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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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The Barefoot Investor
 
4.8

(based on 360 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (333)
  • Informative (320)
  • Deserves multiple readings (270)
  • Well written (268)
  • Page-turner (105)

Cons

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

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  • Reference (212)
  • Younger readers (154)
  • Older readers (131)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (136), Everyday reader (124), Bookworm (58), Rarely read (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

So easy to follow, genuinely makes saving money fun

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from Sydney, NSW

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Interesting
  • Ridiculously easy to follow
  • Sequential
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

    I have been waiting for this book to be published for years. I have admired Scott's matter-of-fact advice and followed his career for some time.
    I never thought in a million years that an investing book would be interesting to read, let alone genuinely helpful for saving money and planning for the future.
    I no longer pay ANY bank fees, I have changed my home loan and started saving for my future and the future of my family.
    I am genuinely thankful to Scott for his honest advice and and knowledge. Every Australian should own a copy of this book, especially if you are an useless with money as I thought i was!

     
    4.0

    I gave this book to a friend

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    from Mildura

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        Wish I was able to read this years ago.

         
        5.0

        I love this book.

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        from Boonah, Qld, Australia

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

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          Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

          This book has helped me so much in my finances. Within the first week I had saved over a $1000 over the first year by following the advice in the book.

           
          5.0

          Best financial advice book ever!

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          from Canberra, Australia

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative
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            • A must read for everyone

            Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

            Even though I am financially secure and organised, I found some very good advice to follow.

             
            5.0

            Exciting

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            from Melbourne, Victoria

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            • Easy To Read
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              Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

              I bought this as a gift for my daughter and she is thrilled with all the ideas Scott is giving and is putting it all into practice. Great gift for anyone who may be struggling to save for the future, also for the kidlets who need to start saving.

               
              4.0

              My purchase/gift for my Son certainly had the desired effect

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              from Newcastle NSW

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                Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                While on his way home in the plane my Son read the copy I gave to him. He has since phoned me again advising he has commenced changing and setting up his new Bank Accounts. Very pleased to see his Super was the one highly recommended. He is now looking at his Mortgage.

                 
                5.0

                Solid down to earth advice!

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                from Tasmania

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                    Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                    Excellent, well written book that I gave to my children in the hope they can start early on a good savings strategy.

                     
                    5.0

                    AMAZING!

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                    from NSW

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

                      This book is amazing

                       
                      5.0

                      Well worth the money

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                      from Coffs Harbour

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                      • Easy To Read
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                      5.0

                      Book Of The Year

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                      from Brisbane Queensland

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                          Comments about The Barefoot Investor:

                          This book is a Must Read. It has changed my perspective on earning, saving and spending.
                          I now feel that I am in control so I can power ahead into my financial future!!!
                          Read it, and then re-read it....and then give it to your loved ones! Spread the Love!!

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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
                          Edition Number: 1