Resources: Books & Helpful Links
Noteworthy Canadian Financial Books
This is a list of personal finance books targeted at Canadians. I’ve read most of these books (and I’m mentioned in a couple of them as source of information on life insurance) and recommend them. I’ve provided links to purchase the books through Amazon, we do not make a commission if you purchase these books using any of these links. For the truly frugal, remember that you can likely borrow any of these books from your local library.
The Beginner’s Guide to Saving & Investing for Canadians
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Other Canadian Financial Websites
Flat Fee Based Financial Planner
Fee Based Financial Planner
A note on financial planners. Planners use a variety of titles and offer a variety of services. Here’s the terminology you should be aware of:
1) Planners -They sell investments, and receive a commission based on the sale.
2) Fee Based Planners -They sell investments, and charge a flat percentage of your investments (typically 1%).
3) Flat Fee Based Planners -They charge a flat fee for their services, based on their time and not on the value of your investments. They typically provide customized plans for consumers, including cash/flow budgeting plans or retirement/tax plans. They will provide investment guidance but don’t sell specific investments.