Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money

Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money

Pat Foran Is on your Side, Helping You to Stop Wasting Money, Start Saving It, and Build your Wealth

Book - 2009
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Canada's top consumer advocate returns with more financial advice.

Canadian consumers are focused on spending and managing what money they do have wisely, but have more questions than answers on most financial topics. Television personality and consumer advocate Pat Foran shares tips and strategies about the questions and issues he sees most often, and explains how some little things can soon add up to a lot of money. Some of the topics covered include: 

Credit and loyalty cards, and what kind of deal they really are How much insurance is enough ? and what kinds do most people need? How to shop for a vehicle, and if it's worth it to import from the US Mortgages, tax breaks, and other complicated financial decisions Getting the most bang for your buck, whether while shopping or travelling

Packed with money-saving advice, this title will also include the latest information on marketplace trends, the investment climate, housing prices, interest rates, and other techniques for savings. As an added bonus, Pat has included quotes and comments from prominent Canadian businesspeople and celebrities about the best financial advice they've received in their lifetimes.

Pat Foran is seen by millions of Canadians each week as the Consumer Reporter for CFTO News , and Consumer Expert on CTV's Canada AM . His ?Consumer Alert? segment is currently on CFTO's noon, six o'clock and eleven-thirty newscasts, five days a week with an audience of 700,000 viewers, and he appears on Canada AM , Canada's number-one national morning show every week, dispensing financial and consumer advice.

Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : J. Wiley & Sons Canada, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780470159774
Branch Call Number: 332.024 F74s
Characteristics: xi, 308 p.

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Xiney
Feb 27, 2011

Too many quotes from "successful canadians", not enough specific advice. At least I got it out of the library instead of buying it - that wouldn't have helped me save money at all!

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KittyKoko
Dec 17, 2009

This book does a decent job of providing solid financial advice ranging from the purchasing of insurance and cars to mortgages and tax breaks.

DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

SPL Shelf Life column Feb. 6, 2009

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DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

Not only are we in an economic crisis, but money-related stress is now considered the biggest factor in relationship stress as well. Luckily, Pat Foran (who is most recognizable as the Consumer Reporter on the CTV network) has just released the updated edition of his money-management guide. Incorporating many items seen in his Consumer Alert segments on Canada AM, this second edition of his book is just as thorough as his first, and provides tips and advice on what to do and not do to reduce debt, save for the long-haul and just manage your day-to-day finances.

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