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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Suze Orman is WRONG!

So today computer guy is sitting in his office and yells "Hey Jen on MSN.com there is an article about Suze Orman." I know that he hates her, and I'm not too fond of her myself. So I head over to MSN.com and find this lovely article: Stop Listening to Suze Orman

So I became intrigued and started reading. I knew a little about Suze before, I knew that she was self-made and that she liked to hear her own voice. But I didn't know that she used to work for a bank, nor did I know she had a product line that she sold on QVC. So for those of you that are struggling and can't afford a pot to piss in and could really use some sound financial advice; buy my products at whatever outrageous amount I have the audacity to sell them at and then everything will be better. Is that how you become wealthy? I wish I would have known that as a child I would have been much better off today.

But the article talks about her belief that children who grow up with parents with money problems usually have money problems themselves, and that financial stability lies with emotional stability. Ok, I see her point, but there are a few flaws to that. First of all me! My dad is excellent with money, sure he struggles sometimes, but he's always got "safe" money in the bank. And while my mom was a little credit crazy for a while she's got her ducks in row now. Me nope, no such luck. When I have money I spend like there's no tomorrow. I know credit cards will get me into more trouble so I quit using them. I don't even apply at the store when they ask anymore.

And then the emotional thing. Well I think that the majority of people with financial issues are people my age, 20 somethings. Now I know that there are those 20-somethings that are very mature and responsible, but for the most part the early 20's are when we are trying to find out who we are, so I would say that leads to emotional immaturity. For some this lasts well past our 20's, we don't truly find emotional stability till we're into our 30's. So to say that emotional stability and financial stability are byproducts of each other. WHATEVER!

I think most financial problems stem from loosing a job, getting sick, some kind of unexpected event (like car breaking-down). I know that there are those who (like me on occasion) use shopping therapy to make everything feel better, but I do not think I'm normal nor do I think that most people have the same financial down-falls that I do. So to make a blanket statement, like financial problems occur because of emotional issues is a true fallacy if I've ever heard one.

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