Investing in Philippines: Who is Suze Orman?


Monday, February 27, 2012

Who is Suze Orman?

Suze Orman's Get Radical Conference
I have been a fan of Suze Orman's show in CNBC where she gives financial advice and there is a portion of the show where viewers can ask her if they can afford it or not.

She has established herself as a "guru" in personal finance. She recently visited the Philippines and gave a talk in NBC Tent in Taguig through an invitation made by Bank of the Philippine Islands. Below is the article from Philippine Daily Inquirer about her recent and talk in the Philippines.


‘Helping people who can take care of themselves is not helping the Philippines’


When best-selling author Suze Orman said yes to the invitation of Bank of the Philippines Islands to visit the country and speak about “financial wellness,” an advocacy of the bank and, incidentally, also Orman’s, the money guru waived her usual fees.

The BPI officials said Orman also vetoed their offer to sell her books at the speaking venue, the NBC Tent in Taguig. The event was attended by over a thousand bank clients on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Orman has never been to the country until now, but she has a soft spot for Filipinos. Back home in the United States, four Filipinos are trusted household staff. “There are no greater workers than Filipinos,” she says. Believing in the Filipino skill, she specifically chose a call center in the Philippines to handle communications for her newly launched prepaid cash card in the US.

Her visit was facilitated by philanthropist Doris Magsaysay Ho, a longtime friend of Orman’s spouse and manager, Kathy Travis, who lived in Hong Kong from 1980 to 2000, and was a frequent visitor of the country.

A youthful-looking 61, Orman was born in Chicago, Illinois. She studied social work and worked as a waitress before landing a job as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. She started her own firm in 1987.

Her lively and spunky manner of giving straight, no-nonsense financial advice has made Orman’s eponymous show on CNBC one of the channel’s highest rated for the last 10 years. A two-time Emmy winner, she also has a new program on Oprah Winfrey’s network. Orman is the author nine books, all of which are bestsellers.(to read the whole article click here)

You can visit her personal website to learn about her and to learn more about managing your finances. 

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