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.
Pape has been kicking around for ages as the barefoot investor- wrting for the herald sun with his down to earth, simple financial advice. Reading his book with his funny quips amongst the financial wisdom made me whiz through his book and also take away some sound advice in regards to feeling in control of your finances. - Amy (QBD)
If you haven't read this yet, buy it now. I followed Scott's advice to the letter, 6 weeks later, I had savings, real savings, actual money in accounts!! I wasn't living on 2 minute noodles, I wasn't putting E10 in the car instead of premium, I was still having wine and cheese on Sunday, I was still living comfortably but putting my money in the right places. I sacrificed a few splurges here and there but I didn't feel like I was missing out because the joy of seeing my bank accounts grow was so much better than the new Dior perfume. My parents, bless them, tried to teach me how to manage my money but unfortunately once I started making money, my love of things out grew their teachings. By 21, I had two credit cards and a personal loan, it wasn't until I turned 25 and started thinking about my future that I really felt the weight of my financial dilemma. I spent the next five years paying off all my debt and then planned to start "saving". Fast forward two years... no savings but a lot more "stuff". I needed help. Through divine intervention I purchased The Barefoot Invenstor. I let it sit on the kitchen table for a week or two then on a bored Tuesday night sat down and read it. Scott speaks human. There is no fancy jargon, no financial speak, just plain, simple, fact. He made a labyrinth seem like a stroll on the beach. I have now purchased this book for my nieces and nephews and even sent a copy to my brother! My bank accounts are Scott Pape's biggest advocates. - Chaille (QBD)
Everyone needs to read this book! I have read a decent few different finance books but this one really is totally different and makes soooo much more sense! It's funny to read, easy to understand and Scott gives you real solid steps to get you on your way to financial freedom (that doesn't include making budget spread sheets!!) Even if you think you are good with money, I still firmly believe you will enjoy this book and get a lot of wisdom from it. - Chantelle, QBD West Lakes