Financial expert Jean Chatzky wants you to stop making excuses and get richer! She has four simple steps anyone can follow to the path of financial success.
Maximize Your Income
Set an income goal.
Ask for a raise.
Work an extra hour a week.
Learn more about making more.
Spend Less Than You Make
Pause before you purchase.
Pay bills on time.
Use a debit card.
Find extra money for your savings.
Invest Money You Don't Spend
Earn more interest.
Build your money confidence with Jean's investment basics.
Protect Your Money
Get a will.
Get an account in your name.
Learn how to better secure your future.
Jean Chatzky's Dream Team Ellen McGirt Ellen is an editor at large and columnist at Money who joined the magazine in 2002. Ellen writes the Money Helps column, and covers healthcare and pocket-book issues for Money. She is a regular on the television news circuit, appearing on CBS, NBC, CNN, HGTV and BET.
Stephen Gandel Stephen is a senior writer at Money, where he covers real estate and investing, including the stock market and the economy. Prior to joining Money, Stephen was the senior Wall Street reporter for Crain's New York Business. His work has also appeared in Fortune magazine and on CNNmoney.com.
Cybele Weisser Cybele is an editor at Money who edits the magazine's Home and Invest sections. She joined Money as a reporter in 2001, and has written on a wide variety of personal finance and retirement planning topics, including health and long-term care insurance, mortgages and home equity loans, 401(k) plans, stock and mutual fund investing, credit and credit scores, life insurance and travel.