Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Suze Orman: Financial Guru

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Suze Orman: Financial Guru

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ORMAN MEMORABLY CAME OUT in a 2007 issue of The New York Times Magazine ("K.T. is my life partner ... I have never been with a man in my whole life. I'm still a 55-year-old virgin"), but it was in 2008 that the financial expert came into her own. Long a hero to readers of her best-selling handbooks and her column in O, The Oprah Magazine as well as viewers of her CNBC money-advice show, Orman cast a wider net this year, increasing her national profile and influence thanks to a sputtering world economy. She starred in public service announcements for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., reminding American depositors that their savings would survive even if their banks didn't. Her straight talk ("Listen here, boyfriend!") and numerous appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and the Today show were lampooned in a series of good-natured Saturday Night Live skits.

Orman's increasing visibility has transcended her sexual orientation; she's not infamous for being gay, she's famous for being smart and entertaining. …

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