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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.** Now including updates for the 2017-2018 financial year **show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 179 x 235 x 21mm | 442g
  • John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • 0730324214
  • 9780730324218
  • 6

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

Back cover copy

"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

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

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