Get Suze Orman’s New Book for Free!


We’re stepping a bit outside our normal comfort zone of covering scams, fraud, identity theft, and whatnot to present an offer that we think will be valuable to our readers.

For a limited time Suze Orman is making her latest book “Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan | Keeping Your Money Safe and Sound” available for free via the Oprah Winfrey web site.

NOTE: Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, January 15

Why Should You Read This Book?

I have to admit that I haven’t read the whole book yet. I wanted to get this posted so you would have time to download it before the offer expires.

What I have read, however, speaks directly to these ugly economic times. I see my friends in the U.S. and elsewhere struggle with layoffs, home foreclosures, business failures and every other kind of stressful situation. Unfortunately things don’t look like they’ll be improving anytime soon and we’re all wondering how we’re going to survive this downturn.

I think Suze says it best in her Introduction:

I bet you are scared. Angry, too. And confused. These are absolutely rational and appropriate responses to the global credit crisis that erupted in 2008 and continues to send tremors through every household in America. And I do mean every household. No matt er how conscientious you have been with managing your money, the events of 2008 have battered us all.

The one in 10 homeowners who are at risk of facing foreclosure on their homes are obviously scared, but so too are the 9 out of 10 homeowners who can afford their mortgage but are watching plummeting home values jeopardize their financial security.

It’s not just the overreaching Wall Street firms who are paying the price for those risky investments. Every U.S. taxpayer is now on the hook for a massive bailout — bailout engineered by the same players in the federal government that had turned their back on regulating the very practices at the root of today’s financial crisis. Angry? You should be.

In any case, the book is free until January 15th, so it won’t cost you more than a minute or two of your time and a few bytes flowing over your internet connection.

I think it will be worth your while. Take care out there…

Go the the download page on the Oprah Winfrey website. Once the offer expires you can buy the book for less than $10 on Amazon

In case you want to learn more about the book, I’ve provided some Amazon reviewer comments and the table of contents:

Amazon Reviews

Suze hit it big with this book for many people. She wrote a precise book on how to handle 2009 proactively with specific “what to do” situations and how to assess financial challenges into correct decisions. Picking this book on Borders out of curiosity, I learn a lot from security precautions you should take from local banks. That alone pays the trip and the well deserved $10 I paid over a Dolce Latte over the quick read.

This is hands down Suze Orman’s best book. Upon reading every word and turning every page I felt confident that I am on the right track. Following Suze’s advise over the years has provided me with the education required to be prepared for what lies ahead. The Expenses breakdown chart is a very helpful tool to see where you can cut back. I also loved the format in which this book was written, it can be used as a reference tool and you can read based on your area of concern be it credit, 401k, retirement etc. I think everyone should not only read this, but live by it!

See the rest of the reviews on Amazon

Table of Contents

2009: The New Reality

A Brief History of How We Got Here

Action Plan: Credit

  • Falling credit lines
  • Rising interest rates
  • FICO scores under pressure
  • Repayment plan
  • Debt consolidation
  • Borrowing from 401(k)
  • Borrowing from home equity line of credit
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collection agencies
  • Action Plan: Retirement Investing

  • The case for stocks
  • Allocation strategies
  • 401(k) loan/early withdrawal
  • IRA rollover
  • Retiree income strategy
  • Roth IRA conversion
  • Action Plan: Saving

  • FDIC insurance
  • Money market deposits
  • Eight-month emergency fund
  • Credit squeeze
  • Action Plan: Spending

  • Expense/income worksheet
  • Finding ways to save
  • Needs vs. wants
  • Insurance saving tips
  • Car loans
  • Dif?cult choices
  • A challenge from Suze for 2009
  • Action Plan: Real Estate

  • Mortgage-modi?cation options
  • Short sales
  • Foreclosure
  • Home equity line of credit
  • Home values
  • First-time-buying tips
  • Pre-retirement strategy
  • Vacation homes
  • Action Plan: Paying for College

  • 529 allocation strategy
  • What you can afford
  • Federal loan strategy
  • Stafford student loans
  • PLUS parent loans
  • HELOC loans/401(k) loans
  • Private student loans
  • Repayment
  • Consolidation
  • Action Plan: Protecting Your Family and Yourself

  • Job-loss strategies
  • Hope for the best, prepare for the worst
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • The Road Ahead

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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