Saturday, November 05, 2011

Suze Saturday

A hot Saturday night includes watching The Suze Orman Show.  Are we crazy party animals, or what?  Heck, I'm watching as I type. 

I love the "Can I Afford It?" segment.  People call in asking if they can afford things ranging from vacations to cars to home improvement projects.  I love when young kids call in.  Suze reviews their finances and decided if they can afford the item they want.  There are times I know the person will be approved- no debt, eight month emergency fund, retirement savings. 

Other times I wonder if the people have their heads up their butts.  Dude, you have $3,000 in credit card debt, no emergency fund, your 45 and you have $28,000 in retirement.  Is Suze really going to approve your midlife crisis car?  Couldn't you figure out on your own that you couldn't afford it?

I like Suze.  She has common sense.  She's not afraid to tell people like it is.  If more people followed her advice, they would have fewer financial problems.

1 comment:

Karmyn R said...

I am always shocked at how much debt people have. One time some woman was on there with $28,000 in credit card debt and she couldn't understand why she had to sell her 4000 sf house to something smaller. Just amazed me. - hard to believe there are people out there like that.