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Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC's "TODAY" show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP's personal finance ambassador, and the host of "Cash Call with Jean Chatzky" on RLTV. She is a best-selling author, and her eighth book, "Money Rules," hit the stands in March 2012 to terrific reviews.
Jean believes knowing how to manage our money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and has made it her mission to help simplify money matters, increasing financial literacy both now and for the future.
By Jean Chatzky / April 24, 2012
As a mother, author and personal finance expert, it’s been clear to me for a long time that there is a growing need for basic financial literacy instruction for parents and children, especially those in lower income brackets. But it’s even more necessary in this troubled economy. Being educated on fundamental personal finance issues — from how to open a bank account to how to establish a household budget — can make a major impact on both the financial future and overall stability of the entire family.
As a longtime supporter of Literacy Partners, New York City’s only nationally accredited adult literacy program, I’ve seen firsthand the impact of their financial literacy program on individuals, parents and families.
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