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Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Gift For You From Suze Orman


This morning I had the distinct pleasure of participating on a conference call for Mom Bloggers with one of my favorite people, financial expert, Suze Orman.  I distinctly remember the first time I was introduced to Suze.  One day during the first two months of my marriage I was watching PBS and her special Young, Fabulous and Broke came on. I was mesmerized, simply mesmerized. In plain language she was explaining what I (and many of us) needed to do to get my money straight. 

After hearing her story and advice I immediately purchased the book. There were big plans in my future and although I was not quite Young, I was Fabulous and certainly broke. She provided straighforward no holds barred info that I could use to get on the right track so that my husband and I could purchase our home. Although much of the information  was familiar to me, I really enjoyed have a book I could reference whenever I needed assistance. The bonus was a code to access her website and tips, I was in heaven. I learned from other young people that were trying to be financially savvy and recieved advice that ultimately helped with the purchase of my first home. 

At the time we did not have cable so I did not know about her show but she is a force of nature. 
Her signature yell "Are You Kidding Me" has been heard on tv, radio and Oprah. Today's conference call did not disappoint. We had a full hour of Suze and she answered questions both on the call and from twitter. I asked Suze a question that was posed by  a friend from twitter;

"Financial Experts always recommend having an 6-8 month emergency fund, how do you do that in hard economic times when you are living paycheck to paycheck? "

Suze answered that women are strong, stronger than we know until crisis occurs. If (when) a financial crisis occurs we would cut costs: cable, eating out, gifts would all go out the window. Suze suggested acting "as if" before crisis strikes so that we can have these savings. She also suggested joining the Save Yourself website with Ameritrade. If you open an account and save $100 a month for 12 months you will be given $100. That sounds like a good deal to me and will start the road to savings. 

Suze is all about empowering women, especially mothers.  She stressed that if we don't take care of ourselves financially we are no good for anyone else. She dropped so many pearls of wisdom and I tried to tweet them, listen and absorb it all and found it difficult to keep up.  If you want to read all about it visit Twitter Search and search for #suze. Since there were so many of us on the call you are sure to read everything. 

Finally, the gift I spoke about. Suze is giving everyone on the call and all of our readers a $2500 gift - free access to her Will & Trust Kit.  Here is the info:

For a limited time of you can get your own FREE “Will & Trust Kit."  Just go tosuzeorman.com and click the "Will & Trust Kit" link in the blue bar on the left-hand side of the home page. Click the orange "Gift Code" button and enter "Moms Rule" into the gift code field. Click the green "Submit" button and follow the instructions to redeem your free copy of the Will & Trust Kit. This gift code will be valid until Midnight EST on Saturday, April 25th. 

Suze is being very generous and I am certainly going to get my copy! And I have to give a shout out to Avon (I feel like a teenager, lol) for hosting this event. It was amazing. Oh, and one last thing - if you are on twitter, Suze answers questions -personally! Follow @suzeormanshow and ask away. 



14 comments:

Bird On A Wire said...

Great Gift Renee! Thanks for sharing.

Sapphire said...

Great gift. Thanks Renee' and Suze!!!
On my way to suzeorman.com!!!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

thank you so much for sharing this important information. I've already started filling out the documents and will finish when the hubby gets home. Thanks again!

Michele@Integrated Mother said...

Great re-cap Renee. It's been fun reading the posts from everyone - each has such a unique view of the call, so it's like hearing all again for the first time!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

It was a FANTASTIC call... I have to admit I've never really followed her on TV or in books, but after yesterday's conversation, I'm definitely giving her my full attention. She had some spectacular advice! Thanks for the great recap!

Cindy said...

We love Suze in our house!

The POSHpreneur said...

I love her! Thanks for sharing this info!!

A Dusty Frame said...

awesome! Thank you!

Kelly Deneen said...

Awesome!! I totally signed up!!!

1stopmom said...

Thank you so much. I am on my over now :)

Shauna said...

Thanks for sharing :) Hope you are having a super weekend! ♥ HUGS ♥

Jenny said...

Hi. I'm just here visiting your site, and I have to say, I like it a lot. You have some great stuff to check out. I have a small blog that has been around for about 2 years. It's not big, I delete posts every now and then. But I invite you to come check out my site. I would love to have you over. :D

fly tie said...

i always enjoy her shows on PBS. so much good info.

Chilihead said...

This is a great recap! Don’t forget to remind your readers that there are more recaps and information about the Suze call at http://www.travelingmom.com/blogger/suze-orman-answers-your-questions-about-women-business/ . Thanks for linking up!

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