Start with $1000: Do-It-Yourself Investing for Canadians


291 pages
Contains Illustrations, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 0-7715-9557-3




Reviewed by Stephen J. Kees

Stephen J. Kees was Chief Librarian, Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Welland, Ontario.


One subject on which there is no shortage of advice is how to make more money for ourselves. Unfortunately, most of us lack the discipline necessary to achieve the best results in this direction. According to the introduction, the authors of this book have made substantial fortunes for themselves — sufficient that one of them now lives out of the country, out of reach of the Department of National Revenue.

The stated objective of their book is to guide us in the achievement of financial security and the wise use of funds on a continuing basis.

Following a review of general investment principles and types of investment, the work goes on to a consideration of investment analysis. As the heart of real planned investing, this section distinguishes the work from many other similar titles. The advice is sound and well presented as well as feasible.

For those willing to persevere and to take reasonable risks, this work could help one towards a better financial future.


Brown, J.L., and Jerry Ackerman, “Start with $1000: Do-It-Yourself Investing for Canadians,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 19, 2024,