Wealthing Like Rabbits Book Review

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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!

 

Contest is now closed

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  • Will - First Quarter Finance
    Reply

    Good – we need more contemporary PF books!

    And I need to start using wealthing as a verb. 🙂

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Me too. I like it. “Wealthing” is so much more fun to say that just “saving”.

  • Jordann
    Reply

    Oooh this looks interesting. I always like to keep an eye out for good beginner personal finance books. My favourite one so far is Preet’s latest book, Stop Overthinking Your Money. It was a good beginner book and covered a wide range of topics.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      I liked that one too! It was the first book I read that really got into the specifics of insurance which I liked.

  • Aleksandra Sagan
    Reply

    This review makes me want to read it!

    Contest entered!

  • Christine Weadick
    Reply

    I have a copy of The Wealthy Barber, grabbed it a couple of years ago from the local library book sale!! I had read the book when it first came out so it was nice to grab a copy for my very own to look at and read. I find a lot of the finance books are hard for me to understand unless I read it a few times, this sounds like it might be a fun read and something I can learn from. So very few finance books seem to be written for the novice and this book sounds like it might be in plain easy to read and understand language!! I’ll have to keep an eye out for the book at the library!!!

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Totally agreed. There aren’t that many PF books that easily digestible, but I think the many of the books that are coming out nowadays are a bit better. But man have I read some dry books in the past!

  • Cheryl Van Etten
    Reply

    Sounds like a good book. Entered contest to win a copy.

  • Dayle
    Reply

    I’m looking forward to reading this! Hope I win your giveaway 🙂

  • Aly
    Reply

    Sounds fabulous! I’m an avid personal finance geek and reader of blogs, and am thinking of starting my own blog once I finish my PhD. Will look into buying this book if I don’t win the contest 😉

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      It’s pretty cheap if you just buy it for Kindle. And wow, PhD, that’s awesome!

  • Allan
    Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    Sounds like an interesting book. I agree that there are a lot of crappy pf books out there.

    I loved the Wealthy barber. It was the first pf book I read but even though his advice were sound, it took me at least 15 years to understand they were and I made a lot of mistakes along the way. I thought I was a fast learner! 🙂

    I also actually enjoyed reading Rich dad poor dad. It’s not in my top 10 but I enjoyed it. What did you dislike from that book?

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      What did I dislike about it? Probably the whole fact that it read like one long sales pitch. I also saw him do a talk about his latest book, and it was the same thing. He’s a salesman, not a writer. There wasn’t much substance in his book I found besides his advice about buying property for rental income.

      • Allan
        Reply

        Yeah this is true for sure. But what I liked though was the comparison he was making between being an entrepreneur and a salaried worker and how much more powerful it might be to be an entrepreneur because your business and income can compound, but it’s true that there were not a lot of actionable stuff in that book… it was more about setting a different view. My parents, uncles, aunts, friends, cousins, neighbours… they were all salaried workers and almost all working for the government. The book gave me at least a different view. But there are definitely better books out there and I didn’t have to buy this book, someone lent it to me… so it was free 🙂

  • Melissa
    Reply

    This looks awesome – I still like basic personal finance books that cover everything. I feel like you can never really have your ‘basics’ down, and it reassures me I am (usually) doing the right thing. Awesome review!

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Agreed, and sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder like “Oh ya, I really should make a will!” even if you’ve read about it in other books before. Which reminds me, I really need to make a will haha.

  • michelle
    Reply

    I love a new personal finance book.

  • Natasha
    Reply

    LOVE David Chilton’s book! This would probably be a good read also! Excited to get my hands on a copy.

  • Myles Money
    Reply

    Thanks, Jessica. Another one to add to my reading list.

  • Lisa
    Reply

    Personally, I’m a huge fan of I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi! I love his bluntness, but I know it rubs people the wrong way.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Ooo I’ve heard of that one but haven’t read it. Sounds interesting.

  • Jenny L.
    Reply

    I was drawn in by the title of the book lol. Sounds like a good read!

  • John
    Reply

    I’d be interested to see what the rest of this book is like after the samples that have been put out.

    As for the prompt question, assuming I can’t answer with my own 😉 I’d have to say The Wealthy Barber Returns.

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