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Terry Savage        

Personal Finance Expert, Investment Advisor, Syndicated Columnist & Bestselling Author

Terry Savage is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy, and the markets. She writes a weekly personal finance column syndicated in major newspapers by Tribune Content Agency. She is the author of four best-selling books on personal finance. Her bestselling book, "The Savage Truth on Monday," was named one of the top ten money books of the year by Amazon.com. Her other recent book is: "The Savage Number: How Much Money do You Really Need to Retire?"

She appears frequently on national television and radio programs, commenting on the financial markets and current economic events. She is featured on WGN Radio and WGN-TV in Chicago, with a weekly personal finance segment. Savage is in demand as a speaker on the economic outlook, the markets, and personal finance topics. For a keynote address, she provides a reality check on the volatile economy and financial markets, including the impact of politics and current events.

Terry has worked nationally with major corporations, including Allstate, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Walgreens, Hilton, and Allstate to share her message of financial literacy and empowerment with their employees. She is a registered investment advisor, although she has no individual clients, nor does she represent any financial products or services. She is a truly independent voice for the financial consumer. She 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.

Her expertise comes from experience. She started her career as a stockbroker and became a founding member and first woman trader on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. She was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s International Monetary Market, where she traded interest rate futures and currencies. She now serves on the Board of Directors of CME Group, the parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She has also served on the boards of McDonalds Corporation and Pennzoil Corporation.

Speech Topics


Your Personal Finances

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

The Economy Today and Stock Market Outlook

The Savage Truth on Money

New Money Strategies for the Millennium

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