Banking

I Am Adrian’s Mum!

Hi Scott, In response to your column last week about the Commonwealth Bank’s school banking program, I am “Adrian’s mum from Year 4” and I’m also the school banking co-ordinator for the primary school. Yes, I am a volunteer. In...

Kids and money

The Generous Generation

Hi Scott I just wanted to share with you a lovely story. I run a charity called Mums Supporting Families in Need. We provide material aid to vulnerable families in Victoria. Yesterday we had a young girl (grade 6) to...

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...

Banking

Dollarmites Out!

Yay! You made it into the Yarraville West Primary School newsletter: “After consideration, school Council has decided that Yarraville West PS will no longer host the CBA Dollarmites banking program. Financial literacy is important, perhaps now more than ever. There...

Kids and money

The Barefoot Kid

Hi Scott, I am so proud of our three-year-old! Scarlett saved up her pocket money from doing her ‘jobs’. We took her to our local tip shop and she selected a second-hand bike for $5 (see picture). She’s a Barefoot...

Family and legacy

Filthy from Head to Toe

Hi Scott, Thanks so much for your last column. My son and I went on our first camping trip these holidays and it was honestly the best holiday ever. I set a limit of $250 from my Smile account, which...

Kids and money

A Burglar Stole My Daughter’s Jam Jars

Hi Scott A burglar stole money from my daughter Linda’s jam jars and wallet! Since September 2018, 10-year-old Linda has been working hard and getting pocket money, which she’s divided into her three labelled jam jars. Yesterday a thief came...