WOMEN
03/01/2012 10:50 am ET

REPLY ALL: Suze Orman On Money, Love And Secret Dreams

Marlo Thomas checks in with the number-crunching TV host, bestselling author and high-energy financial guru.

If you could write a personal slogan that you live by, what would it be?
“People first. Then money. Then things.”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would exercise more.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing my partner, KT.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Denied.”

What is your secret dream?
To live on a boat and travel the world.

Who is your personal hero?
Oprah.

What is always at your bedside or in your purse?
A little statue of Ganesha.

What do you collect?
Money.

What is always in your refrigerator?
Almond milk, fresh fruit, Ezeikiel english muffins, manuka honey.

As you're watching TV, what makes you want to throw the remote at your set?
Financial pundits who give wrong advice.

What do you find sexy? What turns you on?
Sharing a morning cup of coffee [with KT] at sunrise at our beach house.

What brings you peace?
The ocean.

If you were a stripper, what would you choose for your stage name?
Loose Change.

What's the most useless piece of advice you've ever received?
Advice from a TV agent: that I did not have what it took to be on national TV, and that I should start with a tiny local show and learn the trade. This was a few months before I started to appear on national TV.

What do you remember most about your first kiss?
I am still waiting for it. (Just joking.)

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