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Terry Savage is a nationally known expert on personal finance and a regular television commentator on issues related to investing and financial markets, appearing on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and NBC. She is the Chicago Sun-Times personal finance columnist, and author of three best-selling books. Her book, The Savage Truth on Money, was named one of the ten best money books of the year by Amazon.com, and was made into an hour-long television special, which aired on PBS.
Terry Savage has appeared on programs ranging from CNN Morning News to Oprah, and the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, responding to money questions from audiences and anchors. She is a regular on CNBC's Financial Fitness segment and PBS' Nightly Business Report, and is a frequent substitute host of the nationally syndicated Bob Brinker Radio Show.
Terry 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. She was co-editor of Options Trading Strategies, an investment newsletter. Terry 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.
Terry 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.
Terry Savage takes an active role in America's business community, serving on the Board of Directors of two New York Stock Exchange Companies: McDonald's Corporation and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She was a recipient of the Director's Choice Award honoring selected women who serve on America's top corporate boards. Terry is a director of The Executives Club of Chicago, and Junior Achievement of Illinois. She serves as a trustee of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry and a director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation. Terry Savage is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan where she won a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in American history and economics.
Terry Savage is in great demand as a speaker at national meetings and events. She is both entertaining and informative while explaining the economy, investments, and personal finance. Terry Savage frequently moderates at corporate and association meetings, bringing her lively questions and energy to panel discussions and corporate videos.
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