If you follow “Shark Tank”, you’ll recognize Kevin O’Leary as the direct, tell-it-like-he-sees-it kind of guy. He’s the one who delivers the hard truths some entrepreneurs don’t want or aren’t ready to hear. At first he may come across as harsh. But after watching several episodes, and especially after reading his book, your opinion is bound to change.
In “Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women & Money”, O’Leary acts as your financial adviser, telling you, as the title states, the “Hard truth”, but always meaning to help you.
He goes through every stage of life, since childhood to your later years, and gives tips and advice accordingly. Every stage has its specific problems and opportunities, and Kevin tries to make sure you get enough information to make a good decision and succeed.
As a personal note, I got quite the punch in the gut when I read about the risks a person is subjected to since middle age and through the later years in life. You really must start planning years, if not decades ahead if you want to have some comfort.
The main mantra of the book is “Don’t spend too much. Mostly save. Always invest”. I’m glad I read this book now. I plan to act on it starting today.