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Description:  Rob Carrick, the Globe and Mail’s personal finance columnist, has helped a lot of Canadians improve their financial literacy. In a recent column, he answered a question from a grandmother wanting to know what personal finance book to purchase for her grandson.  Carrick’s answer: David Chilton’s The Wealthy Barber. The book is almost thirty years old, but it is known for its straight-forward discussion of financial matters with a story-teller’s flair.

Date:  October 11, 2018

Source:  theglobeandmail.com

Link: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/household-finances/article-buy-a-teen-this-personal-finance-book-to-get-them-on-the-right/

 

Discussion points:

1) Have you ever read The Wealthy Barber? If so, what lesson stuck with you the most?

2) Think back to when you were 15 years old. How would you have reacted to a gift of The Wealthy Barber?

3) In what way has studying introductory accounting via Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making helped you with your own financial decisions and in thinking about your future career?

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