Free Suzy Orman Book Download
So I was watching Oprah last night… ok, I’ve only seen Oprah twice – once was when I was waiting for 3 hours to get my tires changed and it was on in the waiting room and the other time was last night while flipping channels. I saw Suze Orman on and decided to watch. I’m reminded of the scene in Ocean’s Thirteen (also on last night) where George Clooney was teary eyed when watching Oprah.
Suze did her normal thing of scolding people who were not spending wisely. They had one guy on with his wife. She asked him how much he thought it took a month to run their household. He said $2500. Suze did the numbers and they actually spent more than $8000 a month. They only had $200 in savings – yikes!
Another girl stopped contributing to her 401k because she saw the market doing badly… what???! Now is the time to invest - especially if you don’t need the money in the next 5-10 years. Keep it in. You’re now buying more than you could have a year ago. Invest all that you can. Stocks are cheap!
Schools do not educate us on money, that much is clear. A lot of parents don’t know how to teach finances to their kids either because they were never taught. Mine did a great job, thank God.
Anyway, there’s a free download of a short book that Suze wrote called Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan – Keeping Your Money Safe and Sound and it’s pretty good. Here’s an excerpt:
There is to be no curling up in a fetal position on the couch in 2009 hoping that when you emerge the crisis will have passed. No assuming that there is a government bailout or Wall Street rally right around the corner that will fix everything for you without any effort on your part. You will have to get off the couch and take control of your financial life in 2009.
She’s right – it’s up to us! Don’t expect the Federal Government to hand you money. They’re handing it out right now but to the wrong people. It’s not going to work. You’ll have to do it on your own. It won’t be easy. We’ve had it easy for a long time. Download this e-book now and then read it! (Oprah.com)
Another good book – written by kids is Pulling Weeds to Picking Stocks. You can get through it in about an hour. Basically, you need to run your own finances like a business and concentrate on your Profit and Loss statement. You need to turn a profit with your own finances. That’s how you do it.
Anyone can do this stuff. We can do it! We just can’t look to the government to do it for us. The American people make this country great – not politicians! We can pull together and get anything done once we realize this. Let’s do it!