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Win-It Wednesday: Financial Tools from Jean Chatzky (2 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 27, 2010 · 529 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting several 24-hour giveaways throughout the day to give you plenty of chances to win!

Jean Chatzky Pay It Down

Back in November I had the pleasure of participating in an audiocast with the Today Show financial expert, Jean Chatzky, author of Pay It Down! Debt Free on $10 a Day. Not only did she share some really great tips on spending and saving for the holidays, but she gave us the inside scoop on her new line of financial planning products from Franklin Covey that are now available in Target stores across the nation.

  • The Monthly Budget Kit will allow you to track and manage all your spending for the entire year. There's a tracking sheet and pocket for each month so you'll always have a record of your expenses, bills, and receipts.
  • The Get-Out-Of-Debt Kit comes with helpful debt reduction tips from Jean Chatzky, and tracking sheets and pockets for six separate items, so you can track all your debt in one simple 3-ring binder.
  • The Savings Kit includes great savings tips from Jean Chatzky, clear sleeves to hold the images of what you're saving for, and tracking sheets and pockets for six separate items, so you can track all your goals in one simple 3-ring binder.
  • Plus the To Buy List makes determining the difference between needs and wants and reasons for each manageable. There's even a section to keep track of coupon savings!

But I think what I like best about these products is that they're really geared towards women with their needs and thought processes in mind. They're attractive, yet not overly feminine, and can be easily customized to fit your overall financial strategy.

Two lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a set of Jean Chatzky financial planning tools:

  • Pay It Down! by Jean Chatzky
  • Needs & Wants To Buy List
  • Monthly Budget Kit
  • Get-Out-Of-Debt Kit
  • Savings Kit

To enter, tell me about your financial goals for 2010!


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What are your financial goals in 2010?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(2) Financial Planning Sets from Jean Chatzky, as described above

This giveaway ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1/28 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use to select the winning comments. Winners will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 529 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christie January 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I am a member of the forums.


2 Christie January 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Our goal for 2010 is to save $10k into our emergency savings account.


3 Karen January 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

My goal is to be able to fly out to see my baby grandson as much as possible w/out neglecting the things that need to be taken care of (like tires and auto transmissions!) and not forgetting to plan for the future!


4 Erika January 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm

My goal is to save more, spend less and focus on activities for the family rather than obtaining more "stuff".


5 Krista January 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Our financial goals for 2010 are to set up (and stick to) a budget, pay off our two credit cards and one of the auto loans, and make a dent in the other auto bill and other debts. We would love to pay off 1/3 or more of our debt, while creating an emergency fund. I would also love to start teaching our young children (5 & 2) basic money concepts, mainly through watching Mommy & Daddy establishing good goals.


6 Connie Corey January 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Pay down my van loan!


7 staceyk January 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Save enough for a down payment for a home


8 Mandy January 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

My goal for this year is too pay off half of our debt, and hopefully be on track to pay it all off in two years. This sounds like it could be a very helpful tool!


9 staceyk January 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm

subscriber via google reader


10 shannon January 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

My financial goal for 2010 is to plan my wedding on a very tight budget and still be able to put money away for savings as well!


11 shannon January 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I am already an email subscriber and love it! Thank you so much!


12 Sally January 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Starting in January I am trying to write a budget. Then the serious get out of credit card debt begins so that I can go to all cash. One financial advisor suggested going 21 days without buying anything that was not essential. It was harder than I imagined but really showed me what I did not need!


13 Pam January 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Wow - I would love to win this - it sounds like something I could really use!


14 Idaho Jill January 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

pay off the credit card and save more money! thanks


15 Idaho Jill January 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm

your button is on my sidebar, thanks


16 Idaho Jill January 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

member of the forums - idahojill, thanks!


17 Idaho Jill January 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

email subscriber, thanks!


18 Cynthia January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm

My goal is to get my finances under control and write and stick to a budget every month.


19 Alicia January 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

My goal is to make a budget I can stick with, save more, and pay off a few things 'lying around'.


20 Diane G January 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm

My goal is to payoff our van loan and use the money we have been paying on it monthly to really knock down our home loan balance.


21 Jennifer Creech January 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

#1 Goal to pay down credit cards and SAVE more!
Thanks for the chance to win!


22 Kathy January 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Pay down credit cards & try to save $ during this time.


23 Sarah January 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm

My goals for 2010 is to get out of debt completely and to start saving more.


24 Amber Johnson January 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

My financial goals for 2010 is to pay off all my debt to live a debt free life! I already am a subscriber. I also follow you in twitter, and am a blogger.


25 Melanie January 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Our goal is to pay off all of our credit card debt!


26 Melanie January 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm

rssfeed subscriber.


27 Donna January 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Our goal is to be down to only one car payment and no credit cards. We're almost there - just a few months to go. It'd be great to get the other car paid off as quickly as possible and build our savings in the process!


28 Angela January 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

My goal for 2010 is to budget spending better and save more!


29 Sandi Shealy January 30, 2010 at 9:22 am

I am trying to get out of debt....having a hard time...these tools could really help me...I like to try to be organized, but could really use some help!


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