I’m a big fan of Jean Chatzky and her unique brand of personal finance advice. I personally selected her to be our keynote speaker at FinCon this year. I’m sure you’re familiar with her work as the financial editor of the TODAY Show.
Jean is in big demand, naturally. So she can’t meet with everyone one-on-one to help them with their finances. But she really has a passion for just that. So she created Money School, her virtual classes aimed at helping you take control of your financial scene. The classes start this Fall and you can win a free class thanks to this giveaway.
We asked Jean, what was your motivation for starting Money School?
“Two things really. I’ve been asked by many people over the years if we could sit down, have coffee, and I could teach them how to manage their money. I always feel bad that I don’t have the bandwidth to do it individually — but these live web classes make it possible. The people who’ve been in the classes so far say that they really feel a) motivated and b) that I’m talking to them. And, second, my parents were teachers. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”
We also asked her to describe the ideal student for these classes?
“Someone motivated to get their financial life in order who feels they need help connecting the dots. I’ve often pointed out — I’m an English major, not an economist. If I can do this, I believe anyone can do this.”
More About Money School
“Money School helps you take control of your money with simple, affordable, virtual classes that Jean will be teaching in real time. Each one-hour live class consists of a 45-minute lecture followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Then, during the week following each class, the Money School team and Jean will host virtual “office hours,” so that you can ask any questions you didn’t get a chance to ask after the lecture (or that you didn’t think of until later).”
Money School Classes
- September 10 – Jumpstart Your Finances (How Even Beginners Can Take Financial Control)
- September 17 – Budgeting Bootcamp
- October 1 – The Debt Diet (Pay It Down! And Build Your Credit Up)
- October 8 – A Crash Course in Saving More (and Spending Less)
- October 15 – Yes, You Can Retire
- October 22 – Protect Your Financial Life
Details about each class can be found at www.jeanchatzky.com/money-school/ All classes are held at 8pm ET. But if you can’t attend live, you can get access to a recorded session.
I’m partnering with Jean to giveaway one free Money School class. To enter the giveaway and have a chance at winning one of Jean’s classes simply leave a comment below letting me know which class you’d like to take. I’ll end the giveaway on Friday, August 23rd and choose one random entry. One comment per household please.
Okay, now it’s your turn…pick a class and leave a comment below. Good luck!