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Beat the Bank: The Canadian Guide to Simply Successful Investing Paperback – Sept. 16 2018

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"The Wealthy Barber taught Canadians the importance of saving. Beat the Bank will teach Canadians the importance of investing well."
Wanda Morris VP of Advocacy, CARP

"Larry Bates offers a detailed look at everything that's wrong with our "traditional" investment model and even more importantly, shows readers just how easy it is to invest their money simply - and successfully. A must read."
Robert R. Brown, Author of Wealthing Like Rabbits, An Original and Occasionally Hilarious Introduction to the World of Personal Finance

"...enlightening, horrifying, entertaining and enormously useful"
Neil Gross, former Executive Director, FAIR Canada<br.>
"If you wonder why your bank-sold mutual funds are going nowhere, Larry Bates has the answers."
Ellen Roseman, Toronto Star consumer columnist and investing instructor at University of Toronto school of continuing education.

"Millions of Canadian mutual fund investors unknowingly pay fees that erode their returns by as much as 50% over time! Industry insider Larry Bates clearly explains how, why, and what you can do about it."
Robb Engen, Boomer & Echo

"Larry shares some powerful stories over his 35 years as an investment banker. It's like you're a fly on the wall in his office. Beat the Bank should be required reading in Ontario's new financial literacy course in high school."
Sean Cooper, Bestselling Author of Burn Your Mortgage and Mortgage Agent

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Larry Bates is a former senior banker and investment industry insider turned investor advocate, author, and speaker. He shows how you can build a larger retirement nest egg by switching from high cost mutual funds to more efficient, low-cost investment products. And you can do it in a couple of hours a year.

Larry Bates reveals the secrets, decodes the mystery and provides a simple, step-by-step guide to investing, proving conclusively that you don't need to be an expert to invest just need to know the basics. It's easy when you know how! For more about Larry Bates go to

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Milner; 1st edition (Sept. 16 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1775343707
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1775343707
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 281 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.29 x 1.3 x 22.81 cm
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Larry Bates spent 30 years in the investment banking business in both Canada and the United Kingdom. He recently shifted his focus to investor advocacy with the launch of his website,, which is focused on providing Canadians with a better understanding of investment basics.

A graduate of Dalhousie University, Larry currently serves as a Member of the Investor Advisory Panel of the Ontario Securities Commission and is a member of the Transparency Task Force which advocates for greater transparency in the global financial services industry.

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