Suze Orman: Queen of the Crisis

Suze Orman has become the most trusted voice for millions of Americans suffering financial pain. But is her advice right for the times?

Brian Bowen Smith for TIME

Suze Orman

"I'm very, very sorry to say that my business is skyrocketing," the personal-finance guru Suze Orman said one late January afternoon. The Dow was down almost 200 points, and Orman was lounging on the terrace of her San Francisco town house, wearing a leopard-print tunic and cowboy boots. She looked up and popped a grape into her mouth. "This is happening because of the lies and deceit and greed of Wall Street, the mortgage companies, the SEC, the Administration," she said, growing agitated. Her outlook on the economy is practically apocalyptic: Millions more jobs will be lost, the stock...

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