Many years ago a person, who shall remain nameless, strongly encouraged me to read her books stating that "Women understand things differently then men do. She knows how to speak to women and it would be really helpful to you. This year I realized 3 things-- 1, I had not yet met my financial fitness education goal.
So what did he know about what would be helpful? This book was years ahead of its time as evidenced by its constant reference to the WWW instead of the internet. It puts internet advertising to shame before there was such a thing. Unfortunately, me being raised with the internet, it did repeat a lot of things that I already knew. However, I found the chapters on wills, trusts, etc. I remember once my aunt and uncle writing out a short will before taking a trip and leaving their kids with my parents and thinking This is so risky.
What if the grandparents contest the will? Is that really legal? That chapter answers those questions. So-- the book is good and covers a good deal of ground that others, such as Dave Ramsey, don't. Worth a quick read. Sep 02, Rachel K rated it really liked it. This book is a little old, so some of the advice is out of date. Coming from a time when index funds were a new thing, and people still differentiated between America Online and the World Wide Web, Suze Orman takes you through the essentials of financial freedom.
Lessons include how to take care of your assets and entrust them to others should your health unexpectedly deteriorate; the differences and functions of wills, living wills, hedge funds, etc. Suze concludes the book in a way I really liked, emphasizing an abundance mindset, and the reality that the truest wealth is not in your pocketbook, but in your heart.
Nov 28, Pamela Fernandes rated it liked it. I read the older version of this book written in Suze explains the simplicity of finance, you can't earn more than up spend. What I liked is that's he had very realistic methods to cut debt specially when dealing with multiple credit cards. She also had some great advice about creating a trust instead of a will and long term care insurance. She also explains how to pass on this advice to chi I read the older version of this book written in She also explains how to pass on this advice to children.
All in all it's a good book if you'r keen on making a plan about debt and financial planning. The subtitle says it all: When I first read this book a few years back I was surprised and pleased to finally read a money book that wasn't all about the money. Instead, it places money in the context of the many calls that women, in particular, have on their time and money that can make it difficult to get ahead.
I think the most important contribution it makes is encouraging women to take care of their long-term financial needs so that they can take care of others. A fi The subtitle says it all: A financial version of putting your oxygen mask on first if you will. Some of the financial specifics are out of date Orman has released an updated version , but the principles still stand Mar 13, Mark rated it it was ok.
Some of the advice is fine, but she starts off telling you get in touch with your feelings about money for two chapters and then goes straight to creating a revocable living trust. Not exactly baby steps. The advice for stock picking is to trust your feelings and buy and sell whatever your gut tells you. This is terrible advice! It was interesting to read about the world of finance back a few decades ago, but it is dated enough I wouldn't recommend reading it for someone looking to learn how t Some of the advice is fine, but she starts off telling you get in touch with your feelings about money for two chapters and then goes straight to creating a revocable living trust.
It was interesting to read about the world of finance back a few decades ago, but it is dated enough I wouldn't recommend reading it for someone looking to learn how to deal with their finances. Good advice to start Really good advice to start out on the road to financial freedom. I think that that is for those persons like myself who want encouragement. This is will give you some excellent advice when dealing with brokers, financial institutions, lawyers etc.
Also gives the basics on types of retirement and investment accounts along with introductory terms. Once you finish this book you will feel more empowered to control your money.mebelhause.com/tmp/rudnickaya/1413.html
Your Money Or Your Life
Feb 10, Rachelle rated it it was amazing. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom Suze gives clear advice and empowers women to take an interest and become involved in the family finances. Advice provided throughout the book is useful and builds on examples included through real life stories and general financial knowledge.
She breaks down the journey into small manageable steps and mini substeps. Feb 24, Steve Kubick rated it liked it.
It took me a while to get through this book but she does espouse a philosophy that is hard to combat. And even harder to live by; but my feeling with financial self-help books is that they plant good seeds. Dec 27, Barbara Ab rated it did not like it. I did not know how the K worked so I learnt something. Mar 24, Amy rated it it was amazing. I took my time reading this book and doing each exercise. I have been reading several financial books lately and I learn from all of them but this book got to the heart of the matter.
Suze approaches finances from a different perspective that resonated with me. I am forever changed because of the healing and teaching I found. I highly recommend this book. Sep 18, Alma rated it it was amazing. This book really helped me put my finances in perspective. It's a decent book but it's meant for Americans as some content wasn't as applicable to non Americans. The book is a bit dated but the overall message about money is good. May 18, Jonathan rated it liked it. There was some good information in this book. The best part I found was about investing, stocks, bonds, and compound interest.
She has excellent things to say on these topics. Mar 12, Dea Minnick rated it liked it.
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I liked Suze Orman's approach to finances. I definitely gained some good advice from her book. The parts that struck me the most were the beginning and the end. I liked step 1,2,7,8,9. The steps in the middle were interesting but not all of them pertained to me and it started to feel like a textbook. I borrowed this book from the library. I would like to obtain a copy to refer back to some parts later, but I felt a little overwhelmed with all the things I was supposed to do in the middle.
Steps I liked Suze Orman's approach to finances. Steps 1 and 2 were easy to figure out, but I started losing interest at step 4 or so, but pushed on and really enjoyed the end of the book. I found the last few steps to be the most inspiring, I know some people thought it was an unusual ending for a book on finances. I felt as though I can take the advice in the last few steps and start implementing them right away and will have to work my way back to the middle steps. Overall I would say this was an educational read, and I plan to refer back to this book later on.
Mar 01, Luis rated it really liked it. It's just a too much oriented to the USA, but it gives nice vision of how it should be done. Mar 15, Christopher Quintana rated it really liked it. The world of finance is quite difficult for many to grasp, let alone comprehend. However, Orman uses personal stories from her experience as an investment banker and broker to stories of her clients which resonate with the reader.
Orman gives insight on how your wealth can grow is you choose to invest and spend wisely. This is the third Suze Orman book I have read and I personally find her information helpful, and I feel like I have an advantage over other teenagers my age because I am already learning how important protecting your assets are.
May 20, Jeremy Preacher rated it liked it Shelves: The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom is one of Suze Orman's early books, if not the earliest - it was originally published in , and so in the specifics all of her advice is suspect, as the economic and legal situation has changed in fifteen years. Beyond that, well, I can see why some people hate her. For one thing, from my moderately-read layman's perspective, her advice is very conservative.
Lots of emphasis on retirement planning and long-term investing, next to nothing about short-term or day The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom is one of Suze Orman's early books, if not the earliest - it was originally published in , and so in the specifics all of her advice is suspect, as the economic and legal situation has changed in fifteen years. Lots of emphasis on retirement planning and long-term investing, next to nothing about short-term or day-to-day planning. For someone my age, that's not all that interesting or helpful, and part of me definitely rebels against the idea of putting all of my money away somewhere safe so I can enjoy it when I'm I want to enjoy it now, dammit!
The other striking thing is that she shifts back and forth between highly technical discussions of revocable living trusts and durable power of attorney and woo-woo new age talk about how money is a living thing and it responds to positive energy and how all of your money woes are caused by some Freudian childhood incident. It's not that I think she's completely off, really. Certainly lots of people have destructive relationships with money, bad or no experience with it in childhood, etc - but the language was a little too hippie for me to take seriously, and the clash between those sections and the hard-boiled estate planning sections was jarring.
View all 3 comments. Suze Orman has nine steps to financial freedom. The first three are very basic things about trying to determine your past and your feelings about money. She tries to get to the root of why you act the way you do about your finances. The next three steps are the practical steps about handling and investing money in the right way get out of debt, wills, trusts etc. The last three steps are her "spiritual" steps to financial freedom.
Overall, I have read enough personal finance information that I Suze Orman has nine steps to financial freedom. Overall, I have read enough personal finance information that I must say I didn't really get anything out of this. It would be a great place to start for people who haven't ever paid any attention to their money at all. However, I still found it fascinating because she tries to teach some basic principals of finance that I learned from the Bible in a way that leaves out any specific religion.
In fact, she has one whole section where she urges her readers that they will never be financially free until they can give away a portion of their money every month from their first paycheck! She is basically espousing the Bibilical prinicpal of tithing as an essential part of even a secular financial plan! Worth a read if you are a personal finance kind of person and you should be. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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