Taxes! While most people hate them, I’m the strange type that enjoys optimizing tax strategies. Surprisingly, I’m not alone in this. Fellow blogger, Mark Goodfield from The Blunt Bean Counter, is an expert in the field of tax planning and has put together his first book “Let’s Get Blunt About Your Financial Affairs.”
About the Author
While I know Mark Goodfield as the blogger behind The Blunt Bean Counter, in his professional life, he is an accountant with a bunch of fancy designations after his name (CPA, CA LPA). The book explains his credentials a bit better:
Mark Goodfield has been a Chartered Professional Accountant for over 25 years. He is a tax, business and financial advisor who brings a wide range of experience and insight to private corporations, their shareholders/owner managers and individuals. He is the author of The Blunt Bean Counter, a popular blog that shares advice on income taxes, finance, and the psychology of money. In 2014, Mark won the Platus Award for the Best Tax Blog in Canada and the U.S. Mark frequently speaks on financial, tax and estate planning matters for various small business groups and professional associations, and is often quoted by various national newspapers and financial publications.
About The Book
For this book, Mark has put together a collection of his best blog posts. While you would expect the book to be 100% about tax, it’s actually much more broad than that.
The topics covered include:
- Inheritances, wills and estates
- The psychology of money
- Audits and being audited
- Tax topics
- RRIFs and RRSPs
- Family assets – Dividing, Sharing and Taxing
- Retirement – How much do I need?
- Estate freezes
- The family cottage
- Proprietorship’s, corporations, holding companies and family trusts
I enjoy Mark’s blunt writing style as it is easy to understand and straight to the point. I especially enjoyed his piece on “Stress Testing Your Spouse’s Financial Readiness If You Were to Die Suddenly” as I had the same thoughts when I wrote “Letter to My Wife – How Our Finances Work.” Mark is one of those guys that just “knows a lot of stuff” and is one of the first people I think of when I have a tax question.
Want a Free Copy?
As you can see from the picture I took above, Mark gave me three copies of his book. I’m keeping one for my bookshelf, but giving away the other two. Who wants in?
I am offering Million Dollar Journey readers the chance to win a free copy of the book (2 copies available). The details are below:
- Tell me about one of your financial achievements thus far in 2015 in the comments. (+1 entry)
- Giveaway will end Sat 5pm EST Nov 28, 2014 and the winners, drawn randomly, will be contacted shortly after!