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Jean Chatski, AARP Financial Ambassador

Jean Chatzky, AARP's financial ambassador, is the financial editor for NBC's TODAY show and host two podcasts, AARP's Closing the Savings Gap and HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. Jean is an award-winning personal finance journalist and best-selling author who has made it her mission to help simplify money matters, increasing financial literacy both now and in the future. Her latest books are Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve

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Closing the Savings Gap

Closing the Savings Gap - Episode 1

Becoming Debt Free and Savings Rich

Jean Chatzky focuses on budgeting as the key to paying off debt and building an emergency fund

Closing the Savings Gap - episode - 6

Repairing Your Finances After a Divorce

A divorcee looks to replenish her savings after filing for bankruptcy and borrowing from her 401k

Closing the Savings Gap - Episode 2

Managing Money After Losing a Spouse

Jean Chatzky explores how to manage our finances when a relationship or marriage ends

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How to Decide if Long-Term Care Insurance is Right for You

Buy it now or roll the dice? Three options to consider for your future

Saving for your retirement

5 Threats to Your Retirement Savings

Increases in cost of living and health care can dampen your plans for the future

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Should This Couple Say 'I Do' to Paying Off Mortgage Early?

They disagree about carrying their home loan into retirement

Investing

Elderly couple paying bills with laptop (Getty Images)

Take Charge of Your Money at 50, 60 and 70

You may be retired, or thinking about it. Ensure you'll have the funds you need now and in the future

Woman holding a house key. Should you give your kids a mortgage?

Should You Give Your Kids a Mortgage?

The pros — and cons — of lending money to your children

Managed Payout Funds

Teach Your Children Well How to Balance Finances

Important money lessons for your grandkids

Saving Money

Jean Chatzky column - cash in a jam

How to Fund Your New Start

Going back to school or starting a business? It matters where you get the money

Perils of Co-signing Loans

Read This Before You Co-Sign

If you've gotta do it, here's how to lower your risk

Chatzky: How Facebook and Social Media Causes People to Overspend

Facebook and Your Credit Card Balance

Heavy use of social media goes hand-in-hand with impulse spending


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