids’ Lives

Hi Scott, My parents were terrible with their finances (and still are, sadly), so I learnt from them that ‘credit is OK’ and got myself into all kinds of trouble. Then, two years ago, I read The Barefoot Investor, and my partner and I are now very close to paying...

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Help, My Husband’s a Hoarder!

I just finished my first Barefoot Date Night with my hubby. My problem is that he is a hoarder, and the look on his face when he heard your advice about selling our stuff on Gumtree was nothing less than horror. And without selling a heap of stuff there is...

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