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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Lynn Orman  

Pen Name: Suze Orman

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1951 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Suze Orman was born and raised on Chicago's South Side. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Social work. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a B. A. in social work in 1976. In 2009, Orman received an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Suze Orman is a financial advisor, author, motivational speaker, and television host. She trained as an account executive for Merrill Lynch. After completing her training with Merrill Lynch, she remained at the firm until 1983 when she left to become vice-president of investments at Prudential Bache Securities.In 1987, Orman resigned from Prudential and founded the Suze Orman Financial Group, in Emeryville, California. She was director of the firm until 1997.Suze became a hit on public television having many financial specials based on her books. This resulted in her own television show on CNBC, The Suze Orman Show, which has been on the air since 2002. Orman received many accolades for the show including a Daytime Emmy Award for Oustanding Service show Host.

Published Works

  • You've Earned It, Don't Lose It: Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make When You Retire (with Linda Mead), Newmarket Press, 1997
  • The Nine Steps To Financial Freedom , Riverhead, 1997
  • The Courage to Be Rich, Riverhead, 1999
  • The Road to Wealth, Hay House, 2001
  • The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life Keep What You Have Create What You Deserve By Suze Ormen , Free Press, 2003
  • The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke, Riverhead, 2005
  • Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, Riverhead, 2007
  • Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan, Random House, 2009
  • Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, Spiegel & Grau, 2010
  • The Money Class: How to Stand in Your Truth and Create the Future You Deserve , Spiegel & Grau, 2012

Selected Titles At Your Library

You've earned it, don't lose it :
ISBN: 1557043167. OCLC Number:

Newmarket Press,. New York :. 1999.

Shows how to avoid mistakes and protect earnings, covering such topics as long-term care, trusts, wills, joint tenancy, medicare, and life insurance.

The road to wealth :
ISBN: 1573221252. OCLC Number:

Riverhead Books,. New York :. 2001.

Topics covered include: managing debt; money and relationships; home ownership; insurance; paying for college; retirement planning; stocks; bonds; mutual funds; annuities; and wills and trusts.

The road to wealth :
ISBN: 1561709689. OCLC Number:

Hay House,. Carson, Calif. :. ℗2001.

The money book for the young, fabulous & broke /
ISBN: 1594489130. OCLC Number:

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[This book] address[es] the specific financial reality that young people face today, and it offers a set of real, not impossible, solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, [the author] tells [the] readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, icons direct readers to a special YF & B domain on [the author's] website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (Did she just say use your credit care?) and may even seem counterintuitive (Pay into a retirement fund even though credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that have made her the most trusted financial expert of the day.-Dust jacket.

Suze Orman's 2009 action plan /
ISBN: 073932859X. OCLC Number:

Random House Large Print,. New York :. ©2008.

Orman believes that 2009 is a critical year for your money. She outlines a plan of action that you can take now to safeguard your savings, retirement account, real estate, credit, and more.

Women & money :
ISBN: 0812981316. OCLC Number:

Spiegel & Grau,. New York :. 2010, ©2007.

Suze Orman investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money. With her signature mix of insight, compassion, and soul-deep recognition, she equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from making more out of the money they make. At the center of the book is The Save Yourself Plan--a streamlined, five-month program that delivers genuine long-term financial security. But what's at stake is far bigger than money itself: It's about every woman's sense of who she is and what she deserves, and why it all begins with the decision to save yourself.--From publisher description.

The money class :
ISBN: 0812982134. OCLC Number:

Spiegel & Grau,. New York :. 2012.

Suze Orman, the woman millions of Americans have turned to for financial advice, delivers a master class on personal finance and teaches her readers that the "New American Dream" is not the things they accumulate, but the confidence that comes from knowing that which they've worked so hard for cannot be taken away from them.

Speaking Engagements

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