Unfortunately, the personal finances of many Canadians are a mess. Gail Vaz-Oxlade, the popular host of Til Debt Do Us Part, features financial basket-cases in her TV show and teaches them the basics of money management. To bring her message of financial prudence to a wider audience, Gail is out with a Life Planner, a sort-of money management calendar for 2009. The Planner has a built-in monthly budget binder for tracking variable expenses, weekly financial tips and sprinkled with many Gail-isms, such as: “If you don’t know how much you’re spending, you’re like a blind man on a galloping horse heading towards a precipice”. Someone who follows Gail’s plan is likely to be very pleased with the state of their finances at the end of this year. The Til Debt Do Us Part Life Planner is available for $29.99 plus shipping and handling from the Frantic Films website.
Giveaway: I received a review copy of the Life Planner and think that it would be more useful to someone who is just starting to get a handle on their finances. To win a gently-browsed copy of the Life Planner, just leave a comment to this post ( don’t forget your e-mail address) before 8 PM EST on Friday, January 9, 2009.