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3 ways to spend your tax refund that’ll change your life

Did you know that the average Aussie gets a tax refund of $2,574? Even better, this year the ‘Lamington’ (Low And Middle Income Offset) of up to $1,080 kicks in. (The sweet spot for getting the full amount is earning between $48,000 to $90,000. So, how will you spend a...

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The Old Black Dog

Today I want to tell you a story about the dog that’s on the cover of my books. (If you’ve read my latest book, you might think you know how this story ends … but trust me, you don’t.) Her name is Betty, and she’s an old sheep dog from...

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The 4 cheapest home loans on the market in June

Why NAB Employees Read My Book The other day I got this email from Trevor: “Catching the city-bound Frankston train this morning, I had to chuckle at a NAB employee reading The Barefoot Investor. I wonder if it’s part of NAB’s mandatory training?” What Trev is referring to is a...

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The Best Bank Accounts After the RBA’s Rate Cut

Interest rates are officially at their lowest level, ever. Which means things are grim for savers. So today I’m going to make sure you are not getting rogered by your bank. And there’s a lot of it going on: For example, did you know that, according to comparison site Mozo,...

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The Great Australian Finance Experiment

My five-year-old son is obsessed with maths. The other night he worked out that the maths app game we play each night is charging us a recurring fee. He was ropeable: “You need to delete this game off the iPad, or we’ll keep getting billed. Do you understand, Dad?” I...

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Introducing … Zuckbucks?

Facebook is set to launch its own crypto-currency next year, the BBC reported this week. (The article referred to the new currency as ‘GlobalCoin’ … though I much prefer ‘Zuckbucks’.) So, will this be yet another crazy crypto coin? Not a chance! My bet is that ‘Zuckbucks’ will be as...

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