Suze Orman’s new book is out. Her guidance has helped thousands of people get their money matters under control. She’s tough, she’s quirky and she gives out common-sense financial advice like Stepford moms gave out cod-liver oil. In today’s economy, sound financial management is more important than ever.

While some people would sooner have their eyes put out with hot pokers than to read anything to do with finance, others find Orman entertaining and insightful. A prolific author, she’s just released Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan. It's 200 pages devoted to topics like credit, retirement investing, spending, real estate and “protecting yourself." From now until January 15th, 2009, you can download it free from Oprah. After that, or if you want a printed copy, it’s available at Amazon for under $10.