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Recent Q&A

Thanks, Barefoot

Dear Scott, Last year I wrote and explained how the Barefoot Investor had changed my life. Lucky for me, you wrote an article on my letter (‘Here’s One for the Grandparents...

What Would You Do?

Hi Barefoot, I am 35 and on a good salary ($190,000). My question is this: If you had an investment property that, if sold, would clear $80,000, and you had personal debt of $5...

Give a Brother a Hand

Dear Scott, My husband’s brother and his wife have recently taken out a $360,000 home loan, with $60,000 in an attached offset account. They’re paying 3.99 per cent interes...

I AM FURIOUS WITH YOU

Scott, I have a question -- and then I have a complaint. First the question. My wife and I run a successful business and earn income both in Australia and the US. I have just ob...

I Was Stupid

Hi Barefoot, Your new book has me in stitches: “Tickets to Gaga is not an emergency”. I am 38 and I earn $90,000, and I have a gnawing money problem I need your help with....

The Shipping Magnate

Hi Barefoot, I am currently looking at making some investment decisions for the next 3–5 years to save a healthy deposit for a first home. An option I am considering is to pu...

Your Book Is WRONG, Barefoot! Pulp It Immediately!

Hi Barefoot, I’m sorry to say this but your book is WRONG. In the chapter on retirement -- “The Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy: Why You Don’t Need $1 Million to R...

My Daughter Is Missing

Hello, I have worked as a nurse my whole life, supporting two daughters and a mentally unwell husband who has since passed away. I am 64 and now retired, and completely overwhe...

The Barefoot Book

Scott, I have followed you for years, and treated your first book like a bible since a good friend of mine gave it to me in 2010 -- when my husband died. At that time I could n...