Ellen Roseman's books and newspaper columns have always been great for Canadians. Actually, many of the practical tips apply to Americans, too. What I like most about her writing is the practical and specific (e.g., with phone numbers and websites) tips in reducing your cost as a consumer. As a newspaper columnist on consumer rights, she has helped a lot of consumers resolve disputes with big companies. So, her tips are all battle tested.
This book starts immediately with a very valuable chapter about the total cost of ownership of your car. Most other car-related writings talk about how to haggle with the salesman to save a few hundred dollars on the purchase price. But that is nothing compared to the amortized annual cost of owning the car, which is around $8,000 - $10,000 per year (assuming you buy a new car every 5 years in Toronto)!
There are countless other valuable observation and advice in this book. Two thumbs up!