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The Barefoot Investor - Updated 2018 Edition!

Scott Pape

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PUBLISHED: 28th June 2018
ISBN: 9780730324218
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).
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  • Paperback
PUBLISHED: 28th June 2018
ISBN: 9780730324218
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).


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).

Publisher 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 $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments
  • 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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 financial 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

Product Details

John Wiley & Sons Australia
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Scott Pape
The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
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Product Reviews

28 Nov, 2018
Fantastic- just the help I needed
By Katie V
22 Nov, 2018
Great book recommend to all who especially need advise and a swift kick in the fiance phatoody. Gave me the confidence I needed to change banks and get the most out of my money.
By Erica
02 Nov, 2018
Great, easy read, with current day actions required to get into financial freedom.
By Clinton D
01 Nov, 2018
Very practical. Step by step rather than theoretical. I bought an extra copy for my family. Retail superannuation funds BEWARE!
By Nathan P
13 Oct, 2018
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20 Aug, 2018
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19 Aug, 2018
By Paul L
16 Aug, 2018
Love this book! Thank you
By Elizabeth H
14 Aug, 2018
So good. We are really enjoying working together towards our financial goals.
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10 Aug, 2018
By Heidi W
30 Jul, 2018
Excellent book! Simple, straightforward and well written.
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27 Jul, 2018
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20 Jul, 2018
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13 Jul, 2018
By Karen G
13 Jul, 2018
Best book I’ve ever purchased, everyone needs a copy!!!
By Deanne D
12 Jul, 2018
Quite good advice especially for people with little financial knowledge.
By Wayne D
10 Jul, 2018
Simple yet effective way to manage your money that’s written in a way to make you feel more comfortable about finance jargon and actually want to do the steps and make changes. Some interesting bank account names and a great, black and white comparison/ explanation of investing in property v the share market too.
By Trevor T
10 Jul, 2018
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10 Jul, 2018
Love love love this book
By Shay W
07 Jul, 2018
Informative, easy to ready and helpful for financial advice. Highly recommended!
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05 Jul, 2018
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05 Jul, 2018
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04 Jul, 2018
By Leo L
03 Jul, 2018
great book great info
By Anne T
02 Jul, 2018
enlightening to say the least, I hope to rid my life of debt in the near future
By jennifer n
02 Jul, 2018
Easy to read. Broken down into simple steps. Recommend to everyone.
By Melanie T
02 Jul, 2018
Great! Really valuable read.
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17 May, 2018
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13 May, 2018
Great read thanks
By Sande C
05 May, 2018
By Herro S
18 Apr, 2018
Wonderfully written, easy to follow guide on how to get your finances in order. I often get lost in "financial terminology" though this book is written in a great way that every Aussie can understand and relate to. I love this book and recommend it to all my friends.
By Tessa H
16 Apr, 2018
By Monica M
04 Apr, 2018
Great advice, humorous, easy to understand and easy reading
By Michael J
28 Mar, 2018
By Jack W
28 Mar, 2018
Written in easy-to-read and easy-to-understand language. No gobbledygook to frighten the lay person away.
By Gary S
27 Mar, 2018
great book/great advice. value for money.
By Kevin p
27 Mar, 2018
Fantastic read learnt so much keep them comin
By Annelise W
26 Mar, 2018
good and informative.
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25 Mar, 2018
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25 Mar, 2018
Love it
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22 Mar, 2018
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22 Oct, 2017
Great book with great information
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26 Sep, 2017
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26 Sep, 2017
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23 Sep, 2017
I have only read the first quarter of the book and already I feel I'm on the way to financial freedom . Lookout if the rest of the book follows suit. Alan
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21 Sep, 2017
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18 Sep, 2017
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15 Sep, 2017
Fantastic book. Very informative.
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12 Sep, 2017
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12 Sep, 2017
I've never been excited nor hopeful about my finances, now I am. My partner and I are communicating about our finances in a much healthier way, and we are more aligned in our day to day and long term spending goals. This book is a game changer for us!
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08 Sep, 2017
By Janelle F
07 Sep, 2017
It's great. I can't believe he doesn't wear shoes.
By Jarrod Q
07 Sep, 2017
Great book to explain how we should manage our finances.
By Surinder K
06 Sep, 2017
I think that the author is good and many people could profit from his ideas. The best thing about the book is that is up to date and not justb repeating the same sort of advice that many such books have proposed over the years past.
By David
06 Sep, 2017
By Julie B
05 Sep, 2017
The one and only finance book needed BUY IT
By brian h
03 Sep, 2017
An easy read which prompts positive life changes.
By David H
30 Aug, 2017
By Leanne V
29 Aug, 2017
Love love love
By kristie r
29 Aug, 2017
Awesome Book!!
By Krystle K
29 Aug, 2017
Valuable information about setting up your finances for life.
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29 Aug, 2017
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28 Aug, 2017
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27 Aug, 2017
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26 Aug, 2017
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25 Aug, 2017
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24 Aug, 2017
This book is very interesting and informative! Have not read it all yet, but so far so good. Would recommend to others interested in managing their money and future.
By Mrs S
23 Aug, 2017
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23 Aug, 2017
By Liz S
23 Aug, 2017
Love it ! I'm australian and he is australian so its easy to understand.
By Kylie M
22 Aug, 2017
A clear reading book with just darn good advise. Highly recommended to my friends to read and do.
By lorelle w
22 Aug, 2017
Excellent book full of excellent advice.
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22 Aug, 2017
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21 Aug, 2017
Concise & informative. A winner
By John N
19 Aug, 2017
Great easy read
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19 Aug, 2017
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18 Aug, 2017
By Holman C
16 Aug, 2017
I brought one each for both of my daughters and they have both started implementing what's in the book, I have the old Bruce bonds books and still refer to them.
By Peter S
15 Aug, 2017
Very good but very Australia focussed. Have to try a bit harder to use it in NZ but it is possible.
By Trudie S
12 Aug, 2017
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10 Aug, 2017
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09 Aug, 2017
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08 Aug, 2017
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07 Aug, 2017
Brilliant, down to earth and realistic.
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07 Aug, 2017
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05 Aug, 2017
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03 Aug, 2017
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03 Aug, 2017
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03 Aug, 2017
Ease of reading. Common sense approach
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02 Aug, 2017
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27 Jul, 2017
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24 Jul, 2017
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24 Jul, 2017
I thought it was very informative
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19 Jul, 2017
Excellent Reading
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13 Jul, 2017
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06 Jul, 2017
Very interesting read
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02 Jul, 2017
Great easy to follow book!
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01 Jul, 2017
great1 I got 2 more for my grandchildren
01 Jul, 2017
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30 Jun, 2017
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30 Jun, 2017
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28 Jun, 2017
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27 Jun, 2017
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26 Jun, 2017
Excellent book highly recommend
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26 Jun, 2017
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26 Jun, 2017
Best book I ever bought!! Already making a difference to our financial siutation
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19 Jun, 2017
A great asset & wealth or information
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19 Jun, 2017
Happy with my purchase,some good advice.
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19 Jun, 2017
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13 Jun, 2017
very informative
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12 Jun, 2017
Easy to read. Very unbiased information, wish book had been around 40 years ago. Im so impressed Ive bought a copy for each of my 4 sons.
By kim r
12 Jun, 2017
Good advice easy to understand and follow
By Michael R
12 Jun, 2017
It was the best finance book I have ever read,very easy to read and understand and will give one to each of my children. Thank you Keith.
By Keith M
10 Jun, 2017
Great read.
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09 Jun, 2017
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09 Jun, 2017
Awesome, insightful and funny - easy read that's well worth it
By Lucas G
09 Jun, 2017
I have not got to reading the book yet, however I always read his article in the sun.
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08 Jun, 2017
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08 Jun, 2017
This is the best book ! It is fun to read. Yet it imparts good practical knowledge that everyone needs. It is BRILLIANT
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