Actually, if you stalk Suze they way I do, it’s not so new…but for some of you it might be. The BIG news which I think I previously posted is that she’s telling me people to STOP putting all their money toward their credit card bills, pay only the min. and put everything else towards an emergency fund! Next, she’s telling everyone to ‘live on half’…if you have a spouse or partner and you’re both employed, put one FULL paycheck in the bank and save it. If you’re on your own, bank HALF of your paycheck-she says to ‘try it’ for six months. Then we need to ‘stash or cash’-meaning don’t pay down the bills…stash your cash…but where Suze? In the mattress? NEXT she talks about maxing out the Stimulus package-aka using COBRA, tax breaks, etc. But who doesn’t know about COBRA by now??? COME ON! What sucks is that you only get the reduced COBRA for 9 months. And then she started talking about home stuff and car buying and I sorta lost interest.
They open the show with doomsday clips of stories that are actually happening right now (tent cities, bankruptcy, people living in their cars, etc-you know the signs) to stress the importance of following The Prophet’s words (Suze is the Prophet…as O explains, Suze knew this was going down and TALKED about it on the show in October of 2007! Praise the Great all knowing O!)
Also, truck stops are officially the theme of the day! The dude in the first depressing Greatest Depression/Recession family they had on totally checked out trucking as an option! Sadly, he couldn’t do it…didn’t really get the straight line on why not so I’m not going to take it off my list yet…but the thing is, trucking isn’t really a fall back career…it’s a life y’all. And it is NOT for the week. Watch a FULL season of cops before you even think about it.
So back to her advice, she goes through the typical crap-get rid of a land line, satellite radio (wtf? really? People have satellite radio? Plus O can’t be please about that…what about the O and Gayle show??), cell phone bills, blah, blah, blah…all the freaking obvious stuff. Here’s a tip, when you get bills, just go through them all one by one and get rid of everything that you get a bill for…except insurance. Do people REALLY need these lists? I’ve SEEN SO MANY OF THEM! Isn’t it obvious? Perhaps it’s only obvious to people who get canned and suddenly have NO money…but this really seems like something people should be figuring out on their own.
Anyhoo, there’s some good info in here…and then a lot of the same old bullshit. I do have to say, The Prophet really comes through with valuable info so check it out.
Recession Rescue with Suze Orman – Oprah.com.