Jean Chatzky wants to school you on finances.

XSmallWant to take charge of your debt, your spending, your retirement or some other aspect of your finances? Maybe it’s time to go back to school.

Jean Chatzky’s “Money School” opens Sept. 10 – and since friends don’t let friends pay retail, I can offer you a discount code.

The financial editor for NBC’s “Today” show and the author of eight books, Chatzky will teach half a dozen virtual personal finance classes in real time (more on that in a minute).

You can choose one or two or take all six for an additional discount. Bonus: You won’t have to worry about mean kids who slam you into lockers or steal your lunch money.

What’s on the syllabus? So glad you asked.

Sept. 10: Jumpstart Your Finances (How Even Beginners Can Take Financial Control)

Sept. 17: Budgeting Bootcamp

Oct. 1: The Debt Diet (Pay It Down! And Build Your Credit Up)

Oct. 8: A Crash Course in Saving More (and Spending Less)

Oct. 15: Yes, You Can Retire

Oct. 22: Protect Your Financial Life

How it works

You download the course materials in advance and then tune in for a 45-minute lecture followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. During the week after each class, Chatzky and others will stage “virtual office hours,” to let you ask questions you were too shy to ask before or that you didn’t think of until after the class was over.

All classes take place at 8 p.m. Eastern. If a scheduling conflict keeps you from attending, you can request a recorded version. Office hours will be open to you as well.

The cost is $50 per class or $250 for all six – unless you have a code, f course. Individual sessions are $10 off with the code SURVIVING10, and the entire semester is $75 off with the code SURVIVING75.

Sign up at the Money School link above. If you want to Chatzky speak in person, sign up for the Financial Blogger Conference, which takes place Oct. 17-20 in St. Louis. You could hear me speak in person, too, as I’m giving a program about writing.

Note: I’m not getting any kind of compensation for writing this post. It just seemed like an opportunity worth sharing.

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  1. ImJuniperNow

    I can’t stand it anymore – Please comment on the fact that no one has commented!

    • Donna Freedman

      Here’s hoping that it means people went straight over to check out the classes. 🙂

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