Terry Savage

Nationally Known Expert on Finance

Savage, Terry

Nationally Known Expert on Finance
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About Terry Savage

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 “Top5 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? — was published in Fall, 2009 and deals with issues in retirement planning and investing.

You can read Terry’s columns, as well as post questions and comments at her website www.terrysavage.com, follow her on Twitter @TerryTalksMoney and on Facebook –The Savage Truth.

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.

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Terry Keynote Address

Terry will create a speech on the economic outlook, the political implications, and the financial markets — all crafted to reach your specific audience. She includes industry specific references, and up-to-the minute topics to both entertain and inform — as well as giving some ideas on what to do with your own money!

Terry Moderates Meetings

Major corporate clients including Hilton, Motorola, CUNA Mutual, John Hancock, Fidelity, and many others use Terry’s services as a skilled moderator — keeping the attention of the audience and effortlessly maintaining your schedule through several days of programming. Whether moderating a panel or interviewing the CEO, Terry does her homework and works with your meeting planners to achieve your desired results. Her quick wit and intelligence, plus her years of experience hosting her own TV interview show, ensure that your meeting will be lively, entertaining — and to the point.

Personal Finance & Retirement Programs

Corporations use Terry’s respected advice and independent point of view to educate their employees about benefits programs, company retirement plans, and overall financial planning. Ask Walmart, Allstate, Walgreens, CNA Insurance, McDonalds, and others who have brought Terry back year-after-year to refresh and update their employee’s knowledge of personal investment and retirement planning — from the basics of wise use of credit to the importance of investing for growth in the company plan.


“Terry, on behalf of the Chicago Chapter of SIM (Society for Information Management), I wanted to thank you for joining us on Monday evening for our Spring Gala event. With over 200 guests, we exceeded our expectations which clearly was a result of your renown recognition in the Chicagoland community. We have received rave reviews and comments from our survey that our guests responded to this week. Thank you again and we appreciate your thought provoking information/presentation Monday evening.”
– Mark H. Griesbaum, President, TCS Education System

“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!”
– Bruce M. MacMillan, President & CEO, Meeting Professionals International

“This is a note of appreciation 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.”
– Robert Reiter, DST Systems, Inc.

“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.”
– Prem Benimadhu, The Conference Board of Canada