The Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of Investing by John A RobertsonThe Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of Investing by John A Robertson

The Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of Investing

byJohn A Robertson

Paperback | December 1, 2014

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The Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of Investing is a plain-language guide to investing for Canadians. Canada has the highest investment fees in the world, as well as a confusing tax system that features four-letter words like RRSP and TFSA. Fortunately there are low-cost index funds that make it easy and rewarding for you to become a do-it-yourself "couch potato" investor. With a focus on developing good processes to minimize the room for human error and step-by-step instructions, the book will walk you through the elements of managing your finances for the long term: how to devise a savings plan, stick to it through automation, determine how to allocate funds balancing risk and reward, invest using low-cost index funds, track your investments, and deal with the inevitable issue of taxation. Putting your money to work can look suspiciously like math at times, but this book lays out a simple approach that anyone can follow. Inside you will find tools and templates, along with easy suggestions and rules-of-thumb to help prevent analysis paralysis and get you started fast. Control what can be controlled; minimize fees and effort. Investing doesn't have to be complex to be successful. Keep it simple and you will succeed.
Title:The Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of InvestingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.43 inPublished:December 1, 2014Publisher:Blessed by the Potato PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0987818910

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great guide on how to invest Author used simple and easy words on how to start investing. A definite buy
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing guide for those looking to start investing The subtitle "A Practical Guide" does not lie--this book has everything you need to know to start DIY investing. The reason why I love this book is that it describes how to boost your returns by avoiding investment fees, as well as providing easy-to-follow guides and approaches for setting up low effort, balanced and smart investment strategies. A must have guide for investing in Canada.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great how-to book for beginners This is a fantastic book for Canadians of any age who want to start investing, but don't have the know-how or the time to learn all the tricks of the trade. The author really breaks down the investing process to its essential components: how and why. Better yet, he provides options for you depending on your current situation and investment goals. Everything is explained in a simple, easy-to-digest manner to make the whole process as easy as possible for you. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great how-to book for beginners This is a fantastic book for Canadians of any age who want to start investing, but don't have the know-how or the time to learn all the tricks of the trade. The author really breaks down the investing process to its essential components: how and why. Better yet, he provides options for you depending on your current situation and investment goals. Everything is explained in a simple, easy-to-digest manner to make the whole process as easy as possible for you. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent book on Investing in Canada Mr. Robertson has written a book worthy for beginner investors of Canada. No second-guessing here. The author describes the different ways of investing in Canada, and provides his own recommendations. The book covers TFSA, RRSPs, RDSP, Mutual Funds, E-series funds, Index funds. Highly recommended. If you're like me and need a investment book that is easy-to-read, informative that emphasizes simple or minimalistic, then it is for you! *I was provided a review copy of the book by request. I was not paid or influenced by the author*
Date published: 2015-04-13