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Suze Orman was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 5, 1951. She received a B.A. in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Before starting her own financial planning firm, she was an account executive at Merrill Lynch and a vice-president of investments for Prudential-Bache Securities. She is a columnist for Self magazine, a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine, and hosts The Suze Orman Show.
She has written several financial books including The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying, You've Earned It, Don't Lose It: Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make When You Retire, Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan, and The Money Class: How to Stand in Your Truth and Create the Future You Deserve. She received the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign and the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women in 2008.
Certified financial planner Orman (The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom) let's listeners in on some of her seminars as she explains sound principles of money management. The material is organized in three main sections: dealing with formative childhood experiences with money; the "must dos" or laws of money; and the secrets of the money cycle and the realization that self-worth is not measured by net worth. While the information about the practical elements of finance, such as dealing with trusts and wills, controlling credit card use, saving for retirement, and approaching insurance correctly, is certainly not new, what distinguishes this title is the emphasis on a self-help approach to grappling with core emotional and psychological root causes of money problems.
While this strategy may work with seminar participants, in the audio version it results in many sad, embarrassing admissions by the participants that detract from the factual advice. Look to Orman's other narrative works for useful information on money management; listeners might want to attend the seminars to deal with their personal money difficulties. Recommended only on demand in public libraries that may still lack other titles from this financial expert.
-Dale Farris, Groves, TX
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