Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies

Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies

by Eric Tyson, Tony Martin


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Take control of your finances!

The latest on how to save more, invest wisely, and plan for the future.

Do you need help managing your financial priorities? Relax! This friendly guide give you just the information you need to take control of your finances and make the most of your money. Whatever your income level, whatever you financial goals, the updated edition of this national bestseller is the Canadian sourcebook of sound financial planning.

Discover how to:

  • Get out - and stay out - of consumer debt.

  • Reduce your spending

  • Save more of what you earn

  • Make profitable investments

  • Buy insurance coverage that's right for you

  • Select the best financial advisers

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Praise for Personal Finance for Canadians For Dummies®

"One of the most comprehensive and readable guides available on the subject." - Calgary Herald

"Packed with useful information, all presented in bite-sized segments in a clear, uncluttered format." - Toronto Star

"Reaches out to everyday readers with straightforward tips and an easy-to-read format." - Ottawa Citizen

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470679883
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/20/2010
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric Tyson first became interested in money matters three decades ago. After toiling as a management consultant to Fortune 500 financial-services firms, Eric took his inside knowledge of the banking, investment, and insurance industries and committed himself to making personal financial management accessible to us all.

Today, Eric is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling personal finance book author, syndicated columnist, and speaker. He has worked with and taught people from all financial situations, so he knows the financial concerns and questions of real folks just like you. Despite being handicapped by an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Economics and Biology from Yale University, Eric remains a master at “keeping it simple.” An accomplished personal finance writer, his “Investor’s Guide” syndicated column is read by millions, and he was an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. He is the author of six national best-selling financial books in the For Dummies series on personal finance and investing. He is also author of Mind Over Money: Your Path to Wealth and Happiness (CDS Books). Eric’s work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of publications including Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Parenting, Money, and Family Money, and on NBC’s Today Show, ABC, CNBC, the PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, CBS national radio, NPR’s Sound Money, and Bloomberg Business Radio.

Tony Martin set off to see the world after graduating from Queen’s University with a business degree. (His best buy? A two-day “cruise” from Jakarta to Singapore for $8 — which included a place on deck to roll out his sleeping bag, and fish and rice three times a day!) He then joined CBC radio, and since then has been involved in helping people understand the world of money. He excels at equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to make better financial and investment choices for themselves and their family.

Tony is also the co-author with Eric of Investing For Canadians For Dummies.v His widely read column “Me and My Money” appears in “Net Worth,” The Globe and Mail’s weekend personal finance section. His work has been featured in many leading publications, including ROB Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Canadian Business. Tony is a frequent commentator and speaker on personal finance and investing. He regularly appears on television and radio, including CBC Radio, CBC Television, Report on Business Television, and TVOntario.

Tony has also been instrumental in the design and development of many online resources, including a complete online investor training program using simulated stock market transactions.

Table of Contents


Part I: Assessing Your Financial Fitness and Setting Goals.

Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Fitness.

Chapter 2: Setting and Achieving Goals.

Part II: Saving More, Spending Less.

Chapter 3: Determining Where Your Money Goes.

Chapter 4: Conquering Debt and Credit Problems.

Chapter 5: Reducing Your Spending.

Chapter 6: Taming Taxes.

Part III: Building Wealth through Investing.

Chapter 7: Important Investment Concepts.

Chapter 8: Choosing Your Investment Vehicles.

Chapter 9: Investing in Mutual Funds.

Chapter 10: Registered Retirement Savings Plans.

Chapter 11: Investing in Retirement Plans.

Chapter 12: Investing Outside Retirement Plans.

Chapter 13: Investing for Education Expenses.

Chapter 14: Investing in Real Estate.

Part IV: Insurance: Protecting What You’ve Got.

Chapter 15: Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Price.

Chapter 16: Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Health.

Chapter 17: Covering Your Assets.

Part V: Where to Go for More Help.

Chapter 18: Working with Financial Planners.

Chapter 19: Computer Money Management.

Chapter 20: On Air and in Print.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Survival Guide for Ten Life Changes.

Chapter 22: Ten Things More Important Than Money.



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