Book Reviews

Moolala Book Review and Giveaway

By FT / March 28, 2011 /

Random House Publishing contacted me to review a new personal finance best seller, Moolala (link), which was written by Bruce Sellery.  The title sounded unique and interesting, so I gratefully accepted the book for review with a few copies for giveaway. Before I even had to chance to read it, I was seeing the book…

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The Idiot Millionaire by Derek Foster – Review and Giveaway

By FT / January 24, 2011 /

Derek Foster is back again with his fifth book – The Idiot Millionaire (link).  This book follows a common theme about investing,with the focus on “idiot proof” stocks rather than exclusively dividend achiever type stocks.  To Mr. Foster, idiot proof stocks are those that have global brand recognition and have a distinct competitive advantage. For…

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The RESP Book – Review and Giveaway

By FT / October 18, 2010 /

For parents, there is probably one expense in particular that can send them into panic mode…and that is  post secondary education.  With all the media covering how expensive college/university is becoming and how it’s outpacing inflation by a large margin, it’s no wonder that parents worry about how their kids will pay for school. While…

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Book Review and Giveaway: Rob Carrick’s Guide to What’s Good Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today

By FT / September 6, 2010 /

It’s been quite a while since our last book review and giveaway, but lets get it going again with a great personal finance book written by the popular Globe and Mail columnist, Rob Carrick.  The title is a bit long, but descriptive to the overall theme of the book.  The book is titled “Rob Carrick’s…

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Book Review and Giveaway: Your Money Ratios

By FT / January 11, 2010 /

Personal finance money ratios is something that you may have seen from reading other personal finance blogs. Basically, common stock ratios like current ratio (assets/liabilities), debt to equity ratio, income to debt, or cash flow are applied to personal finance instead of companies. Although I haven’t calculated money ratios for my finances, I’ve always had…

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SUPER TRADER – Book Review and Giveaway

By FT / October 26, 2009 /

Lately I’ve been taking some of my free time in the evening to catch up on some reading. After finishing The Secret Language of Money, the next book on the list is called Super Trader – Make Consistent Profits in Good and Bad Markets written by Van K. Tharp. Trading has been a hobby of…

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The Secret Language of Money – Book Review and Giveaway

By FT / October 7, 2009 /

It has been a while since my last book review (in June) as my reading hobby has been on the back burner lately as my free time has been scarce.  Today’s review is about a book that focuses on money psychology and how it affects our lives. The book is called “The Secret Language of…

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Book Review and Giveaway: Happier

By FT / June 30, 2009 /

Today’s book review is a bit different than the typical book about finance, but just as relevant in my eyes.  A New York Times best seller, Happier – Learning the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, is written by Tal Ben-Shahar who happens to be a Harvard Professor on Positive Psychology – and teaches…

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