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Suze Orman on Finances; The Tragedy in Japan

A conversation with PBS personal finance expert Suze Orman about creating a plan for financial security in the current economic climate. Her latest book is called The Money Class.

Suze Orman Talks About New American Dream -- ThirdAge The author and host of a show on the Oprah Winfrey network says the new dream is about family and responsibility. Education and debt reduction are the most important items to save for, Orman says. Orman chides those who look to have bigger and better items all the time. “It’s a dream where you actually get more pleasure out of saving than you do spending,â€? Orman said. “It’s a dream where you live below your means but within your needs. You are not spending every penny, you are not impressing people. You are living a life where you can sleep at night and you are actually happy.â€?

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Hear firsthand about the humanitarian crisis in Japan following last week’s massive earthquake and tsunami, with Professor Richard Moore, OSU Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences Executive Director, and former WOSU Radio Promotions Producer Emma Fete, who is now teaching English in Japan.