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The Barefoot Investor 2018 Update  : The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need - Scott Pape

The Barefoot Investor 2018 Update

The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need

Paperback Published: 1st July 2018
ISBN: 9780730324218
Number Of Pages: 296

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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.


    It was a gift for my son. And he loved it thanks


    Financial reference



    Bought for friend for Christmas


    Good gift idea



    Hubs loved this book


    My husband hasn't read a book in years however he is interested inself improvement. I gifted this book to him for Xmas and he finished it in 2 weeks (which is a lot for him). He is now trying to get our adult children to read the book and learn from it.





    I bought this book as I was curious about why it seemed so popular for such a long time - I had never heard of Scott Pape before I bought the book. After reading it (or rather as I started the first few pages), I knew exactly why it was so popular. It 'does exactly what it says on the tin' and is one of the clearest, most informative books I have ever read - on finance or otherwise. I have recommended it to all my of my friends and bought several copies for family over Christmas. This comment won't say anything different from the other reviews but it's just another voice adding to the masses who subscribe to using this book as the best tool to sort out your finances. It's also a lovely book to read and is well presented. Even if you read the book and take no action (which is highly unlikely), I've no doubt that you'll at least have a better understanding of your finances.



    Exciting read


    Bought 6 copies, 5 for gifts and 1 for me.....but my partner has decided he loves it too. Should have got 7. Good advice for all ages

    Port Lincoln


    Great advice for the masses


    Great book for anyone looking to take control of their financial future



    Great lot of financial advice


    Great financial advice for any ahe

    Country Victoria


    A farmer wth misduided concepts


    Some good concepts but he also thinks he knows everything about everything. He's telling people what to do which is personal advice. He vilifies everyones else except himself. He doesnt understand the difference good debt and bad debt.





    I bought this for my daughter who cannot save a cent she is half way through the book and has now drawn up a budget and saving



    A good book if you have no clue on finance.


    Informative for the financial newbies. Good starting blocks. Beyond that, I've picked a few other books to gain further insight. It's a friendly casual read.



    The Barefoot Investor 2018 Update

    4.8 688


    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: 296
    Published: 1st July 2018
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.0  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.51
    Edition Number: 1

    Scott Pape

    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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