Budgeting made easy
Financial advice for consumers

Donna Huffam
Northern News Services

Yellowknife (Jan 10/00) - There are a number of excellent financial advice books on the market today, geared specifically to the Canadian consumer.

One of the most popular books is David Chilton's The Wealthy Barber: Special Gold Edition. This updated version of his popular bestseller offers simple tips in an easy-to-read style.

He avoids the well-worn advice of keeping track of every cent you spend, and instead suggests that readers simply set aside a set amount of money every month for investment. Highly recommended.

For those who understand the basics of finances and wish to delve into online trading there's The Worth Guide to Electronic Investing. Worth magazine's senior financial editor has compiled all the tools and strategies into one book that shows even the novice investor how to take advantage of the new technologies.

It includes product reviews of investment programs, strategies for creating your portfolio, the hardware you will need and the best and the worst Web sites available to investors.

Other financial books for Canadians include:

  • The Money Advisor by Bruce Cohen and Alyssa Diamond;
  • Globe & Mail: Investment Strategies by Steven G. Kelman;
  • Globe & Mail: The Money Companion by Elaine Wyatt; Financial Post Guide to Investing and Personal Finance;
  • Money Logic by Moshe A. Milevsky, PhD, with Michael Posner

These books are available through your local library or bookstore or you can order them online from bookstores such as Amazon.com or simply call The Investor Learning Centre at 1-888-452-5566.