Starting her career in at Working Woman , Chatzky rose from editorial assistant to the assistant editor. She has written for Parents , Seventeen , Cosmopolitan , was a staff writer for SmartMoney and a fact checker for Forbes. Jean also maintains a daily blog on her website, www. In [ citation needed ] Chatzky became the director of education and editor in chief for the financial advice site SavvyMoney.
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Jean Chatzky believes that anyone, no matter what they earn, can live a happy, comfortable life by following a few simple money rules. Yet there is one rule she says tops them all: "If you can't see it and you can't touch it, you won't spend it. This is why k s work, but it's also why you have to put k systems around every single goal that you're trying to save for.
Chatzky, the financial editor of NBC's Today Show and AARP's personal finance ambassador, has been helping people achieve financial freedom for decades through her bestselling books and podcasts. In she co-founded HerMoney, a digital media company focused on personal finance specifically for women. You can't just sit there and hope that one day it'll all be OK, because unless you're planning for it and actually doing things to get yourself there, you won't," she says. Chatzky says that even if you start off with a few minor money problems, there are simple maneuvers that can get you quickly back on track and that once these are under control, "the big picture falls quickly into place.
I didn't really understand what a k was at the time. I signed a piece of paper, I got a check in the mail and went shopping. But while she didn't understand the dynamics of a retirement fund and the magic of compound interest as a young adult, her parents did teach her that saving could definitely produce "magic" in other ways.
But I do remember before that family trip to Disney World breaking open the family piggy bank and counting the half-dollar coins that my family had been saving in there for years and knowing those were our gate tickets. Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC delivered to your inbox.
Get this delivered to your inbox, and more info about our products and services. All Rights Reserved. Data also provided by. Skip Navigation. Markets Pre-Markets U. Key Points. She believes that anyone, no matter what they earn, can live a happy, comfortable life by following a few simple money rules. The one rule that tops them all? This is why k s work. VIDEO Jean Chatzky's financial advice: put K-like systems around every goal you're saving for.
Invest in You: Ready. Hope is not an an investment strategy. You can't just sit there and hope that one day it'll all be OK. In fact, Chatzky admits she made her own money mistakes along the way. Related Tags. Private equity investments may be coming to your k. Greg Iacurci 4 hours ago. From jobs to finances, here's how veterans can recover and even thrive during the Covid crisis.
Talking money with finance expert Jean Chatzky: This is the top money rule I live by