The Suze Orman show...she should be xxxx...

By
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners 9087825

So, I don't know if anyone watches this show but, it has seriously disturbed me. Not only has she said tonight on tv that people should finance their credit card debt and other unsecured debt into their houses but, she has also crapped on people who are having finacial problems. She has crapped on single moms and how they should not get their 'haircut'....i personally think shes a joke...how about you?

Comments (12)

Frank Jewett
tech4REpros - San Jose, CA

Suze was one of the gurus who recognized the value of public television as a free platform for building your credibility.  One day she was on PBS, a few months later her books started appearing at the grocery store.  I'm sure the idea is to move debt from higher interest rate accounts to lower interest rate accounts, but I don't like the idea of burying consumer debt in a mortgage.  You don't finance a new car over thirty years.

May 17, 2008 08:47 PM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

Suze just oozes to much slick salesmanship for me.   Often when I'm flipping thru the early morning channels I catch the show and stop of a question or two and from that you can tell shes all about money but it's evident everything is designed to line her pockets with cash at the expense of others.

May 17, 2008 08:59 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

That is one of the reasons that I do not watch TV - She does have one point, the American consumer is too far into debt. I have paid off my house and am now retiring what little debt that I have. Still, it is not right to rag on the less unfortunate. What goes around in this life comes around.

May 17, 2008 09:20 PM
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

She's become Springer'ish in my opinion.  I think it's sad how so many people steer away from what made them popular and turn into something they are not for the ratings.

May 17, 2008 09:27 PM
Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289 - Chattanooga, TN
Mortgage Loan Officer

There a lot of TV gurus, who make appearances and sell books. TV has found them an easy filler to replace good programming, which apparently is to difficult and to expensive.

I have decided to take piano lessons, and to practice at night. So I do not have to watch such stuff.

May 17, 2008 10:12 PM
Rob Muller
ReMax Town & Country - Canton, GA
Cherokee County Real Estate

I don't really know anything about her, but it is sad to make harsh comments on such a touchy issue right now.There are many who have always done the right thing, and are now in financial trouble due to the economy. I guess we all can't be perfect like her.

May 17, 2008 11:39 PM
Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT - Yorktown Heights, NY
Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa

She is just another person using the mis-fortune of others to further her career. I will never watch her show and don't believe in 1/10th the stuff I hear she has said.

May 17, 2008 11:58 PM
Anonymous
R.W

Sometimes people need commentary like this to motivate them to do something about their financial situation.  Financing all that debt into you home is not necessary a terrible solution.  Its a lot easier to make 1 or 2 payment than to make 5-10 payments to credit card companies and all having varied finance rates.

 

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May 18, 2008 12:20 AM
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Barry Bridges
Barry Bridges Weichert Realtors Bridges & Co. - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Lake professional

What a great idea. Just put it all on the home then look for a bail out. People like her who feed off of the poor and uninformed turn my stomach. When will people turn off the TV and stop listening to entertainers for their information?

May 18, 2008 12:24 AM
Greg Hampton
Re/Max Around The Mountains - Blue Ridge, GA
North Georgia Mountain Property,Blue Rid

When my daughter was about 4 years old asked me what an expert was? I told it was someone from out of town that carried a breifcase. She then said "How do you spell it ?" and I told her "A**h***". Just kidding but you get my point.

May 18, 2008 12:30 AM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

I dont follow her but that seems like an opinion and not an expert opinion.

May 18, 2008 12:44 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

The TV pitchmen have their own agenda, but they should at least know that home ownership is one of the largest investment people make so encouragement would go further than upsetting, and putting doubt in peoples mind.

May 18, 2008 12:45 AM