“The book is so appropriate to help my wife and I through retirement. Anyone at any age who reads this will attach themselves to the experiences.”
~ John Howlett – President, Bunzl Canada
“I enjoyed the relaxed, conversational approach as if you were just telling me a story which helps me to understand.”
~ Ann Heidebrecht – Retired Senior Medical Affairs Manager, Celgene Inc
“This book manages to minimize confusing technical jargon and avoid the rabbit holes that are synonymous with most financial books while delivering solid, trustworthy explanations and advice for young and old. If you’re looking for practical, specific and simplified guidance and exercises to help you achieve what you want to achieve, Mapping Your Retirement Road is the perfect explanation.”
~ Steve Malizia – President and CEO, Detail K2 Inc.
"I read this book front to back and then kept it in my library to use as an ongoing reference source. This is a fantastic source of simple straightforward information."
"The book guides in a way that doesn't leave the reader feeling overwhelmed but empowered and excited to take action. Finally, a book on financial mastery that I actually feel inspired to read and will refer to it often.”
~ Teri Gyemi – Life Coach Professional
"This book really made us think. My husband and I read it together and good conversation happened throughout. It brings up points that many people have not considered. “Mapping Your Retirement Road” is a must for everyone."
~ Donna Yocom – Regional Director Thunder Bay, ON - Investors Group Financial
"Investing with 'blind trust" has been frustrating. I never knew the right questions to ask because I did not understand any of the complicated financial terminology. Then I read Larry's book and finally the blindfolds have been lifted.This book takes the complicated world of investing and puts it into layman's terms, allowing me, at last, to be an active participant in my own financial planning!! A must read!"
"It is witty and to the point. A very easy but an important read for any Canadian facing retirement."
~ Esther Bast – SVP IGM Financial
"I loved it as it seemed like we are having a conversation. Simple and easy to read it alleviated the complication of financial planning….putting it into terms I understood!"
~Emey Hendricks – Executive Assistant
"I got a copy of this book from a friend. Having been in the investment business for over 20 years, I found the book interesting, well written and a useful reminder of some of the things I had forgotten over time. An excellent book to pass along to clients, prospects and friends."
"I really liked your conversational approach and you sharing some personal experiences as a means to have the reader understand."
~ Judy and John Bobaljik – Retired Professionals
"I love it- very matter of fact, down to earth and entirely readable... I can think of many people that should read this. This book would be a great gift for friends and family."
~Tom Van Tighem – VP Private Wealth Management, IGM Financial
"I really enjoyed it and felt like it was me speaking directly to me and my personal situation."
~ Anna-Marie Rasmussen – B.Comm, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CHS,CFDS, RRC
“I really enjoyed it. Plus the cover evoked a feeling of freedom and independence that most retirees strive for."
~ Christine Van Cauwenberg – Tax Professional for Major Financial Institution
"Larry has taken the complex process of planning your retirement and has made it into a conversation, similar to having coffee at your kitchen table. His process is thorough and his personal stories makes complex processes easy to understand.
If you are nearing retirement or you are just starting to invest, Mapping Your Retirement Road is a must read."
“The cover image is inviting and reminds me of my happy place- on a road trip, sunny and not working. It speaks to my base instincts – I want to be carefree.”
~ Katie Crowe – Advertising Executive
"I have had the privilege of reading this book just at its release. It is a simple, honest, moving call to action while helping simplifying the complexities of the financial world. It’s refreshing that someone would write a book that included true opinions after 20+ years experience in the financial industry. I will gladly buy and share this book with many of the people I care about in my life."
~ Rod Gibbings - Senior Consultant, IG Private Wealth Management
"This book covers everything a good advisor should discuss with his or her clients. In plain language, Larry Lovis points out the hard facts of money management and how good, strategic planning can make your money last into retirement and beyond. Mapping Your Retirement Road gives readers the knowledge and confidence they need to work with an advisor and chart a strong, financial path."
~ Dan S
We needed an educational component to our region retreat and so we purchased one of Larry’s books for every participant and made it a requirement to read before the session. Larry came and spoke on change management and helping your clients to achieve their dreams. We received excellent feedback on the book by everyone. I enjoyed the book immensely, having read it in just two sittings! It is the perfect book for a client that wants to learn to invest wisely. One of our PWM Consultants, Anna-Marie Rasmussen ordered a whole supply and plans to give them to each new HVC household. The book walks the reader through each of the various financial planning concepts in a way that is easy to understand and dramatically increases their financial literacy in an engaging way.
Larry was an excellent speaker and kept the audience wanting to hear more…. always a good thing!
~ Karen Erickson - Regional Director, IG Wealth Management in Kelowna BC
"This book should have been written years ago. Easy to understand and follow and talks about everything you need to know to get to retirement. Great Job"
"Finally a book that goes directly to the heart of the issues I need, to comprehend and navigate the complex word of financial planning to prepare properly for retirement. An absolute must read. Very enjoyable, funny and heart-warming."
"Larry Lovis has a way of explaining overwhelming and daunting financial subjects in a down to earth and easy to read style. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in bettering themselves. As a Branch Manager of a major financial institution myself, I keep a stack of Larry's books in my office to pass on to clients and friends."
"If you wouldn’t build a house without a plan, and you wouldn’t go on a road trip without a map, and neither would you adventure into a wild safari without a professional guide. Well then, I just found the best Retirement GPS that will guide me with knowledge, insight and needed information prior to me taking on the longest and most fascinating journey of my life. Thanks Larry for all the work and research you have invested in providing individuals like myself with such an amazing and comprehensive pre-retirement toolkit. I am 64 years old, and this simple/easy to read guide has given me a sense control and empowerment, knowing what to consider and steps to take, and others to avoid. I still have a few more years to go before I consider full retirement, so the timing is just perfect. Asking 'the right questions' and 'will my money last', as well as finding the 'Trusted Advisor' where a few of my favorite chapters. Thanks again, a job well done and a book well written. Cheers"
~ Joseph S - professional trainer
"This book is a must to read for anyone who not only wants to retire early but thrive in every way during those special years. It's a practical and impactful strategies are presented in a simple and understandable way so that people can implement them to dramatically improve their life in many ways."
~ Herpreet Lamba - Senior Vice President, IG Financial