Author(s): Scott Pape
The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need is a phenomenon, sprinting through one million copies to become one of the best selling Australian books ever. Why is it so successful? It's simple, funny and practical. And it has changed people's lives.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up, The Barefoot Investor for Families, sticks to the same script. It's aimed fairly and squarely at parents, grandparents, and basically anyone who read that book and said: 'Why the hell wasn't I taught this years ago?'
Scott lays out ten money milestones kids need to have nailed before they leave home, and it's all structured around one family 'money meal' each week (so roughly 20 minutes). If you follow the roadmap, with tailor-made lessons for each age group, your kids will know how to do things like: Learn the life-changing value of hard work Set up a fee-free bank account (or jam jars!) Go on a Treasure Hunt around the house, and sell some of their 'stuff' second-hand Save your parents $100 on household bills Even ... Learn to cook at least two low-cost, delicious, nutritious meals from scratch.
Scott's mission is to make sure your kids are financially strong so they never, ever get sucked into the traps that middle-aged bankers have devised to rob them of their money and their confidence. There are only ten things every kid needs to know about money, and you can teach them over dinner, once a week. It's that simple. Start now - it's never too early or too late.
Scott Pape is the founder of the Barefoot Investor, and author of the bestseller The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need. For well over a decade Scott has reached millions of Australians through his national weekend newspaper columns, appearances on TV and radio and his bestselling books. He teaches people from all walk of life how to become financially independent.
In 2010 independent research firm CoreData found that: Scott Pape is considered the most knowledgeable regarding financial matters, topping the ratings in the areas of superannuation, investment, taxation, insurance and economics. Pape is also considered the most trustworthy, truthful in how he presents himself and in touch with financial matters that affect everyday Australians.
In 2014 Scott was chosen to assist with the government's national financial literacy in schools program. The Barefoot Blueprint has grown to become one of Australia's largest independent wealth-building communities.
Scott lives on a farm in country Victoria with his wife Liz, their three kids and two dogs and is often seen belting around in an old ute that doesn't need to be locked.