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Recent Q&A

Use Your In-Tuition

Dear Scott You believe in people following their intuition (‘in-tuition’ or ‘inner teacher’), right? Well, I made the move from charity work to psychic work in 2011, and...

Shaken, Not Stirred

Hi Barefoot, I just wanted to drop you a line from the comfy living room of my first property. If you’d told me two-and-a-half years ago that I’d own this place today, I wou...

The Alcohol Experiment

Hi Scott, Last week you answered a question from Jane (“I am NOT an Alcoholic”), who was clearly struggling with alcohol. For people who are after help with stopping/reduci...

Don’t Send Kids to the Coalmine, Barefoot

Hey Scott, I just wanted to comment on your response last week to the letter from Alice the 15-year-old asking if she should get a part-time job. Could you please recommend that...

How a Financial Advisor Can Make You a Millionaire

Hi Scott, My daughter is a hardworking 22-year-old who lives in a share house. She is struggling with her living expenses. (I pay for her weekly grocery shop, and she feels bad...

I am NOT an Alcoholic

Scott, I currently spend about $100 a week on alcohol ‒ it is pure habit and l love the taste too. I am not an alcoholic, but I do need some incentive to drop the habit, like...

You’ll Be Proud of Me, Barefoot

Dear Scott, I wrote to you when I was on maternity leave in October 2017 to tell you I had racked up a $17,000 credit card debt (you published my response as ‘Zero Balance Is...

The Perfect Barefoot Side Hustle

Scott, I have come across a mob who are selling themselves as offering the “perfect Barefoot Side Hustle” with what they call “matched betting”. Is this is a scam? Or am...

Blow the Whistle

Hi Scott, I’m 15 years old and do not have regular work, though I do umpire netball in the winter months, which earns me about $15 a game. I’ve just started Year 10...