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Publisher's Summary

Fully revised and updated for the 2018-2019 financial year

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.  

©2018 Barefoot Investor Pty Limited (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Practical for all walks of life

great practical advice for those who are struggling and also those who think they're on the right track and need a bit of motivation and inspiration. I was raised on good money management in a low income family and found this really motivational to keep at my goals.

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  • Rob
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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!

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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.

30 of 37 people found this review helpful

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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

29 of 36 people found this review helpful

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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

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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!

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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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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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Excellent

First, Scott Pape is absolutely hilarious. I had a few laugh- out- loud moments while listening to this book. And when I wasn’t lolling, I was either smiling or nodding my head.

The guy makes sense. He lays everything out in a simple way that’s easy to follow, and he backs himself up with general knowledge and a total honesty about where he’s been, and what he’s recommending.

I downloaded the book so I could find out a bit more about finance, to bridge that gap in knowledge between myself and my husband and have a coherent conversation about our finances.

I’d listened to The Pineapple Project on ABC Podcasts, and it had really opened my eyes to what I was ignoring about money. The next step was to dive into something a bit more meaty, and Scott was interviewed on the show, so I started there.

This one gets a 5 out of 5 from me.

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Best advice ever!

This audio book was very informative, straight to the point and easy to follow! I'll never be wasting my time ever again taking advice from the banks or any other financial institution.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful