Top positive review
March 17, 2017
You need this book! Seriously, just go and get it right now…. (You can thank me later.)
First off, I’m definitely no financial advisor and a Warren Buffet I’m not. But when it comes to personal finances, I think there are some things that we all need to understand. As such, for the past decade or so I have been actively trying to educate myself in this area to make sure that I have all the bases covered for my family’s financial future. After taking courses, attending workshops & conferences, and reading well north of a hundred books on the topic, I can now say that I’m finally on my way. But, in going through that whole rigmarole, I’ve come to a painful realization: the biggest problem for the vast majority of Canadians is that there’s too much confusing and conflicting financial information out there. It’s just become ridiculously hard to make your way through it all and come out the other side with the right information.
So how are we supposed to know where to go and what to trust?!?
In my humble opinion, this book is a damn good start. It doesn’t teach you everything you need to know with respect to wealth creation and retirement planning (in my experience, no single source does), but the enormity of the importance of the topics it covers and the insights it provides are without equal. The information contained in these pages took me a decade to come up with on my own (MAN I wish this book was published years ago!) and I still managed to learn a fair bit from it. Put simply, if you want to get yourself onto the best path to financial independence, this book is necessary.
Caveat emptor: expect to have Calum Ross absolutely shatter some of your longest-held beliefs about personal finance (Whaddya mean debt can be a really good thing?!?) so do yourself a favour and approach what he says with an open mind – you’ll be very happy you did.