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SIM Chicago Spring Gala – Only Two Weeks Away! Register Today!


Speaker: Terry Savage

When: Monday, March 14, 2011 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Rosewood Restaurant and Banquet Hall, 9421 Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

How do we take the collective bargaining debate going on in Wisconsin and translate that into your personal finances? How about the markets? Or the global economy? And just what does our countries debt mean to your personal finances? And for IT industry leaders how does technology play a significant role in all of this?

Please join SIM Chicago and our keynote speaker Terry Savage on March 14th, 2011 for their annual Spring Gala for an evening of insight and perspective into these and other economic related question. SIM Chicago is proud to present Terry Savage as our keynote speaker for this year’s event.

Terry Savage is a nationally known expert on personal finance, the markets and the economy. Her most recent book The New Savage Number: How Much Money Do Really You Need to Retire? released in September, 2009 is climbing the best-seller lists. You can learn more about Terry Savage at

All attendees of the Spring Gala will receive a complimentary autographed copy of Terry Savage’s book The New Savage Number. Ms. Savage will be available after the event to personalize your autographed copy.

Mark your calendars and register today to join your Chicago technology peers. Bring your favorite office colleagues to this memorable event. Enjoy a fabulous meal, camaraderie, networking and prepare to be entertained by Chicago’s own Terry Savage.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Announcements
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker and Q&A
8:30 p.m. Adjourn and author book signing

$45.00 per person includes dinner and cash bar

About Terry Savage
Terry Savage is a nationally known expert on personal finance, the markets and the economy. She writes a nationally syndicated financial column for the Chicago Sun-Times. She is also a regular contributor to and, the popular investing websites. Terry is also co-host of a daily 2-hour morning television show in Chicago on CBS-TV, featuring talk about money, the markets, business, and sports.

Terry’s most recent book is The New Savage Number: How Much Money Do Really You Need to Retire? Released in September, 2009 this completely new edition of her previous book is climbing the best-seller lists. The first edition hit the “Top 20” list on Her previous best-seller, The Savage Truth on Money, was named one of the ten best money books of the year by, and was made into an hour-long television special which aired on PBS.

Terry is a frequent guest on radio and television shows including CNN, NBC, and CNBC. She’s appeared several times on Oprah! She’s in demand as a speaker at business meetings across the country. You can read her columns, as well as post questions and comments on her blog at her website,

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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