The Road To Wealth

Version: Abridged
Author: Suze Orman
Narrator: Suze Orman
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development, Personal Finance
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: July 2001
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Suze Orman's face and name are more prominent on the cover of her new money guide than its title, The Road to Wealth. And why not? Orman has parlayed her popular renown as both a New York Times bestselling author and video-age financial guru into an undeniable position of respect and trust when it comes to matters of dollars and sense. This time she presents an encyclopedic guide to the various components of one's overall financial life--from managing debt and owning a home to making investments and preparing to pass it all along--and she does so in the clear and confident style to which her fans have become accustomed. "Here is what you need to know," she writes at the outset. "Answers to the questions you have been asking, as well as the questions you should have been asking, delivered in the most complete, straightforward way I know." While the concise text moves logically from "creating a strong financial foundation to amassing assets and protecting them from common mistakes and periods of economic downturn," this is not meant to be read from cover to cover. Rather, it is a ready bookshelf reference for planning and sorting out common finance concerns, like how to calculate the mortgage payment you can best afford, determine what Medicare will pay toward nursing care, decide between retirement plan options, and similar matters of personal importance.

Reviews (4)

Written by Aimee A on April 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good book, but not as informative as her other books.

The Road to Wealth

Written by Jerndesza on January 6th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

As an avid watcher of her TV show, I think this is a concise recap of most important financial topics

Road to Wealth Not What the Title Infers

Written by Anonymous on April 26th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The "Road to Wealth" should really be called "Basics of Personal Finance". Instead of covering areas of how to build wealth, Orman focuses answering basic questions about insurance, divorce settlements, home loans, etc. It really is a book that is more about the diferent areas in which to budget, but NOT about building wealth. I feel the title is very misleading.

Q & A

Written by Anonymous from Tucson, AZ on April 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The audio is ok, but this information is best served as a good reference book instead. I thought the flow was ok, but the Q & A method that seems to never end, WAIT the Q&A's never did end. The information was relevant, but mostly on preparing yourself with a good base. She covers the basics-wills, estates, credit,debt,divorce.

Author Details

Author Details

Orman, Suze

A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and motivational speaker, Suze is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

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 has written six consecutive New York Times bestsellers: Women & Money; The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke; The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; The Road to Wealth; The Courage to Be Rich; and The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, as well as the national bestsellers, Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook and You've Earned It, Don't Lose It. In addition, she has created Suze Orman's Identity Theft Kit, FICO Kit, Will & Trust Kit, Insurance Kit, The Ask Suze Library System and Suze Orman's Ultimate Protection Portfolio.

Orman has written, co-produced, and hosted six PBS specials based on her New York Times bestselling books, and is the single most successful fundraiser in the history of public television. In 2004 and 2006 Suze won two Daytime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Service Show Host for her PBS specials. Orman is a contributing editor to “O” at Home as well as “O”, The Oprah Magazine in the United States as well as the South African edition. She has a syndicated column called Women & Money, writes a bi-weekly column, Money Matters, on Yahoo! Finance, and a bi-monthly column for the Costco Connection. Orman hosts the extremely popular and award-winning Suze Orman Show, which airs every Saturday night on CNBC and on XM & Sirus radio, and also hosts the Financial Freedom Hour on QVC television.

Over her television career Orman has won more Gracie awards (5) than anyone in the 33 year history of these awards. The Gracie’s recognize the nation's best radio, television, and cable programming for, by, and about women. In 2003 Orman garnered her first Gracie for "The Suze Orman Show" in the National/Network/Syndication Talk Show category, won her second and third Gracies in the Individual Achievement: Program Host category in 2005 and 2006, won her fourth and fifth Gracie for “The Suze Orman Show” in the Outstanding Talk Show category in 2007 and 2008.

In October 2008 Orman will be the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. In May 2008 Time’s Magazine named Orman as one of the TIME 100, The World’s Most Influential People. In April 2008 Orman was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women, the Amelia Earhart Award is presented annually to a woman who embodies Earhart’s pioneering spirit and who has significantly contributed to the expansion of opportunities for women. In November 2006 Orman was the inaugural recipient of the MS Spirit Award, recognizing her support of the Society over the past five years toward finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. She received a 2003 Crossing Borders Award, which are given by the Feminist Press to recognize distinguished women who not only have excelled in remarkable careers, but have also shown great courage, vision, and conviction by blazing new trails for women in their fields. A 2003 inductee into the Books for a Better Life (BBL) Award Hall of Fame in recognition of her ongoing contributions to self-improvement, Orman had previously received the 1999 BBL Motivational Book Award for The Courage to Be Rich. In 2002 Orman was selected as one of five distinguished recipients of the prestigious TJFR Group News Luminaries Award, which honors lifetime achievement in business journalism.

The top female motivational speaker in the U.S in 2007 according to Business Week Magazine, Orman has lectured widely throughout the United States, South Africa, Asia, and Canada to audiences of up to 100,000 people. She has been featured in almost every major publication in the United States, and has appeared numerous times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, The View, and the Today Show.

Orman recently partnered with Avon Product, Inc. to be their special personal financial advisor to Avon Representatives to offer money management advice and strategies for success. A first of the kind in direct selling industry, the program launched in January 2008 to the company’s nearly 500,000 Avon Representatives in the U.S., with plans to expand globally in the future.

Orman, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987-1997, served as Vice President of Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983-87, and from 1980-83 was an Account Executive at Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California from 1973-80.