The Barefoot Investor
- The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
- Narrated by: Scott Pape
- Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-06-2017
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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 seven years of payments
Finding a financial advisor who won't rip you off
Handing your kids (or grandkids) $140,000 checks on their 21st birthdays
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 **
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Rob on 29-06-2017
Perfect for Australians, not so much for others
The content in the book is as good advice as you will get from anywhere, if you follow what Scott says and have faith you will dig yourself out of whatever hole you are in.
Clear steps on what to do, when to do it and how to do it... No BS, there is very real and legit guidelines in this book that will work. Scott knows what he is talking about.
Perfect for an Australian or if you live in Australia.
That said, I am not Australian nor do I live in Australia! However, with a bit of work I can adapt his ideas to myself here in New Zealand (the actual best country in the world!) but it will just take a bit more work for me to figure out how things work here.
The steps are much the same though.
This book is worth the time you spend with it... Especially if you live in Australia, the 2nd best country in the world, maybe the 3rd. Definitely no lower than 5th!
70 of 83 people found this review helpful
By adam on 27-04-2018
Investing for people who earn decent money
Is there anything you would change about this book?
It made me feel there was no hope for me as I only earn 36,000. So tips for lower wage bracket would be great!
Did The Barefoot Investor inspire you to do anything?
Made me feel a bit low about what I earn.
Any additional comments?
This has handy tips if you are earning 70,000 and up. Which I feel would be easy to save money anyway so.. If you are earning that much and blowing it in the first place you must be making some silly money decisions.
19 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By Gillian on 27-03-2018
Sure It's An Aussie Book But--
Most of The Barefoot Investor is sound advice. Yes, tax laws, investing particulars, home buying is somewhat different, but the majority of the theory is applicable anywhere. Plant. Grow. Harvest.
Making a date night with your partner weekly then monthly to specifically talk about financial issues and what dreams y'all have. Eradicating debt. Not being afraid of the stock market (which was a huuuuge one for me. Pape points out how, despite recessions/depressions/wars, things just bounce back. Period.). Buying your own home, but if you're renting, that's okay--just start saving as much of the difference between what you'd be paying in mortgage and taxes and rent as you possibly can. Determining your retirement number/age based on your savings (without spazzing about being older and nowhere near there).
I'm a finance idiot, so this is where I'm coming from as I write this review. I know Audible has a plethora of money-savvy people, so Pape's info might not be extraordinarily mind-blowing. But hey: Anything that makes me stop hyperventilating when I consider my financial situation? Well, that's definitely worth the barely 6+ hours listening time...!
85 of 91 people found this review helpful
By Ken Ku-Chih on 11-01-2018
I’ve spent the last few years since having kids organising my family’s finances and investing so I thought I had it pretty much down. There was a lot in the book that did affirm that I was on the right track, but it also gave more than just an opportunity to pat myself on the back; hints and tips for improving what I’m currently doing and a real (and achievable) way to plan for the future.
Lastly, think your finances are boring? Try saying that after the audio book! Author and narrator, Scott Pape’s natural enthusiasm will get you started and EXCITED about sorting your money out.
Recommend to everyone!
24 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By Lewis on 08-06-2018
Should be played in schools!
This book is great. It's from the heart. It's from Scott. It's from the barefoot investor. Doesn't matter that I am in the UK, I can still transfer across the necessary knowledge, willpower, and strategy to becoming financially independent. Time to follow the barefoot steps.
By T.G. Court on 18-10-2017
Amazing step by step clear explanation of taking control of your finances. Scott has changed my entire outlook.