The Barefoot Investor (2019 updated edition) by Scott Pape


Updated edition for 2017

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 $77,641 and wipe almost seven years off your mortgage;
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.

And you’re next.