The daughter of a deli owner and a secretary, Suze Orman (born 1951) grew up in one of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. After attending the University of Illinois, Orman took off to California where she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery for seven years. Her dream was to own her own restaurant. Her career eventually took off in a different direction, though, and Orman became a stockbroker. After gaining experience working for major investment firms, she founded her own financial firm. She went on to write ten books, appear as a guest on many television shows and have her own weekly show on CNBC for 13 years. She is now the host of a podcast that airs twice weekly—Suze Orman's Women and Money (and Everyone Smart Enough to Listen).
Why this stop? This station is in Chicago’s Financial District and next to the Board of Trade Building.
Connect — Got a question about your own finances? Email it to Suze at firstname.lastname@example.org — your question might be answered on her podcast or she may send you a personal email.