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Suze Orman

America’s most recognized expert on personal finance

  • About Suze Orman

    When it comes to financial advice, millions of Americans have turned to Suze Orman. Whether it’s taking the steps to achieve financial freedom, building credit, or navigating retirement, her candid guidance has made her name synonymous with personal finance. Her motto of “People first, then money, then things” has helped countless viewers regain control of their finances.

    The author of nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Orman has written, co-produced, and hosted eight PBS specials based on her books. Orman was the contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine for 16 years and has been a contributing editor at Costco Connection Magazine for over 18 years.  She is the eight-time Gracie Award-winning host of The Suze Orman Show; which aired on CNBC for 13 years.

    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 doctorate of humane letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in 2010 she received an honorary doctorate of commercial science from Bentley University.

    Orman has lectured widely throughout the United States, South Africa, and Asia, bringing her frank, approachable, and trusted financial planning strategies to audiences of over 100,000 people. In 2007, Business Week Magazine recognized Orman as “the top female motivational speaker in the U.S.”

    Orman is a Certified Financial Planner professional. She has directed the Suze Orman Financial Group, served as Vice President-Investments for Prudential Bach Securities, and was an account executive at Merrill Lynch. Before entering the financial services industry, she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California, making $400 a month.

  • Speaking Topics

    Women and Money

    Suze Orman, the nation's most trusted personal finance expert, brings her one-of-a-kind insights to this ground breaking seminar, which equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness needed for them to act in the best interest of their money and themselves. Orman believes every woman should get to experience what it means to controltheir own financial destiny.

    Orman's insights, garnered over the past 36 years, present a careful assessment of the far-reaching consequences of not taking personal responsibility for one's own finances. She provides a persuasive argument for financial change that is free of shame and blame, challenges audiences to value themselves fully in all aspects of life, and offers a primer on how to be fiscally responsible in relationships.

    Attendees will leave with a new financial perspective, along with the knowledge of what to do and what not do with their money, including:

    - The best retirement account
    - The financial move every woman should make
    - Making finances a family affair
    - How to truly protect your family
    - When to buy, sell or rent a home
    - Student loans
    - Car buying mistakes
    - Investments to avoid
    - How to find the best financial advisor
    - Retirement and Social Security

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  • Praise for Suze Orman


    We appreciate the time she spent with the students prior to her speech — I know it’s something the girls will not soon forget!

    Kent Place School

    When Suze Orman took the stage, the audience was prepared for this energetic human equation comprised of equal parts tough-minded financial advisor tempered by tender-hearted social worker. Well-known as both Professor and Preacher of an unremitting mantra—People first; then Money; then Things—Orman educated as she exhorted the audience toward self-empowerment through financial self-knowledge. But who suspected that the true gift of her profession is her grace as a person? That “people first” stuff—she actually means it!”

    Unity Foundation

    Suze was the best keynote speaker that we ever had. Her style of speaking was clear and down to earth, and all done without notes. We could have listened to her for the remainder of the afternoon, and it seemed like the hour flew by.

    Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County

    Suze far exceeded our expectations as a speaker. She provided solid information and advice regarding women getting their financial houses in order, but she gave so much more than that. Her honest discussion of her own background and her determination to succeed was very inspirational and moving. I am sure that many who have dealt with adversity left her speech feeling even more resolved than ever to succeed.

    Suze was the best keynote speaker that we ever had. Her style of speaking was clear and down to earth, and all done without notes. We could have listened to her for the remainder of the afternoon, and it seemed like the hour flew by.

    Bryant College

    Suze is just amazing, and really covered all bases and spoke to the needs of our audience in a clear and concise way. It’s no wonder her book went so quickly to the bestseller list. Please let her know how very pleased all of us were with this event and how grateful we were for her taking the time out of her busy schedule to share her message of hope and inspiration.

    92nd Street Y
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