Over the past decade or so, Suze Orman has really set herself apart as one of the great common sense financial minds in the media. Her no nonsense approach has helped many people – particularly the young and women – achieve financial independence and victory over debt. In The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream, Orman continues giving more outstanding wake up call financial advice.
Throughout The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream, Orman speaks about the pillars of what has long been known as the “American Dream.” In talking about your career, family, home, and retirement, Orman gives her advice on the best way to see our dream through, even though, in her opinion, the dream itself likely needs some revision.
I tend to agree as I feel that much of our nation’s prosperity over the past thirty or so years is fake, and built on not much more than credit spending. People didn’t save, rather, they spend money they didn’t even have to buy things they didn’t really need.
Considering the economy is on such shaky footing, it’s no wonder that so many people are turning to Orman for advice. For example, here’s a quote from an article in Time Magazine:
The mortgage crisis, the deficit, the mass layoffs and the home foreclosures sweeping the country are all signs that the economy is a wreck, but for Orman, 57, things could hardly be better.
The article, entitled Suze Orman: Queen of the Crisis, and written by Sheelah Kolhatkar, while a little old (it’s from 2009) does a great job explaining Orman’s stance on the recent recession, how we got in it, and most importantly, how we as consumers and people can better protect and prepare ourselves for the next one. Obviously, Orman goes much more in-depth regarding these issues in The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream.
So, long story short, check out the book. It’s definitely worth your time and most certainly worth your money! In the meantime, enjoy these Suze Orman videos and related articles.
- Suze Orman: Queen of the Crisis (time.com)