2024 Reading Challenge

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

REVIEW for The Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money

A huge thank you goes out to the publishing company John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. for sending me a copy of this great book!

TITLE: The Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money

AUTHOR: Pat Foran

GENRE: Personal Finance

RATING: 4 Stars

As I was reading this book, I kept thinking "where were all these helpful finance books when I was younger?".The Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money by Pat Foran is chock full of useful information on how to save money in this very difficult economic climate.

He covers every aspect and answers most financial based questions we might have about a variety of subjects that range from building wealth (yes, even now), managing mortgages, home renovations and everything in between.I also like the frankness in which he tells us - stop trying to keep up with the guy next door because he is as broke (or even more broke) than you are. Gone are the days of spending money to "get" things to show off.

Foran encourages (actually he tells us) that the times are changing and that it will no longer be about who has the nicest car. He also tells us that we have to start NOW - no matter where we are.Foran also gives us a few handy tips - such as check the cash register coupon. I actually did this last week and noticed that I had been overcharged on a item!!!

I really enjoyed this book -and I am definitely going to be using much of the advice found in this book.I would like to see Foran focus on writing books based on the different generations. i.e. a book for the kids coming out of school and then a book for the 30 something and then a book for those in their 40's who are working towards retirement. I would be curious to read these.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Hey found your review from Here Be Reviews although I've been here before.

I didn't realize you were Canadian! This sounds like a pretty good book!

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