Author Archives: Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky

About Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and a contributing editor for Fortune magazine. Jean is a best-selling author; her eighth and most recent book is Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. She believes knowing how to manage our money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and has made it her mission to help simplify money matters, increasing financial literacy both now and for the future. In April 2013 Jean launched Jean Chatzky's Money School , a series of college-style, interactive online personal finance courses that give men and women across the country the opportunity to learn from and interact directly with her. Jean lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.

Five tips for a smooth transition to a new job

According to research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, younger baby boomers — those born between 1957 and 1964 — held an average of 11.3 jobs between ages 18 and 46. Twenty-six percent of those tracked held 15 jobs or … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Be the first to comment

Retirement saving tips for children during National Save for Retirement Week

We’re in the midst of National Save for Retirement Week . And while I admit it’s not quite as exciting as Peanut Butter Lovers Month (coming up in November), it’s a good opportunity to revisit your retirement savings and make … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Be the first to comment

Start saving for retirement early

It seems patronizing to say that young workers have to start saving for retirement early, but is it? Retirement sits on the shoulders of today’s adults like no previous generation. Our grandparents and some of our parents not only had … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | Be the first to comment

4 tips to help your decision to rent or buy

Should you rent or buy a home? Over the past decade, the housing market has been a roller coaster ride. Down. Way down. Up a little bit. Up big. Whether you’re looking for new dwellings because of a new job, … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , | Be the first to comment

Choosing a 529 college savings plan

It’s no secret that college costs are rising at an alarming rate. And it’s not only the cost of tuition, but book fees, housing, meal plans, etc, etc, that are also growing. So being myopic in terms of saving for … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Be the first to comment

Saving for College: how to get started

Most parents know that saving for college is a top financial priority for the family. But when do you start scraping that money together? When you find out you’re expecting? Once the baby is here? At age one, five, or … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Be the first to comment

5 tips for juggling financial priorities

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to managing your money is juggling financial priorities: Should you save for your own future or college for your kids? Put money in an emergency fund or pad your 401(k)? Pay down … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Be the first to comment

Start Saving for Retirement Early

It seems patronizing to say that young workers have to start saving for retirement early, but is it? Retirement sits on the shoulders of today’s adults like no previous generation. Our grandparents and some of our parents not only had … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | Be the first to comment

4 tips to building financial trust in marriage

The research doesn’t lie: Money is a leading cause of divorce. Whether you’re dealing with an inability to talk about it, a difference of opinion about how to spend it, or just the stress of not having enough of it, … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Be the first to comment

Building your nest egg in case of getting laid off

There’s nothing fun about getting laid off, particularly these days when the amount of time it takes to find the next job is still way above historical averages. But if it this financial setback has to happen, you’re best off … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Be the first to comment