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It’s time to knock out Dollarmites

Today I feel like a financial Rocky Balboa. See, I’ve been fighting CommBank’s Dollarmites for 15 long years … and haven’t so much as landed a punch. By rights, my trainer should have thrown in the towel and put me...

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Pass Me a Bucket

I glanced in the rear-view mirror and saw that my six-year-old had crossed arms and a cross face. “What’s wrong, cobber?” He screwed up his little face and pointed his finger at a billboard that we were whizzing past. “Banking...

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Barefoot Goes to Brazil

She leaned in and whispered, “If you want the good stuff … you really need to go to … Brazil.” I was speaking to the ‘Queen’ of global financial education: Elaine Kempson, from Bristol University. She was telling me about...

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Hairy Maclary and the Fat Cat Funds

I copped an elbow to the head. “Your turn”, grumbled my sleep-deprived wife. I stumbled into the nursery, where our daughter was wailing. Cutting teeth is a tough game, and we’re right in the middle of it. Still, it allows...

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The next big thing

I like to think of myself as a ‘young mover and shaker’. Truthfully, though, the only thing about me that still moves and shakes these days is my belly (damn you ‘dad bod’!). In the same way, Nimble likes to...

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Present

Every Mother’s Day, my wife and her girlfriends have a tradition: They book a fancy restaurant and get all dressed up, looking a million bucks … And then? They offload the kids onto their husbands and spend the rest of...

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