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Jean Chatzky

“If you’re not taking charge of your money, you must figure out what is standing in your way: Fear? Lack of knowledge? A spouse? Only then can you solve the problem.” 

How She Empowers Others 

Jean Chatzky, award-winning journalist, best-selling author and motivational speaker, has created a global platform that is making significant strides to help millions of men and women battle an epidemic with a devastating impact - debt. Jean is the financial editor for NBC’s Today, a contributing editor for Money, a columnist for The New York Daily News, a contributor to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and a featured money coach on Oprah's "Debt Diet" series.  She also hosts a daily show on the Oprah & Friends channel, exclusively on XM Radio.

She is the author of four books, including best sellers such as Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 A Day (New York Times and BusinessWeek best seller) and the latest book, Make Money, Not Excuses (Wall Street Journal and New York Times best seller). Jean has been recognized as an exceptional journalist, recently she received the Clarion Award for magazine columns from The Association of Women in Communications and her radio show received a Gracie Award from The American Women in Radio and Television. 

Jean lives with her family in Westchester, NY.