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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (April 16 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470736526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470736524
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you're a Canadian investor who's feeling ripped off lately, you're not alone. Canadians pay the highest fees in the world when it comes to investments in RRSPs and other registered accounts. Is this just because Canadians are foolish, or is there something more sinister at work?

Now, and for the first time, The RRSP Secret reveals many of the financial industry's most closely guarded secrets - providing the individual investor an unprecedented view into how the financial system negatively impacts the financial freedom of most Canadians. More importantly, the book outlines specifically how to defend your wealth and use a little-known strategy to create double-digit returns - the same way the banks do.

You'll never hear a bank manager or financial advisor tell you about this secret strategy, and you won't read about it in the newspaper. Why? Because they'd rather continue selling you underperforming investments that increase their profits instead of making you wealthy. The financial industry is a massive marketing machine that isn't designed to make you money, and the only way you'll become financially free is if you take control of your financial future - and this is your opportunity.

In The RRSP Secret, Greg Habstritt teaches you how to use the money in your RRSP, TFSA and other registered savings accounts to invest in one of the most reliable and secure investments available to you - and it's exactly the same strategy that the banks use to create profits themselves. You'll finally be empowered to turn the tables on the financial industry, and beat them at their own game. You'll learn how to invest for double-digit returns without having to take massive risks, or pay hidden fees and commissions.

Stop being taken advantage of, and start making better decisions with your money. Your financial future starts now!

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If you're looking to change your financial future, this is your chance.

You're about to embark on an exciting journey, one that will take you "behind the scenes" to see what's really going on in the financial industry. My goal in writing this book is to help you see things for what they really are-you'll discover how you've been purposely misled, and how dirty little tricks are being used against you.

Once you've learned why the system is stacked against you, I'll then give you a blueprint to begin creating double-digit returns, using the very same strategy the banks use-a strategy they hope you won't find out about.

No matter what kinds of investments you hold, this book will give you a powerful foundation of knowledge and an inside perspective on the financial system. You will be empowered to take control of your money and make better financial and investment decisions. You'll finally be able to make your own investment decisions confidently, without blindly handing your money over to an "expert" and hoping they know what they're doing.

Reading this book is likely the single most important thing you can do to defend and build your wealth, and you will be able to implement what you learn immediately—I guarantee it!
Greg Habstritt, Founder, SimpleWealth Inc.


"Greg Habstritt is a multi-millionaire who can show you exactly how to build massive wealth by using cutting-edge strategies and a formula for predicting markets. I teach people to learn from the best, and there's no one better than Greg!"
T. Harv Eker, Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

"I have known Greg Habstritt for several years and have always appreciated his integrity, honest approach, and willingness to 'tell it like it is.' The concepts you'll read about have been used by wealthy Canadians for decades and now, for the first time, they're being shared in a very straightforward, step-by-step guide."
Don R. Campbell, President of the Real Estate Investing Network and bestselling author of Real Estate Investing In Canada 2.0

"If you need street-smart skills on how to make millions in real estate like the pros do, then stop looking! Greg Habstritt teaches his secrets on how to build massive wealth through real estate investing. Greg teaches what he does and what works, and you can take that to the bank."
Keith J. Cunningham, Master Teacher of Business, Keys to the Vault Business School for Entrepreneurs

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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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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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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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The book clearly explains how this strategy works and all the detailed steps on how to do it.
As an investor, this strategy offers tips on how to maximize your investments and how to best to protect it.
As someone looking at RRSP money to finance your next deal, this book will explain 1-what to expect in the market place 2-all of the benefit of this strategy (win-win for everyone) 3-tips on how to set it up so you and your investors are best protected.
This is a book that will not sit on your shelve as you will go back to constantly refer to it.
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This book has been a real eye-opener. I now know that I should be in control of my own financial destiny. Many of us blindly allow "financial advisors" to lead us to products that suit the profits of the financial industry and really we don't have a chance with MER fees and sales charges which they get whether or not they make our funds any money. My husband and I have an average rate of return over the past 20 months of 0.82%, but our fund managers have made an average of 2.75%. We keep up the charade that the piddling amounts in our RRSP's are actually going to give us a decent retirement income when in our hearts we know that won't happen.
I am one of the millions of people that dreads getting the twice yearly statements because the picture is one of small gains and large fees( MER's are deducted automatically and are not shown on the statement - I knew this but somehow thought that's what we all have to put up with - WRONG !)
Do yourself a favour and grab a copy of this book, the strategies are not rocket science, they are legal and are overseen by the CRA. I have to let my financial advisor know in the next week or two that I will be changing to self-directed RRSP's he won't like it and I remember that this is my money, my future and I finally have hope that I can build a decent retirement pot for myself.
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