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Recent Q&A

Why Advisors Hate Barefoot

Hi Scott, My husband and I would like to share with you a conversation he recently had with our financial adviser. Husband: “My wife and I have been looking into our sh...

The First Home Super Saver Gets Up!

Hi Scott, I heard you on Triple J this week talking about the fact that the First Home Super Saver Scheme has finally been passed by Parliament. My parents, being traditional ha...

I’m Down on Bended Knee

Hi Scott, I have been seeing my girlfriend for three years now, and I am finally ready to propose! She pointed out the ring of her dreams on the weekend, and it looks like it is...

My Husband Ran Off with a Younger Woman

Dear Scott, Well, I never thought I would be writing this but … a month ago my husband of 21 years fessed up to wanting to run off with a girl 25 years younger who he met only...

Daddy’s Girl

Dear Barefoot, My father monitors my money from afar and, as a 25-year-old woman, I feel I am being treated like a child. He thinks my partner and I are financially illiterate,...

Too Old to Die Young

Scott, Subconsciously I always thought I would die young, as my parents and older sister did. So I have tended to ‘live for the moment’. Now that I am still (thankfully) her...

Help! My Wife’s a Ball-Breaker

Hey Scott, My wife and I are currently following your teachings. However, we have come unstuck on overtime payments and additional income. I am working a second job, and doing o...

The Barefoot Movie

Hi there, I am successfully following your instructions on splitting my income -- 10% to ‘Splurge’, 10% to ‘Smile’, 20% to ‘Fire Extinguisher’ and $3,000 in ‘Mojo...

Spill the Beans

Hi Scott, I am a 32-year-old tax accountant earning $100,000 a year -- and I am facing a dilemma. I could (for $300,000) buy in as a partner in the accounting firm where I curre...