… but now it’s here, and so I must. Like going to the dentist, it is the right thing to do.
The book is Baruch Labinsky’s A Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel. The truth is, I’ve started reading it already and am impressed with the writing – both eminently readable and from what I’ve seen so far, free of typos and other annoyances that are so common in independently-published books (folks seem to think skimping on editing is allowed if they’re not professional writers, editors or publishers).
To be fair to Labinsky, a former Canadian, the book itself isn’t scary – just facing our particular financial realities. Shudder.
In what I’ve read so far (about halfway), he has lucidly described Israeli credit cards, banking, insurance, employment and much more. The book tries hard to make itself user-friendly with little cartoons in each chapter, and to some extent that makes it easier to handle.
I am hoping to present a full review of the book, and perhaps even a giveaway, when I’m finished reading it.