The Barefoot Investor

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 179 x 235 x 20mm | 442g
  • John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Wrightbooks
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • 0730324214
  • 9780730324218
  • 1

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'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.show more

About Scott Pape

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.show more

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 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 259show more