Enough Bull - How to retire well without the stock market, mutual funds, or even an investment adviser
The second edition of David Trahair's National Bestseller Enough Bull is now in stores and available as an e-book from Chapters.indigo.ca and Amazon.ca.
Originally written in 2008-2009 during the financial meltdown, the book has been totally updated for 2015.
And David hasn't changed his tune one bit.
He details the reasons why you should stop making your investment advisor rich by taking huge risks investing in the stock market and mutual funds.
Enough Bull overturns the conventional wisdom about retirement planning and offers the simple secrets to securing a comfortable retirement. In an accessible and straightforward style, this practical guide explains how its possible to save for retirement starting later in life, retire comfortably on less money, and incur almost no risk.
This second edition offers a message of hope for average, cash-strapped baby boomers by detailing a step-by-step plan for avoiding all the traps, doing the exact opposite of what the major financial institutions recommend, and still coming out further ahead.
And it has a bonus: the detailed steps to calculate how much you will receive from your CPP retirement pension.
Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpots: The Simplest Personal Finance Strategy Ever
Canadians have been told for too long that the road to wealth is through growing our net worth and building our assets. But what if this traditional wisdom is leading us down the path of financial ruin?
In the new book Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpot: The Simplest Personal Finance Strategy Ever author and Chartered Accountant David Trahair challenges everything that we think we know about managing money, suggesting that instead of taking the advice of financial institutions and building our net worth, we follow their lead and focus on cash.
Crushing Debt: Why Canadians Should Drop Everything and Pay Off Debt
This book is about more than just personal debt and how to get out of it. It addresses the problem with government debt and bank debt around the world.
We read headlines about government debt problems nearly every day. Greece may default. Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain are not much better off. The U.S. debt has risen above $14 trillion for the first time and its credit rating has been cut.
But what about Canada? How strong is our government? This book will tell you.
What about our banks? Why didn't any Canadian banks fail during the economic meltdown of 2008-2009 while hundreds of institutions around the world did? Are they as strong as people think they are? This book will reveal the scary truth.
Many financial advisors are nothing more than salespeople offering advice that does not benefit their clients. For example, financial companies perpetuate the myth that you will need $1 million to retire because the more money you hand over to them, the more money they make through commissions and other fees.
Many bankers, brokers credit card companies financial planners and insurance agents are going to hate this book, but for the typical Canadian, the message is invaluable.
What no one tells you about starting your own business
Have you ever dreamed of kissing your boss goodbye forever?
Can't stand your annoying coworkers another minute?
Have you just been tossed aside by the money-seeking corporation you have devoted the prime years of your life to?
Maybe you'd just like to be your own boss so you can set your own hours to spend more time with your kids.
If so, you many have the Entrepreneurial Itch. It's that burning desire to strike out on your own - to start your own business.
Unfortunately the statistics around small business success are depressing. Most small business ventures fail within a few years of their creation. How can you avoid a similar fate?
David Trahairís new book The Entrepreneurial Itch: Donít Scratch Until You Read This Book is based on his real life experience of actually being self-employed as well as the hundreds of small businesses he has seen come and go as accounting clients.