The Barefoot Investor Book

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

Australia’s #1 Bestseller

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What If You Could Totally Make Over Your Finances In Just One Evening … Over Garlic Bread And Wine?

Regardless of your age … or your gender … or your income.  

Whether you’re “good with money” … or you live pay to pay.  

It’s a big call, I know.

But with The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need … that’s exactly what you’ll learn how to do. 

In just a handful of ‘date nights’ — and with a glass of wine in your hand — you’ll follow a step-by-step plan that’ll help you make lasting changes to your finances.  

Just like thousands of Aussies are doing around the country:  

But let’s be clear: this is not your everyday finance book, full of tips and budgets.  

‘Finance books’ aren’t supposed to sell over 400,000 copies in just ten months … or dominate the bestseller list at #1 for the majority of the year … or spawn “Australia’s largest finance cult” (see below).  

But The Barefoot Investor has. Because the simple, no-BS plan in this book will change your life — and help you keep your family safe.  

G’day, I’m Scott Pape — the Barefoot Investor.  

You might have read my weekly column in papers around the country … seen me on TV as Channel Seven’s finance expert … or heard me on Southern Cross radio station Triple M.  

A while back, an independent survey of the public voted me as “Australia’s most trusted finance expert”.  

That’s because my motto has been, and always will be, to be “fiercely independent”. That means I don’t accept any payments, or kickbacks — not even a corporate box at the footy.  

And in The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need, as always, I give you exactly the same advice I’d give my own mum. 


But hold up. You might be wondering:  

“That sounds great … but there’s a million other finance books out there. How is yours any different, Barefoot?”  

Well, let me tell you about how this book has created …  

“Australia’s Biggest Finance Cult”

That’s how Monique Bowley of Mamamia described the thousands of Aussies (including herself!) following the Barefoot Steps in the book:

And with over 400,000 copies sold … odds are you know one or two of these people.  

They’re the ones heading out for a nice meal at a restaurant … with a finance book tucked under their arm, and drawing out financial plans on a serviette.  

They talk in weird language: “Fire extinguishers”. “Splurge card”. “Smile accounts”. “The Barefoot Steps.” “Mojo”. (You’ll learn a bit more about these things below.)  

And they have this cool confidence that no matter what happens, they’re going to be okay

That’s what this book is about: it’s a movement. About taking control of your own financial future … and treading your own path to financial independence.  

There’s hundreds of thousands of followers already … and I’d like you to be next. 

After reading, here’s what you can look forward to:  

  • You’ll get the banker off your back. I’ll show you how to ‘domino your debts’ and pay them all off. Once you’re debt-free, you’ll be able to cut up your cards and show your kids how it’s possible to live life on your terms — not the bank’s.  
  • You’ll be able to buy whatever you want guilt-free. You won’t need to be a tight-arse. With the system I’ll teach you, you get guilt-free money to ‘splurge’ on whatever you want each month — with expenses and savings automatically covered.  
  • You won’t spend hours managing your money. In fact, once you’ve set things up, managing your money will be so simple you can do it in one date night a month — over good food and wine!  
  • You and your partner will be on the same page. Thousands of people have written in to thank me for making their partner interested in money for the first time. You could be next.  
  • You’ll never have to worry about financial fires. Everything I’ll show you is set-and-forget, so you’re totally covered when you need it — from accidents to family emergencies to losing your job.  
  • You’ll retire in comfort. If you’re in your 50s, 60s or 70s reading this book, you’ll discover why you don’t need anywhere near $1 million to retire — thanks to my ‘Don Bradman Strategy’ for retirees.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?  

In finance, it usually is — but not this time. These are real results that thousands of people just like you around Australia have achieved. (Remember: this book has held the #1 bestseller spot for months on end.)  

And the secret behind why this all works … that so many people are following … is a system I’ve named “the Barefoot Steps”. 

Let me explain …  

Introducing … the Barefoot Steps The Simple 9-Step Roadmap to Never Worrying About Money Again  

The Barefoot Steps are the same steps I’ve used to manage my own money. 

They’re not just a cute way to structure a book: there’s power in focusing on one step at a time. But to make things a little more interesting … you’ll do them over a series of “Barefoot Date Nights”.  

That’s right: throughout the book, you and your partner (or a friend if you’re single) are going to get dressed up, go out to dinner and put in place these nine Barefoot Steps over garlic bread and a glass of wine.  

You’ll have fun, you’ll be on the same page, and — most importantly — you’ll be treading your path to financial independence. 

Step 1: Schedule a Monthly Barefoot Date Night

On your first night, you’ll kick things off with a bang. You’ll discover how to never pay bank fees again … how to sort your insurance (for good) over one beer … how to find the cheapest super fund in the world, and set it up over dessert … and how to live like a millionaire, right now. 

Step 2: Set Up Your Buckets

With the basics covered, you’ll set up a financial plan so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … in minutes. It will automatically take care of saving, bills, investing, and debts for you. And best of all, you’ll get a dedicated card you can use to splurge on whatever the hell you like — guilt-free! 

Step 3: Domino Your Debts

After that, you’ll take a sledgehammer to your debts … and a pair of scissors to your credit cards. You’ll discover how to pay off ALL your debts: which to pay first, and which you can afford to leave for now. Plus, you’ll discover how to double your income to detonate your debts even faster!  

Step 4: Buy Your Home

Think it’s impossible to break into the housing market? No, it’s not — and now you’re debt-free, I’ll show you how to buy your home (with a six-figure house deposit) in just 20 months.  

Step 5: Supercharge Your Wealth

Once you get into your home, the real wealth-building begins! I’ll tell you the exact first investment I recommend you buy … how to get the benefits of a rich person’s SMSF with almost no fees … how to invest on autopilot … and how to hand your kids a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday! 

Step 6: Boost Your Mojo to Three Months

Most people think saving money is a slog. But really? Living week to week, worry to worry, fight to fight, for your entire bloody life — that’s a slog. In this step you’ll boost your savings to three months of living expenses … which gives you the freedom to do whatever the hell you want.

Step 7: Get the Banker Off Your Back

The entire universe is conspiring against you ever being mortgage-free … but not your pal Barefoot. In this step you’ll save $77,641 — and wipe almost seven years off your mortgage — with a few phone calls to your bank. I even give you word-for-word scripts you can read out.  

Step 8: Nail Your Retirement Number 

If you’re in your 50s, 60s or 70s, this will be your favourite chapter in the entire book (and if you’re not — share it with a family member). You’ll discover my Don Bradman Strategy for nailing your ‘retirement number’ — and why you don’t need $1,000,000 to retire like everyone tells you. 

Step 9: Leave a Legacy

Once you reach this step — congratulations! You’ll never need to worry about money again — you’ll have more than you could ever need. So now that you’re all set … your final step will be to build your legacy by helping others.  

Do the Barefoot Steps actually work? Thousands of Aussies say they do 

I’ve told you that this is how I’ve managed my own money … and it’s worked pretty well for me.  

But the truth is, I’m not the only one. Hundreds of thousands of everyday Aussies just like you are putting these steps into action … and seeing results. See for yourself: 


“When we started our journey, we were living pay to pay … since then, we no longer worry about money, we’re not working all the time chasing our tail … it’s the best thing that ever happened to us, it’s totally changed our lives.”

Ready to tread your own path to financial independence? 

A financial plan from an advisor is going to set you back a few grand at least … and it sure as hell won’t be something you flick through over garlic bread and wine!  

On the other hand, my book will set you back about twenty to thirty bucks. (That’s less than getting KFC for the kids … and it could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to you.)  

So if you’re ready to take control of your finances — and join over 400,000 other Aussies treading their own paths with a money management plan that’s simple and fun — you can get the book from your local bookstore, or one of the links below. 

Or if you’d like, you can download the first 50 pages for free below.  

Either way, thank you, and I can’t wait to see you take the first step towards financial independence.  

Tread Your Own Path! 

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