Terry Savage is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy and the markets. She writes a nationally syndicated money column and is the author of four best-selling books on personal finance. The latest is a new edition of her best-seller, The Savage Truth on Money, which was named one of the top ten money books of the year by Amazon.com in its first edition. Her other recent book is: The Savage Number: How Much Money do You Really Need to Retire? Both are published by Wiley.
Terry is seen frequently as a money expert on CNN, and also has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business News, CBS and PBS. And she is often interviewed on national radio shows for her comments on current economic events.
Terry’s expertise comes from experience. She started her career as a stockbroker, and became a founding member and first woman trader on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. She was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s International Monetary Market, where she traded interest rate futures and currencies. She now serves on the Board of Directors of CME Group, parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Terry is a registered investment advisor for both stocks and futures. She has no individual clients, but shares her advice generously with all who post questions on her blog at www.TerrySavage.com.
Terry has worked with major corporations, including Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Walgreens , Hilton, and Allstate to share her message of financial literacy and empowerment with their employees. She is in demand as a speaker and moderator at national meetings and conferences, where she provides an economic outlook – and her advice on money management in a volatile economy.
You can read Terry’s columns, as well as post questions and comments at her website, www.TerrySavage.com, follow her on Twitter @TerryTalksMoney and on Facebook –The Savage Truth.
Terry Savage has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club award for Outstanding Consumer Journalism, and the Outstanding Personal Finance Columnist award given by the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and two Emmys for her television work.
Savage takes an active role in America’s business community. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, and previously served on the boards of McDonald’s Corporation for 14 years and Pennzoil-Quaker State Corporation for 5 years. She was a recipient of the Director’s Choice Award honoring selected women who serve on America’s top corporate boards.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, where she won a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in American Studies.