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Terry Savage      

Finance & Investment Guru

Terry Savage is a nationally known expert on personal finance and a regular television commentator on issues related to investing and financial markets. Her syndicated personal finance column for the Chicago Sun-Times is read in newspapers across the country, and her columns appear regularly on TheStreet.com, the popular investing website. She also posts commentaries and answers questions at her website www.TerrySavage.com.

Savage’s latest book is the second edition of The Savage Truth on Money, in which she explains how individuals can gain control over their financial future, setting them free to truly enjoy the present. The best-selling first edition was named one of the best ten money books of the year by Amazon.com, and was made into an hour-long television special that aired on PBS. She has also written The Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Need to Retire? which hit the “Top 20” list on Amazon.com within three weeks of publication. In 2009, she followed up with The New Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Really Need To Retire?

Savage is a frequent guest on national radio and television shows ranging from PBS' Nightly Business Report to CNN and CNBC. She has appeared several times on Oprah! and is the regular substitute host of the nationally syndicated Bob Brinker radio show on ABC radio. She is in demand as a speaker at business meetings across the country.

Savage’s financial expertise comes from experience. She started her career as a stockbroker, and became a founding member—and the first woman trader—on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Savage was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s International Monetary Market where she traded interest rate contracts and currency futures. She is a registered investment advisor for both stocks and futures.

Savage has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club Award for Outstanding Consumer Journalism, and the Outstanding Personal Finance Columnist Award given by the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, as well as two Emmys for her television work.

Taking an active role in America’s business community, Savage serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (NYSE), and previously served on the boards of McDonald’s Corporation for 14 years, and Pennzoil-Quaker State Corporation for five years. She was a recipient of the Director’s Choice Award honoring selected women who serve on America’s top corporate boards.

Savage is involved in Chicago’s civic affairs, serving as a director of The Executives Club of Chicago, Junior Achievement of Illinois, and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan where she won a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in American history and economics.

Speech Topics

Your Personal Finances

The Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

The Economy Today and Stock Market Outlook.

Terry Savage started her career as a stockbroker and became a founding member—and the first woman trader—on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. This experience gave her the expertise to navigate the very complex world of Wall Street. In her presentations, Savage addresses the current state of Wall Street and the economy, the ramifications for businesses and individuals, and what you can do to improve your financial situation given the current circumstances.

The Savage Truth on Money

As a business and personal finance expert, Terry Savage shares her vast knowledge of the economy and financial markets in order to inform and educate her audience. Covering topics like, retirement, 401(k)s, annuities, investing, saving, and more, she offers individuals and organizations insights and practical advice that will make them more financially sound and savvy.

New Money Strategies for the Millennium


Terry Savage, Personal Finance Expert and Author, to Speak at Free BetterInvesting Webinar on Wednesday, March 25

This next session in BetterInvesting’s Guest Speaker Series session reaches beyond the stock market, assumes that you’ll be successful in your investment efforts and reminds you that there’s a lot more to money than market gains. Terry will speak about everything from estate planning, life insurance and long-term care to educating your children so they’ll be able to wisely use and continue to grow all the money you intend to leave them.

Terry Savage Named Personal Finance Editor for MoneyShow.com

MoneyShow.com, the largest multimedia investment education destination for investors and traders, has named Terry Savage, award-winning personal finance columnist and author, as the personal finance editor of MoneyShow.com. Ms. Savage will author the new SavageMoney Blog where she will provide her perspective on the markets and personal finance advice. One article will be posted each Monday and she will reply to readers' comments throughout the week.

Roundtable’s Chapa speaks to Terry Savage on Financial Literacy

Judy Chapa, Roundtable Vice President of Community Services and Financial Literacy, recently spoke to renowned financial literacy expert, Terry Savage on the importance of financial literacy on Capitol Hill.

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