Let me give you a window into my Wednesdays …. Every Wednesday, I’m just one of the girls. That’s because I do the pick-up for my son at kindy. All the mothers come in wearing Lorna Jane activewear with their hair pulled back in ponytails. “Are you in between jobs?”...

Schools sell out their kids for cash - Barefoot Investor

I froze. Live on television. The sweat welled up my back, and in my ears, making the voice coming from my plastic earpiece crackle. “Scott … What do you have to say to the caller?” Thankfully this moment happened at the start of my career. And thankfully it happened on...

Here’s a Shout Out to All the Renters - Barefoot Investor

I’m not proud of what I did this week. I used my position in the media to blackmail a man. (And it worked.) What follows is the true story of how I made a single mother $17,000 in 24 hours. Let’s begin … Pop! That’s the sound my brain made...

How a Single Mother Made $17,000 in 7 days - Barefoot Investor

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We're looking for someone who has the chops to help us turn our online community into a world class resource for our paying members.

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Careers - Barefoot Investor

Recently, I received the following email: “Hello Scott, We’re a PR firm representing a toothpaste company. We’ve commissioned some research on how much Aussie kids get from the Tooth Fairy. Can we pay you to comment on the research for our press release?” “No” was my firm answer. I mean,...

How Not to Raise a Spoilt Brat - Barefoot Investor

If you see a Millennial — a person aged between 18 and 34 — go up and give them a great big hug.

They need it.

Why it sucks to be a young person in Australia - Barefoot Investor

Three years ago today.

While we lost animals in horrific circumstances, and lost personal treasures we'll never be able to replace -- I gained the inspiration to write a book that will keep families financially fireproof. That book is (still) the #1 bestselling book across the country. Thank-you.
Grab some popcorn. Dim the lights. Settle back in your easy chair. Today we’re going to watch one of the world’s top actors, Johnny Depp, in his most challenging role yet. The story starts in 2010 when Depp reportedly walked off the set of the movie Black Mass when the...

Johnny Depp Did a Bad, Bad Thing - Barefoot Investor

Just got this message from my publisher, the Barefoot Investor is officially the #1 book in the country!
Fake News. Real Money.
“I understand why everyone hates you.” I was at a booksellers’ conference a few weeks ago, about to give a speech, when a suave, tanned bloke with silver hair walked up to me and delivered that opening line with a smug chuckle. Twelve years ago, when I was a virgin...

Now I know why everyone hates me - Barefoot Investor

Weekend Book Signing!

I’ll be at Dymocks Chadstone Store tomorrow at 11:30am.

If you’d like to get a copy signed, please stop by and say g’day!

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My book launch is on tonight at 6pm at Dymocks Collins Street Melbourne. I'm super excited to meeting you, sign some books, and celebrate ... it's currently the #2 best selling book in the country ... pipped at the post by some fly-by-nighter called JK Rowling.
About four years ago, my wife entered our living room waving a pregnancy stick above her head like she was Mitchell Johnson triumphantly screaming HOWZAT! at the umpire. “We’re pregnant!” she cheered. I was like a defiant Indian batsman disputing the inside edge. “Give me a look.” We both stared...

How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby? - Barefoot Investor

My wife is a television producer so you’d expect her to have a refined viewing pallette. Not so. She watches The Bachelorette, the Real Housewives of Bendigo, and any program where everyday Aussies commentate on their own cooking: “I just knew I’d be going home when my caramel soufflé refused...

What Donald Trump means for your money - Barefoot Investor

A couple of years ago my wife dragged me along to the opening of an art exhibition. Dutifully, I stood there with a glass of bubbly in one hand and a quizzical look in the other. I felt as out of place as a sober dude on a dancefloor. Worse,...

The Power of a Simple Plan - Barefoot Investor

I often write about investments that sound too good to be true. There’s a reason for this: people continually ask me about investments that sound too good to be true. So this week, just for kicks, I thought I’d revisit a couple of stories … a sort of financial catastrophe...

Would you invest in ... whisky? - Barefoot Investor

“Former Domino’s pizza delivery boy who earned $10 an hour owns 14 renovated properties and is now semi-retired at the age of 28 (and he says you can do it too)” read the headline this week. And all the renters groaned. Okay, so paint me purple and call me Dorothy...

Meet the pizza boy with 14 properties - Barefoot Investor

If you were a drug dealer, how do you think you’d want to be paid? PayPal? No. PayWave? Well, no. You’d want to be paid in cold, hard cash. And if you were ‘Breaking Bad’ big, you’d only want to deal in $100 notes — anything smaller would be too...

If you were a drug dealer, how would you want to be paid? - Barefoot Investor