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 my partner and I are now very close to paying...

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 was such an eye-opener for my girls and a truly...

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 to his grandma. I am so proud of him. Thank...

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 asking me about jobs they could make a lot of...