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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (April 16 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470736526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470736524
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Gunther on July 9 2010
Format: Hardcover
Greg Habstritt''s first book, The RRSP Secret, makes a significant contribution in the realm of personal finance in Canada.

This is not a novel, so I''ll give away the secret: the subject matter deals with investing in Arm''s Length Mortgages. "'Why do you think the biggest financial institutions rely on mortgage financing as their bread-and-butter business? It''s because it is so profitable!"' (70) Sophisticated investors have long used this strategy in their personal portfolios. Greg shows readers how almost anyone can.

Greg describes arm''s length mortgage investing as: stable and predictable; able to consistently produce double-digit returns with controllable risk; not requiring payment of commissions/fees to advisors/''experts''; virtually immune to what markets are doing; and 100% eligible for your RRSP, RESP, RRIF, TFSA, and LIRA. (69)

The Introduction suitably sets the stage and provides a personal connection with the author. Many Free Bonuses are available by registering yourself as an owner of the book on Greg''s [...] website (which also adds you to his growing database and impressive marketing machine).

Part 1, What the Financial Industry Doesn''t Want You To Know, is extraordinarily informative, readable, and intentionally disturbing.

Most readers will recognize themselves in a chapter devoted to investor bias. "'Any time you invest in something you don''t understand, you're gambling, not investing."' (7) Habstritt believes that 'a direct indicator of how successful you will be in life (not just financially) is based on your willingness to be accountable for your results.' (9)

In this section Habstritt reveals how the financial industry really works and how the government uses RRSPs to generate tax revenues.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kerri Hynes on June 24 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for anyone who wants to educate themselves more about investing their money in an easy to understand format and very informative way. It opened my eyes to what is behind the curtain in the financial industry. My result, I will not just hand over my money to a so called expert and hope for the best.
It's also a fantastic read for real estate investors who want to know another way to borrow funds.

Greg's main strategy in this book is arms length mortgages: he details the pros and cons, gives step by step how-to details, shows win-win situations for the borrower and the lender and the best ways to protect each party in different situations.

I could go on and on because there is so much great information in this book. You are doing yourself a great service by reading this book. I am very grateful to have read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Torie E. Carlson on June 9 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have been a real estate investor for a few years and had been hearing about RRSP second mortgages as an advanced strategy. The RRSP Secret has helped me to see RRSPs for what they really are and can be and the incredible value inherent in them if used the right way. This book answered questions I had about the what, where, and why but most importantly, the HOW. Since reading the book I have been able to get one RRSP second from an investor on my own revenue property. I was able to do it with confidence and knowledge in a way that gave my investor confidence in me and the investment. I plan to give this book to potential investors who have RRSPs that are currently underperforming for them. I have moved my own RRSPs into a self-directed account to enable me to take advantage of the strategies in this book.

The RRSP Secret is well written, clear, and informative. The extras are true value added. The topic is well researched and it is obvious that the author is not only an expert on the issues, but is personally invested in this area lending credibility to his perspective. I am thankful I took a chance and ordered this book. I almost feel sorry for the financial industry built on misled and trusting Canadians.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Wenzel on June 12 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have been looking for a book like this for years, thank you!

The RRSP Secret is a very thorough and enlightening guide to putting your RRSPs to work in ways that put YOU in control, while earning 12-14% returns, on an investment secured by real estate.

The Q&A section at the back is really useful, and addresses many common and not-so-common questions about using the strategies described in the book. Also, the companion web sites contain many invaluable tools to enable those with RRSPs to move forward with the strategies.

The book also goes into the potential downside of this kind of investing, and keeps reminding readers to seek legal counsel, and make sure that they do their due diligence before taking action. You have to know the rules to play the game properly, and have the players in place on your team, to maximize returns and minimize the downside.

A must read for Canadians who are tired of getting lackluster returns, and want to take control of their RRSPs, and other registered investment vehicles.

After reading this book, I am ready to tap into some dead capital, and put it to work making me and my partners consistent, double-digit returns - MUCH better than the 1% a year you can get at the banks, or hoping for strong returns from the stock market.
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