Top 5 Canadian Finance Books

There are plenty of good reads by Canadian authors to learn more about debt bankruptcy, budgeting, how to stay out of debt and set long- and short-term financial goals.

Personal Finance for Canadians for Dummies

Authored by Tony Martin and Eric Tyson, this can be a good starting point to learn more about investing, wise spending, and different ways to reduce taxes and take control of your life and family’s financial future. This book will teach you how to eliminate debt and avoid unfavorable terms, subprime financing, and bad credit and payday loans (read more). The read is packed with useful tips and pieces of advice to avoid common financial mistakes and features an easy-to-read format.oldbook

Smart Couples Finish Rich

Smart Couples Finish Rich is a finance book by David Bach, and the main focus is sound money management. The book helps couples to create a budget and financial plan, identify their goals and core value, and discuss their future, and work together as a team. The goal is to achieve financial stability and security together as a couple. And the ultimate goal is to increase income and save enough for comfortable retirement. (read more)

The Beginners Guide to Saving & Investing for Canadians

This book is authored by Jim Yih and Ram Balakrishnan and offers valuable advice on what, where, and how to save for a stable and predictable financial future. You will learn more about savings and investment solutions such as mutual funds, RESPs, RRSPs, and other investment choices. You will learn plenty about ETFs, stocks, GICs, bonds, and mutual funds as well to increase your financial returns. The authors offer advice on how to control your expenses and income, develop a budget, and benefit from favorable tax treatment. The goal is to achieve a constant and stable income stream through working strategies and achieve your personal financial goals. Finance can be a complicated topic but this book can be a good start.

Personal Finance, Third Canadian Edition

Authored by Hardeep Singh Gill and Jeff Madura, this book focuses on topics such as financing and purchasing a home, money management, banking services, securing, managing and assessing credit, and tax planning. Readers learn more about personal financial statements, valuable tools for financial planning, and investing in mutual funds, bonds, and stocks. The authors explain basic concepts and cover topics such as life and health insurance, homeowner’s and auto insurance, estate and retirement planning, and integrating all components into a solid financial plan. This book is a comprehensive guide to a stable financial future, career growth, building a solid investment portfolio, and saving money for retirement.

Personal Finance for Canadians

This is also a great finance books for Canadian audience and offers invaluable advice in a easy-to-read format. The book is authored by Kathleen H. Brown, Thomas F. Chambers, and Elliot J. Currie and is designed to serve as an introduction to money matters and personal finance. Given that many Canadians are in debt and financially challenged, it helps to learn more about loans and consumer credit, bankruptcy, debt, and credit, debt securities, and saving and investing, all of which covered by the authors. They focus on topics such as powers of attorney and wills, retirement income, health and life insurance, general insurance, financial planning, and a lot more. The book is divided into three main sections – credit, financial security, and financial planning and covers a wide array of investment mechanisms to increase your income.