Previous Q&As

Westpac Jackpot!

Dear Scott I just wanted to say thank you! I received a letter from Westpac today to say that in response to my ‘query’ they have cancelled my credit card repayment insurance and refunded $1,100 in premiums paid over the past four years. Woohoo! One giant leap towards paying off...

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Prisoner’s Last Chance

Dear Mr Scott Pape, My name is Peter. I am 59 and I have four years left to serve on a five-year prison term. As a prisoner I do not have access to a phone or the internet, so writing this letter is the only way I can get in...

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Family Feud

Hi Scott, I am 26 and recently got married (yay!), but my husband and I are not sure how to combine our finances. He owns a house with his brother, and I have a decent inheritance which I would not like to lose if we ended up divorcing (yes, I...

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The Barefoot Kid

Hi Scott, I am so proud of our three-year-old! Scarlett saved up her pocket money from doing her ‘jobs’. We took her to our local tip shop and she selected a second-hand bike for $5 (see picture). She’s a Barefoot Kid!

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Car Crash Classroom

Hi Scott, I am a 25-year-old teacher and I got a car loan in my second year of uni. I had no idea what interest rates were, or how getting a loan worked, and just signed away on the first deal I got accepted for (which ended up being a...

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