Previous Q&As

The Wild West

Hi Scott, I receive many emails from Binarybook.com. These online traders use robot trading and seem to make quick profits. I am intrigued because I am 62, self-employed and need $250,000 fairly quickly or I will have to sell my new home in Bayside for an ordinary property in a...

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Taking a Year Off, Getting High

Hi Scott, I’ve read that when marijuana was legalised in the US, companies that were in the business of supplying it went from zero to hero very quickly. With talk that marijuana will be legalised in Victoria and perhaps other states soon I’m interested in investing in ERI (Erin Resources)...

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Up in the Airb’n’b

Hi Scott, I’m alone and scared. After ten years of marriage my husband decided I wasn’t the one for him. I have taken the principal place of residence and we have sold our investment properties. I have drawn up a budget to make sure I can make ends meet, but...

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Funeral Insurance

Hi Scott, I am 76, a pensioner with very little money, and I don’t want to be a financial burden my daughter, so I am thinking of taking out insurance for my funeral costs, which I have seen on television.

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Drunk at a Pub

Dear Barefoot, I want to retire soon, because I hate my job. I’m 56, and I earn $65,000 a year. However, I also own a pub, which is currently worth 650k (though it’s dropped in value by half since 2007), and I have a loan against it for $260k. I...

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