Globe & Mail Mention and RESP Book Reviews and Giveaways

by Mike Holman

Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with Rob Carrick – who most of you know as Canada’s premier personal finance journalist with the Globe & Mail.


Financial Highway also did a great review and is also hosting a giveaway.

  • This book is highly recommended.

  • Some of the charts in the book could (should) be cut and pasted to the government’s RESP site. I especially liked the one section where he used the lead in: “What This Means”, followed by “Just to Clarify”. For the reader, it’s not a ‘dumbing down’  exercise– his clarification process is both valuable and refreshing.

  • Sure, you can spend countless hours using web searches to locate a lot of this material, but you simply won’t get the clarity and conciseness that Holman’s process offers.

MapleMoney did a nice review and is also hosting a book giveaway.

  • I recommend The RESP Book to any new parents that want to help contribute to their child’s post-secondary education, but are not sure where to start or how it all works. Mike Holman’s book provides everything you need to know about RESPs in an easy to read 115 pages.

Canadian Dream wrote a review and is also continuing his book giveaway contest.

  • The book is just full of useful information to help you navigate the world of RESPs and better yet, he provides examples to help illustrate the complex parts.

  • Regardless of how familiar you are with RESPs, you are likely going to learn something about how they work in this book.

Sorry about the lack of a regular post this week. I was sick, my wife was sick, the kids were sick. My only goal for the week was to get healthy enough to be able to escape to work. 🙂

Want to learn more about RESPs? Buy The Book:


The RESP Book: The Simple Guide to Registered Education Savings Plans

Everything you need to know about RESPs.

See it on Amazon now

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachelle

Everyone around here was sick too. Ugggh. I hope everyone gets better soon

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many good book reviews 🙂

2 Chad Tennant

A book such as yours should be a staple take home with a newborn. Tuition costs are going to continue to rise faster than the consumer price index (CPI). Therefore, parents should be focusing on preparing their child or children for future academic financial demands as early as possible. RESPs are a “no brainer” and demonstrate parental accountability.

3 gene

I read your comments in Moneysense today regarding RESPs, and was surprised they got your name wrong. That is unless there’s an imposter named Mike Holden cutting into your sales by writing a competing book in the lucrative RESP book market.

4 Mike Holman

@Rachelle – Everyone is feeling better – thanks.

@Chad – Thanks for the vote of confidence.

@Gene – I guess something got lost in the translation. No biggie – I thought it was a great article by Dan.

5 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog

Thanks for mentioning my review, you’ve got a great book!

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