by Robert R. Brown
I was scouring though the used book store finance section the other day and this title jumped out at me. Wealthing Like Rabbits, a catchy title for sure. I’d heard it mentioned a few times in the personal finance blogosphere. Although it’s a few years old (2014), the message is timeless. Now, being game to improve my knowledge on all topics finance I thought I better give it a go. Flipping open the cover that night, I realized it was a signed copy!! Sweet, maybe it’s even a first edition… Anyway, on to the book.
I liked that Wealthing Like Rabbits is written in an engaging, straight forward manner. The author (Robert R. Brown) approaches personal finance, a topic which can quickly become dry and boring, in a unique way turning the lessons into more of a story. I especially enjoyed the allegories he used to convey the important concept of compounding. Naturally, compounding is brought up a few times in different ways. It’s such an important concept to understand that having it repeated in the book with different examples is valuable to reinforce the message to the reader. Of course, you just wouldn’t expect it to be as fornicating rabbits or killer Zombies. As you would expect, all the important Canadian financial topics are covered, including homeownership and getting married, but with entertaining and witty spin. This book is definitely a must-read for 20 somethings who are at the perfect time to set up some good life long finance habits. It’s also equally as useful to those looking for an introductory book on saving (aka
From Amazon link – “The personal finance book Canada is talking about. With personal savings lower than ever before and household debt going through the roof, many people are in dire need of financial advice. But can a book that includes sex, zombies, and Star Trek really help?”
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Official website for the book, Wealthing Like Rabbits
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