The Barefoot Investor

Review The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need


The Barefoot Investor


There are a thousand other books out there that claim to be the best one-stop financial guide to all your money-saving needs. However, “The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need” by Scott Pape one stands up to its name from all the rest – providing readers with invaluable knowledge in an easy-to-read format. Unlike most other books as well, “The Barefoot Investor” does not waste its time with readers explaining numerous unnecessary money-saving tips that no one has the time to do. Instead, it readers clear, step-by-step instructions that are almost too easy to follow. From here, “The Barefoot Investor” immediately establishes a quick way for readers to save money in just 10 minutes per week.

Apart from just the basic money-managing department, “The Barefoot Investors” provides readers with additional tips that would help them maintain their savings and also provides its shares of stories of everyday people in Australia who have tried out these steps provided and how it had turned out for them.

“The Barefoot Investor” is definitely one that can easily outshine the rest of the other guides and can be an entertaining and insightful read overall. 

About the Author

Scott Pape is an Australian author and radio commentator who is popularly known by his fan base as The Barefoot Investor. After he and his family lost everything in a bushfire, Scott Pape used everything he knew in finances to get himself and his family back on track. This evidently led him to become an independent investment advisor who has shared his knowledge of finances to over millions across Australia and abroad in over a span of a decade. Scott Pape has mainly spread his knowledge through newspaper columns, TV segments, and radio broadcasts.

Table of Contents

  • About the author 
  • Prelude: Living Barefoot
  • The alpaca attitude
    • Part 1: Plant
    • Step 1: Schedule a Monthly Barefoot Date Night 
    • Money talk is better with garlic bread and wine 
    • Barefoot banking 
    • The world’s cheapest super fund 
    • Your insurance sorted in one beer 
    • How to live like a multimillionaire right now 
      • Step 2: Set Up Your Buckets 
    • The Serviette Strategy
      • Step 3: Domino Your Debts
    • Removing the brainwashing 
    • Domino your debts (except your HECS-HELP and your home) 
      • Part 2: Grow
    • How to double your income 
      • Step 4: Buy Your Home 
    • How to buy your home in 20 months 
      • Step 5: Increase Your Super to 15 Percent 
    • Your Golden Ticket — becoming an investor 
    • The automatic millionaire — how to put your investing on autopilot 
    • Should I buy an investment property? 
    • How to be a hero — investing for your kids (or grandkids) 
      • Step 6: Boost Your Mojo to Three Months 
    • The power of Mojo — never worry about money again 
      • Part 3: Harvest
      • Step 7: Get the Banker off Your Back 
    • The curious case of the postcode povvos
    • How to save $77 641 and wipe almost seven years off your mortgage 
      • Step 8: Nail Your Retirement Number 
    • The Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy — why you don’t need $1 million to retire 
    • Finding your financial advisor on Tinder
    • It’s not about you — a gift for your family 
      • Step 9: Leave a Legacy 
    • Building your legacy — a very special Barefoot Date Night 
    • Freedom starts today — you don’t have to wait … 
    • We’ll meet again 
  • Index

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