This past month I was lucky enough to snag an advance copy of Robert Brown’s personal finance book Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original Introduction to Personal Finance and it did not disappoint. I may have actually gotten a copy from Rob back in September, but it took me a little while to find the motivation to crack it open and dive in. You see, there are so many personal finance books out there and most of them are dry, boring, and don’t include stories about zombies. Wealthing Like Rabbits is nothing like that. It’s sassy, engaging, informative and above all mentioned zombies several times (thank god!).
Once I finally started reading it, I devoured it in just two days. It’s an easy read and reminded of a more modern version of The Wealthy Barber. Similarly, it’s written more like a narrative, which makes reading full chapters on mortgages and life insurance much more entertaining than if it just spewed the facts in point form.
It also made me think a lot about my little sister who is only a few years away from finishing up university and moving out. When I finished school, that’s exactly when I started seriously thinking about my finances.
Luckily, the first book I read was The Wealthy Barber (a must-read for beginners), but I also read a ton of crap too (Rich Dad, Poor Dad for instance). Wealthing Like Rabbits would have been a great first or second book for me to grab at that stage in my life. It explores all the aspects of personal finance you need to know when first starting out (saving, credit cards, mortgages, insurance, etc…), but written in a way perfect for today’s Canadian millennial.
I think I might have to give her my copy when I come home to visit for Christmas. I know she’ll appreciate Rob quoting Shrek in the chapter about mortgages and Bridget Jones in the book’s conclusion.
So, if you’re wondering how you can get your hands on a copy, you can either buy one on Amazon or you can enter my giveaway! That’s right, I’m giving away a copy of the book (well, really Rob is giving a copy away, but I am hosting this contest). Contest details are below, so good luck everyone!