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The Barefoot Investor
- The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
- By: Scott Pape
- Narrated by: Scott Pape
- Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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? 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.
Perfect for Australians, not so much for others
- By Rob on 29-06-2017
A great introduction to personal finances
If the concept of dealing with money scares you, and you just want someone to tell you what to do to fix your problems, this is a good book for you. It avoids being overly complicated to the point that it's borderline patronizing. It gives you a very clear, direct way to manage your funds no matter what point you're at in life.
A problem I had was the lack of options. This lack of flexibility leaves a lot of questions to Scott's advice if you're in a unique situation. You'll also ned to learn how to llook past his frequent jokes involving race/gender/sexuality, and his cringy australian references.
If you're just looking for somewhere to start, pick up this book. It'll give you an idea of what you need to know.
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