Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Win a copy of Jonathan Chevreau's new book Findependence Day

Win This Book!
This is Credit Education Week.  I attended an event at the YMCA in downtown Toronto hosted by Capital One and Credit Canada .  The focus  was the "Sandwich Generation." Those who find they're financially supporting their aging parents along with their adult children living back at home. The talks I heard were on managing credit, saving, finding inspiration in our life and new challenges Canadians face. The two morning speakers were Jonathan Chevreau, Columnist at the Financial Post and Neil Pasricha, Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awesome.

Here are my take aways:
  • The sandwich generation is a not a new phenomenon. But it is becoming an increasing problem for boomers.
  • Young peoples increased appetite for higher salaries and fewer job opportunities is putting more pressure on their parents.
  • Parents need to remain a proactive voice as children find their way in the world. "Don't let them anguish at home while your bank account dwindles."As it stated in the pamphlet.
  • Chances are anyone under 40 right now will at some point financially support their parents and children at the same time. 
  • You never stop being a parent, just as you never stop being a child.
  • If you're the filling in the sandwich you need to have a clear financial plan.  
 I encourage everyone  this week to embrace the idea of spending less. By using this calculator Benefit of Spending Less.

For your efforts I'm giving away a copy of Jonathan Chevreau's book Findependence Day. He describes it as a "financial romance novel."  You can read his blog at

To win Jonathan's book, tell me how you spend less without sacrificing lifestyle. Post it below in the comment section by midnight November 24, 2011. I'll announce the winner at 9am (EST) on November 25, 2011.Good luck!


  1. One I'm 'trying' to maintain is making enough food for dinner that I can take the leftovers to work the next day and then don't have to buy a separate lunch.

    My trouble is my girlfriend is so good at cooking, that if it's her night to make dinner, I can rarely refrain from eating it all!

  2. I think planning a ‘night in’ is one of the best ways to save money and still be social. Hosting a board game night, cooking supper with your significant other, or having friends over for the game (rather than heading to a sports bar) are all simple, inexpensive ways to have a blast and save some green.

  3. Congrats Stephen! You are the winner of "Findependence Day." Can you please go to the contact me page and send me you email and phone number and I will get the book sent to you.
    Thanks for taking the time to comment.