The Wealthy Barber

The Wealthy Barber

The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning

Book - 1989
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Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Financial Awareness Corp., 1989
ISBN: 9780968394731
Characteristics: 197 p


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Oct 17, 2012

This one of the best introductions to personal finance that I've ever read (The Millionaire Next Door is also excellent). It's especially nice that it is written by and for Canadians. If you follow Chilton's top two recommendations (save 10% of everything you make for long term growth, max out your RRSP) you will be well prepared for anything life throws at you, regardless of your personal income.

Personally, I found the structure a bit hokey (it's told in a novel format, which might be a bit off-putting at first if you're a sophisticated investor), but the story is told in such an engaging way that I got over my initial dislike fairly quickly.

The content is solid, and I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to younger or less experienced investors. The material is presented in such a straightforward manner that I think most middle schoolers could grasp the concepts discussed. This should be mandatory reading for every high school student in Canada!

Jul 23, 2011

glad my dad gave me this book as a 16-year-old.

Mar 18, 2011

Even though it was written 20 years ago, what was said in it still has meaning to this day. Great book and it should be mandatory reading for all high school students in Canada.

Jul 20, 2010

great book. Reads like a novel but gives you a good basis of financial planning. Great for someone in their 20-30's but also anyone that jsut needs to get their finances in order.

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