Given the number of books I have been sent or read about finance and such I am creating a book shelf of the books I have reviewed or think are useful resources for Personal Finance.
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Out of Debt by Ken Clark CFP
I reviewed this book on April 2nd 2009 and you can read that review by clicking on the date link.
My Overall Opinion
All in all a very fun read for me, and an excellent refresher on the tools and tactics for debt reduction. It is well written and the topics flow in a good order and I enjoyed Mr. Clark’s attempts at personalizing the issue of debt (with his own experiences and other folks). I would strongly suggest folks read this book if they are in debt, and feel like there is nothing they can do about it, this book will help get them moving forward.
Thanks to Penguin publishing for sending me this informative and helpful book.
75 Ways to Save Gas by Jim Davidson
Previously reviewed on July 13th 2009, this book purports to help you save lots of money on Gas usage. My review stated:
I would say give this book a read if just to remind you that maybe it is time to get your oil changed and get your snow tires off (remember it’s JULY).
Recommendation: A very good read.
Video Review: Maddoff and the Scamming of America
Originally posted on May 27th 2010, this video is an interesting overview of the victims of Mr. Maddoff and what came of it.
The video’s content is no more in depth than most of the Magazine articles I have seen on this topic, however, it does do a very good job of putting a face on the victims of this crime, and that is what makes this video intriguing to me.
Recommendation:Watch it if it comes on TV, I wouldn’t buy it.
Book Review: Tackling the Tax Man by Alex Doulis
Originally posted on June 3rd 2010, an interesting set of stories about the power of the Canadian Tax Man (the CRA).
All in all a scary, but fun read as well. The author’s writing style is quite good for me, very direct, and does not get lost in the nomenclature of the tax act, and tries to give readers a more tangible understanding of what can and cannot (or should not) happen if you are investigated or audited by the CRA. I enjoyed reading this book, but I didn’t buy it, I only borrowed it from the Library.
Recommendation:A fun read, but maybe take it out of your library.