This is certainly easy to read and so I guess it accomplishes it's point. I still find I have to revisit certain things and/or take notes because I really, really find this stuff boring (though I need to do it). The biggest issue is merely that it is out of date. Though the fundamental principles obviously haven't changed, much of the information he gives about financial regulations in Canada is no longer applicable. I don't know if there are later editions but, if there are, read the latest.