Terry Savage is a nationally known expert on personal finance, the markets, and the economy. Terry is a regular blogger at the Huffington Post. She is a frequent guest on television and radio shows, including CNN, CBS, and appeared many times on Oprah!
Terry is in demand as a speaker at business meetings across the country. Her lively presentation style entertains as well as informs, whether talking about global economics, investing techniques, or personal finances. In 2012, Terry was named a “Top 5 Speaker” in Economics/Finance as a result of popular votes at the Speaking.com web site.
Terry’s most recent book is a new edition of The Savage Truth on Money, which was named one of the ten best money books of the year by Amazon.com in its first edition. Her other current best-selling book — The Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire? and deals with issues in retirement planning and investing. Terry also blogs regularly on her website, Twitter, and Facebook.
Terry’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 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 and two Emmys for her television work.
Savage takes an active role in America’s business community. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, and previously served on the boards of McDonald’s Corporation for 14 years and Pennzoil-Quaker State Corporation for 5 years. She was a recipient of the Director’s Choice Award honoring selected women who serve on America’s top corporate boards.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, where she won a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in American Studies.
"I want to personally thank you for your remarkable contribution at MeetDifferent in Atlanta this past week. Your participation in our first ever event motivated and engaged our industry like never before!"
"This is a note of appreciating for your fine efforts and great presentation at the DST Retirement Leadership Forum this week. As always, your thoughts were on target, and highly thought-provoking. I, for one, will be looking at your website as I pursue my own retirement plans! The book is a great tool, and our conference participants really enjoyed receiving it."
"We want to thank you for your excellent contribution to our Leaders' Forum last week. Terry, your presentation did a fantastic job of drawing some important lessons from the current economic climate. It brought the U.S. perspective to the discussion -- and that was extremely valuable."
"I just want to say a really big thank you for your contribution to our meeting. You brought a real energy and pace to the meeting and really maintained the interest of the delegates. You did a great job with encouraging questions. . . . Thank you for all the hard work you put into make this meeting a success and I hope we can work together again in the future."