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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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Published: 1st December 2016
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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

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Pros

  • Easy to read (383)
  • Informative (374)
  • Deserves multiple readings (316)
  • Well written (311)
  • Page-turner (117)

Cons

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  • Not what I expected (5)

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  • Younger readers (178)
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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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Beautifully simple but thorough

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
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    Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

    My husband is happy to leave all the 'money stuff' to me, but I want us to be on the same page and Scott's book is the first one (out of many) that he's sat down and seriously read. It's straightforward, conversational, easy to follow and it's really easy to get on with making the suggested changes. We're pretty solid financially and I've heard and read a lot of the info and suggestions before - we do or have done most of the early ones anyway - but it never hurts to sit down and have a good look at what you're doing and how, with money. This book gives you a clear guideline for all the basics.

    I'll be passing it over to my teenager when we're all the way through, because having this as a resource once he's out of home and away from my boring money talks (they seem to have worked somewhat!) will help him avoid some of the mistakes we've had to spend time fixing. Fingers crossed.

     
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    Best Financial Bpok in the world!

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
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      Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

      Everyone that doesnt really have a passion about finances or understand shpuld read this book. I wish i read it 10 years ago, id be set for life.

       
      5.0

      The Jamie Oliver of Finance

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      from St Ives, NSW

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      • Easy To Read
      • Informative
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        Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

        My daughter gave me this book for Christmas, now we are all devouring it! Scott Pape is on the money . . . . . his advice is strong, well founded, easy to follow and quite inspiring . . . . . We have given copies to our team at work, to my brothers, to my son and to my daughter's Year 11 Maths teacher!!

         
        4.0

        Good book overall

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            Great book, easy to read and informative. Although I found some of the examples/responses in the book to be quite sexist so that was disappointing.

             
            5.0

            Love, love, love the book!

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            from Sydney Australia

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              Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

              I got so much out of the Barefoot Investor after my son purchased a copy for me. I then purchased a copy for a close friend of mine. There's so much to learn and it's so easy to apply.

               
              5.0

              Finally a finance book that's easy to read & easy to apply

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              Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

              Can't wait to see the results for us. Highly recommended.

               
              5.0

              Fantastic and simple financial advice

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                Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                Excellent book on managing personal finances. Simple advice that is easy to act on. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get financial security.

                 
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                Four Hour Binge Read

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                  Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                  Scott includes heaps of great anecdotes and is greatly informative. Great way to get into finance for those who are scared of spread sheets and strict budgets.

                   
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                    Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                    Plain simple no nonsense and credible!

                     
                    3.0

                    Sensible Advice

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                    from Sydney

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                      Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                      I bought this book only because it had so many good reviews. I wasn't looking for financial advice at the time but found a few things that I'll take on board. It is written in a simple language and enthusiastic manner and has something for everyone. I have since passed the book on to someone who I think will gain a lot from his advice.

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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: 304
                      Published: 1st December 2016
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.0  x 1.5
                      Weight (kg): 0.44
                      Edition Number: 1