Money Talks’ Stacy Johnson Selected to Head Government Investigation of Suze Orman

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is beginning an investigation into TV “gurus” who rake in big bucks in exchange for questionable advice.

Suze Orman, known widely through books, numerous appearances on Oprah, and a television show on CNBC, is the target of a recent probe by the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Named as lead investigator is Money Talks News President Stacy Johnson.

“Orman only gives two kinds of advice – the same stuff you’ve already gotten from your mom; and wrong,” said acting chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Elizabeth Warren, adding, “It’s high time Orman and others like her answered for their pandering drivel. On her show, Orman has a segment called ‘Can I Afford It?’ Well, the American people can no longer afford to watch this silly crap.”

Named as head of the investigating committee was Stacy Johnson, CPA, longtime consumer advocate and publisher of Money Talks News. During yesterday’s press conference, held in Washington, Johnson said, “There’s something wrong with a system where Oprah Winfrey decides who’s an expert and who’s not. Rather than an appearance on Oprah being the sole determining factor of who becomes a financial ‘guru,’ maybe we should try something new – like putting people on TV who actually know what they’re talking about. You know – people who actually went to college and studied this stuff.”

Orman is expected to testify before the newly formed committee sometime in early May. Other potential targets are rumored to include Rich Dad Poor Dad’s Robert Kiyosaki, Automatic Millionaire author David Bach, and Kevin Trudeau, along with numerous nefarious characters hawking get-rich-quick schemes on late-night infomercials.

The investigation will take months. “After all,” Warren said, “It’s not like there’s any shortage of self-serving, nonsense-spewing nitwits out there.”

Johnson added, “APRIL FOOLS!”

Well, at least about the part about the investigation.

Stacy Johnson

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  • Best April Fool’s joke I’ve seen in a while. Too bad it’s only a joke!

  • Anonymous

    Good one, you got me.

  • You got me too. Sorry to hear it’s not real.

  • Classic! I wish this was true as well.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t aware Suzy Orman had no financial education background. Interesting>> I wonder if I can get Oprah to sponsor me as an expert on getting screwed by “the man”…………Even though I have no educational background on getting “screwed by THE MAN”, I must say I have a lot of experience with this subject/situation………………Let’s see………….
    Dear Oprah,

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t be too hard on Suze Orman as most of her advise seems to be conservative and common sense. How about going after the “professional” financial advisers with the investment firms? I’ve lost far more money following their advise than I have from Suze. However I would agree with going after many of the other talk show get rich quick financial “experts”. Unfortunately it is probably an April Fools joke as many of the other commenter s indicate.
    Too bad no one wants to take on the real crooks who have cost us trillions, our congressmen and bureaucrats in Washington.

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