Monday, February 28, 2011


With families evaluating their personal finances for 2011, Suze Orman has pledged to provide answers, support, and encouragement by empowering moms like yourself to make finances a family affair.

MoneyMindedMoms community members have free access to valuable, easy to follow advice about topics such as erasing and managing debt, raising money minded kids and coupons and discounts. Providing moms with sound advice is Suze´s top priority and she takes the time to personally respond to questions from members and has even been known to post a video response in some cases. Plus, every month through May, one lucky member will win 1-on-1 time with Suze through the "Ask Suze" Sweepstakes. The site offers useful tools like a debt eliminator and expense tracker, a coupon savings center, as well as forums for sharing stories and insights with like-minded moms.

To help get started with taking control of finances and getting back on track this year, Suze has also created a list of the 11 things moms can do to increase their financial savvy in 2011:

1. Stand in your truth
2. Make finances a family affair
3. Live below your means but within your needs
4. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst
5. Get rid of credit card debt
6. Save an 8-month emergency fund
7. Fund your 401k to the match
8. Fund your Roth IRA to the max
9. Start a 529 plan for your kids´ college education
10. Be "happy you did" vs. "wishing you hadn´t"
11. Never forget people first, then money, then things

To find out more details about how to accomplish these 11 goals, visit You can also connect with Suze and the MoneyMindedMoms community on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Times have changed and the rules have changed, but financial security is still the goal. Do you know how to get there?

There is a new reality out there—a new normal. What was once certain—that you would be able to retire comfortably, that you would pay for your kids’ education, that your home would appreciate in value—is no longer a sure thing. So much has changed on the financial landscape that it’s hard to know which moves are the right ones to make. Suze Orman’s million-copy bestselling financial action plan—fully revised and updated for 2010 and beyond—will show you the way.

Suze Orman has always offered exceptionally sound financial advice based on personal accountability and moderation. The New Rules for New Times stays true to this message by providing an abundance of strategies for a large assortment of potential financial issues.

The format of the book is very straight forward, containing descriptions of financial situations followed by immediate action plans. This approach permits one to immediately focus on those areas that are most personally relevant. Suze also includes a chapter on introducing finance to children that any parent should be aware of. If this book is your only introduction to Suze Orman, you will be served well.

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Meatball Nirvana
Cover with your favorite red sauce and serve with pasta or in crusty garlic bread rolls.

Servings: 4


* 1 pound extra lean ground beef
* 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
* 1 small onion, diced
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
* 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
* 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste
* 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1/3 cup skim milk
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs


1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Place the beef into a mixing bowl, and season with salt, onion, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, oregano, red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Add the milk, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. Mix until evenly blended, then form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs, and place onto a baking sheet.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.


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