The Lazy Investor Paperback – 2007
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Start with $50...and no Investment Knowledge
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This book is written for the Canadian investor too which is a big plus. Most books on finance and investing refer to the American market so it's about time that a book has been written with Canadians in mind.
That being said, if you are competent investor already, than this book is not for you. Many of the negative reviews here seem to be from self-proclaimed experts who criticise this book as being too simple. Well guess what? This book isn't for you, it's for people that are starting out.
I do concede that the book's subtitle, "Start with $50..." is completely misleading. No one has ever attained wealth with an initial investment of only $50. Foster even admits within the book itself that your initial investment will require more than $50. All DIY finance books overpromise with unrealistic titles though. This is to get the attention of the passive shopper so they will pick the book up off its shelf and put it in their shopping bag. The titles of all self-books need to be taken with a grain of salt.
My only real complaint about this book: I read the Revised Edition from 2012. This edition contains an extra chapter at the end which details all the changes that have occurred in the financial world since the book was written in 2006.Read more ›
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