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Who Is Your Mainstream Finance Guru?

When it comes to financial advice I primarily rely on my own common sense and experience, a select group of trusted websites, news sources, experts and finance books. It's rare I have time to tune in to TV host and financial advisor Suze Orman or markets commentator Jim Cramer, but both have a mass of loyal followers. Who do you consider your mainstream finance guru?

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sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
I tend to read a lot of personal finance blog and then if I'm really feeling financially nervous I'll watch Suze. Despite her cheesiness and that sort of creepy smile I appreciate her advice.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Myself. :)
Brenna620 Brenna620 8 years
Absolutely Dave Ramsey. Simple, straightforward, makes no bones about what you need to do to lose debt and build wealth - even if it's not what you want to hear. Only recently heard much about Orman, visited her website out of curiosity and she REALLY focuses on your FICO score. That's not all there is to a solid financial life!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Dave Ramsey, straight and simple rules.
smaine07 smaine07 8 years
I gotta go with Dave Ramsey as well.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
Gail vas Oxlade
esmerb esmerb 8 years
I like what Suze has to say, but honestly it's all about the research you do and what you find that is applicable to your specific cause.
luna08 luna08 8 years
Dave Ramsey, but I'm not a rabid follower, I think he has good, simple, advice. I really can't stand Suze Orman.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I find Suze Orman entertaining, but I probably wouldn't follow most of her advice because a lot of it doesn't pertain to me. She's all about the FICO scores and I don't think you should base your whole financial portfolio around having a super FICO score. It's important if you are looking to get a mortgage or a car loan soon, but if you aren't looking to take out a huge loan soon, you don't need to be super hyper about your FICO score. I tend to just use common sense when it comes to money and I figure if you live within your means, you're probably doing fine.
Dhorwich Dhorwich 8 years
The ladies I work with are big fans of Suze Orman so I've looked into her recommendations which I believe are solid. I work at an asset management company so the variety of views on how to handle money are vast and infinite. There is no one right way to do things so listening to a lot of voices can be good - if it doesn't become too cofusing and conflicting.
stephley stephley 8 years
I'm with Bella, and steer clear of gurus.
jelibeann jelibeann 8 years
my actual financial advisor compared me reading Suze Orman to the way doctors feel when patients self-diagnose on WebMD (which I also do...I am an over-analyzing information's a problem)
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I never watch people who think they are or labeled Gurus.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
don't have one
katejlogan katejlogan 8 years
I can't take Jim Cramer seriously after his whole fit w/ Jon Stewart.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I don't really have one, but my parents love Dave Ramsey.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
It's SavvySugar, of course! ;)
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
None. And hell would freeze over before Suze Orman became my financial guru.
syako syako 8 years
just_kelly just_kelly 8 years
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