Book Review & Giveaway: The Wealthy Barber Returns by Dave Chilton
My review of Dave Chilton’s new book, The Wealthy Barber Returns, is not very timely. A few people already beat me to the punch (okay, everyone beat me to the punch), but I was still thrilled when my editor Adam Mayers decided to give me 4 autographed copies of the book to giveaway on this blog. So, this review is better late than never. :)
Truth #1: I find it hard to read personal finance books. They’re usually dry and boring. So I usually choose to read marketing books instead. Yeah, I know, not much better.
Truth #2: I have never read The Wealthy Barber (his first book), nor did I know much about Dave Chilton before three key people in the personal finance world recommended the book to me.
So anyway, there I was, with The Wealthy Barber Returns in my hands. While I was really excited to do a giveaway on my blog, I was less than thrilled about having to read it. I mean, I know that The Wealthy Barber is the best-selling book of any kind in Canadian history – and that is a huge deal – but since I hadn’t read it before, I didn’t really know what to expect. So I went to the local Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte (fact: PSLs make everything better). While in the line-up to order my drink, I started reading the book. Well, I didn’t even get past the 1.5 page introduction, and he had me hooked. A personal finance book that was
funny hilarious? It couldn’t be! It’s like finding the financial Holy Grail.
I loved this book. Dave’s advice was straight-forward, and the tone was casual and inviting – like he was having a real conversation with me. He has this incredible gift of make personal finance interesting, and easy-to-understand. Basically, he writes like I wish I could write. :)
I can assure you that if you are interested in personal finance, you will devour this book. I couldn’t put it down! This is the perfect book for 20-somethings because the advice is practical, and you will never find yourself overwhelmed with complex personal finance concepts. Plus, it’s really, really funny.
There are THREE ways to enter (for a total of 5 possible entries):
- +1 entry (up to a maximum of +3): Tweet about the contest (link back to @krystalatwork and this blog post).
- +1 entry: Like GMBMFB on Facebook.
- +1 entry: Comment on this blog post and tell me how you first got interested in personal finance.
- I am giving away four (4) autographed copies. Each person who enters is only eligible to win one (1) copy.
- Open to Canadian and U.S. residents ONLY. (Although, I’m not sure how applicable his advice would be to my American friends).
- Contest closes October 21, 2011 at 5pm PST.
- The winner will be picked using Random.org.
- If you are an anonymous commenter, please remember to leave your e-mail address in your comment, otherwise your entry will be disqualified.
Good luck! :)
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a writer, personal finance blogger, and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.