Andrew Allentuck

Monday, March 25, 2002

The Money Book: A Survival Strategy for Canadians Under 35
by Kevin Cork
Key Porter, 2001
208 pages
ISBN 1-55263-404-3

Here's a slim book from financial writer Kevin Cork that offers a modest investment strategy. It delivers three pages on stocks, a page on bonds, three pages on mutual funds, a few pages on credit reports, a small section on life insurance and eight pages of websites referenced to chapters. The writing is cute or clever, depending on one's taste. For the first time investor or for the person who, for the first time, has a job and a bank account and who gets queasy at the thought of financial planning, this book is a tonic. It's thin, but it's easy to swallow. And it could do some good.