The Laws of Money, The Lessons Of Life

Version: Abridged
Author: Suze Orman
Narrator: Suze Orman
Genres: Business & Economics, Personal Finance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: February 2003
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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The Laws of Money are essential truths.
They will propel you to take all the necessary actions you need to take with your money.
Suze Orman, America's most trusted personal finance expert, gives you the guidance that will point you in the right direction every time you need to make a decision about your money.
Like a compass, the laws of money directs you to safety, security, and prosperity. They give you the ability to define your financial destiny and guide it with your own hands, so you can hold on to what you have and create what you deserve.
These laws are as timeless as they are timely. The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life provides you with the solid financial foundation upon which you can stand, regroup, and build.
- Law Number 1. Truth Creates Money, Lies Destroy It. - Law Number 2. Look at What You Have, Not at What You Had. - Law Number 3. Do What Is Right for You, Before You Do What Is Right for Your Money. - Law Number 4. Invest in the Known Before the Unknown. - Law Number 5. Always Remember: Money Has No Power of Its Own.

Reviews (8)

Written by Amy Cruz on March 6th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I usually enjoy Suzie's books/shows but this was just painful to listen to. The stories were good but too many numbers

if only........

Written by lorin from Huntington, NY on May 8th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I had read this 15 years ago........sigh.......but as Suze says "don't dwell on the past".

Good Advice

Written by Anonymous on February 16th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good practical advice in an entertaining format. I wasn't bored and really listened all the way through. I would recommend it for good practical money advice.

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Written by Alma Medina on May 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

i like it so much that i kept it another week. so far i like your company because you have the cd option of reg to mp13 which at the present time i don't have.


Written by Anonymous on May 12th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Easy to listen to and more interesting then you would think. Suzie tells stories about situation, so the book isnt just dry financial advice. CD also comes with a printable notes which I found to be a nice touch.

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Written by Anonymous from Tallahassee, FL on June 21st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a good read. Suze illustrated principles about money that you would not expect. But believe me once you hear them and apply them it will make a difference. I have been such a financial slacker and after listening to this book it made me get out all my statements and determine just how much I was in debt. Suze's insight will help me set goals to eliminate this debt. Her stories helped to illustrate her points very well. Recommended.

The Laws of Money

Written by Anonymous from Tucson, AZ on May 17th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I like that Suze reads her own books, wish more authors would do the same. The book is overall good. She does tend to talk to you like a second grader, but overall she gives good information on various subjects about dealing with money. I was enticed more in the beginning when she talked briefly about hitting rock bottom. You could probably get away with just the first part and won't feel like you missed anything.

The Laws of Money, The Lessons Of Life

Written by Anonymous from Ramona, CA on April 26th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I got a lot of new useful information from this book, as well as confirmation that some of the things I was already doing with my money were in fact good choices. I really enjoyed listening to this.

Author Details

Author Details

Orman, Suze

A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and motivational speaker, Suze is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

Orman has written six consecutive New York Times bestsellers: Women & Money; The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke; The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; The Road to Wealth; The Courage to Be Rich; and The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, as well as the national bestsellers, Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook and You've Earned It, Don't Lose It. In addition, she has created Suze Orman's Identity Theft Kit, FICO Kit, Will & Trust Kit, Insurance Kit, The Ask Suze Library System and Suze Orman's Ultimate Protection Portfolio.

Orman has written, co-produced, and hosted six PBS specials based on her New York Times bestselling books, and is the single most successful fundraiser in the history of public television. In 2004 and 2006 Suze won two Daytime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Service Show Host for her PBS specials. Orman is a contributing editor to “O” at Home as well as “O”, The Oprah Magazine in the United States as well as the South African edition. She has a syndicated column called Women & Money, writes a bi-weekly column, Money Matters, on Yahoo! Finance, and a bi-monthly column for the Costco Connection. Orman hosts the extremely popular and award-winning Suze Orman Show, which airs every Saturday night on CNBC and on XM & Sirus radio, and also hosts the Financial Freedom Hour on QVC television.

Over her television career Orman has won more Gracie awards (5) than anyone in the 33 year history of these awards. The Gracie’s recognize the nation's best radio, television, and cable programming for, by, and about women. In 2003 Orman garnered her first Gracie for "The Suze Orman Show" in the National/Network/Syndication Talk Show category, won her second and third Gracies in the Individual Achievement: Program Host category in 2005 and 2006, won her fourth and fifth Gracie for “The Suze Orman Show” in the Outstanding Talk Show category in 2007 and 2008.

In October 2008 Orman will be the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. In May 2008 Time’s Magazine named Orman as one of the TIME 100, The World’s Most Influential People. In April 2008 Orman was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women, the Amelia Earhart Award is presented annually to a woman who embodies Earhart’s pioneering spirit and who has significantly contributed to the expansion of opportunities for women. In November 2006 Orman was the inaugural recipient of the MS Spirit Award, recognizing her support of the Society over the past five years toward finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. She received a 2003 Crossing Borders Award, which are given by the Feminist Press to recognize distinguished women who not only have excelled in remarkable careers, but have also shown great courage, vision, and conviction by blazing new trails for women in their fields. A 2003 inductee into the Books for a Better Life (BBL) Award Hall of Fame in recognition of her ongoing contributions to self-improvement, Orman had previously received the 1999 BBL Motivational Book Award for The Courage to Be Rich. In 2002 Orman was selected as one of five distinguished recipients of the prestigious TJFR Group News Luminaries Award, which honors lifetime achievement in business journalism.

The top female motivational speaker in the U.S in 2007 according to Business Week Magazine, Orman has lectured widely throughout the United States, South Africa, Asia, and Canada to audiences of up to 100,000 people. She has been featured in almost every major publication in the United States, and has appeared numerous times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, The View, and the Today Show.

Orman recently partnered with Avon Product, Inc. to be their special personal financial advisor to Avon Representatives to offer money management advice and strategies for success. A first of the kind in direct selling industry, the program launched in January 2008 to the company’s nearly 500,000 Avon Representatives in the U.S., with plans to expand globally in the future.

Orman, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987-1997, served as Vice President of Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983-87, and from 1980-83 was an Account Executive at Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California from 1973-80.