The Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women And Money

Paperback | December 18, 2012

byKevin O'leary

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Getting a handle on finances can be challenging at any age. Whether you're a parent struggling to explain savings to your children, a newly engaged couple considering joint bank accounts, or a baby boomer entering retirement, Kevin O'Leary has advice to help you make and keep more money.
 
As a lead Dragon of CBC's Dragons' Den and ABC's Shark Tank, Kevin's success with money management and in business is legendary. But he's made mistakes along the way, too, and he's writing this book so others--like his son and daughter--can benefit from his experiences. Each chapter is geared to a specific age or stage in life. 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 Wallet Wisdom, and tips and tricks for making more money and growing it faster to achieve financial freedom.

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Getting a handle on finances can be challenging at any age. Whether you're a parent struggling to explain savings to your children, a newly engaged couple considering joint bank accounts, or a baby boomer entering retirement, Kevin O'Leary has advice to help you make and keep more money. As a lead Dragon of CBC's Dragons' Den and ABC's...

KEVIN O'LEARY is one of North America's most successful business entrepreneurs, as well as a star of CBC's Dragons' Den and ABC's Shark Tank. Kevin founded and built SoftKey (later The Learning Company), the global leader in educational kids' software, and negotiated its sale to Mattel for $4.2 billion in 1999. Since then, he has succe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.83 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385678509

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!!! You may not like Kevin O'Leary's abrasiveness, his in-your-face honesty, and audaciousness, but, you've got to hand it to him, he knows of what he speaks. This is invaluable advice for anyone who is trying to keep all the dollars they work hard for. Sound advice! This book is right up there with The Wealthy Barber.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The cold hard truth.. If you didn't like Kevin O'leary on Dragons Den or Shark Tank then you won't like this book. But if you're looking for frank no nonsense advice then this is the best book on your personal finances that I've seen in 17 years in the financial services industry. Read and apply it.
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Financial Must. A well written book that talks about all financial aspects of life. Clear and concise message about what to do and not to do with your money that any money moron can understand. A must book to have in your library.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth the time A great introduction to personal finance! While some of Kevin's ideas are a bit simplistic, this is great for making you wake up and start to take charge of your finances. This book literally changed my life, and set me on a reading spree across the personal finance world.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gift for family I saw Kevin O'Leary on Steven and Chris and his advice was so practical and well advised that I thought his books would be excellent for my children. So I bought both books for both of them for Christmas. I know it will be sound counsel for the kids now that they are ready to dip into the financial world and have families of their own.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Uncle Kevin tells you exactly what you need to heat and he is straightforward. He does not beat around the bush of sugar coat it.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On the Right Pathway I rarely read books and when i do its mainly in this category of finance. I have always admired Kevin O' Leary because he tells it how it is, Yes he may be a dick but he's not wrong and knows how to make money, this book has taught me a lot and intend to use the advice in this book everyday. Great book and great Read
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye opener Definitely a great read to open your eyes with how the world works through his perspective.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read Not a life changing book for me but I enjoy how it feels like Kevin is talking to you as you read the book. Reinforced a lot of my existing beliefs and I agree with a lot of what he has to say. This is the second book of his I purchased and I will most likely purchase others in the future.
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Kevin did a great job with this book. Straightforward and honest truth about personal finance.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Textbook Too textbook like for me. Preferred his first book.
Date published: 2013-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good advice, lots of common sense... I enjoyed reading this book... if only I could make all members of my family to read it... hidden message in the book? If you're in debt, don't borrow more money to buy O'Leary wines :-)
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from M, W, & Money Pure Kevin , Great read
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated out of 5 by from The best book I have read on money. Very practical and easy to follow advice. I highly recomend it to any age group.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Read! Kevin O'Leary is funny and candid in this book. He gives you some of his personal history so you can relate to him better and have a better understanding of how he came to be who he is today. He gives solid, truthful advice that anyone could apply to their daily lives...A great book to read from cover to cover!
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Reading As a person in the Financial Services Field I am always looking for good books to recommend to clients. Books with concrete ideas, that are geared to the average Canadian with easy to understand concepts. This book fits the bill on all counts. It was an easy read, it had easy to understand concepts written in such a way that made total sense. The advice in this book would make a significant difference to your financial health for years to come. As someone proficient in this area, even I found tips I can adopt to fine tune my financial well being. I would especially recommend this book to a young adult so they can make smart financial decisions from the beginning. Buy a copy, read it and pass it on to your university bound child as a graduation gift, they will thank you for it one day.
Date published: 2013-01-07

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“Stressed out about the grown child who won’t leave your basement? Have family members circling like vultures now that you’re retired and saved your nest egg? Unable to climb out of debt? As if he were the Don Cherry of financial wisdom, O’Leary provides strongly worded, anecdote-driven answers, unafraid of the people he might offend.”  —National Post“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.”—Publishers Weekly