Scott Pape has started somewhat of a financial revolution.
His bestselling book, The Barefoot Investor, doesn’t offer a get-rich-quick scheme, or load its pages full of complex jargon about stocks and spreadsheets.
The financial expert has one simple philosophy: You just want enough money to be okay no matter what. At some point we will all face unexpected hardship, whether it’s the loss of a job, your house burning down (as happened to Pape) or a health scare. We don’t need to be rich. We just need to be safe and secure. And Pape offers his readers a clear plan which, if followed, can alleviate the financial anxiety so many of us live with.
In his recent interview with Mia Freedman on the No Filter podcast, Pape said on the first Tuesday of every month, he takes his wife out for dinner on what he terms a ‘Money date’.
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Over garlic bread and wine, Pape and his wife discuss what they value, what they want to spend money on, their investments, and just about everything relating to their family finances.
But, what if you don’t have a date?
Freedman asked Pape what his advice would be for single women who want to get a head start financially.
“The smartest thing a single woman can do with her money, is understand that a man is not a financial plan,” Pape said.
“You don’t have to wait around for some event to happen, because Romeo could turn up in a leased BMW and be more shit at money than you…”