From the Publisher
"I love this book! It's wickedly witty and wonderfully wise - a
Canadian icon returns just in time."
Senator Pamela Wallin
"Dave Chilton is the only guy who can effectively teach you the
way to financial security using Oscar Wilde, evolution, the pains
of horse racing and the price of Nibs. If I can apply even half of
what I learned in this very funny book to my life, it will ease my
mother's mind, and for that I will be eternally grateful."
George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC Host
"If you've always thought of money as a dry and dusty subject, let
Dave show you just how interesting it can be. While you're at it,
learn a thing or two about your personal motivation and how to
point it in the right direction. And laugh your socks off, too! I
thoroughly enjoyed this book!"
Gail Vaz-Oxlade, TV Host of Til Debt Do Us Part and Financial
"The Task Force on Financial Literacy can stop dithering. All it
has to do is distribute Dave Chilton's long-awaited The Wealthy
Jonathan Chevreau National Post Columnist and Author of
"Very funny. Very smart. This fast-paced journey through the world
of personal finance will help a lot of people. I loved it!"
Amanda Lang, CBC Senior Business Correspondent
"A simple plan for a better financial future: Read this book. It's
down to earth, fun to read and wise to all the mistakes people make
in managing money."
Rob Carrick, Personal Finance Columnist, The Globe and Mail
"From the man who encouraged millions of people to save for the
future, The Wealthy Barber Returns arrives when Canadians need it
most. Another generation will be richer because of Chilton's funny,
heartfelt and timely book."
Pat Foran, CTV News
"Dave is the king of common sense and writes in a way that
everyone can understand. I love his key points: Financial planning
is surprisingly straightforward. Simplicity works. Pay yourself
first and get out of your own way. Too much credit can kill
Ellen Roseman, Personal Finance Columnist at the Toronto Star and
Blogger at Moneyville.ca
"The Wealthy Barber Returns should be on the desk of every
politician, chief, parent and teacher in North America. Dave speaks
like the great chiefs of the past by reminding us that success is
far more than money and material possessions."
Chief Clarence Louie, CEO, Osoyoos Indian Band Development
"I seldom endorse books but I'm happy to make an exception in this
case. The Wealthy Barber Returns is good, practical advice written
in a clear, concise and engaging style. If you, like most
Canadians, are looking for ways to improve your financial
situation, this is the place to start."
Malcolm Hamilton, Partner, Mercer
"Brilliant! I liked it even better than The Wealthy Barber. If we
incorporate even a couple of Dave's ideas into our financial lives,
we'll be much richer for it and not merely in monetary
Ram Balakrishnan, CanadianCapitalist.com
"Chilton's good, old-fashioned advice and fresh insights will help
you spend, save and invest more effectively. His entertaining,
punchy style ensures that you will benefit from his seasoned wisdom
into both what works and what doesn't."
Talbot Stevens, Financial Author and Speaker
About the Author
Dave Chilton is an economics graduate from Wilfrid Laurier
University. In 1985, he won the award for the highest mark in the
country on the Canadian Securities Course. Cheating was never
proven but widely suspected. In 1989, he released The Wealthy
Barber. It went on to sell an astonishing two million copies in
Canada. After milking his one and only good idea for years, Dave
left the personal-finance field to home-school his children. His
daughter escaped after a few months, but his son served out his
entire sentence of three years less a day. Both children somehow
overcame the experience and are now attending university. Over the
years, Dave also published the bestselling cookbooks Looneyspoons,
Crazy Plates and Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! along with authors
Janet and Greta Podleski. Adding no value but taking a third of the
profits, guilt finally overwhelmed Dave and he left the sisters'
business in 2007. They just recently noticed. His true professional
passion, however, remains the area of personal finance, where he
tries to mix humour and common sense to help people handle their
money more wisely. A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows,
and a much sought-after speaker, Dave lives just outside Waterloo,