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Recent Q&A

Something I Said I’d Never Do

Hi Scott, I am 28 and and earning $70,000 a year. I am also $10,000 in debt because I did something I said I would never do: took out a personal loan. I have been desperately t...

I Got This!

Hi Scott, I spent my twenties telling myself I could never afford to own a home, so I just spent my money. Then I started reading your stuff. When I saw that even singles on the...

I won $250,000 on a Gameshow

Hi! Recently, I was lucky enough to win $250,000 on a gameshow! Since winning, I have paid off a loan I owed my dad and and put the rest into our mortgage -- the house is valued...

Pregnant and Dumped

Scott, My husband left me two months ago. I am 24 weeks pregnant with our third child. Since having our first child five years ago, I have been on maternity leave, doing home d...

I Got This!

Hi Scott, I have suffered with chronic alcoholism and drug addiction my whole life. Father not present, nor any real family. Mum (the main provider) died suddenly when I was in...

Am I Going to Lose Everything?

Hi Scott, About 18 months ago I put a $15,000 deposit on an off-the-plan apartment. The idea was to sell my home for the same amount as the apartment and move in. But I have not...

Dr Phil, Where Are You?

Hi Scott, I am 27 and newly married. My husband earns over double what I do, and he does not like the idea of combining our finances. Instead, things are split down the middle,...

You Ripper!

Barefoot, I just wanted to tell you about my latest Barefoot Date Night. Like you advised I rang the bank, followed your script, and they reduced my rate from 5.35% to 4.54%, a...

Barefoot Confessions

Hi Scott, I am 25 years old, newly married. I am the worst spender I know. I have about $8k debt that my husband doesn't know about. We want to start a family but I'm worried...