In February 2007, Orman told The New York Times Magazine that she is a lesbian. Her partner since 2000 is Kathy Travis, a co-producer on The Suze Orman Show. In the interview, Orman said that she wished she could marry her partner partly because it could save them both a lot of money. She says, "It's killing me that upon death, K.T. is going to lose 50 percent of everything I have to estate taxes. Or vice versa." In 2010 she married Kathy Travis.
To the question "When would you say was the first time you really found love?", Orman answered: "When I met KT. Sure I would say I was in love before, but it would come and go out of my life. With KT, it never goes away. It has been 12 years now and I love her more today than yesterday. I was 49 when I got together with KT and she was the best 50th bday gift I ever gave myself."
Orman was born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, in 1951. She grew up in a Jewish family. Her mother worked as a secretary for a local rabbi, while her Russian immigrant father worked in a chicken factory and managed a delicatessen in Hyde Park.
She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a B.A. in social work in 1976. In 2009, Orman received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In February 2007, Suze Orman told The New York Times Magazine that she is a lesbian. Her partner since 2000 is Kathy Travis, a co-producer on The Suze Orman Show. In the interview, Orman said that she wished she could marry her partner partly because it could save them both a lot of money. She says, "It's killing me that upon death, K.T. is going to lose 50 percent of everything I have to estate taxes. Or vice versa." In 2010 she married Kathy Travis.
After finishing school, Orman moved to Berkeley, California, and worked as a waitress. In 1980, she borrowed $52,000 from friends and well wishers to open a restaurant. Later, Orman trained as an account executive for Merrill Lynch. She simultaneously and successfully sued Merrill Lynch for a prior investment loss of $50,000. After completing her training with Merrill Lynch, she remained at the firm until 1983 when she left to become vice-president of investments at Prudential Bache Securities.
In 1987, Orman resigned from Prudential and founded the Suze Orman Financial Group, in Emeryville, California. She was director of the firm until 1997. Orman published three books between 1997 and 1999: The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom (1997), You Earned it Don't Lose it (1999), and The Courage to be Rich (1999). Other books by Orman include: The Road to Wealth (2001) and The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life (2003). The Suze Orman Show began airing on CNBC in 2002. In February 2008, Orman gave away copies of her book Women and Money for free following an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, generating almost two million downloads. Orman has been featured on the Food Network's Paula's Party. In January 2011, Orman appeared on the TV show, "Oprah's Allstars". In January 2012, Orman's six-episode TV series America's Money Class with Suze Orman premiered on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Orman writes a financial advice column for O. She is the former author of Yahoo!'s "Money Matters" and has written for the Costco Connection magazine. She is also a contributor to the The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lowes MoneyWorks, and Your Business at Home Magazine. Orman has written, co-produced, and hosted seven PBS specials based on her books.
In 2008, Orman donated money to the Democratic Party and in an interview with Larry King in 2008 said she favors the policies of the Democratic Party and Barack Obama. In an April 2008 online interview with The Young Turks, Orman said that her net worth was more than US$10 million.
The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream by Suze Orman
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Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (January 10, 2012)
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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THE MONEY CLASS?
How to find the courage to stand in your truth and why it is a place of power.
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In nine electrifying, empowering classes, Suze Orman teaches us how to navigate these unprecedented financial times. With her trademark directness, she shows us how to tackle the complicated mix of money and family, how to avoid making costly mistakes in real estate, and how to get traction in your career or rebuild after a professional setback. And in what is the most comprehensive retirement resource available today, Suze presents an attainable strategy, for every reader, at every age.
The Money Class is filled with tools and advice that can take you from a place of financial fear to a place of financial security. In The Money Class you will learn what you need to know in order to feel hopeful, once again, about your future.
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