Kids and money

Complexity Killed the Cat

Hi Scott, I just wanted to say that I completed your survey about school banking. I found the questions really long-winded and complex! It almost felt like my Year 12 English exam (back in ’79). It’s strange, as your book...

Kids and money

Changing Our Kids’ Lives

Hi Scott, My parents were terrible with their finances (and still are, sadly), so I learnt from them that ‘credit is OK’ and got myself into all kinds of trouble. Then, two years ago, I read The Barefoot Investor, and...

Buying a car

Netflix For Cars?

Hi Scott, I homeschool my 11- and 13-year-old girls. This week, after reading your letter to Sally (the teacher with car loan issues), I decided to ditch my maths lesson for the day and teach your ‘car finance’ lesson. It...

Kids and money

You Made Me Cry

You made me cry today. My 90-year-old mum had her purse stolen at the local shopping centre. When I told my seven-year-old, he immediately made her a card, put in all the money from his three jars, and gave it...

Kids and money

The School Chaplain

Hi Scott, I know you have already had lots of positive support, but I couldn’t agree more with the priest who sent you encouraging words last week. I am a School Chaplain. The other day, a few 16-year-old students were...