FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2008

The credit crunch, the stock market freefall, the staggering toll of home foreclosures and job losses: The economic crisis that struck in 2008 has left no one untouched. Seemingly overnight, the financial landscape has undergone seismic changes that have opened up all kinds of questions about things that used to seem so certain: Are your savings safe? Should your retirement fund be invested in the stock market? Will you be able to afford your child's college tuition? Who better to answer these questions than Suze Orman, the nation's go-to expert on financial matters?
 
In her new book, Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan (Spiegel & Grau; on sale: December 30, 2008; $9.99), Suze delivers honest, straightforward guidance that will help you adapt to the new economic reality of today and place you on the path to financial security in the years ahead. She discusses what safeguards should be put in place, appropriate actions to take, costly mistakes to avoid and even opportunities to be had so that you are protected during the downturns and prepared to prosper when things take a turn for the better. 

Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan addresses every question you may have about credit, savings and spending, paying for college, retirement, real estate and protecting your family. 

Suze will launch the book on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday, January 8, 2009, during Oprah's Best Life Week. The show will offer Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan as a free ebook download in English and Spanish on Oprah.com for one week, culminating in a live webcast on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 9 p.m. EST/6p.m. PST. 

Suze's previous book, the New York Times best-seller Women & Money, was offered as a free eBook download on Oprah.com for 33 hours in February 2008. More than 1.1 million people downloaded the book, and it subsequently returned to the top of best-seller lists. 

About Suze Orman  
Suze Orman  has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today and was named one of the Time 100, the most influential people in the world, by Time magazine in 2008. A two-time Emmy-winning television host, New York Times mega best-selling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Suze is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

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