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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. The Savage Truth on Money was named one of the top ten money books of the year by Amazon.com in its first edition.

Terry 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. And in days past you saw her often as a money expert on Oprah!

Terry 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 Savage has been named a Top 5 Speaker of the Year by Speakers Platform for several years. And she recently received a lifetime achievement award from the Chicago Journalists Association and the Silver Circle award from the Chicago Television Academy in 2018.

Terry’s 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, 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.

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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