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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.

    A must read for financial independence!!


    I am not much of a reader, however, I found this book to be engaging, informative, motivating and hilarious! Thank you Scott for you amazing insight, which has directly changed my finances and life forever.



    Life changing. Stuff the hype, jump on anyway!


    I read it and ignored it. Then i read it again and did some of it. Then i read it again and actually did it and now i have "too much" money and do not want for anything. I am also able to help out my friends and family and weather unexpected bills and unforeseen events. It changed my life.



    Great buy


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    I'd buy this for my future kids and my friends around me


    Seriously, financially the best purchase I've made in a long time. I've never been good with money and those around me know it. I've looked at purchasing this book for a while and umm'ed and ahh'ed about it and finally took the plunge months later to purchase and just give it a go. As I said before, best purchase I've made. I've so far in a small time span, saved for the first time in my life and actually haven't touched my savings, changed my banks and everything! He keeps it all simple and says to follow it week by week, then monthly after but in all honesty I smashed the book in a day. I was ready to make a change and I did it! Couldn't recommend this book more!



    I would recommend this book.


    Purchased as a gift.



    Plain Common Sense


    Scott's books should be mandatory reading in all schools!!!

    Melbourne, Victoria


    This book is truly life changing


    You need to buy this book don't even think about it take it out of your splurge account



    Simple, easy to follow financial advice - Who'd of thought?


    Barefoot Investor was recommended by my sister after I was asking her for some super advice. I filed it away in my memory and then one day randomly bought it. I was pleasantly surprised to have an engaging and easy to read finance book with step by step details on how to manage your finances. Some of the recommendations made were things I already had in place which increased my intrigue as I knew that the recommendations were well supported. The LAST thing I expected was to find a finance book engaging and addictive, and even recommending it to my friends and family. I have bought this book as a gift for many people who have found it equally as enlightening. It has absolutely everything needed to help you gain control of your finances so simply and in a fun manner. Thank you to the author for sharing his insight!



    Changed my Life


    Absolutely amazing. Took my budget from zero to hero.

    Gold Coast


    One of the best books for finance


    Just read 10 pages a day that's all you need to do, no more, no less.



    The Barefoot Investor 2018 Update

    4.8 698


    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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