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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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Here’s One For The Teachers

I looked at my bedside clock: 4:03 am. It was Monday night (actually, Tuesday morning), and I hadn’t slept a wink. Earlier in the week I’d launched the Barefoot Money Movement ‒ my free, independent, money school program. I’d made my case that this country needs a financial revolution, and...

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Barefoot’s Money Movement

Do you want me to come to your school … and teach your kids about money? Well, if you’re a teacher, a parent or a principal, this may be the most important column of mine you’ve ever read. For years I’ve been saying this country needs a financial revolution …...

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A Pig Gave me a Fridge Magnet!

The other day my son came home and announced he’d received a ‘present’ … from a stranger at the local park. “A pig gave me a fridge magnet!” he squealed (as only a five-year-old can). His younger brother picked up on the excitement and lunged for the prize. And then...

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Single Mum Slays a Dragon

Last weekend I ruined a man’s breakfast. True dinks. It all began when I answered a question from Louise in last week’s newspaper. Here’s a recap: Louise read my book, went on a Date Night (by herself!), and dutifully checked her bank statement. She found that she was being whacked...

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My dirty boys weekend

I’m back! I spent the school holidays roughing it. (No, really.) I went on a father and sons trip, camped out in a national park and let the kids range free. The boys climbed trees, fell out of trees, and ate damper on sticks that weren’t first thoroughly disinfected with...

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