Book Giveaway: The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians

Saving and Investing for CanadiansThe book giveaway is now closed…
Congratulations to Shirley and Graham, the two lucky winners!

About the Book

The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians, is literally hot off the press! This is a great beginner’s guide to investing, written by five of Canada’s leading financial writers and established bloggers. Edited by Dan Bortolotti of MoneySense Magazine, and the spud behind the Canadian Couch Potato, this 100 page financial guide is packed solid with useful and detailed information for any investor.  Here is a brief summary to peak your interest.

Chapter 1:  Making a Budget

Krystal Yee is well known in Canada as the blogger behind Give me Back My Five Bucks. In the first chapter she outlines the importance of the steps needed to begin budgeting, paying down debt, and freeing up income for savings. As Krystal points out, budgeting doesn’t mean giving up things, it simply means monitoring and knowing where you’re spending your money.

Chapter 2:  Where to Save Your Money

Canadian finance guru Jim Yih, walks you through the various accounts you can use to save for your retirement and other financial goals. He covers the various pension plans available to Canadians. He also discusses TFSAs, RRSPs, and RESPs, and which plan makes the most sense for your financial future.

Chapter 3:  Investing Wisely

The Canadian Capitalist, provides a very detailed review of passive index investing strategies and solid investing advice. He outlines the importance of asset allocation, a passive investment strategy, risk versus return, and other important investing considerations. Ram also provides some specific example portfolios to get you started.

Chapter 4:  Dividend Investing

Frugal Trader is the blogger behind the renowned Canadian blog Million Dollar Journey. FT explains basic dividend concepts, dividend ETFs, dividend growth stocks, and goes briefly into some of the important metrics and ratios. Throughout the chapter he also provides the tax advantages of dividends for Canadians, which is an important consideration that is often overlooked by many novice investors.

Chapter 5:  Buying the Right Insurance

One of the most difficult financial concepts to understand is insurance, yet it is as important to your financial well being as learning how to invest properly.  Glenn Cooke at lifeinsurancecanda.com is an insurance expert! He unlocks the illusive and enigmatic world of insurance, explains the types of insurance Canadians need, how much they need, and even what they don’t need. Glenn discusses various insurance topics such as: the importance of life insurance, term vs. Permanent insurance, whole life insurance, disability insurance, among others.

The Book Giveaway

If these topics and authors don’t interest you, then no need to read further. ;) However if you think this is a great book that will give you a great foundation for investing, which it will, then read on…

I’m giving away two free copies of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians, for two lucky readers!  I’m making it real easy to win – just leave a comment below and you are in for the draw. No need for 20 facebook likes, 20 tweets, or having to subscribe to anything. The draw ends on the holiday Monday, August 6th 2012, so be sure to leave a comment to win!

The book giveaway is now closed… Congratulations to Shirley and Graham, the two lucky winners!

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86 Responses to "Book Giveaway: The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians"

  1. Ken says:

    Please add me to the draw. My daughter could really benefit from this book. Thanks.

  2. Jason St-H says:

    I’m in for the draw!

    I discovered your website not long ago as I was curious about that strange thing called “dividend investing”. It seems like a taboo word over at the Canadian Couch Potato! ;) Thanks for your excellent posts and keep it up :)

  3. Daniel says:

    Please add me to the draw. I am from Quebec though.

  4. Vicky says:

    Definitely a lot of familiar names there! Count me in!

  5. Jimmyzho says:

    Great site !
    I try to read your blog weekly.
    Keep up the informative posts.

  6. Tawcan says:

    Long time reader, would love to get this book.

  7. Candice says:

    Sounds like an awesome book!

    Thanks for the great site! My boyfriend and I are newbies on the “dividend investing” journey and look forward to more informative posts! :)

  8. Sounds good, sign me up for the draw! And thanks for not asking us to jump through all the social media hoops! ;)

  9. ThePaperboy says:

    Wow talk about an all-star team! I follow most of the bloggers that contributed to this book. Would definitely like to get my hands on this one.

  10. Charles says:

    Never too late, right? Right?
    Please say right.

  11. Flyers Fan says:

    I saw this book at the bookstore today. Thanks for the review and all your sage advice! I would love to have a chance to win a copy.

  12. Poor Student says:

    I know someone who could really use this book. Fingers crossed.

  13. Roberto says:

    Love your site. Am on it all the time.
    Great book would love a copy. Enter me in the draw.

  14. Christa says:

    Ooh, yes, I want to enter too. We could really use this book right now!

  15. Alan says:

    Good site, good book, good luck.

  16. Brian says:

    Maybe this book will prevent me from investing like a headless chicken!!

  17. Mark says:

    My newly married daughter and her husband should quite enjoy it.
    If I do not win a copy, it will be purchased. Hopefully an electronic version is available.

  18. Tarek Adelman says:

    Love receiving your blogs in my inbox. I’m still in the initial stages of my investing portfolio but I know I’ll be ahead soon following your advice. Thanks so much.

  19. Chris says:

    Great idea, timely book. Thanks for offering this contest!

  20. Claude Internoscia says:

    I’m a big fan of moneysense and Mr Bortolotti. I would like to read the book. Thank you.

  21. Claude Internoscia says:

    Yesss…. I want to read this book!

  22. Rob says:

    Hey Ninja,

    Count me in!

  23. DocB says:

    Thanks Ninja… I subscribe to moneysense. I’m interested in anything they have to say or do with.

  24. Mo says:

    Sounds like an amazing book. Best of all its for canadians, so all advice is relevant

  25. Marypat says:

    Please enter me in the contest. I would love to read this book!

  26. Jim says:

    Sounds like a great starter book to pass on to my kids.

  27. Doug says:

    Ok, you have peaked my interest, I’ll need 10 copies, start with one, rest to follow…lol

  28. farcodev says:

    I’m on it.
    Thanks for the description of the book, I’ll buy it if I’m not the lucky one, it’s very interesting.

  29. Graham says:

    I’m in.

  30. Arthur says:

    Looks like a great book.

  31. andy says:

    I’m in for the draw, love the site and informative articles. My portfolio is chocked with dividend payers now, and I love it!

  32. Lyne says:

    Count me in, please!

  33. Hey, love this site. I would definately enjoy this book and would learn how to maximize my RRSP, TFSA’S!!!

  34. David D. says:

    You guys are awesome, I always enjoy reading your articles.

  35. Steve P says:

    Sounds like a great book to introduce our young investors to the world of finances!

    Thanks for all the great work Ninja….

  36. James says:

    Looks like an interesting book. Count me in plz!

  37. Thanx for the great comments everyone! You are all in the draw for the book! :)


  38. Mick says:

    Sounds like a great book !
    Please include my name in the draw
    Great blog!

  39. Ian says:

    I could sure use this book. Please enter me in the draw. Thank you!!!

  40. Andy says:

    Please add me to the draw for the book. Been lurking on your site for the last few months and it’s been educational!

  41. Be'en says:

    Yes, count me in. This time I might win one of them!

  42. Tim Kenyon says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  43. David Wain says:

    Educating yourself, beats all other ways of investing your own money.
    David Wain
    Count me in.

  44. R Gardner says:

    Looks like a good book for personal finance.
    Count me in.

  45. R Gardner says:

    Looks like a good book for personal finance.
    Count me in.

  46. Victor says:

    Count me in for the draw. Great website and Twitter posts.

  47. catherine says:

    Hi there Ninja, Please enter me for a chance to win the book! Thank you! :)

  48. Daniel says:

    I would like to join the draw. The book will be a great starter for my son who is going to college after summer. Thanks!

  49. zee says:

    Pls add me to the draw. Book sounds great.

  50. Rob Solomon says:

    Hi Ninja, although, I’ve read some of the topics from these authors’ blogs, i would love to have a copy of the book for a complete information. Please count me in.

  51. JBB says:

    Would love to win a copy…I have a lot to learn!!

  52. Thank you everyone for the awesome comments!


  53. JT Money says:

    Please add me in for the draw. I really enjoy the blog – keep the updates coming!

  54. Would appreciate a copy to share with my clients who come for couples therapy, with issues often rooted in financial issues.

  55. armaan says:

    Thank you for posting review of nice book – would like to read.

  56. Matthew says:

    Looks like a well-rounded book. Thanks, Ninja!

  57. Noelle says:

    Sounds like a great book – I’ve got a lot to learn!

  58. Shirley says:

    Think this book will be very helpful for me being a beginner in investing … wish I’ll be the lucky one.

  59. Jonny G says:

    Count me in – I lurk a lot but like to learn all I can about dividends, saving & investing.

  60. Carol says:

    Love to win your book

  61. Steph C says:

    Sounds like a great read!

  62. I am a big fan of this draw, no tweets, or facebook likes or anything else! (I do this for our blogs but it is to make it easier to enter).


    • Steve, thanks!

      I like doing the draw this way, so people who really want to win the book are in the draw. Making people subscribe to a newsletter they don’t want, tweet or like a facebook-page just to win something seems pointless to me. I originally did my draws this way to make it simple for everyone, but readers also have noted they really appreciate it. ;)


  63. You better hope I don’t win Avrom! Postage to Singapore could be expensive. If I do win, I’ll pay you back with Sushi the next time I’m in Vancouver. Ninjas like sushi!

  64. Jim says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! All the best!

  65. Iris Lawrence says:

    My husband just mentioned this to me. I really enjoy your site & your analysisisisisis

  66. Bluejays says:

    Hi Ninja,

    Would always love to read your articles. Please count me in for the draw.

  67. Ashish says:

    Would love to read the book ! Thx. for the giveaway.

  68. Richard says:

    Thanks for the contest.

  69. Rhonda says:

    Looks like a great book. Could really use the advice.

  70. Chopsuey says:

    Please add me into the draw.

  71. Alice says:

    Information is so confusing out there and sometimes all US based. So to have a Canadian perspective is awesome! Please add me to the draw. Thank you for the contest!

  72. Dan, but not Dan from CCP :) says:

    Count me in for the draw.

    First comment here, and I check your blog since last year. That means : more contest ahah.

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