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The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need

The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need

Scott Pape

ISBN: 978-0-730-32421-8

Apr 2017

296 pages

In Stock

$22.95

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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 $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.

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Now including updates for the 2017-2018 financial year **

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