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Old 12-18-2006, 11:26 PM   #21
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I think of her show more as entertainment than education. I watch if I'm bored and the alternative is bad reruns. Generally basic financial information, but let's face it, she is rather scary looking at times!
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:56 AM   #22
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OK OK I think she brings some value... She kicks womens butts and tells them to wake up and learn how and why to invest. Her attitude is everyone is responsible for them self. Some men get scared of that feminazi streak she projects and I can pass on a lot of her BS. But, she tries to wake up women and get em out of the domestic diva crappola that pushes many wage earners into poverty. She also pushes the 20 somethings to stop whining and start saving/spending intelligently.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:52 AM   #23
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i like how she always steers her viewers into roths because they can get access to the money after 5 years. yeah just what the bulk of her audiance needs to do. they are over spenders as it is, they barely save, and are in debt. why the heck would you make it easy for them to blow thru their retirement money too.
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i thought she was anti man and maybe a lesbian.
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i thought she was anti man and maybe a lesbian.
Do you think so? :
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:57 AM   #26
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I really don't know enough about Suze Orman to form an opinion either way, but I remember early one morning I found her show on tv. One of my roommates was awake, in another room, and asked me if this woman was a financial advisor or a female Dr. Phil! When people would call in, often she'd get all up their business about personal, relationship type stuff. Although to be fair, often it's relationships and conflict that are the root of money problems.
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I watched her for a while and bought a couple of books. At that time my finances were pathetic. I gleaned quite a bit from her, and have long since gotten things straighten out. I think she's a big help for those who, like me, had/have horrible financial behavior. She was kind of my stepping stone to things like the "4 Pillars", etc. IMHO, she serves a valuable purpose for some folks. (me included) 8)
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She fills a market and gives simple, and from what I've seen reasonable, advice. If she encourages people to save and invest that's a good thing. Personally I carn't stand to watch her
particularly when she gives personal rather than financial advice
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She is a certified financial planner, and her advice is usually sound. Her advice on living trusts and the way lawyers tend to incorrectly steer people away from them in her book "You've Earned It, Don't Lose It" was particularly helpful to me. I think she is a lesbian who know's what she is talking about which is better than a hetero who doesn't know what he or she is talking about.
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I bought 3 copies of her book 5-6 years ago for my 3 daughters. One kind of got into it, one kind of cherry-picked through it, and I think one never even lifted the cover. What did help was when we had arguments about what they were doing with their money, instead of saying "I think...", I would say, "Suze would say this about that", so I wasn't the bad guy. I agree with Andre1969 & nun that through the years Suze has gotten into too much psycho-babble and less straight financial advice. And are we all forgetting when she was pimping for GM?.
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gotten into too much psycho-babble and less straight financial advice.
Telling folks to invest in index funds and not waste their time trying to beat the market is not what TV producers want to hear at all, especially on CNBC. Can you imagine if only good advice like "invest in index funds, rebalance annually, and stay the course" was the answer to most of the Qs that are asked? Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z.

Suze is generally a pretty good debt counselor, but a sorry investment advisor. But, she is only doing what CNBC wants her to do. She is smart enough to know why they pay her each week. :
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Telling folks to invest in index funds and not waste their time trying to beat the market is not what TV producers want to hear at all, especially on CNBC.
But this is exactly the advise she has given, on at least one show.
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What she says in the show is fine. It's hard to concentrate when she is talking so slowly, moving her hands frequently, and stirring at you with her big set of eyes and teeth.
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And are we all forgetting when she was pimping for GM?.
Judging from their current situation, I hope she didn't give them financial advice too...
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No doubt the producers @ CNBC will give her a solid tongue lashing for passing along such excellent advice.
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No doubt the producers @ CNBC will give her a solid tongue lashing for passing along such excellent advice.
So long as it is from another woman...


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Well, the CNBC comment gave me the idea of bringing up the subject of Maria Bartiromo, but I'm certainly not going to do that now.
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i thought she was anti man and maybe a lesbian.
Where on earth are you living? Last I noticed it was 2006.......who cares who the hell she hops into bed with.....? (psst!! have you heard that Cramer is heterosexual?)

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Where on earth are you living? Last I noticed it was 2006.......who cares who the hell she hops into bed with.....? (psst!! have you heard that Cramer is heterosexual?)

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