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
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.
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