Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan
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...more
This book comprises scores of helpful Q&As, with advice that is specific to this moment in time. Can paying just the minimum due on your credit card...more
This book was written as a guide to help people deal with the devastation of the changed economy. It's written in a question and answer format.
Most of these financial gur...more
Curious as to what to do in this economy with investments? Keep investing. Now is the time to buy stocks.
Should a person stop investing in their IRA? Nope. Buy low, sell high. Ride it out. Now is the time to buy shares. Market will return, but maybe not until 2014 or 2015, she says.
Roth IRAs are going to open...more
This big font book is fast to read and easy to digest. Orman touches upon topics such as how to rescue your FICO scores, how to defer college loan payments (for those poor fellas who just graduated and can't find a job), and how to allocate your retirement portfolio.
We all know a standard financial advising boilerplate does not cover the continuum of everyone's financial situ...more
4 things you should know:
1. Suze Orman makes 2009 sound like the Apocalypse.
2. This book is not for broke people. Suze assumes you already have a 401k, stocks and other assets you can fallback on.
But my mother sent me the link to download it free (thanks Oprah) and th...more
1. First things first: pay off all credit card debt quickly. Having a balance on one or more credit cards per month is not living within our means.
2. Save at least 8 months worth of living expenses. Especially at this tim...more
This was a timely book, considering the economics of the last six months. I found it to have some useful info and hope to use some of the advice in the coming year.
I really want to comment on how easy this book must have been to write. Although the author spends a few short chapters giving an overview, the majority of the book consists of questions and answers posed by her clients or readers/listeners. Since she does a TV show on PBS (?) it seems that...more
This book was really about 2.5 stars but I am giving Suze an extra .5 for putting this book up for free on the web for a week. I was able to download it in under a minute and read it through Adobe Reader.
All in all it was a fast read with some interesting and useful information, explained clearly and concisely. This book is designed for people who are not experts in finance or economics. It doesn't have a lot of specifics, but if you're looking for an overview of how we got in this financial me...more
Here's the link to her 2010 guide:
Plus the link to her 2011 blue print:
I also get a kick out of how she says in the early part such things as "Follow the advice here and you will know exactly whta you need to do to adapt to the new post-meltdown reality," and "I promise I will never steer you wrong or put your dreams of a secure future in peril. You can count on me." Meanwhile, on the...more
I found most things in this book to be...more
I mostly read it so I could find out more about investing in mutual funds. Many of my friends are getting out of the market completely. W...more
Of course the best first step you can make toward getting your finances in order is to pick...more
I like the way Orman does the question/answers in her book. You don't have to read the...more
And you wonder why people think she's a B.
I'm also now reading another of hers about wills and trusts. I ask myself: Why do people never talk about this stuff? I feel very ignorant. I want to be a better financial manager.