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How to Money with Jean Chatzky

Jean and Kathryn want to teach us how to money

How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance is our new favorite book. Authors Jean Chatzky & Kathryn Tuggle are here to talk about it. Start your journey to financial independence by getting rid of any credit card debt with the free, 7-Step Credit Card Debt Slasher.

A fresh take on how to money

Have you ever asked, ‘Why didn’t they teach us about money in grade school?’ Or thought you would have gotten way more out of a lesson on budgeting than all those calculus classes? Unfortunately, there was no primer to teach us Money 101. Until now!

Jean Chatzky is CEO of HerMoney Media, Host of the HerMoney Podcast and Financial Editor at NBC’s Today Show. Kathryn Tuggle is Chief Content Officer and Gracie Award-Winning Editor-in-Chief at HerMoney and Producer of the HerMoney Podcast. Together, Jean and Kathryn are the authors of How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance.

On this episode of Queer Money®, Jean and Kathryn join us to explain why they wrote How to Money in the voice of women for an audience of girls. Jean and Kathryn discuss why it was important to represent a diverse set of women in the book and describe how they think about overcoming the gender and racial wage gaps.

Listen in for insight on how to avoid a ‘shopping hangover’ and learn Jean & Kathryn’s exercise for spending according to your values.

Listen in on our discussion with Jean and Kathryn:

Topics Covered

  • What inspired Jean & Kathryn to write How to Money
  • How to do allowance in a way that teaches kids to use money as a tool
  • Why Jean & Kathryn wrote How to Money in the voice of women for an audience of girls
  • The danger in waiting until you have all the knowledge to invest perfectly
  • Why it was important to Jean & Kathryn to represent a diverse set of women in How to Money
  • How Jean & Kathryn think about the gender and racial wage gaps (and how to overcome them)
  • Why Jean & Kathryn suggest advocating for a fair wage from your very first job
  • Why Jean & Kathryn encourage their audience to share their salaries
  • What individuals can do to equalize wages for minority and marginalized communities
  • The science behind the mood boost we get from shopping and the spending hangover that follows
  • An exercise for reflecting on past purchases to figure out if your spending aligns with your values
  • How the Queer Money audience can get the word out about How to Money


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We’re David and John Auten-Schneider, the Debt Free Guys ( and hosts of the Queer Money® podcast. We help queer people (and allies) live fabulously not fabulously broke by helping them 1) pay off credit card debt, 2) become part- or full-time entrepreneurs and 3) save and invest for retirement.

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