Financial Health for Teachers

Financial Health for Teachers is a MoneySmart Teaching personal learning program developed by Scott Pape, the 'Barefoot Investor'.

The program is designed to inspire and empower teachers to take charge of their financial lives and of the choices they make as consumers. It aims to help teachers feel confident with money by demonstrating how other teachers have taken steps to achieve consumer and financial health.

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  • Issue 8: Expect the Unexpected: How I dealt with illness
  • Issue 9: Home Happy: How I bought my first home

To subscribe to the program, simply email your request to moneysmartteaching@asic.gov.au.

 

Back to topIssue 7: Starting Out: My first steps to financial wellbeing

Scott discusses his tips for taking your first steps toward financial wellbeing. Also featured is MoneySmart School Yirara College in the Northern Territory.

Issue 7: Starting out

 

Video case study: Starting out

Mark, a primary school teacher, talks about how making smart financial decisions early in his career is paying off.

If you do not have access to YouTube you can watch Starting out in our video gallery.


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Back to topIssue 6: Family Finances: How I won even when two incomes became one

Scott discusses his tips for moving from a dual income to a single income household. Also featured is MoneySmart School Condong Public School in New South Wales.

Issue 6: Family Finances

 

Video case study: When two incomes become one

Chris, a high school teacher, discusses how he and his wife adapted to life on a single income when they decided to have children.

If you do not have access to YouTube you can watch When two incomes become one in our video gallery.


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Back to topIssue 5: Seeds of Security: How I started investing

In this issue Scott discusses the basics of investing in shares. Also featured is MoneySmart School Ashtonfield Public School in New South Wales.

Issue 5: Seeds of Security

 

Video and audio case study: From little things big things grow

Luke, a primary school teacher, discusses how he and his wife have approached investing on a teachers salary.

If you do not have access to YouTube you can watch From little things big things grow in our video gallery.


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Back to topIssue 4: Retire Ready: How I've set myself up for retirement

In this issue Scott discusses retirement and superannuation. Also featured is MoneySmart School Carlton South Public School in New South Wales.

Issue 4: Retire Ready

 

Video and audio case studies: Retire ready

Two school principals, Meenah and Graham, discuss how they are approaching their retirement.

If you do not have access to YouTube you can watch Meenah's and Graham's stories in our video gallery or listen to the audio-only versions below.


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Back to topIssue 3: Surviving Divorce: The single mum's story

This issue discusses ways to cope with the financial impact of divorce. Also featured is MoneySmart School Singleton Primary School in Western Australia.

Issue 3: Surviving Divorce

 

Video and audio case study: Surviving Divorce

Sue-Ellen Pape, a teacher at a technical college in Victoria, talks about the financial pressures of becoming a single parent.

If you do not have access to YouTube you can watch the Surviving Divorce video here or listen to the audio-only version below.


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Back to topIssue 2: Breaking the debt cycle

This issue explores the 'domino technique' for debt elimination. Also featured is MoneySmart School Amaroo School in the ACT.

Issue 2: Breaking the debt cycle

 

Video and audio case study: Breaking the debt cycle

Donna Maslan, a teacher in her 30s, talks about the effects of overwhelming debt and how she was able to break the debt cycle.

If you do not have access to YouTube you can watch the Breaking the debt cycle video here or listen to the audio-only version below.


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Back to topIssue 1: Being debt free

In this issue Scott talks about owning your own home and puts forward a '60,60,6 challenge' to get readers thinking about how to pay off their mortgage faster. Also featured is MoneySmart School St Stephen's Catholic Primary in Queensland.

Issue 1: Being debt free

 

Video and audio case study: Paying off your mortgage

Di Motton, a Victorian teacher, explains how she paid off her first mortgage in her 30s.

If you do not have access to YouTube you can watch the Paying off your mortgage video here or listen to the audio-only version below.

 

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Last updated: 20 Mar 2014