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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Lynn Orman  

Pen Name: Suze Orman

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1951 in Chicago, Illinois

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Suze Orman was born and raised on Chicago's South Side. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Social work. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a B.A. in social work in 1976. In 2009, Orman received an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Suze Orman is a financial advisor, author, motivational speaker, and television host. She trained as an account executive for Merrill Lynch. After completing her training with Merrill Lynch, she remained at the firm until 1983 when she left to become vice-president of investments at Prudential Bache Securities.In 1987, Orman resigned from Prudential and founded the Suze Orman Financial Group, in Emeryville, California. She was director of the firm until 1997.Suze became a hit on public television having many financial specials based on her books. This resulted in her own television show on CNBC, The Suze Orman Show, which has been on the air since 2002. Orman received many accolades for the show including a Daytime Emmy Award for Oustanding Service show Host.


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Titles At Your Library

You've Earned It, Don't Lose It: Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make When You Retire
ISBN: 1557043167

William Morrow Paperbacks. 1997

It's Your Money. What Happens To It Will Directly Affect The Quality Of Your Life. "You don't want to become a story in one of my books, and you don't have to," says financial advisor Suze Orman, who goes beyond the usual financial primer to describe how to safeguard your financial future, illustrated with stories of ordinary, real-life people who faced misfortune because of naiveté, procrastination, or misinformation. So that you can avoid making similar mistakes and so you an better protect the money you have earned and saved, Orman gives you this easy-to-understand guide to eight vital areas essential for your security and well-being.

The Courage to Be Rich: Creating a Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance
ISBN: 1573221252

Riverhead Hardcover. 1999

Courage to Be Rich, The: Creating a Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance., by Orman, Suze

The Road to Wealth
ISBN: 1561709689

Hay House. 2001

Accessible, pragmatic, and comprehensive, The Road to Wealth imparts information critical to every stage of listeners' financial lives. Whether one is a novice investor or a veteran of the market, whether laying the building blocks for a rich future or seeking comfort during the retirement years, The Road to Wealth has the answers. With her unique grasp of the life of money and the role money plas in listeners' lives, Suze Orman has compiles an invaluable resource of practical financial information.

Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan (Random House Large Print
ISBN: 073932859X

Random House Large Print. 2008

"2009: The Year You Can-t Afford to Make Any Mistakes with Your Money. The credit crunch, the stock market freefall, the staggering toll of home foreclosures and job losses: The economic crisis that struck in 2008 has left no one untouched and everybody reeling. Seemingly overnight, the financial landscape has undergone seismic changes that suddenly have you asking all kinds of questions: Are your savings safe? Should you continue to invest in your retirement account? Should you keep your home if it-s worth less than what you owe or should you sell it? How do you pay your bills if you-ve just been laid off? The nation-s go-to expert on financial matters, Suze Orman, believes that 2009 is a critical year for your money. There are safeguards to put in place, actions to take, costly mistakes to avoid, and even opportunities to be had, so that you are protected during the bad times and prepared to prosper when things take a turn for the better. No matter what situation you-re in, you will find a plan of action and the answers to your questions about: * Credit * Retirement *Savings and Spending*Real Estate *Paying for College* Protecting Your Family SUZE ORMAN-S 2009 ACTION PLAN delivers honest, straightforward guidance-what to do, when to do it, and how to do it-as only Suze Orman can."

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
ISBN: 0812981316

Spiegel & Grau. 2010

Amazon.com Review Money maven Suze Orman's latest book, Women & Money addresses the complicated (and often dysfunctional) relationship women have with personal finance. Orman's direct, non-condescending style is perfect for this subject matter--she begins with the premise that "Women can invest, save, and handle debt as well and skillfully as any man" and then tackles the important question--"So why don't they?" Designed to educate and inspire, Women & Money also offers a "Save Yourself Plan," a five-month program that "delivers genuine long-term financial security." Want to know more? Watch a video message from Suze below, and take a gander at the first chapter of Women & Money--you'll be "controlling your destiny" in no time. --Daphne Durham

The Money Class: How to Stand in Your Truth and Create the Future You Deserve
ISBN: 0812982134

Spiegel & Grau. 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Revised & updated

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THE MONEY CLASS?
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How to find the courage to stand in your truth and why it is a place of power.
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What daily actions will restore the word “hope” to your vocabulary.
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Everything you need to know about taking care of your family, your home, your career, and planning for retirement—no matter where you are in your life or where the economy is heading.
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In nine electrifying, empowering classes, Suze Orman teaches us how to navigate these unprecedented financial times. With her trademark directness, she shows us how to tackle the complicated mix of money and family, how to avoid making costly mistakes in real estate, and how to get traction in your career or rebuild after a professional setback. And in what is the most comprehensive retirement resource available today, Suze presents an attainable strategy, for every reader, at every age.
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The Money Class is filled with tools and advice that can take you from a place of financial fear to a place of financial security. In The Money Class you will learn what you need to know in order to feel hopeful, once again, about your future.


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