The Oprah Winfrey Network announces a new series, America's Money Class With Suze Orman
, created and hosted by Suze Orman, acclaimed financial advisor, motivational speaker and television personality, set to premiere fall 2011 on OWN. One home at a time, the primetime series is dedicated to addressing and moving beyond both the circumstantial and personal decisions that have created difficult financial situations for so many people around the country by going into their lives to help them transform.
"Suze Orman is the rock star of personal finance, and her straight-forward advice will help people that are in need of a financial wake-up call," said Lisa Erspamer, chief creative officer of OWN.
"Nothing can teach you more about who you really are than your money," said Suze Orman.
The series will feature Orman as she goes into the lives of families, couples and individuals around the country, sets attainable goals and tasks them with specific challenges to impart the ability to make responsible and well-informed decisions. The end goal is for the participants to let go of the past and move toward a more secure financial future.
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Class #6: Ultimate Financial Lessons 01x06
Season 1 finale: Advice on when to file for bankruptcy and how to prepare financially for a loved one's death. Also: a surprise for an Iraq War hero.
Class #5: Money Mistakes 01x05
Avoiding financial mistakes. Included: things to know before cosigning a loan or taking out a student loan.
Class #4: Hidden Money 01x04
Topics include the value of gold and money that people might not know they have. Also: rules for investing.
Class #3: Financial Disaster 01x03
Advice on avoiding financial scams, saving money and finding a good job.
Class #2: Money & Family 01x02
Topics include the costs of having a baby, the four must-have documents to protect a family's future and retirement planning.
Class #1: Money Secrets 01x01
Suze Orman gives personal-finance advice in the form of classroom-style lectures before an audience and a final exam at the end of the six-episode season. In the opener: erasing debt; how to buy a home; what to do when facing foreclosure.