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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (March 5 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894413296
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894413299
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 19 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #494,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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"One of the most comprehensive and readable guides available on the subject."
Calgary Herald

"Packed with useful information, all presented in bite-sized segments in a clear, uncluttered format."
Toronto Star

"Reaches out to everyday readers with straightforward tips and an easy-to-read format."
Ottawa Citizen


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Penny pincher on May 19 2008
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I've given this book to family members in the hopes that they will think more logically about finances and financial planning. It's a great starter book that is easy to read with very good ideas and advice. It's certainly helped me a lot.

The only down side is that a book like this can get out of date with changes in tax laws. I'm looking forward to purchasing a new copy that covers new tax deductions and the new tax free bank account the government of Canada has proposed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wilcan on Dec 29 2011
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I was very satisfied with Personal Finance for Canadians for Dummies. The authors cover a great range of subjects, from reducing debt, tax-sheltered savings and retirement accounts, insurance, estate planning and others. The book is written in a very plain language that anybody can easily digest and understand. While there are specific books covering in detail each of the subjects discussed, this book is an all-in-one primary reference to have at home.

My only comment is about wishing a newer version of the book. For instance, Tax Free Savings Account are only slightly covered in the book. While most principles are likely to remain unchanged, a new edition could also include more links to relevant websites. However, at least at this point, I still maintain a 5 star rating for this excellent book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniela D. Farrera on Oct. 4 2011
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Really good book for people who is really lost in the finantial matters. Sometimes the basics are very detailed (and for some people that can be annoying because a lot of it could be "logical") and sometimes the most important or complex topics are just "touched".
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By Val on June 13 2014
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Am mentoring my nephew on wise financial practices...this book is very helpful in retraining him to make better financial choices.
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A very informative book.I was so impressed with the knowledge that I purchased 3 more books for each of my kids.It was easy to read and understand and not boring or dry reading which I really appreciated.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wanted to learn about finances.
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This is a great book if you never really studied finances and have little experience with it. Also, even if you feel your finances are under control, it is good to learn or be reminded of other options you have. I found the language used and the way the information was organized to be clear. The book was easy to pick up and look at a specific topic; the topics were laid out plainly and it was easy to find what you were looking for. A good book to keep around.
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By christine fralic on April 13 2014
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I bought this book for my husband and he really liked it,he said it was easy to understand and thinks all young people should have one to help with their future finances.
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