Finally! A book for everyone, with everything of the need-to-know financial basics all wrapped up in a nice, neat, 247 page package. Don't be fooled by the "everyone else" in the title, though. This book is comprehensive; with many good tips for both the novice and experienced among us in financial matters.
Whether it's credit (worth reading for the information in this section alone), identity protection, real estate, investments, tax shelters, insurance, becoming debt-free, case studies and even end-of-life planning, Kelley Keehn writes with a style that is easily understandable without talking down to the reader. Although she is thorough, the information is written in small bites that are not overwhelming and Kelley provides practical steps that anyone can take to immediately better their financial situation.
In her chapter on tax shelters, Kelly describes common misconceptions such as an RRSP being a type of investment. She goes beyond that, sprinkling a few helpful examples of RRSP strategies throughout. Her section on investments covers mutual fund fees as well as basic taxation of investments and even an explanation of the advantage of negative correlation in your portfolio using umbrellas and suntan lotion - better for us imaginative types than graphs with little dots all over them!
I think everyone, whether just starting out on their financial journey or well down the road, should read this book. Kelley is not only a creative financial writer but in these pages where she again demonstrates her wealth of knowledge, you sense her genuine desire to help people get the most from their money.
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