The Barefoot Investor: Five Steps to Financial Freedom in Your 20s and 30sPaperback
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- Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 218 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 20mm | 358g
- Publication date: 1 December 2007
- Publication City/Country: Oxford
- ISBN 10: 1841127159
- ISBN 13: 9781841127156
- Sales rank: 504
The Barefoot Investor is about creating the financial freedom to live your dreams, whatever your age. It shows how getting your financial act together can be downright sexy, allowing you to achieve the things that mean the most to you - regardless of your income. Scott Pape, the Jamie Oliver of finance, writes for the young and hip who want to enjoy life now - not to wait on dead men's shoes. He shows you how to manage your money to do the things you want: whether it's to quit the job you hate to make a career of what you love; buy a cool flat; go backpacking; or build a wealth portfolio for the future. It is packed full of simple tips, tricks, checklists and quizzes that will help you to transform your personal wealth with minimum effort. By following the Barefoot plan you can make your money work for you. There are five simple steps here showing you how to save it, invest it and let it do the hard work for you so you can tread your own path. At last, you can live your dreams and pay for them too.
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"...irritatingly readable, and a gift for the truly inept...Pape is simply a great gas..." (Daily Telegraph, April 2006) "...Pape's advice...shows you that you don't need to scrimp and save to buy your dreams" (Money Week, May 2006)
Back cover copy
Tread Your Own Path with The Barefoot Investor The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape, shows how getting your financial act together can be downright sexy, allowing you to achieve things that mean the most to you - regarldess of your income. Scott shows you how to manage your money to do the things you want: whether it's to quit the job you hate to make a career of what you love; buy a cool apartment; go backpacking around the world; or build a wealth portfolio for the future. By following the Barefoot Plan you can make your money work for you. The five Barefoot steps show you how to save it, invest it and let it do the hard work for you so you can tread your own path. At 26, Scott is a successful stockbroker and media commentator. He runs his own weekly finance radio show, chooses to drive a wreck and lives a full and rich life. His radio program has been described as finance for people who don't do finance. He makes money funky; your money can look after you once you learn how to look after it. "The Barefoot Investor is a step-by-step plan that requires very little willpower, zero interest in money and less than one hour a year to maintain. Isn't it about time you started living the life you want ?" Scott Pape.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction: Going Barefoot. There's a Barefoot Path for everyone. What does the Barefoot Investor stand for ? The way of the Barefooter. The Barefoot Plan for living large in five easy steps. Step 1 - Keep It Real. The label game. Talking 'bout my generation. The future is going to be expensive! Goals. Step 2 - Look Out for Number One. Control your cash. Barefoot Bondage - a little light discipline. Robbing banks - choosing the right accounts. Bank fees - the enemy. Banks v credit unions. Step 3 - Repo Your Repayments. More money than problems. Debt. Delving into debt. Green with envy. Mobile phones. Different types of debt explained. Paying off your debt - an action plan. The debt pyramid. Debt consolidation. Bankruptcy. Checking your credit history. Step 4 - Work Your Mojo. Mojo investing. My humble beginnings. Why you will become a millionaire - compound interest (the eights wonder of the world). What are your options. The search. Risky business. Becoming a stock jock. Warren B - the original regulator. Let someone else do the hard work for you. Mojo magic. Choosing a fund - outsourcing investing. Farnsey v Barnsey. What happens if the stock market crashes. The Mojo action plan. Step 5 - Have a Backup Plan. Always use protection. Why have insurance ? Insurance explained simply. Car insurance. Contents insurance. Health insurance. Superannuation. The price of love. Joint credit. We need to talk. Cohabitation agreements. Sorting out your records with the shoebox method. Chapter 6 - Property: a British Love Affair. Turning the dream into reality. Four walls: home or prison ? When is the right time to buy ? Why property prices have hit the roof. Buying v renting. Getting a deposit. Chapter 7 - Barefoot Entrepreneurs. Wage slavery. Young, restless and successful. Happy days. Triple M - Marriage, Mortgage and Midgets. Turning youth to your advantage. My story. Website Directory.