Keynote speaker Jean Chatzky, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, is the financial editor for NBC’s Today and the personal finance contributor for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She blogs at JeanChatzky.com.
Jean Chatzky, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, is the financial editor for NBC’s Today and the personal finance contributor for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She blogs at JeanChatzky.com.
Jean is the author of seven books, including the recent New York Times best-seller Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved. Her book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times (Crown Business), received the 2009 Books for a Better Life award in the Personal Finance category. She is also the author of Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 A Day (New York Times and Business Week best seller) which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show’s successful Debt Diet series. In March 2012, Jean released her highly anticipated book Money Rules.
Jean is a sought-after motivational speaker, as well as a respected consultant to businesses and company executives. She also regularly shares her advice and opinions as a guest on popular television shows, including The View, The Talk, and Morning Joe, and made regular appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
In 2009, the Consumer Federation of America awarded Jean the Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award for her nearly two decades of pioneering personal finance education. She has also received the Clarion Award for magazine columns from the Association of Woman in Communications and a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television, Inc. The Chicago Tribune named Jean one of the country’s best magazine columnists.
In addition to her professional work, Jean serves on the board of the Children’s Heart Foundation, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. A proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she is also a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women and on the board of the Kelly Writers House, also at Penn.
Jean lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.
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