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Recent Q&A

Barefoot Goes to School

Hi Scott, I am a high school economics teacher. This week I made your recent article ‘How Not to Raise a Spoiled Brat’ required reading for my Year 9/10 class. I am looking...

The Ethical Dilemma

Hi Scott, I have a question about ethical investing. Having done some research on ethical funds, I find myself stuck between two extremes. Some have low fees but are not ethica...

A Father’s Final Wish

Hi Scott, Sadly, my husband has just been advised that his cancer has moved to ‘terminal’ (he is only 48). We are devastated, but the reality is we have to make some hard de...

Should I Help Out My Dad?

Hi Scott, I am a 30-something single renting in Sydney -- and I have saved up a $25,000 deposit towards a home. My dear dad is an expat on a whopping wage overseas but has just...

My Mother is $90,000 in the Hole

Hi Scott, I knew my mum had debt, but when she finally fessed up I was absolutely shocked. She owes $90,000 in credit cards and personal loans due to gambling and spending. She...

Boom Boom

Hi Scott, I got caught up in the mining boom and bought an investment property in Karratha, WA, at the peak. While the economy was booming it was great, but now rent is just 25...

For Richer, For Poorer

Hi Scott, I currently earn a good salary, save around 35 per cent of my pay, do not have any debt (other than HECS), and am a long way into saving for a deposit for a house. My...

Barefoot Business

Hey Scott, I do not have a question ... more of a suggestion. I am a 29-year-old, self-employed electrician and I just finished reading The Barefoot Investor. Great book! Down...

The 17-Year-Old Millionaire

Hi Barefoot, I have a 17-year-old son who has a part-time job. He has saved over $1,000 and would like to start investing, but CommSec says he has to be 18 to buy shares. So h...