Jonathan Chevreau’s New Book Offers Readers Financial Success

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‘Findependence Day’ leads by example to show readers the path toward security and happiness

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Findependence Day is a financial love story set over 22 years.

Every adult and many children know personally the stress of financial management, and all of them crave the learning and methods to achieve financial independence. In his new novelFindependence Day: How to achieve financial independence: while you’re still young enough to enjoy it.” (published by Trafford Publishing) author and financial writer Jonathan Chevreau uses the vehicle of a narrative story to be financially secure before the traditional retirement age. Chevreau distinguishes between the over-used term “retirement” and “findependence,” a term he coined for the book which is short-hand for Financial Independence. Findependence Day is the day far off in the future when income from investments, pensions, real estate and self-employment income exceeds the income from a sole corporate or government employer.

“Findependence Day” is also a financial love story set in various U.S. cities, which takes place over a 22-year time span. A young couple, Jamie and Sheena, are so broke that they end up on a financial reality television show, which reveals how their money problems are hurting their marriage. They’re embarrassed by this, but meet a financial planner on the same show who shows them how to achieve financial independence while they’re still young enough to enjoy it. Jamie declares to a national TV audience that his Findependence Day will be on his birthday, July 4th, when he turns 50.

An excerpt from “Findependence Day”:

“Didi addressed the audience. ‘Jamie and Sheena have the same problem as you. You earn too little and spend too much. You run out of money before you run out of month. Am I right or am I right?’
Sporadic applause.
‘Now let me ask you a question. What would you rather have? Freedom or stuff?’
Jamie knew what Sheena would say if she regained her composure so he made sure to beat her to the punch.
‘Freedom, of course,’ he said.
‘Good boy,’ Didi said, ‘Maybe you should tattoo this on your forehead: Freedom, Not Stuff!’”

Chevreau has carefully constructed his novel to be as accessible and engaging as possible. “Couples are under extreme financial stress,” he notes. “Jamie suffers what many Americans have suffered: job loss, stock-market losses, being cheated by a business partner, the strain of raising children, the threat of divorce, siblings squabbling over inheritances – the whole financial infrastructure of everyday North American life.”

“Findependence Day”
By Jonathan Chevreau
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781466972148
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781466972131
E-Book | 290 pages | ISBN 9781466972155
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Jonathan Chevreau is the editor of the personal finance magazine MoneySense, which he joined early in 2012 after a 19-year career as a personal finance columnist for the Financial Post. Over that time he authored or co-authored six mutual fund guides, a book on the stock market and the nonfiction “The Wealthy Boomer: Life After Mutual Funds.” Published in 1998, “The Wealthy Boomer” led to a magazine of the same name, a successful financial discussion forum and finally The Wealthy Boomer blog. Chevreau currently writes the Financial Independence blog at and and also writes a blog at

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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