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The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom | [Suze Orman]

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

From the nuts and bolts of managing money to the deep psychological and even spiritual meaning it has in our lives, this personal-finance audiobook shows everyone, even complete novices, how to take control of their money.
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Publisher's Summary

From the nuts and bolts of managing money to the deep psychological and even spiritual meaning it has in our lives, this personal-finance audiobook shows everyone, even complete novices, how to take control of their money.

Suze Orman is a certified financial planner, a retirement specialist, and a registered investment advisor.

Orman begins with the insight that managing money is far more than a matter of picking the right investments or getting out of credit card debt. To get control of our finances, we must first get control of the feelings about money that arise from our earliest experiences with it.

Next comes Orman's clear, easy-to-follow advice about the practical importance of understanding and using investments, retirement plans, insurance, and credit.

Finally, Orman reveals why true financial freedom lies not in amassing wealth, but in realizing that we are worth far more than our money.

©1998 Suze Orman; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Paulette QUEEN CREEK, AZ, USA 06-23-07
    Paulette QUEEN CREEK, AZ, USA 06-23-07
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    "Awesome"

    I only wish I had known about this woman years ago. Her practical, down to earth approach to finances should be taught to everyone starting in grade school. At minimum, I am going to recommend to the local school board that a course be developed for high school students around these '9 Steps'. Maybe the next generation can then do it better.

    She doesn't try to sugar coat anything and deals with the reality of the everyday working stiff. She isn't selling get rich quick schemes and never claims that anything about financial responsibility is easy. Most important, you finish this book knowing you would easily call this woman "friend".

    Following her guidelines, anyone should be able to build a comfortable and secure future.

    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Mark adelaideAustralia 06-25-08
    Mark adelaideAustralia 06-25-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Not for everyone."

    I felt this book was ment for mainly people in America as it had the American money system. It had the message give money to charity and money will come back to you. Other than a few simple messages about making a will, put money into superannuation and pay of your Credit Cards I didnt really find it very helpful. Overall I found the book wasn't what I was looking for. Suze did do a good job of reading this book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Investor 01-29-14
    Investor 01-29-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Simple yet essential messages for anyone"
    Where does The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Maybe not the most convincing. But as I already has quite a bit of background on financial motivation books, this one added some points to my strategy. For example, I really started to think about "people first" - we should set documents that regulate what will happen with our assets when we die or get into a serious accident.


    What other book might you compare The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom to and why?

    Dave Ramsey - Total Money Makeover. Also a bit of Phil Town's Rule #1. Teach you basics of saving and investing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    People first, then money.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Lisbon, ND, United States 02-07-13
    Donna Lisbon, ND, United States 02-07-13
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    "Very useful financial tips."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, she is very knowledge and is able to keep you interested to the end. I was surprised that the audiobook ended so soon I wanted to hear more. The audiobook is three hours but does not seem that long at all.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Financial tips for the average person. She gave real life scenarios which were very helpfuI. I also liked the fact that she included a spiritual twist to it. What is also interesting is that her family and her have experienced a lot of the same financial stress in their lives as we have. She knows how we feel.


    What about Suze Orman’s performance did you like?

    She is down to earth.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she asks us to go back to our childhood and remember our first financial event.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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