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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


Published: 1st July 2018
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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.


I've read this 3 times!


Awesome day to day money insights for the average aussie.



Savings and Money!


This book enlightens you to how much you spend and what needs to be adjusted. If you're not particularly good with the bottom dollar, this book will change that.

Brisbane, Australia


Worth a read


The Barefoot Investor was well worth the read. I came away with a few new ideas for how to handle my money, and a strategy to put in place. I'm not saying its the be all and end all of financial advice - but it definitely gave my finances a clear direction - which is a great start.



If your working, Read this book!


Great concept. 👍

Chelsea Vic


Buy one for you and then buy one for all the folks you like.


Buy one for yourself, read it and then buy copies for all your family members.



Important for all ages


We bought this book to check up on our own financial knowledge (and add to it), then pass on to our 4 sons in their 30s and 40s. Definitely worth the money.

Chirnside Park, Vic, Aus


Would thoroughly recommend good advice given


Essential reading to get ahead

Umina Beach NSW


Great read. I'd highly recommend


This is literaly a life saver



The best financial book for new families moving in australia


The best financial guide book ever



The Barefoot Investor


I bought this book for my husband's birthday. He is an avid reader of the Barefoot Investors newspaper columns and has enjoyed this book very much.

Melbourne Australia


The Barefoot Investor 2018 Update

4.9 617


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): 0.44
Edition Number: 1