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The Barefoot Investor : The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need - Scott Pape

The Barefoot Investor

The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need

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This is the only money guide you’ll ever need.

That’s a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves.

So what makes this one different?

Well, you won’t be overwhelmed with a bunch of ‘tips’ … or a strict budget (that you won’t follow).

You’ll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week.

You’ll also get the skinny on:

• Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months

• Doubling your income using the ‘Trapeze Strategy’

• Saving $77,641 and wipe almost seven years off your mortgage

• Finding a financial advisor who won’t rip you off

• Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday

• Why you don’t need $1 million to retire … with the ‘Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy’.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not.

This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies — single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees — who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results.

And you’re next.

About the Author

SCOTT PAPE is the Barefoot Investor. A fiercely independent investment advisor who, for over a decade, has reached millions of Australians through his newspaper columns, and on TV and radio. In 2014 he and his family lost everything in a bushfire...but what they did next—that's the real story.

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4.8

(based on 406 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (371)
  • Informative (362)
  • Deserves multiple readings (307)
  • Well written (301)
  • Page-turner (113)

Cons

  • Disappointing (5)
  • Not what I expected (5)

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  • Gift (296)
  • Reference (240)
  • Younger readers (171)
  • Older readers (143)
  • Travel reading (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (154), Everyday reader (136), Bookworm (63), Rarely read (40)

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I HIGHLY recommend this book!

Reading this book was like having a spiritual experience - I am not religious but it was like the angels were singing and I could hear them. This book is the answer to our...Read complete review

Reading this book was like having a spiritual experience - I am not religious but it was like the angels were singing and I could hear them. This book is the answer to our prayers. My wife and I are pretty across a lot of what we have to do to gain financial independence but there were areas we were still not clear on. This book has provided the remaining pieces of the puzzle. We were badly burned by 'financial planners' at the time of the GFC with them putting us into inappropriate investments and then promptly going bankrupt when the GFC hit. I has taken us up until now to begin looking at the future again and this book could not have come at a more fortuitous time. I am going to make sure I give a copy of it to my two boys when they are 12 years old so they can get their heads straight and make the right decisions and not make the same mistakes their parents made. Thank you Scott - you are an angel in human clothing :)

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Good principals, but advice is too basic and vague

This book is aimed at the majority of our population, people who have no plan, no money sense and very limited financial acumen.
The basic principals are sounds, but the advice is...Read complete review

This book is aimed at the majority of our population, people who have no plan, no money sense and very limited financial acumen.
The basic principals are sounds, but the advice is very vague and over simplified and suitable only to those who are starting out from a low base.
Other than the idea of spending less that you earn this book is NOT suitable to high income earners or those with assets or higher ambitions.
A much better read aimed at a similar audience is Mark Bouris' Yellow Brick Road book.

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5.0

Helping me so much

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from Melbourne

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Great step by step instruction
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

  • You want to keep going onto the next steps

Best Uses

  • People who struggle budgeting
  • Younger Readers

Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

Such a great book and easy to understand and put into practice. Parts of it is not financial gain but personal gain which helps a lot when trying to budget.

 
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A book for all adults to read.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
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    Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

    This book is a must for anyone earning an income or in retirement. I wish I'd had this information when I was just starting out.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic

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    from melbourne

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        Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

        I'm not a reader.

        A bit of a saver, but with no Financial plan, and up until now no motivation to make changes or learn.

        In the first week changed my bank accounts, and reorganised myself.
        Week 2, corrected my health insurance.
        This week I finally took time to merge my 4 super funds. This in itself is huge for me and seemed daunting.
        Next week I will be assessing other insurance policies. I'm going to negotiate better deals or switch.
        I can't wait for the changes to continue.

         
        5.0

        my new :Bible:

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        from Perth Western Australia

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Down to earth, practical and humourous
        • Easy To Read
        • Informative
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

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          • Gift
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          Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

          Reading the last page of the book I actually cried as I knew without a doubt, that living from week to week would be a thing of the past herein.

           
          5.0

          I bought this book for myself and my daughter

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          from Wollongong

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative

          Cons

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            • Gift
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            Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

            Scott makes managing money interestingeasy and fun. The book is easy to read and his ideas about managing money are simple and effective. I read his book in an afternoon and would recommend it to anyone. I bought a second copy for my daughter, I was so impressed. One of my workmates and I often discuss our finances and how empowered we are now, thanks to Scott.

             
            5.0

            happy i purchased

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            from nsw

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Informative
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • a good kick in the butt

            Best Uses

            • getting your savings in order

            Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

            love it, implying things as you progress through the book makes it easier

             
            5.0

            Easy read, very valuable information

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            from Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings

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              • Younger Readers

              Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

              I found the book very easy to read and packed with valuable information

               
              5.0

              Easy To Follow

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              from Tasmania

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Informative

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                Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                Scott lays out some simple principles to help readers save and build wealth. None of which are ground breaking but would be useful to those who are not financially minded.

                 
                5.0

                Entertaining, insightful, practical!

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                from Melbourne, Australia

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Informative
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Older Readers
                  • Reference
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                  Loved this book. I've switched bank accounts, switched my superannuation and feel a lot more confident about my long term finances based on the recommendations in this book (I even bought the pillow Scott recommended in it - who knew an investing book would have me buying a new pillow.). Highly recommend this book for anyone looking to get their finances on track!

                   
                  4.0

                  Book of the year

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                  from Victoria, Aus.

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative
                  • Well Written

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                    • Gift
                    • Older Readers
                    • Reference
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                    Bought it when released. Couldn't read it as one of my kids 'borrowed' it straight away. Have now read it twice. Presents financial management in a simple easy to understand manner. Books like this should be compulsory reading for kids at school. Have now bough a second copy to give to another of my kids. Would like to give 5 stars but nothings perfect.

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                    About the author xiii

                    Prelude: Living Barefoot xv

                    The alpaca attitude xix

                    Part 1: Plant

                    Step 1: Schedule a Monthly Barefoot Date Night 4

                    Money talk is better with garlic bread and wine 7

                    Barefoot banking 13

                    The world’s cheapest super fund 23

                    Your insurance sorted in one beer 37

                    How to live like a multimillionaire right now 47

                    Step 2: Set Up Your Buckets 58

                    The Serviette Strategy 61

                    Step 3: Domino Your Debts 76

                    Removing the brainwashing 79

                    Domino your debts (except your HECS-HELP and your home) 91

                    Part 2: Grow

                    How to double your income 105

                    Step 4: Buy Your Home 116

                    How to buy your home in 20 months 119

                    Step 5: Supercharge Your Wealth 134

                    Should I buy an investment property? 137

                    Your Golden Ticket - becoming an investor 145

                    The automatic millionaire - how to put your investing on autopilot 159

                    How to be a hero - investing for your kids (or grandkids) 171

                    Step 6: Boost Your Mojo to Three Months 182

                    The power of Mojo - never worry about money again 185

                    Part 3: Harvest

                    Step 7: Get the Banker off Your Back 194

                    The curious case of the postcode povvos 197

                    How to save $77 641 and wipe almost seven years off your mortgage 201

                    Step 8: Nail Your Retirement Number 210

                    The Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy - why you don’t need $1 million to retire 213

                    Finding your fi nancial advisor on Tinder 227

                    It’s not about you - a gift for your family 235

                    Step 9: Leave a Legacy 238

                    Building your legacy - a very special Barefoot Date Night 241

                    Freedom starts today - you don’t have to wait ... 249

                    We’ll meet again 253

                    Index 259

                    ISBN: 9780730324218
                    ISBN-10: 0730324214
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 248
                    Published: 1st December 2016
                    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
                    Country of Publication: AU
                    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.0  x 1.5
                    Weight (kg): 0.44
                    Edition Number: 1