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Jean Chatzky

Financial Editor, NBC's Today Show; Contributing Editor for More Magazine and to The Oprah Winfrey Show

Travels From:
New York
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000


An award-winning journalist, best-selling author and sought-after speaker, Jean Chatzky has helped millions of men and women everywhere battle an epidemic with a devastating impact - debt. Jean is the financial editor for NBC's Today, a contributing editor for More Magazine, a columnist for The New York Daily News, and a contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also hosts a daily show on Oprah Radio, exclusively on Sirius/XM Radio.

Jean is the author of six books, including her latest, a new edition of her best-seller Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 A Day, updated to reflect the changes in today's economic environment and how they are affecting Americans' savings strategies. Other chart-topping titles include The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest TimesandMake Money, Not Excuses. Widely recognized as an exceptional journalist, she recently received the Clarion Award for magazine columns from The Association of Women in Communications and her radio show received a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio & Television, Inc. One of the most in-demand and trusted financial experts on a range of topics including debt reduction, saving, investing, and strategies for managing money and life, Jean has become the rational voice that people are turning to in these challenging and confusing times.

Speech Topics

Understanding finances and the markets is hard enough for adults, so how do you make sure that your children are making proper sense of it all? We all want our children grow up to knowing the value of a dollar, but what’s the best way to let them know that money doesn’t grow on trees? Herself the mother of two children in their teens, NBC Financial Editor and Oprah Winfrey Show contributor Jean Chatzky shares her thoughts on how to teach kids about money so that they can become financially stable. One of America’s most respected personal finance experts, Chatzky shows how teaching responsibility, setting limits and living by financial example can all combine to put your kids on the path to personal financial success.

Despite the fact that statistics about women managing their money tend to be all doom and gloom, there’s an untold story out there. In today’s world, there are many women who are taking the reins on their finances and managing their money successfully. Jean Chatzky has spoken to dozens of them, identified their behaviors and boiled them down to seven secrets. In this presentation, she shares those secrets and more, in the hopes of giving more women the confidence to take charge of their fiancés and their life. (This presentation can be tailored for male and mixed audiences.)

In her frank, engaging style, Jean Chatzky explains how to “own your money” to create a satisfying and comfortable life. She outlines the financial attitudes and behaviors of happy people and shows how anyone can live a life of happiness, no matter what you earn. In this presentation, Chatzky reaffirms that finances don’t have to be a source of stress and that people need to take control of that they have – in both happiness and in money.

What’s the number one enemy of building wealth? Debt. If you don’t understand the basics of personal finance, getting out of debt can be quite the challenge. In this presentation, based on her best-selling book Pay It Down and featured as part of Oprah’s “Debt Diet” series, Jean Chatzky shows you how to rid your life of debt once and for all. In an easy to understand, jargon-free blueprint for debt reduction, Chatzky introduces a simple plan whereby saving just $10 dollars a day, audience members can eliminate debt and create capital for saving and investing. In this presentation, audience members aren’t only shown a roadmap for getting out of debt, they are also helped to understand that by eliminating debt, you will also gain freedom and peace of mind.

Why aren’t we making more money? Doesn’t everyone want the financial security that more money provides? Then why aren’t we making smarter decisions about our money? The answers to these questions are often more complicated than the questions themselves. Jean Chatzky, author of Make Money, Not Excuses, believes that the reason most people aren’t wealthier is that we tend to get in our own way, making excuses that stand in the way of achieving our financial goals. These patterns stop us from earning more, saving and investing for the future and protecting what we’ve built. In an engaging discussion about the nature of money and wealth, Chatzky identifies the real reasons why people – especially women – rely on these excuses. She also provides helpful strategies to help audiences stop making excuses to create a life of financial security.

What do you do in a crisis that’s unprecedented What do you do when you can’t rely on history to give you the answers you need – because you’ve never been in this situation before? In times of economic uncertainty, we all are looking for a bit of peace of mind. In this speech, Chatzky shares with audience members a series of her own personal sayings, her Money Mantras to help them find the strength to cope with and put into perspective their financial troubles.

Is it possible to start from nothing and become truly secure financially? What’s the difference between you and Warren Buffett Between you and your boss Between you and your successful neighbor? What do the financially comfortable have that you don’t? It’s not that those people were born into money, caught a lucky break or have an Ivy League education. What’s The Difference?

Based on her most recent book that includes groundbreaking research on the characteristics of the self-made wealthy, Jean Chatzky reveals the traits and habits of those who have moved from the lowest economic strata to the highest. Chatzky helps audiences assess where they are now and offers simple strategies to help them get to where they want to go. In this optimistic and empowering presentation, she helps people see that they themselves have the power within to determine their own financial future and attain stability and even wealth in even the most difficult of economic times.

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