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The Barefoot Investor 2019 Update  : The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need - Scott Pape

The Barefoot Investor 2019 Update

The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need

Paperback Available: 1st July 2019
ISBN: 9780730324218
Number Of Pages: 296

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The 2019 Update to The Barefoot Investor is publishing 1st July 2019.

The update includes revised figures as well as -
The recent Royal Commission into the banking sector
Afterpay - is it good or bad?
Changes to the federal budget
The declining housing market and saving for a home

Product Description

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 book for all Ages


I read it over two days. Clear practical advice. I wish I'd read it years ago. I will be giving it to my Children.

Western Australia


A must read


For anyone looking at getting ahead with their finances I highly recommend this book. Scott has it all in there. Very easy to understand and quite motivational.



Clear and direct good financial advices


Great financial tips with clear and direct recommendations. They are probably not be followed strictly, but it gives someone that lacks personal financial strategy something to think about and act on straight away. Easy reading, directed to people living in Australia, with Australia's financial rules.



Fantastic advice


Fantastic book. Very well written, easy to understand, follow and implement. I'm only at the beginning of my journey, but will hopefully be much better off, financially, in the not too distant future

Newcastle, NSW

Something for everyone


Easy to read. Something in the book for everyone. Some things may apply and others may not. Very informative and made easy by having everything broken down.

Gold Coast




The author is refreshingly honest and inspiring. I am halfway through I had to ring my sister and tell her about it. She has already bought it



I couldn't put it down


I read it the day it arrived (couldn't put it down) and was very reassured that our financial plans are working well for us. Would recommend this book to anyone at any age, especially those who are just starting out. Well written, easy to understand and great advise.



Best book I've read this year.. Exhilarating


I'm giving my copy of the book to my kids to read. It will be invaluable to them as they're looking to invest for their future..



Brilliant, easy to read and implement


Listened to this first as I rarely have time to read. It was so good I've bought a copy and stated implementing the ideas. Really helps the average person to understand day to day financial planning. Went on extra car trips to listen to it more quickly. Can't recomm highly enough.



Can't believe l took so long to purchase this book!!


Highly recommend



The Barefoot Investor 2019 Update

4.8 719


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
Available: 1st July 2019
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

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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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