I am following instructions to the letter.
On the eve of retirement.
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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
I am following instructions to the letter.
On the eve of retirement.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st August 2017
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1