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Recent Q&A

Top of the Class

Hey Scott, I was indoctrinated into the ‘Barefoot cult’ around Easter this year, and it has changed my life. I am a business studies teacher in a low socio-economic high sch...

The Most Moving Message I Received in 2018

Throughout the year, I’ve received thousands of messages from Barefooters. This is the one that moved me the most: ...

Spreading the Love

Dear Scott, I am the Team Manager for Domestic and Family Violence Programs for Mercy Community. I am not asking for anything ‒ I just wanted to let you know that I am applyin...

Could We Lose All Our Money?

My husband and I are working through your book, but we are stuck at the superannuation chapter. We both work for the Queensland Government and have our super in the QSuper Lifetime...

Bailing Out My Boyfriend

Hi, I’m a huge fan! My boyfriend is currently working overseas, and we plan to ‘go Barefoot’ when he gets back so we can tackle our debts. My accountant suggested we first...

The Best Thing I Ever Saved For

Dear Mr Pape, I bought your book while in severe financial difficulty — I actually had to save money for six weeks just to buy it! Anyway, I am 10 months in and will never loo...

The Giving Game

Hi Scott, My daughter would like to donate the contents of her money box to a charity. I really want to take her to one in person, rather than doing it online, so she can be a...

The Dollarmite Rebel

Hi Scott, I purchased your latest book, The Barefoot Investor for Families, and gave it to my nine-year-old son, who has taken to it like a duck to water. He is enthusiastically...

Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Hi Scott, This question is for my brother. After being diagnosed with serious bone cancer in March 2017, he proceeded to apply to his travel insurer -- Southern Cross Travel --...