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MONEY MATTERS WITH JEAN CHATZKY, NEW SERIES PROVIDING PERSONAL FINANCE ADVICE FOR GENERATION 50+, DEBUTS TUESDAY, NOV. 20 AT 8 PM ET ON RLTV

-- Series includes interviews with Kathie Lee Gifford and Kay Unger, who are refocusing their lives to pursue long-held dreams, and Tom Brokaw, who shares a personal experience of reverse mentoring --

Nov. 15 2012, Baltimore -- Money Matters with Jean Chatzky, the all-new, one-hour personal finance series co-produced with NBC News, will premiere on RLTV Tuesday, November 20 at 8 PM ET.  The interactive consumer finance show hosted by Today Show financial editor Jean Chatzky, one of America’s most popular personal finance experts, features practical, relatable advice to help Generation 50+ viewers manage their money and re-invest for the future.

Weekly themed episodes will cover relevant topics including the health/wealth connection, cost-effective travel, second careers, managing relationships with boomerang kids, finding the best deals, how to buy a car, how to downsize, and when to retire.  Renowned financial and industry experts will join Chatzky to help respond to questions from viewers across the country, enabling them to take part in the discussion.

Money Matters With Jean Chatzky will also include regular segments that bring to life important financial decisions and opportunities, including those rooted in the unique life stage of the 50+ generation:

·      Passion and Purpose features inspiring stories of successful 50+ adults, who have seized the opportunity to realize their personal passions and/or are building new careers based on their life experiences.  Segments include Today Show fourth hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, who takes viewers behind the scenes of her new Broadway play, Scandalous: The Life and Times of Aimee Semple McPherson; renowned dress designer and cancer survivor Kay Unger, who sold her successful fashion business to refocus her life’s work on her foundation and raising funds for cancer research. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw also shares a personal experience of reverse mentoring, where young employees are brought into companies to school upper management on technology, social media and the latest workplace trends.

·      Oh, I Shouldn't Have - Viewers recount their stories and share their pictures of buyer’s remorse and money not well spent.

·      Your Money Matters –Chatzky offers resourceful options to help viewers get the most for their money. From travel tips on planning a cost effective vacation to Kay Unger’s suggestions for getting the most style for the money, Money Matters helps viewers find the best possible deals.

Kay Unger will be featured in the series as a lifestyle contributor. Each week Chatzky will also offer one of her Money Rules, often related to the topic or challenge discussed in that week’s episode.  

The premiere episode on Nov. 20 focuses on dream investments. Chatzky and her guest, New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan, review ways people can have a little fun with their money - without hurting their nest egg, from investing in racehorses to art to antiques and even wineries. She visits Belmont Park and meets with the Castle Village Farm investing club to explore this group’s racehorse investing strategy. Kathie Lee Gifford’s foray onto Broadway is the Passion and Purpose segment.

“With this unsettled economy, RLTV’s viewers now more than ever need to know how to plan for their future and make smart decisions that will pave the way to a secure retirement,” said Chatzky. “The hour-long format on Money Matters not only allows us to answer viewers’ personal finance questions directly, it lets us go into the field to illustrate some unique approaches to investing and saving, and explore how some remarkable members of the 50+ generation are transforming their lives.

“Jean Chatzky is one of a kind, she combines deep knowledge of financial issues with a very accessible personal style and warmth that is truly compelling,” said RLTV Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Elliot Jacobson. “Money Matters is a one stop shop to addressing the financial issues most critical to RLTV’s growing 50 + audience.”

Viewers can submit questions for the interactive show via social media platforms: RLTV’s Facebook page and Twitter (@RLTVLive) feed, Jean Chatzky’sFacebook page and Twitter feed (@JeanChatzky) or over the phone at: 1-855-550-RLTV (7588).  Questions submitted via Twitter should be designated with #MoneyMatters.

Chatzky is widely known for her sound consumer advice and financial expertise.  She is financial editor for NBC News’ Today Show and the author of seven books, including the New York Times best-seller Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved, as well as recently released Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security.  She first appeared on RLTV earlier this year as host of the NBC News co-produced half-hour financial advice series Cash Call with Jean Chatzky.

Money Matters With Jean Chatzky is a co-production of NBC News and RLTV. Executive Producers are Beth O’Connell of NBC News and Elliot Jacobson of RLTV.

About RLTV
RLTV (www.rl.tv) is the only cable network and online destination created for the 50+ audience, offering a unique brand of programming and content that mature, experienced and knowledgeable viewers appreciate and desire.. The network’s Emmy Award-winning programming focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+. The content ranges from reinvention to retirement, relationships to rediscovering passions, finance and re-investing for the future to health and physical renewal, and public affairs and relevant issues.  It's all about rethinking life over 50.

About Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show.  She has been honored with multiple awards for her work to educate consumers about their money; providing important information and smart steps for getting out of debt, and was named one of the best magazine columnists in the country by the Chicago Tribune.  Chatzky provides up-to-date information and solutions in her daily blog at www.jeanchatzky.com.  For more great financial tips and insight, follow Jean on Twitter@JeanChatzky and become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JeanChatzky.

Photo of Jean Chatzky can be downloaded here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rltv/ (Photo credit: Brad Trent for RLTV)

Media Contacts:

Lynn McReynolds
McReynolds Elek Communications for RLTV
410-268-0275
lynn@mcreynoldselek.com

Meghan Pianta
NBC News Communications
212.664.2364
meghan.pianta@nbcuni.com