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Recent Q&A

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...

Are Family Trusts the Tax Haven They Used to Be?

Hi Scott, My accountant told me that a family trust is not the ‘tax haven’ it used to be a few years ago. Is that true? We were thinking about establishing one for our fami...

The Recovering Gambling Addict

Hi Scott, I am a recovering gambling addict. I got hooked at a young age, but I have not gambled in the last 18 months. Now I am in my late 20s and have ruined my credit rating...

A Financial Man-Child

Hi Scott, We live beyond our means -- especially my husband. We have been married two years; I earn $45,000 and he earns $70,000. I bought us a house three years ago, paying a...

An Update on the Acorns App

Hi Barefoot, I have been an avid reader of your column in the Herald Sun and have read your book back to front several times. With your inspiration, I paid off my $1.5 million d...

Aspiring Artist

Hi Scott! I am a 15-year-old aspiring artist who is interested in doing commissions for online customers. I am hardworking and passionate about art. Where should I start and how...

Tax Effective Way to Buy a New Car?

Hi Scott A friend of mine, who is in real estate and whose mum is an accountant, suggests that it is more tax effective to buy a new car on a three-year finance deal with an agr...

Save Me from My Kids!

Hi Scott, I am a successful elderly businesswoman. My business (which I started from scratch) is conservatively valued at $7 million. My problem is that I have a daughter who wa...

Bless Your Cotton Socks, Barefoot

Hi Scott, God love your cotton-picking socks, Barefoot! With your help I have, in under two years, eliminated all my credit card, personal loan and car debt, and built up some...