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.
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.
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.
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.
Dave Ramsey - Total Money Makeover. Also a bit of Phil Town's Rule #1. Teach you basics of saving and investing.
People first, then money.
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.
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.
She is down to earth.
When she asks us to go back to our childhood and remember our first financial event.
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