The Barefoot steps

The 3 Smart Gifts I’m Giving this Christmas for Under $30

Christmas shopping sucks, right? Not for me. Years ago, I cracked the Christmas shopping code: buy people books. They’re the ultimate present, they cost under $30, they don’t need a separate card (I simply scribble a Merry Christmas message on the inside cover), and my local bookstore will even gift...

The Barefoot steps

Your Barefoot Book Doesn’t Work for Us

The other day I was doing an interview with Mia Freedman, the founder of Mamamia. I told her that, if I printed out all the hate mail I got, I could bale it. Mia: “Are you seriously suggesting you have people who hate you … you, the Barefoot Investor?” Me:...

Money Management

Why are people stealing my book?

Every father wants to be a hero to his son. So, a few weeks back, I took my four-year-old to a bookstore to show him my bestseller. Only problem? I couldn’t find a single copy anywhere (not even in the bargain bin). “Your book. It isn’t here, is it Daddy?”...