Suze Orman is a financial advisor, author, and podcast host from the United States. Suze Orman Financial Group was founded by her in 1987.

The Suze Orman Show, which ran on CNBC from 2002 to 2015, made her a household name as a financial advisor.

Orman has published eleven New York Times best-selling personal finance books in a row.

She has won two Emmy Awards and eight Gracie Awards, and has been included to the Time 100 list of influential people on two occasions.

Orman is the host of the “Suze Orman Women & Money Podcast”.

We have selected some of the best quotes from Suze Orman for you.


Best Suze Orman Quotes

The people who are quick to see the upside often don’t properly prepare for the potential downside. ~ Suze Orman.

Money is the currency of life because it is the external measurement system that all of us have as to how we judge where we are in our own lives. ~ Suze Orman.

You must give to feel richer, never to become poorer. ~ Suze Orman.

You must give to feel richer, never to become poorer. ~ Suze Orman.
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The biggest mistake I see entrepreneurs make is that they get so caught up in their passion that they make a mess of their financial life. ~ Suze Orman.

If you don’t value your work, then how can you expect someone else to value it? ~ Suze Orman.

You are not to use money as an excuse for sticking with something you hate. ~ Suze Orman.

I realized why they called them brokers – they just make you broker. ~ Suze Orman.

For a woman, a working family is more important than money. ~ Suze Orman.

Cleanliness is a state of purity, clarity, and precision. ~ Suze Orman.

No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February. ~ Suze Orman.

Women can invest, save, and handle debt just as well and skilfully as any man. ~ Suze Orman.

If we persist in denying money its place in our lives, if we don’t give it the respect it most certainly deserves, then it will surely lead to unhappiness. ~ Suze Orman.

Two of life’s greatest pleasures: counting your money as it grows and dreaming you’ll spend it when the time comes. ~ Suze Orman.

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I’d rather make 50 percent of something than 100 percent of nothing. ~ Suze Orman.

Money is such an amazing teacher: What you choose to do with your money shows whether you are truly powerful or powerless. ~ Suze Orman.

Top Suze Orman Quotes

It is very dangerous to base spending today on what you hope will play out for you tomorrow. ~ Suze Orman.

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth – both financial affluence and emotional security. ~ Suze Orman.

Stop buying things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t even like. ~ Suze Orman.

Live below your means but within your needs. ~ Suze Orman.

If you can’t afford to make a down payment, it’s a sign you can’t afford a home. ~ Suze Orman.

People have got to learn: if they don’t have cookies in the cookie jar, they can’t eat cookies. ~ Suze Orman.

Financial Freedom is the pathway to inner and outer happiness, and the power to discover that pathway is within you. ~ Suze Orman.

Truth creates money, lies destroy it. ~ Suze Orman.

The things that matter most in this world are those that carry no price tag, for they can neither be bought nor sold at any price. ~ Suze Orman.

Personal financial storms can arrive in every season. ~ Suze Orman.

Even though people know in their hearts and minds that they should take action, they are paralyzed with fear. ~ Suze Orman.

Some people prosper when times are challenging, and some people never do, even in good times. ~ Suze Orman.

It is far easier to make a false first financial impression than a false first personal impression. ~ Suze Orman.

I love the Roth IRA. Tax-free income in retirement is a truly great deal. ~ Suze Orman.

Famous Suze Orman Quotes

It’s easy to underestimate the real cost of home ownership. ~ Suze Orman.

Each decision you make with your money puts you at a crossroads between truth and lies. One road leads to creating what you want, the other to destroying what you have. ~ Suze Orman.

Good people everywhere will like you for who you are, not for what you have. ~ Suze Orman.

All destruction starts with a lie, personal or financial. ~ Suze Orman.

When it comes to money, looking at what you have, not at what you had, is essential. ~ Suze Orman.

The past doesn’t have any power over you – not unless you give it power. ~ Suze Orman.

If you expect your money to take care of you, you must take care of your money. ~ Suze Orman.

Success is not how many zeroes your bank account has. It’s about making the most of the life you have. ~ Suze Orman.

We cannot measure our self-worth by our net worth. ~ Suze Orman.

Seek abundance, and you will have abundance. ~ Suze Orman.

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No one will ever care more about your money than you will. ~ Suze Orman.

When lies are woven into the fabric of your financial life, that fabric will inevitably fray. ~ Suze Orman.

True power does not reside in a bank account. ~ Suze Orman.

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. ~ Suze Orman.

In order to become rich, you must believe that you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal. ~ Suze Orman.

Life is journey, and if you open yourself up to its possibilities, it can take you in directions you never imagined. ~ Suze Orman.

Thoughtful financial planning can easily take a backseat to daily life. ~ Suze Orman.

Time is a key to building your financial security. ~ Suze Orman.

Abundance is about being rich, with or without money. ~ Suze Orman.

Popular Suze Orman Quotes

Never cosign a loan. Once you have cosigned, you cannot get out of it – even on your deathbed. ~ Suze Orman.

Money is not stagnant; it is ever-changing. ~ Suze Orman.

I believe that you cannot build a strong financial future on a base that is undermined by debt. ~ Suze Orman.

The road to financial freedom begins… in your head. It begins with your thoughts. ~ Suze Orman.

To enjoy a long, comfortable retirement, save more today. ~ Suze Orman.

Money has no power on its own. ~ Suze Orman.

If you clear the path for your money to flow and grow, then you will leave a powerful legacy for generations to come. ~ Suze Orman.

The quality of your life does not depend solely on how you accumulate, save, and spend your money. True richness lies in defining yourself by who and what you are – not by what you do or do not have. ~ Suze Orman.

True financial harmony is achieved when your pleasure in saving money equals or exceeds your pleasure in spending it. ~ Suze Orman.

Inspiring Suze Orman Quotes

By talking to your children about money, you will be talking to them about the way the world really works. And you’ll be teaching them well. ~ Suze Orman.

Every financial worry you want to banish and financial dream you want to achieve comes from taking tiny steps today that put you on a path toward your goals. ~ Suze Orman.

If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on you and your income, you need life insurance. ~ Suze Orman.

When you can be happy in your sadness as you are in your happiness. Then you know the key to life. ~ Suze Orman.

The happiest moment of my life happens once a day. ~ Suze Orman.

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If you have too much on your financial plate, get a bigger plate! ~ Suze Orman.

It’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where you’re starting from. ~ Suze Orman.

Don’t let what others think or say get in your way; their actions reflect on them, not you. ~ Suze Orman.

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. ~ Suze Orman.

Although money alone won’t make us happy, the lack of money surely will make us miserable. ~ Suze Orman.

If you’re financially responsible, your children have a much better chance to grow up financially responsible. ~ Suze Orman.

There is nothing more beautiful than a confident woman. ~ Suze Orman.

Look within to see why you are doing without. If you don’t have the money that you want in your life today, ask yourself what you are doing to block it. ~ Suze Orman.


Biography of Suze Orman

Suze Orman is a well-known American personal finance expert, businesswoman, and author. She has appeared on television talk shows such as Oprah and Larry King Live to discuss her books and give advice about personal finance issues.

She is the bestselling author of The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying, Embrace Your Future, and Build a Life That Makes a Difference Including an expanded Life Planning Worksheet, Third Edition.

She made her Wall Street debut in 1993 as the vice president of investments at Prudential Bache Securities.

In 1995 she became a commentator for CBS Marketwatch. Later that same year she produced her own call-in radio program called “The Suze Orman Show.”

Suze Orman is the host of The Suze Orman Show, a program which airs on CNBC television and radio.

She has written seven best-selling books including her latest book The Money Book for the Young Fabulous & Broke. She also wrote Women & Money – Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, The Courage to be Rich, The Road to Wealth and her first book You Earned it Don’t Lose it. Her latest Oprah Book Club pick is The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life by Nelson Nash.

Orman was born Susan Lynn Solomon on 5 September 1951 in Chicago Illinois. She is a graduate of Ida Crown Jewish Academy (now Ida Crown Jewish Academy) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in social work.

She began her career as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in 1983, was promoted to vice president at Prudential Bache in 1988, and took on management of the firm’s Chicago office in 1989.

She is best known for her nine-year run as host of the CNBC television program The Suze Orman Show.

She lives with her partner Kathy Travis in New York City.

Suze Orman advice to young adults: “What I’m telling the 20-year-olds is that you don’t have to be a genius. You just need common sense and a willingness to learn. And you have to read every single day, whether it’s the Wall Street Journal, USA Today – you have to read something.”

Suze Orman business philosophy is “do what you love, and the money will come” which she stated during her appearance on Oprah. She also said that it’s important to be able to “validate your own value by knowing that there are people out there willing to pay for what you do”.

Suze Orman books are her way to pass on financial advice. She wrote “The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life” in 2008. Her book is centered around the discussion of Nelson Nash’s mathematical approach for controlling money called The System For Fulfilling Dreams. It was listed by Newsweek magazine as one of the top ten books of 2008.

Suze Orman says “The first big question people should be asking themselves is: How much do I need to retire?” She has also said that it’s important to know your net worth and your risk capacity. She suggests having six months’ living expenses saved in case of emergencies and making sure you have insurance before you get sick.

Suze Orman believes that “It’s never too late to take responsibility for your own money, nor is it ever too early.”


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