- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Wrightbooks; 1 edition (14 November 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0730324214
- ISBN-13: 978-0730324218
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 2 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
- Average Customer Review: 273 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need Paperback – 14 Nov 2016
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From the Back Cover
"This book will help you protect the people you love."
―Melissa Doyle, host of Sunday Night
"Follow the Barefoot path or at least consider doing so as soon as possible."
―Tim Fischer, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
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.
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 $77641 on your mortgage and wiping out almost 7 years of payments
- Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140000 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 nextthat's the real story.
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It nails down to scripts to empower you to talk with your bank manager, super-fund manager, insurance brokers etc; and what to look out for in terms of fees and costs on everyday bank accounts/credit cards etc etc. Beating the banker is a key aim, and who doesn't like the idea of that?
It's also got a nice touch of humour which made me giggle in parts.
My hubby was a fan of Scott Pape's newspaper column, though I've never read it. He tells me that used to have a nice line of humour in it too.
So it's a good read in terms of language and style, and it has some excellent information that I intend to follow. I don't think I'm chopping up my credit card as he advocates, but beyond that, the amount you need to retire comfortably, and how superannuation will get you there, was the biggest benefit to me. Oh - and the back of the book - stuff about legacy? That's a great reminder that you can't take the whole lot with you when you fall off your perch.
There's a lot in this book about less is more - and you don't need huge incomes to get started (who knew that people earning more than $70k/year are not necessarily happier than those earning less??), you do need to start saving/growing money now though, or as young as you can as the greatest lever for wealth creation is time. Oh, and there are no boring budgets in this book, although there are definite buckets for your money!
Thank you Scott Pape for sharing such insight and knowledge. I have a feeling it's going to become a bit of a Bible.
p.s. I bought this on Kindle sale... I think that speaks to my financial management ;)
I cant reccommend this book highly enough for anyone wanting practical and achievable advice.
I thought what is all the hype about. I don't have any money to invest and I thought that the book was targeted at younger people than me. I am 62 going on 63 years of age. How wrong was I.
I had in place some of his suggestions already, but oh my did I learn a lot.
Still plenty of work for me to do, and I have already followed Scotts suggestions to place me in a better financial situation.
His method is so easy to follow.
He should be crowned Australian of the year.
I will now reread the book to ensure I have things in place and make sure I understand everything Scott recommends.
You really need to read this book, and spread the word.
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Again great reading. .