Previous Q&As

Help, My Husband’s a Hoarder!

I just finished my first Barefoot Date Night with my hubby. My problem is that he is a hoarder, and the look on his face when he heard your advice about selling our stuff on Gumtree was nothing less than horror. And without selling a heap of stuff there is...

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Facebook Launches Crypto

Hi Barefoot I am a regular Barefoot reader so I was not surprised when I heard that Facebook is now launching its own cryptocurrency. You picked it ages ago! But do you think it will be any better than Bitcoin, which you have always been strongly against?

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Dollarmites Out!

Yay! You made it into the Yarraville West Primary School newsletter: “After consideration, school Council has decided that Yarraville West PS will no longer host the CBA Dollarmites banking program. Financial literacy is important, perhaps now more than ever. There are independent educational initiatives available for your family to investigate...

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You’re a Shocker, Barefoot (Part 2)

Scott, Your article ‘Prisoner’s Last Chance’, about the prisoner coming into a six-figure sum of money, is the most disrespectful article I have ever read. You tell the guy “good on you for learning how to manage your money” and give him advice on how to invest, then gloat about...

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You’re a Shocker, Barefoot

Mr Pape, Your ‘shock/horror’ credit card piece in the Sunday Times was one of the most irresponsible financial articles I have read for some time. My wife and I (73 and 78 years old respectively) have been using credit cards for everything since they came into existence. Each month we...

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