GAC 2013

Chatzky Writes the Book on Personal Finance

Financial editor takes a no-nonsense approach to living well and living within your means.

February 13, 2013

You might have seen Jean Chatzky on NBC’s “Today” program where she’s financial editor.

Or maybe you’ve checked out her blog for tips on everything financial—from the latest rules on qualified mortgages to suggestions for saving money in the New Year.

If that’s not enough, it’s likely you’ve read her books on personal finance. She currently has nine in print.

What makes Chatzky unique is her no-nonsense approach to living well—and living within your means.

Her latest book, “Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security,” begins with two principles:

  1. Personal finance is more personal than it is finance.
  2. Money is simple—people make it complicated.

Chatzky then lays out a series of rules anyone can follow “to have a lifetime of financial security and eliminate most, if not all, money stress.”

It’s advice well-suited to those who’ve been bruised by the recession, and those who may be looking for a financial institution they can trust.

Typically, when many Americans are asked about their relationship with money, they describe it as “confusing, frightening, chaotic, stressful, unstable, or too complex.” But it doesn’t have to be that way, she says.

During Monday’s Opening General Session, Chatzky will discuss how simple, straightforward financial advice applies to your credit union, your members, and your community.