From bestselling author and television superstar Kevin O'Leary comes a new financial guide that takes you through money mistakes at every stage of life and teaches you how to avoid them. Read more...
From bestselling author and television superstar Kevin O'Leary comes a new financial guide that takes you through money mistakes at every stage of life and teaches you how to avoid them.
DON'T SPEND TOO MUCH. MOSTLY SAVE. ALWAYS INVEST.
This is simple advice, but it's often the simple advice that's easy to swallow and hard to follow. Kevin O'Leary understands that getting a handle on your personal finances can be challenging at any age. Whether you're a parent struggling to explain savings to your children, a student contemplating a big loan to pay for school, a newly engaged couple considering joint bank accounts, or a baby boomer entering retirement, Kevin offers solid, practical advice to help you make and keep more money.
As a lead shark on ABC's Shark Tank, Kevin's success with money management and in busi-ness is legendary. But he's made mistakes along the way, too, and he's written this book so others can benefit from his experiences and learn how to avoid debt, how to save money, and how to invest for a brighter future.
Each chapter is geared to a specific age or stage in life and looks closely at your relationship with money and how simple changes in thinking and decision-making can result in more cold hard cash in your wallet or bank account. You'll find real-life examples of common money mistakes and strategies for avoiding them, "Cold Hard Truth" quizzes and charts aimed at boosting your financial wisdom, and tips and tricks for making more money and growing it faster to achieve financial freedom.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-08-12
- Reviewer: Staff
Books on investing usually require a thorough understanding of how the stock market works, and can frustrate or overwhelm the lay reader. Enter O’Leary (Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life), a tremendously successful entrepreneur who moonlights as an investor on TV’s Shark Tank. In his latest book, O’Leary guides readers through financial decisions big and small, challenging them to understand their relationship with money, and focus on improving that relationship. These changes, according to O’Leary, will ultimately lead to greater financial stability. The beauty of O’Leary’s approach is that it’s straightforward and addresses the reader’s changing financial needs at different life stages, from wedding planning and marriage, to buying a new home and having kids, to midlife and retirement. He lists numerous common money mistakes that people make and how to fix them, including: drowning in credit card debt; having no emergency savings; and not knowing where to invest. O’Leary pays particular attention to raising money-savvy kids and addresses the high cost of higher education and the lower costs of retirement. Full of valuable advice imparted in a no-nonsense manner, this book will have a profound effect on how people relate to and manage their money. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Endeavor. (Oct.)