What's the first step in investing your money? What are GICs, RRSPs and mutual funds? How do you figure out which investment possibility is best for you? What a lot of questions, but if you're a teenager and you've got an allowance, why not start thinking about them now? It's Your Future is an excellent book that is filled with easy to understand advice that explains the basic principles of investing, and how to get a head start in the game of life. In coherent, practical language, It's Your Future explains why thinking about investing early in life is the right choice. Whether you are saving up for university, or a trip to Europe, for a laptop or a car, the right investment steps can help you achieve your goals faster. Written with a panel of fifteen young people, the book also features an easy to use interactive CD-ROM that goes through the steps in the book with the reader making learning about investments fun and easy. It's Your Future helps young people retain their dreams through practical investment steps, like a series of personal profiles that illustrate some basic investment principles. - The benefits of a saving account - Budgeting - Building your own personal portfolio - How to compound your interest and double your investments - What is diversification and what is risk - Mutual funds
About the authors
PATRICIA LOVETT-REID, Hon. FCSI, CFP, is a senior vice-president with TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., a subsidiary of the Toronto-Dominion Bank. She is the host of MoneyTalk, a weekly program on Business News Network (formerly ROB TV), and is one of Canada’s leading authorities on wealth management. In 2007, she was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network. She is the author of six books, including the bestsellers Live Well, Retire Well: Strategies for a Rich Life and a Richer Retirement, Surprise! You’re Wealthy: Every Woman’s Guide to Financial Independence and Strategies for Women: Turning Dreams into Reality. She lives in Oakville, Ontario.
JONATHAN VERNEY is president of Warp Communications Group, the corporate storytellers (www.WarpGroup.ca). He co-authored Live Well, Retire Well: Strategies for a Rich Life and a Richer Retirement, has co-written a global marketing report on international executives with Harvard University and The Caldwell Partners, and has created branding initiatives for Canada’s largest corporations. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.