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Old 01-24-2011, 07:57 AM   #41
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If you aim to retire @55 and miss your target by 5 yrs, no big deal.
If you aim to retire @67 and miss your target....
Seems to me, aim low and you'll be better off, no matter what.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:53 PM   #42
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I watch it for the financial-train-wreck porn that is the guests they have on there.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:02 PM   #43
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A few weeks ago, I was killing time while Mr B was at the VA VR&E office. I hit the local drug store to look for a good magazine, and saw two of her skinnier paperback books on display. Just for fun, I thumbed through them.
I have to admit a fair amount of the contents would make a lot of sense to the generally uninformed, but her signature dramatic flair style was pretty much a waste of ink on paper.
My conclusion? Yawn...
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I am generally entertained by her show. She definitely has a progressive bent to her opinions. However, I was quite upset by her 67 for early retirement comment. She is trying to condition the public to accept major changes in the SS and Medicare system.

If these draconian cuts are not phased in over many years there will be massive riots.

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For me just starting out in 1998 with getting my financial life in order she was a great first step. She got me reading about personal finance and taught me the basics. from there I moved on to getting my hands on anything I could in published format. Now here we are a good 13 years later and I cracked the millionaire mark. You have to start somewhere and her books definately worked as a good starting point for me. I have outgrown her advice, however, when her new books come out I always pick them up for a good read. After all there is nothing else left on the shelves at 332.024 through 332.026.

Because i read everthing including shisters like Cramer I get all sides of the story. Hey even Cramer has some good income tips if you dig down far enough and give them a little twist. Case in point selling calls on your ETF that tack indexes for another 3-4% points each year.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:12 AM   #46
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Suze Orman's crimes against humanity:

1. She spells her first name wrong.

2. She has pocketed $30 million by dispensing commonplace advice.

3. She is a vampire.

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Suze Orman's crimes against humanity:

1. She spells her first name wrong.

2. She has pocketed $30 million by dispensing commonplace advice.

3. She is a vampire.
This blatantly false. She has a right to spell her name anyway she wants.
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. That is pretty high praise for a mass-market financial guru.
Caller her a "guru" is very high praise. This is the same woman who used to consult crystals to give her guidance on how to invest her client's money. I suppose she was happy to graduate to the magic Eight Ball...........
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3. She is a vampire.
Then let's sharpen a wooden stake.............
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This blatantly false. She has a right to spell her name anyway she wants.
Maybe she just pronounces it wrong.

Or did you have a humorectomy too?
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And here I though travelover used a sarcasm font.
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Maybe she just pronounces it wrong.

Or did you have a humorectomy too?
There are people that say that Suze don't know nuthin'. I have to say, Yes she does!
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I admit I watch Suze just to laugh at the ridiculous situations people get themselves into. Makes me feel so smart. DH watches too. I'm the financial organizer in the family and he goes along for the ride. When she said the thing about how everyone should wait until 67 to retire, he said, maybe we shouldn't be thinking about retiring so early. I kept saying, she's not talking about us.
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Hmmm? Lets see. A forum devoted to retiring early discussing someone who advocates not retiring early. this is turning out grand
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I admit I watch Suze just to laugh at the ridiculous situations people get themselves into. Makes me feel so smart. DH watches too. I'm the financial organizer in the family and he goes along for the ride. When she said the thing about how everyone should wait until 67 to retire, he said, maybe we shouldn't be thinking about retiring so early. I kept saying, she's not talking about us.
You need to assure him that you are not in the 60% that "need" to push back their retirement. (at least according to this artice).

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Her advice may or may not be great, but I cannot get past the scary appearance.


lol !!!
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If you aim to retire @55 and miss your target by 5 yrs, no big deal.
If you aim to retire @67 and miss your target....
Seems to me, aim low and you'll be better off, no matter what.
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Suze Orman's crimes against humanity:

1. She spells her first name wrong.

2. She has pocketed $30 million by dispensing commonplace advice.

3. She is a vampire.


add to that she refers to herself in the 3rd person. no matter who does this it really annoys me. i think people that do that are such narcissists that they need to hear their names all the time.
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Suze Orman's crimes against humanity:

1. She spells her first name wrong.

2. She has pocketed $30 million by dispensing commonplace advice.

3. She is a vampire.

She clearly appeals to many people or she wouldn't have pocketed $30 million. I find it somewhat amusing that so many people in this forum are so hateful...or maybe they're just jealous that someone they don't like actually came up with a great marketing idea.
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