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More Money For Beer and Textbooks: A Financial Guide for Today's Canadian Student [Kindle Edition]

Kyle Prevost , Justin Bouchard , Forrest Adam Sumner
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Today's Canadian student faces an uphill battle. Many young people can only look on as tuition fees and student debt loads skyrocket while their job prospects simultaneously plummet. Though More Money for Beer and Textbooks won't change this reality, it will help students navigate their way through the post-secondary landscape and emerge unscathed.

Find out how a couple of dudes who drank too many frosty beverages and had as much fun as legally possible managed to finish their post-secondary journeys with no debt and promising careers. More Money for Beer and Textbooks includes updated information on:

How Much Post-Secondary Education Will Cost
Student Housing Options
Applying for and Repaying Student Loans
Partying without an Empty-Bank-Account Hangover
Getting Great Part-Time and Summer Jobs
Preparing Student Tax Returns
What a Student Budget Should Look Like
Saving Money on Textbooks
Responsibly Using Credit Cards

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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2642 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Young and Thrifty Publications (March 1 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IZH91HI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #279,521 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Financial Guide for Students! March 10 2013
By Carly
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The transition from high school to university comes with many new personal and financial challenges. More Money for Beer and Textbooks is a thorough, easy to read guide that will help you successfully navigate the way through your post-secondary experience!
I would highly recommend this book to all Canadian students looking to start university on the right track and gain confidence in their ability to create future financial success!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Tips in an Easy to Understand Format March 9 2013
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I'm nowhere near the most financially literate person, but I was able to easily follow and understand everything quite well.

A truly excellent book for the (soon the be) university student who is looking for some tips on how to save, find, and make money. Lots of simple financial tips and explanations presented in an easy-to-understand format.

I really liked the easy to follow heading/sub-heading structure, and the chapter summaries, which I felt were an excellent nod to some of the better text books I came across in my studies!

Appreciated the simple definitions (with examples) for the financial terms. Not all of us are well-versed in such, and it was welcome.

This will be among one of my go-to grad gifts for all the younger family members. Could have used some of this myself!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish this was available 5 years ago. March 11 2013
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I wish I would have read something like before I started post secondary. Reading this made me realize how financially illiterate I was going into university. Why wasn't I this taught this in high school? Why didn't my parents tell me these things? Mistakes were made, money was squandered, but I'm educating myself now. More Money For Beer and Textbooks has lots of information that I am able to use moving forward, and I am sending copies to my older brother and two younger sisters who are currently taking courses and undoubtedly making the same errors I did.
This book is well written, easy to follow, and good for a few laughs. If you know someone graduating high school this June, do them a big favour and get them a copy of this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for students and parents March 20 2013
This is a really good resource for students about to enter post-secondary education or currently enrolled. It's also a very good read for parents of those same students.

Here's a link to my full review - highly recommended:

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reality check for students and parents June 11 2013
By Echo
I work at a University and I see firsthand how poorly students manage their finances. There isn’t another book out there that talks directly to students about the realities of University life.

This book walks you through everything from how much your degree will cost, to the student loan application process, student housing options, and responsible credit card use. The authors also give some useful tips on how to budget and, yes, how to party on the cheap (including how to brew your own beer at home!)

So whether you’re a parent about to send your kid off to school, or you’re a student looking for a guide to navigate you through the financial challenges of University living, you should pick up a copy of this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT read for parents & students Feb. 14 2014
By rhonda
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This is a great, easy read for both parents & students heading off to post secondary education in Canada! Finally a book written by Canadians for Canadians! I picked it up after reading a recommendation from another author that I enjoy & am glad i did. It hasn't been easy trying to convince my daughter to read it, but I read it & can use a lot of the info provided. It truly is chocked full of great money saving ideas & it gives a realistic perspective on the costs & benefits (or not) of post secondary education.
I'd recommend this to all those in the post secondary phase of life; parents & teens should read!
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