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The Skeptical Investor

How To Grow And Protect Your Retirement Savings

by (author) John Lawrence Reynolds

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Dec 2009
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2009
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
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Building a decent retirement nest-egg is hard work.… Ensuring it’s there when you need it can be just as challenging. Every RRSP owner watched in horror as the stock market fell steeply during 2008. With company pension plans tapped out and employers filing for bankruptcy, the security of an adequate and guaranteed pension has become a thing of the past for most Canadians. It is not enough to build retirement savings during your working years—it has become just as important to guard them from economic turnarounds, expensive investments, and greedy advisers. In The Skeptical Investor, John Lawrence Reynolds, author of the bestselling The Naked Investor, uses real-life examples and his characteristic wry humour to lift the curtain concealing questionable investment industry policies and how to avoid the potholes on the road to retirement.

About the author

John Lawrence Reynolds has had thirty works of fiction and nonfiction published. His work has earned two Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Mystery Novel, a National Business Book Award, and a CBC Bookie Award. His bestselling book Shadow People, tracing the development and influence of secret societies through history, was published in fourteen countries and twelve languages. He has also authored several business and investment books, including the bestselling The Naked Investor and its sequel, The Skeptical Investor, as well as his assessment of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, Bubbles, Bankers & Bailouts. A Murder for Max is his first book in the Maxine Benson Mystery series. He lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Judy. For more information, visit

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Editorial Reviews

“Reynolds provides plenty of ammunition for investment babes in the woods to protect themselves against the many financial predators that abound in the financial services jungle.” - National Post

“The Skeptical Investor, by respected finance writer John Lawrence Reynolds, reflects what millions of Canadians are wondering: Is it possible to build an investment portfolio that can withstand the kind of heartbeat-skipping volatility we’ve lived through since the fall of 2008? Reynolds believes you can…” - Today’s Economy

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