About the Book

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.

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.

About the Reviews

Excellent guide to financial freedom. I would recommend this book to everyone no matter how old they are. It is easy to read and I found myself laughing out loud at times. I would have loved to have read this as a teenager but having read this in my mid fifties, the impact is still significant. I have lost count of the number of people i have recommended it to.

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Good common sense advice in this book that is relevant to Australian situations. Definitely worth a read. I learned what some investment terms mean and feel less daunted about taking the big leap into the stock market as a beginner. The pitfalls of ongoing debt, especially that which banks try to encourage you to stay in through things like investment loans and credit cards, was a real revelation. I like the fact that it is independent and tries to empower you to take responsibility first and foremost. After reading this book I began to question the motives of some financial advisors who try to sell you products to their advantage through trailing commissions etc. Educate yourself and be more informed and self -reliant about money first. This book is a good start for beginners and those wanting to get a handle on their money and debt.

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The only motivational and finance book you'll ever need. Buy it and recommend it/lend it to friends and family. You probably already do a couple of things but you will learn so much and gain a different perspective. Don't just read it, do it, follow the steps wherever you are in life, no matter your income. Also a very funny read (once you're past the sad part at the beginning).

Product Info

Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 3, 2017)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 202 customer reviews

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