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The Barefoot Investor Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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 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 **

©2017 Copyright Barefoot Investor Pty Limited (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Sean Stebbings 25/10/2017
    Sean Stebbings 25/10/2017
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joel 04/07/2017
    Joel 04/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it!"

    Brilliant advice in simple terms. I genuinely feel in control after following Scott's (Barefoot's) steps. It's early days and we have a long way to go before we are debt free and start saving money and boosting super, but we are on our way and because everything's on autopilot there's no worries! Thanks Barefoot

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 07/09/2017
    07/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Total guide to financial happiness!"

    I've now listened to many books on making your own wealth, financial freeedom and the likes. Scott has put basically everything I have heard so far into one book, simplified it and then gone 10 steps further by filling in literally all the gaps. Making this the most comprehensive and enjoyable money book I've come across. I don't have the paper copy, but that is on the short list to get, I think having a physical copy to resort to would be like having a set of instructions for life in general "PRICELESS!"

    Well done Scott, nailed it!

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 20/06/2017
    20/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Eye opener"

    Great book, outlines simple steps that anybody can follow. + Very entertaining. Loved the narrator/author.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Treanor 03/07/2017
    Ryan Treanor 03/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "EVERY AUSTRALIAN SHOULD READ THIS!"

    loved this. cant wait to get the barefoor steps in place. ive ordered a hard copy to reference from but i really recommend listening to it first. being read by scott himself makes it feel more personal and fun.
    if i had picked up the hard copy first i dont think i would have been as excited by the concept.

    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Rob 29/06/2017
    Rob 29/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "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!

    24 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    andresa emidio 04/07/2017
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    "Best finacial book ever. Scott open my mind"

    Very easy to understand. Scott open my mind about money security.
    Now I can say I'VE GOT THIS

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    J.Robertson 20/06/2017
    J.Robertson 20/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Very happy I've heard this!"

    Well spoken, methodical and no BS about his information. When I downloaded it I thought it was his original book, but was very happy to find it was a recently updated version. So STOKED!

    I've put a few methods in place already aligning with this advice and I'm looking forward to having it all set!!

    Will definitely be listening again before the week is out!

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    Anonymous 02/07/2017
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    "Liked it so much, I bought it twice!"

    I stumbled upon this book by accident and already the cover was familiar. From the first couple of pages I could easily understand Scott and his purpose.
    Once I read about the buckets I immediately drew my own serviette and found I was getting by at 75% Daily Expenses. Over the next couple of weeks I furrowed over every bill and cut it down to 62% in time for the next pay. I am now well on my way to paying off my debt and building my mojo.
    This book is so great, I BOUGHT THE AUDIBLE.

    All the best to Scott and anyone else who finds this book

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    Anonymous 27/06/2017
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    "This book is the beginning of the rest of my life."

    BUYER BEWARE: Only purchase this book if you want to ta
    ke control of your life!!!

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  • David L. Smith
    4/08/17
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    "Great financial advice ... for Aussies"

    As an American, I was skeptical over how much of this book would actually apply to me. However, even though there were differences (like between a superfund and 401(k) / IRA) there were still a lot of good tidbits ... and some great ones.
    I highly recommend the book, even if you're not Australian. You just may have to do some work how it exactly applies to you.

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  • Maven
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    "Honest and easy to understand"

    Thanks Scott. I have already implemented ur teachings. I tried to negotiate my mortgage rate but the bank refused to budge. I have more than 80% equity. But hey, thanks to you advice on cash back mortgage brokers, I have ditched my bank. I'm now on my way to getting $1000 or more back each year and paying less on my mortgage! Trailing commisions are awesome...especially when they are paid to me instead of the typical mortagage broker!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eliza
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    "Can't recommend it to enough people. "

    basically everyone in Australia should read this. will get you out of whatever financial difficulty u are in. go scotty

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  • Anonymous
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    "Extremely well thought out and presented."

    It is very well put together, so easy to follow and explains very complicated and confusing financial scenarios in a concise and manner.
    Time tested principles are presented in such an easy to understand way that even I could understand.
    Worth every cent of your money and every second of your time.

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  • Ken Ku-Chih
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    11/01/18
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    "Bloody marvelous!"

    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!

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  • James Bauslaugh
    7/12/17
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    "Australian Version of Dave Ramsey"

    Good and sound advice. Not quite as in depth as Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University but still very good nonetheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roberto Allende
    28/11/17
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    "The title is right"

    This is the only money guide you'll ever need. Literally. The book describes a very clear roadmap that leads you from debt to financial Independence. Every step is very concrete and it's very well fundamented.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    16/11/17
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    "simple , effective and entertaining."

    loved it. simple and effective ideas to have control of finances. Scott made it very entertaining as well. I will now inveat in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    Rhode Island
    29/10/17
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    "Best Book Ever!"

    Fun to listen to. So easy to follow the steps outlined by Scott. I am now on my way to the best retirement ever!!

    Thank you, Scott!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Renaud
    26/10/17
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    "great and inspiring book."

    a really insightful book about our financial institutions. amazing advices on how to organise your finances.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • T.G. Court
    18/10/17
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    "Life changer"

    Amazing step by step clear explanation of taking control of your finances. Scott has changed my entire outlook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    10/10/17
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    "Everyone should read this book!"

    i have read a lot of financial help books and this is the best one yet, I love Scotts attitude to finance which is made easy to understand for the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    13/09/17
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    "Really is the only finance book you will ever need"

    Loved it! Sound, solid, specific, genuinely straight forward advice about being in control of your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Morsel Morsel
    8/07/17
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    "You'd need an outstanding reason not to...."

    listen to this audiobook and see yourself, your past and future in sharp focus. Straight forward and even better for it. Listen and grow!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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