The Suze Orman Show

Suze Orman

Suze Orman
"The Suze Orman Show" Host

Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

Orman is the contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine, The Costco Connection Magazine and is in her 12th year as host of the award-winning Suze Orman Show, which airs every Saturday night on CNBC. Over her television career, Orman has accomplished that which no other television personality ever has before: Not only is she the single most successful fundraiser in the history of Public Television, but she has also garnered an unprecedented nine Gracie Awards, more than anyone in the 37-year history of the prestigious award. The Gracies recognize the nation's best radio, television and cable programming for, by and about women.

In January 2013, The Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television honored Orman's broadcast career accomplishments with her recent inclusion in its historic "Emmy TV Legends" interview collection.

In 2010, Orman was honored with the Touchstone Award from Women in Cable Telecommunications, was named one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" by Forbes and was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from Bentley University. In the same year, Orman received the "Gracie Allen Tribute Award" from the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). (The Gracie Allen Tribute Award is bestowed upon an individual who truly plays a key role in laying the foundation for future generations of women in the media.)

In October 2009, Orman was the recipient of a Visionary Award from the Council for Economic Education for being a champion on economic empowerment. In July 2009, Forbes named Orman 18th on their list of "The Most Influential Women In Media." In May 2009, Orman was presented with an honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois. In May 2009 and May 2008, Time magazine named Orman as one of the "TIME 100, The World's Most Influential People." In October 2008, Orman was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign.

In April 2008, Orman was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women. Saturday Night Live has spoofed Suze six times during 2008-2011. In 2007, Businessweek named Orman one of the top 10 motivational speakers in the world—she was the ONLY woman on that list, thereby making her 2007's top female motivational speaker in the world.

Orman, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, earned a bachelor's degree in social work at the University of Illinois, and at the age of 30 was still a waitress making $400 a month.

Follow Suze Orman on Twitter at @suzeormanshow.


The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life (2007) by Suze Orman

The Road to Wealth (2003) by Suze Orman

Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook (2006) by Suze Orman

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom (2006) by Suze Orman

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke (2007) by Suze Orman

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny


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    Can cosigners of student loans ever be released? Know the facts before you sign. A Suze follow up with a pharmacist who had been out of a job and scared she and her husband would end up homeless. Viewers ask if they can afford skin tightening treatment, a human hair wig.

  • Suze Intervention (Full Show)

    Carla is stuck in debt because she can't let go of a friend's financial betrayal. Can a Suze intervention help her help herself? Viewers ask if they can afford Super Bowl tickets, a solar power system.

  • Suze Caller: Bill in Ohio

    Bill tells Suze he just lost his job. He has $50,000 in credit card debt and wants to know if he should use his 401(k) to pay it off.

  • Suze Caller: Ann in Ohio

    Ann tells Suze her husband just passed away and he was the one who dealt with all the finances. She wants to know what to do with the money he left.

  • Can I Afford It? Dave

    Dave, who's 40, asks Suze if he can afford to spend $8,000 on a pair of Super Bowl tickets.

  • Ask Suze/Webcam: Alyssa, 28

    Alyssa, who lives in California, asks Suze the best way for her to repay student loans if she's taking advantage of the Federal student loan forgiveness program.

  • How Am I Doing? Brenda

    Brenda, who's 46 and single, tells Suze that she just got a substantial raise. She wants to know if she'll be able to retire at 62, play golf and travel the world.

  • Financial Intimacy (Full Show)

    Do you know everything about your spouse or partner's finances? Find out what you should know for your relationship to thrive. Viewers ask if they can afford language immersion school, designer skinny jeans.

  • Can I Afford It? Sharon

    Sharon, age 58 wants to know if she can afford to spend $3,000 on a language immersion school in Mexico.

  • Suze Caller: Felicia

    Felicia says she and her husband agreed to pay for their daughter's college education. Now her husband says their daughter must take out loans. She asks Suze what to do.

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