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Suze Orman vs. Personal Finance Bloggers (AKA “Idiots”)

by J. Money on Sunday, January 15, 2012

I’ll let you take a guess who won ;)

Read this: (much better than me trying to recap – plus, lots of pretty Twitter pictures!)
Suze Orman’s “Approved Card” Gets Denied; Thinks PF Bloggers Are Idiots @ 20 and Engaged

Way to go guys!  F’ing love y’all.
 


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey January 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Very nice wrap up from Briana! haha

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2 Nick January 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

It was great to see all the PF bloggers band together to defend PT and Briana!

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3 Cassie January 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Bridget at Hi That’s My Bike did a great post on it too: http://hithatsmybike.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/dear-suze-orman/

Way to go PF community! :D

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4 Briana @ 20 and Engaged January 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Thanks for posting J. Can’t believe she went as far as she did, but I’m so glad everyone stood up for each other.

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5 Angella January 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I’ve been following this on all the blogs and twitter. I can’t believe Suze would stoop so low with some of her twitter retorts (or really the card itself…). Shame. Point for PF bloggers!

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6 Adam Underhill January 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Briana did a great job and I’m proud to see the voice that the crew from FINCON carries. Great work!

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7 J. Money January 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

We’re all a big family! Gotta watch each others’ backs as there’s a lot of crazies out there ;) Good lookin’ out, y’all.

(And I’m going to go check out Bridget’s post too, thanks Cassie!)

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8 Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager January 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Really enjoyed watching this whole thing unfold on Twitter. What a great community of people that support one another.

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9 Melissa January 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

And I just read an interview with Suze in Parade magazine yesterday. First question: You started out as a waitress. What did you learn from that? Suze’s answer: I learned to treat people with honesty and gentleness.
She’s come a long way, baby! I know we all say dumb things we regret later…and she gets to do it on a large scale. I don’t envy her, and now I don’t really respect her much, either.

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10 J. Money January 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Oh yeah. I mean, we all slip up and make mistakes, but man – to do it on that kind of scale? Bleh. Maybe she was having a really bad day or something, she had to have been.

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11 LG January 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

What I think is oddest about her mission to have everyone have a FICO score, and a great one is if you’re that unable to manage your finances that you can’t handle a regular checking account and/or CC, HOW can this card help you? Having a good FICO score with the inablity to handle credit so that you can get a car loan or house loan just makes me think that you would end up with a car repossesion and foreclosure on your house, and thereby ruining your credit for the future. I see no upside to this card, only a way for Suze Orman to make even more $$$$$.
Sometimes once people get enough recognition they no longer do what they initially set out to do, and start just looking out for #1, this seems to be where Suze Orman is at.

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12 J. Money January 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

It’s def. an interesting move, that’s for sure. I don’t know enough to debate her one way or the other, but I do know that you can’t blast people online for everyone to see if you want to remain successful. It’s just a shame that she looks down on those who goes against her own thinking.

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