International spotlight: Australia

International spotlight: Australia

Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor was Australia’s number one title for January 2018, carrying over from topping the overall bestseller charts in both 2017 and 2016. To compare, Pape’s nearest British equivalent, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, has sold 81,588 copies of his 2005 title The Money Diet since publication; The Barefoot Investor nearly managed that in the past month alone, and in a much, much smaller market. The nation deftly weathered the 2008 credit crunch that hit the US and Europe hard as it held no government debt, and this fiscal responsibility seems to have tri...

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