I’m Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor
I’ve been sticking it to the finance industry for 15-odd years.
I’ve created a career out of writing about dodgy fees, kickbacks, and rip-offs, and show ordinary people how to win with money.
Truth be told, I pretty much stumbled around the back paddock of life until 10th February 2014, when a bushfire came through and we lost practically everything we owned.
That experience gave me the inspiration to write this book:
Little did I know that it would go on to become one of the bestselling books (and audiobooks) in Australian history, selling a couple of million copies.
And let me tell you, the last few years since I wrote it have been … well … wild.
The New York Times ran an article about it entitled ‘Australians Can’t Get Enough of the Barefoot Investor’.
Mamamia described Barefoot as ‘The Biggest Finance Cult in Australia’.
Here’s how they put it:
As I pulled my bank card out of my wallet and scanned the PayPass, the cashier gave me a knowing smile.
“You’re one of them”, she said. “Barefoot.”
I nodded back, slightly embarrassed.
My cult status was exposed. “I’m on it too”, she confided. “And I see it almost every day.”
Right now, thousands of Australians are flashing orange bank cards with mantras penned on with sharpies and stickers. “Splurge”, they read. “Daily Expenses”, read others.
And they all signal one thing: that you’re following the biggest finance cult in Australia.
Of course, one person’s cult is another’s person’s community.
If you’d like to see what all the fuss is about, you should join my free email newsletter and get weekly wealth-building tips, as well as exclusive updates I don’t share with anyone else.
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