The MoneySense Guide to Retiring Wealthy, edited by Duncan Hood, Dan Bortolotti (a.k.a. Canadian Couch Potato) and David Aston, is an excellent, concise 130-page guide to saving for retirement in every decade of one’s life. Featuring columns that appeared in MoneySense magazine over the years and packed with fact-filled sidebars, the book attempts to answer questions such as “how much should I save for retirement?”, “how to retire early?”, “what to look for in a retirement home?” etc.
Mr. Hood addresses the question of who will find the Guide useful in the Introduction: “If you worry that you don’t have enough saved, or that you could be handling your finances better, read on. The solutions that follow are simple, they’ll save you money, and over the long haul, they’ll make your retirement dreams come true”.
The Guide is available at Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Chapters/Indigo for $9.95. You can also order it at moneysense.ca/nestegg for $9.95 plus $3.00 (S&H). You can read “Are you on track? “, the final chapter in the book, on The Globe and Mail website.
Full Disclosure: A copy of the Guide was provided by Duncan Hood. And in case you haven’t noticed, I write this blog under the MoneySense banner.
With holidays around the corner and retirement planning top-of-mind for most Canadians, I think this book would make an excellent stocking stuffer. And thanks to MoneySense, you can win one of five copies in this giveaway.
Entering in the giveaway is super simple. Just leave a comment in this post (please do not send an entry via email) and don’t forget to include your email address. If you are reading this through your favourite RSS Reader, you have to click through to the website and scroll to the bottom of the page and type in your comment. Some quick rules: (1) Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 26, 2010. (2) One entry per person. (3) Canadian residents only. (4) I treat your privacy very seriously. Your email will be used for the sole purpose of contacting you if you happen to win. (5) I’ll pick five entries at random and announce the winners after the deadline.
Update: The website suffered an outage this morning. It is back up and running again. If you tried to enter in the giveaway during the outage, you may want to try again sometime. Thanks.