BALTIMORE, MD – Oct. 1, 2012 – NBC News and RLTV, the only cable network and online destination created for the 50+ audience, announced that an all-new, one-hour personal finance series, Money Matters with Jean Chatzky, will premiere Tuesday, November 20 at 9 PM ET on RLTV. The interactive consumer finance show hosted by Jean Chatzky, one of America’s most popular personal finance experts, features practical advice on how to manage money that is designed to ensure Boomers and seniors are following a path to financial health and security.
Chatzky will be joined by financial specialists and industry experts as she answers questions from viewers across the country, enabling them to virtually take part in the discussion. The hour-long format will allow Chatzky and her guests to go into depth with viewers on important topics affecting their pocketbooks and financial well-being. Viewers can submit questions via social media platforms: RLTV’s Facebook page and Twitter (@RLTVLive) feed, Jean Chatzky’s Facebook page and Twitter feed (@JeanChatzky) or over the phone at: 1-855-550-RLTV (7588). Questions submitted via Twitter should be designated with #MoneyMatters.
Money Matters With Jean Chatzky will provide viewers with actionable guidance on how to keep their money working for them now and well into retirement. Weekly episodes will cover pertinent topics ranging from second careers, boomerang kids, insurance mistakes and how to spot scams. In addition to interviews with experts, each show will feature real-life stories that bring to life critical financial issues facing the 50+ generation. Other highlights include inspiring stories on Boomers pursuing their personal passions or building new businesses based on their life experiences. Shows will also include Jean’s “Money Rules;” “There’s an App for that;” and “Oh, I shouldn't have” branded segments.
“This new hour long series on RLTV is a great platform to dig deeper and have a candid conversation about financial issues that matter to a large, very important segment of the population – Generation 50+, of which America’s 80 million Boomers are a key driving force,” said Chatzky. “I’m thrilled with the interactive format which will allow me to provide sound advice and directly respond to viewer questions about their personal finances.”
“NBC News is always looking for new opportunities to extend its programming to different audiences, and Money Matters is a great example of how we can leverage our great on-air and production talent in co-production with RLTV,” said Steve Capus, NBC News President. “We are excited to be working once again with RLTV. We share their view that the 50+ demographic is a powerful one that deserves our programming attention. They are a driving force in the economy, in politics, and in consumer spending.”
“Few topics are more relevant to our viewers than personal finance, and Jean Chatzky has a unique gift for addressing complex money matters in a compelling yet straightforward way,” said RLTV President and CEO Paul FitzPatrick. “NBC News has been a valued partner to RLTV and we are pleased to extend our relationship with this series, which will allow critical topics to be explored in depth, and help our viewers make the most informed financial decisions.”
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.
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 everything from financial planning and second careers to travel and entertainment; from health and wellness to volunteerism and community-building.
About NBC News
NBC News has been a leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 30 hours of television news programming, including the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today and Meet the Press programs. Dateline NBC and RockCenter with Brian Williams are the network’s primetime newsmagazines. NBC is the only broadcast news division with an affiliated cable channel, MSNBC, which provides 24-hour-a-day coverage of news events around the globe. Online, MSNBC.com is the number one video news site on the Internet. NBC News has also built an engaged following on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
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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)
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