Dwelling on a list of books that boldly claims to be the next to last thing you should ever have on your self-help bookshelf, Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need differentiates itself beyond that of most “last-stop-guides” ever published out there. How? It’s pretty simple. So simple, to the point that other monetary guides are written tend to forget the essence of how guides should be written – informative but straightforward. This turns out to be one of the main strengths of reading the Barefoot Investor and why many prefer to read this guide compared to others. The Barefoot Investor doesn’t waste its time going off the tracks of a topic, giving you unnecessary saving tips, practices, and deals that you’ll have to make to ‘earn money the right way.’ Instead, it keeps its focus on the bare necessities that keep you right on top of your finances. If you any maxed-out credit cards that are always outside your reaches of control, or if you have a housing loan that eats into your finances, then this book can help you find a solution to your financial problems. Some of the approaches to money management are provided in a way that may not seem tedious and, at times, fun to follow. Besides, even if you aren’t truly looking for a self-help guide and are aiming for a more mind-expanding experience, then this book can still be a witty read. Written to be easily read, Scott Pape’s ‘The Barefoot Investor: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need’ is equivalent to a financial monk passing down nuggets of money-management wisdom in an entertaining yet insightful package.
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 decade. Scott Pape has mainly spread his knowledge through newspaper columns, TV segments, and radio broadcasts.