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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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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 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.

       
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      Fantastic, Funny and Easy to Read!

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          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.

           
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          Don't buy the ebook version!

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          from Melbourne, Australia

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          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.

           
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          Book is great, Booktopoia's reader is terrible

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          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.

           
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          One word - Brilliant

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              Bought this as an E-book and now intend on buying the paperback version. This is extremely well written. Scott is witty and matter of fact, and sets out in easy to follow instructions of what to do, how to do it, and in some scenarios what to say to get what you want and need. Once I got started on this book I couldn't put it down and look forward to implementing his tips and managing my money better.

               
              5.0

              best financial guide i have read

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              from victoria australia

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              very easy to read and understand

               
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              Good Books for Getting Financially Ahead

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              Good informative book with helpful guides to get financially set!!

               
              5.0

              Excellent as expected

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                I'm not all the way through the book yet but it is very well set out. All information is clear and it is very easy to read. If you follow the advice exactly as suggested you can't possibly go wrong.

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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: 248
                Published: 22nd November 2016
                Publisher: Wiley
                Country of Publication: AU
                Edition Number: 1