If you follow my blog, you know I provide advice for parents with adult children living at home or thinking about moving home. Now, there’s a new book by Globe and Mail columnist Rob Carrick that offers advice to young people on how not to get stuck moving home in the first place.
Rob Carrick is a well-respected financial columnist for one of Canada’s major newspapers, so theoretically the advice should be sound. However, the one review Amazon.ca gives the book only two stars, saying, “I heartily disagree with the suggestion to not get credit cards during university, and the seeming theme that parents should pay for a large part of their childrens university education… Do not buy the book. Don’t spend more than you have, get a job during university and minimize your student debts – and do not drink your face off every weekend.”
So, is the book a worthwhile read? The good news is you can get a risk-free sample by downloading the first chapter of the Kindle edition for free on Amazon.com, where you can also buy the full Kindle book.The hardcopy is available only on Amazon.ca.