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

The Barefoot Investor - eBook

The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need

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Product Description

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.


this is book to save you from financial worries.


I am following instructions to the letter.

Sydney, Australia

The book is great and ...


The book is great and provides sound guidelines for improving your financial well being. However...the eBook is full of digital errors and makes it unreadable and not useful as a reference as is intended. Until booktopis corrects it I strongly suggest you buy a paper copy.


There are gaps in the download


Unfortunately the book has gaps of several pages throughout the book. The content is not missing, just has gaps of several pages consistently. I even redownloaded the app to make sure it was installed correctly but the issue is still there. I went to my local library and downloaded the same book free as an ebook and it works fine. Disappointing to spend money to buy and it not work correctly.


The Barefoot Investor


This book saved me from making a very expensive mistake by seeing a Financial Adviser, especially not one of my choice. You absolutely can follow the steps outlined in the book and control your finances, whatever circumstances you find yourself in. Highly recommend this book for teenagers through to the more advanced years!


Great reading


This was an informative , usefull and easy to follow plan to get your finances in order and start living instead of worrying about every bill thats due

seaford , vic , australia

The book is good, the booktopia reader is not


Most images from the book did not display in the booktopia viewer. These were fairly important and I could not understand what the author was saying because I could not view them. Also the reader got stuck on some pages and I could not move forward. I was quite frustrated with the reading experience.

Canberra, Australia


I love this book!


The Barefoot Investor has become the financial bible and admittedly, that put me off reading it for a while. Once I eventually got around to starting, I couldn't put it down. I can see why it's so popular. Scott is able to explain the steps to achieving financial freedom in a simple, yet clever, way. Not a short term, get rich plan like I thought it was before reading it. Loved it and learned heaps. As a personal preference, I didn't prefer it in Ebook format. I ended up buying the actual book and it's a lot easier to read and highlight bits I wanted to remember.

Vic, Aus


Fantastic, Funny and Easy to Read!


I wish I'd read this book years ago. It would have saved me a lot of money and a lot of heartache! It's really easy to read and is full of funny anecdotes. It is really holistic and gives you some wonderful tips on what you should implement in your life and in your families life.

Karratha, WA, Australia.


Don't buy the ebook version!


Fantastic book, highly recommended for people from all walks of life and at any stage in life. Lots of common sense advice in a step by step format.

Melbourne, Australia


Book is great, Booktopoia's reader is terrible


The Booktopia book reader that you have to install as an app for the online version is hopeless. Lots of missing pages, hard to follow, i really got lost where i was in the book. I contacted Booktopia who said there was blank pages in the original version (i guess to write notes), but i would scroll through 20 blank pages and then come to a page that didn't seem to match up. It didnt help that book pages seemed to sometimes be in the middle of the page on my ipad. Anyway, buy the hard cover version and steer clear of Booktopia and its usless app.

Perth, WA



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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: 9780730324225
ISBN-10: 0730324222
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Wiley
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1