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The Skeptical Investor

posted May 22, 2012, 10:08 AM by Donna Telep   [ updated May 22, 2012, 10:09 AM ]

 


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“Reynolds provides plenty of ammunition for investment babes in the woods to protect themselves against the many financial predators that abound in the financial services jungle.” - National Post

“The Skeptical Investor, by respected finance writer John Lawrence Reynolds, reflects what millions of Canadians are wondering: Is it possible to build an investment portfolio that can withstand the kind of heartbeat-skipping volatility we’ve lived through since the fall of 2008? Reynolds believes you can…” - Today’s Economy --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Every RRSP owner watched in horror as the value of assets dropped steeply during the last months of 2008. Some lost more than 50 percent of their portfolio's value; many of these investors were approaching the point in their lives when they planned to use their RRSP assets as retirement income.

These unfortunate events have made one thing very clear: It is not enough to build up investments—we must learn how to better guard them. John Lawrence Reynolds, author of the bestselling Naked Investor, uses real-life examples and his characteristic wry humour to explain how any investor can take advantage of opportunities now to rebuild a stronger portfolio. Fortress Investing offers insight about what happened in the markets, how to spot problems on the road ahead, and most importantly, how to build a strong portfolio and safeguard that fortress through trying times.


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The Wealthy Barber Returns

posted May 18, 2012, 11:32 AM by Donna Telep   [ updated May 18, 2012, 11:34 AM ]


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Significantly Older and Marginally Wiser Dave Chilton Offers His Unique Perspectives on the World of Money

 
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Personal Finance for Canadians for Dummies

posted May 18, 2012, 11:20 AM by Donna Telep   [ updated May 18, 2012, 11:33 AM ]

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Personal Finance for Canadians is a down-to-earth guide offering straightforward financial advice. It never pushes products or investment schemes. Rather than promise a get-rich-quick plan, the authors caution that "too much emphasis on making and saving money can warp your perspective on what's important in life….Your health, relationship with family and friends, career satisfaction, and fulfilling interests should be more important." No surprise, then, that the authors are not shy about exposing purported experts as charlatans; they don't spare financial advisers and planners either. Much of what you hear about financial planning, they maintain, is biased--because it comes from sources that want to sell you things: "Their best interests often conflict with your best interest."

Avoiding the pitfalls of personal finance is certainly important, but its prescriptions for taking financial action are what make this guide especially useful. Part I helps readers assess their financial standing. Subsequent sections offer sage advice on saving, the basics of investing, and the ins and outs of insurance. There is an especially useful chapter on real estate, since for many people their homes are their biggest financial commitment and their largest asset. Throughout, helpful icons point out tips, common mistakes, and "scams and scoundrels that prey on the unsuspecting." The "Dummies" label might put off some people, but there is nothing stupid about the ideas. The information is presented in a format that never talks down to the reader, although it is perhaps most appropriate for those who are just starting to think about the future. --Edward Trapunski --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20's & 30's

posted May 18, 2012, 11:11 AM by Donna Telep   [ updated May 18, 2012, 11:12 AM ]

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Start-today strategies for a better financial tomorrow.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide‚ to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s, Third Edition, clearly explains everything members of this age group need to know to get a handle on their pocketbook and their portfolio, from planning their personal finances to enhancing their current financial plan to getting better returns on their investments. This revised and updated third edition includes completely new material on:


• Internet banking
• Debit and prepaid credit cards
• Online car shopping
• The latest in effective job hunting
• Online college degrees and what they can get you
• Investment strategies for the next decade
• Home-based employment opportunities
• New financial impact of marriage and children
• Home ownership options from building your own to townhouses and condos
• Online mortgage brokers
• All-new websites and resources

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The Richest Man in Babylon

posted May 18, 2012, 11:01 AM by Donna Telep   [ updated May 18, 2012, 11:04 AM ]

 

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"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money. This is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the world of finance and a wonderful, refreshing read for even the most experienced investor."
-Los Angeles Times

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Read by millions, this timeless book holds the key to success-in the secrets of the ancients. Based on the famous "Babylonian principles", it's been hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift and financial planning. This celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of - and a solution to - personal money problems, revealing the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and making money earn more money. 

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