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Recent Q&A

A Total Disaster

Hi Scott I am a 50-year-old widow with an eight-year-old. After nursing my partner through cancer (he lost his battle on Boxing Day), I have just refinanced my house to consolid...

Should We Refuse to Pay?

Barefoot, My husband and I (stupidly) bought a timeshare in Vegas back in 1997 ‒ we had just got off a plane and were feeling very jet lagged! We have tried a gazillion avenue...

You’re Being Unfair, Barefoot

Dear Scott, I read your article last week on Wyndham timeshare, and I think what you said was a little unfair.We have been with Wyndham for around 10 years, and it has been grea...

I’m on My Way!

Dear Scott, I’ve just closed the last page of your book (I read it in one sitting, couldn’t put it down). I left an abusive relationship and my three kids and I live on the...

The Reality Check

Hi Scott, I’m in trouble. I am 33 with three young kids, and waiting for my divorce. The thing that is holding it up is our family home, which has been on the market for eight...

The $3.7 million Hotel Room

Hi Scott, We recently went to an investment seminar where we were offered a chance to buy into a vacation club with international resort group called Wyndham. There are a number...

Love Me Two Times, Baby

Hi Scott, I am 24 and earn a good income. My partner and I are getting serious, but she owes $12,000 ($10,000 car loan, $2,000 credit card) and this is annoying me as I have no...

Our Tenant Burnt Our House Down

Hi Scott, Our tenant burnt our investment property down (has been charged with arson). The property has landlord insurance for $500,000. The insurance company has offered us $30...

I Feel Defeated

Hi Scott, I am a 21-year-old single female. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to buy a house, because my family rented and we did not have financial security growing u...