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Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today [Kindle Edition]

Rob Carrick
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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From the author of How to Pay Less and Keep More for Yourself, the essential Canadian investment guide.

This is the kind of investment advice that Canadians crave, at a time when they need it most: super-savvy, easy to use, and written in a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners style that's often outrageously outspoken.

Rob Carrick is a highly respected Globe and Mail columnist and expert on personal finance and consumer banking, Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today is the only all-Canadian practical guide to protecting yourself and prospering in a challenging economy.

Systematically arranged with clear and logical headings and handy lists of information, this is a book that can be read cover to cover with enjoyment and to great personal benefit, and used also as a reference for answers to specific concerns.

The time is right for Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today.


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About the Author

ROB CARRICK is one of Canada's most trusted and widely read financial experts, with two decades of experience as a business and economics reporter and commentator. He worked on both Bay Street and Parliament Hill before becoming the personal finance columnist for The Globe and Mail ten years ago and is the author of three previous books, including How to Pay Less and Keep More for Yourself. Carrick lives in Ottawa with his wife and family.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1270 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada (Dec 24 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031TZA7K
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #171,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Book ! Jan. 21 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have long been a fan of Carrick's Globe & Mail column. This book continues & expands upon many topics. It is written in a candid, non-jargon style without pages of charts & other filler. All the advice is succinct & well thought out. The author is not afraid to praise or criticize various investment types & companies. I enjoy his no nonsense approach to helping readers make an informed decision on how to invest their savings. You owe it to yourself to get this book. It is an excellent guide for both beginners & experienced investors who are looking for guidance.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Sept. 22 2010
By IronM
Format:Paperback
I think everyone in Canada should read this book. At this point in time the majority of Canadians are responsible for not just selecting investments for our RRSPs but we're responsible for our Pensions as well. This book will help you make some intelligent decisions in your investments.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CARRICK is on your side!!!!!!!!!!! Sept. 4 2011
By Colster
Format:Paperback
I am a fan of CARRICK.

He writes for the regular Joe who wants to get ready for retirement.
Very easy to understand, and I use the book as a reference weekly.
I have told so many people about this book.
He is like the Investment version of the Canadian Tax payers Federation, keeping an eye on
abuse in the investment community. By either poor performing Funds or just ridiculously high fees.
I highly recommend this book. You will not get a better bang for your buck anywhere, period!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid, sound advice throughout Jan. 18 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a book that merits, and repays, careful and attentive reading cover to cover. Experienced and knowledgeable investors can skip introductory paragraphs and move straight to the details.

One caution: the principles of sound investing remain constant but any specific stock market advice inevitably becomes out-of-date, so check for the current position when considering specific placements of your money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very easy and helpful read Feb. 22 2011
By Joe2011
Format:Paperback
I found this book to be most interesting and helpful to my investment decisions and education. It is written in the author's typical unbiased manner, who always says things as they are. Very easy to understand by all, including the investments novice. I have strongly recommended to friends of mine who are looking for good ideas and tips to improve their investment strategies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent INDEPENDENT Advice! Feb. 16 2010
Format:Paperback
I have read Rob Carrick's investment articles in the Globe & Mail for a long time now and this book is a concise summary of his best advice. He is an advocate for any investor, has no investment firm bias and will save you money!
No nonsense, clear explanations of the market....boy, does he "un-muddy" the water!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lifesaver! July 5 2012
By lawgirl
Format:Paperback
A fantastic book for investing newbies. I was never able to truly piece together all financial products out there before this book. Rob goes through lots of financial products in a very clear way, but also wrote the book so the reader can read chapters on their own.
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By Gerald Parker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Rob Carrick is a prolific writer, of books as well as journalism, about personal finances, real estate, etc. His style and manner of conveying information are marvels of clarity. Some have criticised his background of studies in journalism, rather than in business, but perhaps it is his journalistic orientation that helps him to avoid the conformist mindset, and rigidly unworkable and outdated theories behind them, of Bay Street and of Wall Street.

One probably should seek out that more purely professional advice on finance and balance it with what hard-hitting, non-conforming (to the business elties) Carrick has to say about the same matters despite the mindset of the business community, which often is far from having the average individual's interests uppermost in mind, even in Canada, where regulation protects the public's interest, and most certainly does not so regard the public with any kindesss in that cynically greed- and corruption-beset, callously unregulated (or very insufficiently regulated) banana republic, the U. S. of A., or in the U.K.
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