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Jean Chatzky, AARP's financial ambassador, is the founder and CEO of  She is the host of two podcasts, AARP's Closing the Savings Gap and HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC Today for 25 years, 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 book is Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve.

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Will a Reverse Mortgage Help or Hurt This Retired Couple?

7 essential questions homeowners should ask

3 Proven Timeshare Exit Strategies

Jean Chatzky's advice to end unwanted contract

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

They disagree about retiring with a home loan

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

How To Make Good Money Moves in Hard Times

Avoid missteps that make budget woes worse

4 Ways to Break a Car Lease You Can't Afford

Options that won't ding your credit

Ex-Spouse Gets Surprise Bill From Old Credit Card

How one woman rescued her credit rating

5 Threats to Your Retirement Savings

How to plan for higher prices and future medical bills

Family Isn't an Option, So Who Will Protect Her Finances?

Advice for a solo retiree who needs a backup plan

Closing the Savings Gap

Becoming Debt Free and Savings Rich

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

Repairing Your Finances After a Divorce

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

Managing Money After Losing a Spouse

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

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