Join Scott Pape, aka the Barefoot Investor, on his mission to help Aussie school kids learn practical money skills when FOXTEL’s three-part documentary series, Scott Pape’s Money Movement
mid-2019, concerned by the lack of financial literacy being taught in schools and the country’s credit card debt, Scott Pape set out to create a brand-new money education program for students. Based on his best-selling books, the “Barefoot Money Movement” was launched and demand was so huge that one in five Australian schools applied to be part of his pilot program.
Just as the movement was gaining momentum, disaster struck and the program was put on hold – first the Australian bushfires, where Scott detoured to offer his services as a not for profit financial counsellor, and then the global pandemic that shut down the world.
“The pandemic was a wakeup call to people right around the country that they weren’t prepared for a financial disaster. Australian’s are drowning in debt, we are some of the most heavily indebted households on the planet,” Scott said.
“After I wrote The Barefoot Investor, the number one question I got from readers was: “Why didn’t I learn this at school?” My answer was it’s time they did. After all, our kids face an uncertain future: high youth unemployment, high house prices, and in most cases a general lack of financial knowledge. My aim with the Money Movement is simple: ‘teach the kids, help the parents, change a nation.’”
Scott Pape’s Money Movement follows behind the scenes as Scott launches his financial revolution that he hopes will change the nation. Kicking off in his hometown of Ouyen in Victoria’s Mallee region, Scott trials his Money Movement in pilot schools across the country.
From Sandy Strait State School in Queensland’s Hervey Bay and Airds High School in Sydney’s south-west, to St Columba’s College in Melbourne’s Essendon and Bassendean Primary School in Perth’s north-west, Scott criss-crosses Australia to develop a school money program that’s so simple – as he says – even he could teach it.
Over the three-part series, Scott looks at the National Debt Hotline where Australians are increasingly going to manage their financial difficulties; he tackles the big banks’ existing school money programs; and he calls on politicians in his ultimate goal of getting his Money Movement program endorsed by the federal government and into our schools.
Well-known and respected by Australian audiences, Scott’s refreshingly real approach to money aims for financial control and security whatever your stage in life. A former investment advisor, his first book, The Barefoot Investor – The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need has recently made history as Australia’s highest-selling book ever. His follow up title, The Barefoot Investor for Families, broke the record for first-week sales of non-fiction in Australia.
Scott Pape’s Money Movement is produced by EQ Media exclusively for FOXTEL, with principal production investment from Screen Australia. The three-part FOXTEL Original will air Wednesday June 23 | at 8.30pm on LifeStyle or stream on demand.