40 Best Personal Finance Books in Canada

40 Best Canadian Personal Finance Books

Are you tired of reading American books and trying to translate what they mean into Canadian financial account types and rules or wading through information that doesn’t apply to you as a Canadian?

Canadian Personal Finance books are out there, and this post will serve as a repository of all the best Canadian personal finance books you can look into to improve your financial literacy or to give as a gift! 

40 best personal finance books in Canada

Here is the ultimate list of the 40 Best Canadian Personal Finance books! I’ll keep it brief as this is a long list to scroll through, but there is definitely something for everyone on this list! Whether searching for budget books in Canada, the best finance books for beginners, or the best finance books to learn about money mindset, we have something here for you! And the best part is all of these are Canadian financial books!

Bank On Yourself: Why every woman should plan financially to be single, even if she’s not | Ardelle Harrison & Leslie McCormick.  Bank On Yourself is my top pick for Canadian women’s finance books! The main idea is that almost every woman will at some point in life find herself intentionally or unintentionally single, so you better figure out your own money before you are forced into handling it when you are not ready to do so. 

The Rule of 30 The Rule of 30 – Frederick Vettese  – I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to understand how your earnings and expenses change through life and how to account for those changes over time. It’s one of the best finance books for people wondering how to better plan their retirement. 

Beat the bank

Beat the bank – Larry Bates. This book is great for those who want to learn more about investing to be able to take over their investments from their advisors or banks, who want to reduce fees from high-cost mutual funds, and invest in index funds and ETFs. The book provides sample portfolios which are very helpful for new investors. 

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Balance – Andrew Hallam

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Millionaire Teacher:  The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School   Andrew Hallam – This is a great book with a previous review here on the blog.

NO regret decisions

No Regret Decisions – Shannon Lee Simmons

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Living Debt-Free: The No-Shame, No-Blame Guide to Getting Rid of Your Debt – Shannon Lee Simmons 

Worry Free Money: The Guilt Free Approach to Managing Your Money and Your Life –  Shannon Lee Simmons.

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Retirement Income for Life – Getting More Without Saving More – Frederick Vettese. This book focuses on the retirement decumulation phase – so it maybe for an older audience, for those who really want to get prepared, or help retiring parents better move through drawing down their retirement funds. 

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The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store  – Cait Flanders. A memoir about a no-spend year: grab some inspiration from this book on how to spend less intentionally. 

Financial First Aid

Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original and Occasionally Hilarious Introduction to the World of Personal Finance – Robert R Brown


Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money – and What You Can Do About It Bruce Sellery. Bruce Sellery is the CEO of Credit Canada Debt Solutions. He also is a regular media contributor and has a financial podcast!

The Moolala Guide to Rockin your RRSP – Bruce Sellery

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Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work – Mike Drak

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Your Kids Their Money: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Literate Children  – Clifton Corbin

The Richest Person in Babylon – Clifton Corbin

The Pink Tax BookThe Pink Tax: Dismantling a Financial System Designed to Keep Women Broke – Janine Rogan


Stop Over-Thinking Your Money! The Five Simple Rules Of Financial Success – Preet Bannerjee

The Wealthy Barber

The Wealthy Barber – David Chilton – One of Canada’s all time favourite personal finance books

The Wealthy Barber Returns – David Chilton

Kicking Financial ass

Kicking Financial Ass: Punch Debt in the Face, Invest for the Future, and Retire Early! –  Paul Christopher Dumont


Get The Hell Out of DebtThe Proven 3-Phase Method That Will Radically Shift Your Relationship to Money. | Erin Skye Kelly.  Erin provides a great approach to really fixing your debt for good!

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Naked Money Meetings: Ending Money Fights with Your Partner Forever!  – Erin Skye Kelly

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The 100-Day Financial Goal Journal: Build a Plan for Your Financial Future | Alyssa Davies.


Make Money Your Thing: Ditch the Shame and Design Your Dream Life – Kalee Boisvert

Get your $hit together!

Get your $hit Together: The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for Financially Empowered Moms | Aleksandra Jassem & Nikita Stanley.


Raising Money Smart Kids: How to Teach Your Kids About Money While Learning a Few Things Yourself | Robin Taub, CPA, CA.

Keeping Finance personal

Keeping Finance Personal: Ditch the “Shoulds” and shame, and rewrite your money story – Ellyce Fulmore


Happy Go Money: Spend Smart, Save Right & Enjoy Life | Melissa Leong.

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Money Like you Mean it: Personal Finance Tactics for the Real World | Erica Alini.


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House Poor No More: 9 Steps That Grow the Value of Your Home and Net Worth | Romana King.


Crushing Debt – David Trahair

Snowmans guide to personal finance

Talk money to me – Kelly Keehan


Rich Girl Broke Girl – Kelly Keehan


The Money Master: Inside Secrets on How to Make Your Money Grow and Stay Safe – Sandy Yong.

Personal Finance Books for Canadians by Gail Vaz-Oxlade


Gail Vaz-Oxlade is the original Canadian budgeting and money guru! I would be remiss if I didn’t include her in this list. She used to host a show called Till Debt Do Us Part, putting families on a cash budget and helping them get out of debt! It was really my first exposure to the concepts of budgeting. She has some of the best Canadian personal finance books and budgeting books in Canada on budgeting and debt. She has a great, no-nonsense style and many fantastic Canadian finance books that you can check out. Here are a few of my favourites:

Money Rules- Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Never Too Late: Take Control of Your Retirement and Your Future –  Gail Vaz-Oxlade

It’s Your Money: Becoming a Woman of Independent Means – Gail Vaz-Oxlade

The Best Canadian Personal Finance Books for every stage of your money journey.

If you are an author, or have a favourite author you want to share, please reach out! I am always looking for more Canadian finance books. Did your favourite Canadian money books make our list of the 40 best Canadian Personal Finance Books? Comment below and let me know what Canadian money books to add next!!

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