The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money in Canada

Description

271 pages
Contains Index
$21.95
ISBN 0-13-080935-7
DDC 332.024'00971

Year

1998

Contributor

Reviewed by Koos A. de Beer

Koos A. de Beer is an ESL instructor in Vancouver, B.C.

Review

Sound money management is key to surviving the ups and downs of our
economy. Like other books in the Idiot’s Guide series, this guide to
money management boasts a very user-friendly format. The book covers
general money management (harnessing your financial demons), banking
basics, credit and loans, investment tools, asset protection, and
planning for future financial needs (e.g., retirement, kids’
university education). The authors offer invaluable tips on such things
as reducing bank fees and discuss a wide range of financial matters,
from the importance of your credit rating to the fine print on leasing
agreements.

In the section on investment tools, too much weight is perhaps given to
bonds; as well, advice on retirement planning is somewhat skimpy. Such
criticisms aside, this book is a worthwhile introduction to the
principles and practice of money management.

Citation

Heady, Robert K., Christy Heady, and Bruce McDougall., “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money in Canada,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 13, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/154.