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Suze Orman
SUZE ORMAN is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, #1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today.

Orman has written eight consecutive New York Times bestsellers and has written, co-produced, and hosted seven PBS specials based on her books. She is the seven-time Gracie Award- wining host of The Suze Orman Show, which airs on CNBC, and of the forthcoming Money Class on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. She is also a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine.

Your browser may not support display of this image. Twice named one of the “Time 100,” Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people, and named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women, Orman was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. In 2009 she received an honorary doctor of human letters degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in 2010 she received an honorary doctor of commercial science from Bentley University.

Orman, a Certified Financial Planner professional, directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987 to 1997, served as Vice President― Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983 to 1987, and was an account executive at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1983. Prior to that, she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California, from 1973 to 1980.

Entries by Suze Orman

Facing Your Financial Fears

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 8:00 AM

As you watch these markets go up and down, down and up. Have you found yourself paralyzed not knowing what to do? Are you scared to death as you look at your 401k statements? Should you sell? Should your buy? Should you do nothing?

Or are you someone who...

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The 8 Qualities of a Successful Life

(144) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 10:42 AM

Years ago, after my first book came out and I had made a few television appearances, I was nearly accosted on the street by a very animated woman who kept pointing at me and then exclaimed "I know who you are... you are the... Money Lady!" I've adopted that as...

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The Smart Woman's Guide to Asking for (and Getting!) a Raise

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 8:17 PM

Women have a very bad habit of putting themselves on sale. But tough economic times mean there is little chance your employer will offer a sizable raise--no matter how terrific you are--unless you force the issue a bit. A few negotiating tips:

Stand Tall in Your Truth
Be confident...

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The 6-Step Financial Reality Check for Newlyweds

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 12:37 PM

This article first appeared in the December 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

Married last June, Maria and Victor Martin* are bubbling with plans. Within the next five years, they want to have two kids and upgrade from their recently purchased two-bedroom condo in Chicago. And Maria,...

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"Occupy Wall Street": Approved!

(1615) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 11:45 AM

In the space of less than a month, the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained national notoriety. A new poll out Monday shows that more than half of Americans are aware of the grass-roots campaign pushing back at the outsize profits, bailouts, and influence of the financial sector....

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How to Boost Your Retirement Confidence

(430) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 12:02 PM

According to a new national survey, just 13 percent of Americans feel "very confident" they will have a comfortable retirement. That's a record low. At the same time, a record 27 percent of Americans report they are "not at all confident" in being able to save their way toward a...

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Plan to Take Action in 2009

(143) Comments | Posted January 8, 2009 | 10:09 AM

I literally rang in the new (trading) year on January 2nd, presiding over the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. This was something I always wanted to do, It was an honor and a day I will never forget. What was so interesting to me however was...

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