You: Did she irritate you?
Actually, she really irritated MoneyMonk, as she writes about in her recent post Can I afford it: Suze Orman, I’m mad at you!, which, like my review of Upromise (Upromise Underdelivers) is featured in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance.
As you may already be aware, one of the most popular segments of the Suze Orman Show is when she answers people’s questions about whether they can afford to buy things or make certain financial decisions they are considering. According to MoneyMonk, a man asked Suze Orman her opinion on his proposed purchase of a $30,000 round-the-world trip for his 40th anniversary. He has a net worth of nearly $300,000, is retired and is debt-free.
You: What did Suze say?
She denied him.
You: And this irritated the blogger?
Yes, and nearly everyone who commented, including me. Read the article for the reasons why. It’s a good reminder for the importance of balance and understanding both life’s and one’s financial “big picture”. (A difficult task to be sure for anyone to accomplish in a few minutes on a TV or radio talk show.)