About the Book

Findependence Day presents the basics of personal finance in a format easily digested by teenagers and young adults just entering the work force and the world of money.  Because money problems are the most common cause of marital breakups, it focuses on the financial journey of a young couple who experience the normal ups and downs of job loss, buying a home, raising and educating children, investing and pensions, starting a business, coping with stock market losses and much more.

Anyone looking for a gift that keeps on giving should consider Findependence Day. It makes a great present for:

  • Newlyweds
  • First-time parents
  • High-school and College graduates
  • First-time home buyers
  • Christmas & birthdays for grown children of the baby boomers
  • High school & secondary school finance teachers
  • Libraries
  • Credit counsellors
  • Incentive for financial bloggers
  • Financial advisors & financial planners find it a useful gift for clients or prospects

Financial advisors and fee-based or fee-only financial planners find it a useful gift for clients or prospects – ask about our special low price for cartons of 36 for the original Canadian edition. This offer is not available for the new US edition published in April 2013.

Both books are timely, given the attention governments on both sides of the border are paying to raising financial literacy. In Canada, for example, the federal Task Force for Financial Literacy was unveiled just as the worldwide financial crisis was getting under way. The book includes a scene about coping with a stock-market crash and the kind of market volatility that has stayed with investors ever since.

The content is up-to-date, including the growing popularity of index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), online discount brokerages and new tax shelters like the Tax Free Savings Account (in Canada) and Roth IRAs in the USA.  (The first edition is set in both the United States and Canada, so addresses personal finance in a way that will appeal to citizens of both countries. The revised new American edition is focused exclusively on U.S. financial content)