One of the first books recommended to me during my fledgling years in the financial world some 24 years ago, and one that I have read a few times, is The Wealthy Barber by Dave Chilton.
I like it particularly because it turns what many see as mundane, grey subject matter into a story that grabs your attention and dishes out wisdom in bucket loads. It’s also one of Canada’s best selling books with the author also appearing on Canada’s Dragon’s Den TV show.
The Wealthy Barber is a financial book but it was written as a novel and tells a great story about two siblings and one of their friends who go to their local barbershop to get their haircut. When they each call in to get their regular haircut the barber shares his wisdom and knowledge with them, and provides homework that they must complete – you’ll have to read it to find out the rest!
The book covers all the bases from insurance to investing and from property to retirement planning along with a lot more in between. The key here is the method of delivery which makes it a good, easy read for those who want to start thinking about their future and their money more seriously.
One lucky reader of my blog this month will win a copy of the updated edition. All you have to do is like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and share with your friends. The most likes/follows and shares will win – simple as that – and I will ship the book to an address of your choice anywhere in the world!
Its solid, compelling, and not easy to put down. And always remember…….
If you are broke, only buy what you can afford until you are not broke, otherwise you’ll remain broke.