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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!

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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.

Prize:
(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 Random.org 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 Kathleen January 28, 2010 at 10:07 am

Oh I would love to have this. It would be great to have all in one book. This is a wonderful idea. Would be a big help to know where your money went and get the big picture of how you handled your money.

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2 Shannon January 28, 2010 at 10:07 am

My goal this year is to sit down with my DH and set up a budget and some real goals. We always talk generally about what we want to do, but haven't really really planned. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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3 Sarah Anderson January 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

My financial goals this year are to reduce debt and establish a savings. My fiance has been laid off for almost 2 years now and is working for a fraction of his old wages, we've improved how we handle finances but we could do better.

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4 Sarah Anderson January 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

I also subscribe to your newsletter!

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5 Dolli-Mama January 28, 2010 at 10:20 am

I need this kit! :)

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6 Dolli-Mama January 28, 2010 at 10:21 am

You are on my Blog roll

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7 Dolli-Mama January 28, 2010 at 10:21 am

I subscribe

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8 Melinda January 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

We could really use this! I started couponing this past year as i decided to stay home with the kids. Now we are trying to learn to budget and we have to pay down our debt. hope to win!

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9 Melinda January 28, 2010 at 10:35 am

i subscribe as well

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10 Kathleen January 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

I also subcribe to your news letter. And I use all the information you post. Just love your site. Very helpful

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11 missy January 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN LAID OFF SINCE AUGUST AND THIS HAS CAUSED US TO REALLY LOOK AT OUR DEBT SITUATION. THIS WOULD BE IDEAL RIGHT NOW, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE,

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12 Amy January 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

My financial goals in 2010 are to eliminate at least 1/2 our debt and establish some savings, even if just a little each month.

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13 Amy Ragland January 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

My goal for 2010 is to eliminate ALL credit card debt and build on my savings!!!

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14 Amy Ragland January 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

I subscribe!!!

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15 Beth January 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

My financial goal for 2010 is to pay down at least 1/3 of our credit card debt

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16 Beth January 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

I already subscribe via RSS. Thanks for all the great tips/deals!

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17 Rachel E January 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

My financial goal for 2010 is to build up a 3 to 6 month emergency fund and to pay down one third of my credit card debt.

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18 Rachel E January 28, 2010 at 11:11 am

I’m a brand new subscriber.

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19 Tammy January 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

My financial goals for this year are to make a plan and use it to make great progress towards lowering/eliminating my family debt. After a rough year with the IRS this would be most helpful.

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20 Donna January 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

My financial goals for 2010 are to have all my credit cards paid off!!

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21 Sara January 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

My goal for this year is to establish a budget and a plan to pay down debt.

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22 Donna January 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

I am an email subscriber! Thanks for all of your awesome tips and the opportunity to win!!

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23 Mary January 28, 2010 at 11:27 am

Financial goals for 2010 are very simple ... keep the mortgage paid, electricity turned on, and food on the table. Anything beyond that at this point is unrealistic.

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24 Mary January 28, 2010 at 11:28 am

I'm subscribed by RSS feed and look forward to your posts.

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25 Mary January 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

You are on my blogroll AND I have your badge on my blog. http://peterpansfrugalmusings.blogspot.com/

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26 Mary January 28, 2010 at 11:35 am

I joined the FORUM! mmartinpeterpan

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27 Stacy Stauffer January 28, 2010 at 11:39 am

My goal this year is to pay off those nasty credit cards! I want to get debt free to set a better example for my daughter.

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28 Margaret January 28, 2010 at 11:39 am

I want to pay off my credit card!

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29 Sue H. January 28, 2010 at 11:45 am

GET. OUT. OF.DEBT.

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30 Wil January 28, 2010 at 11:49 am

Our financial goals are to increase savings and purchase a used car with cash!

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31 Tammi January 28, 2010 at 11:50 am

Looks like a good tool to check out with regards to sticking to our budget this year.

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32 Tammi January 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

You're on my blog roll

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33 Tammi January 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

I'm a subscriber

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34 Tammi January 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

I'm a member of the forums

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35 Mary January 28, 2010 at 11:56 am

In January I decided it was time to somehow put together all our financial information...how to do it ? It would be great to have these tools and get everything in order. I think it would make finances seem more manageable.

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36 Wil January 28, 2010 at 11:56 am

I just joined the forum!

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37 Wil January 28, 2010 at 11:57 am

I subscribe via email!

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38 Chrissy January 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

My financial goal for 2010 is to save the maximum amount of money in both our retirement and college savings accounts.

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39 Chrissy January 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

My screen name is Chrissyknits on the Deal Seeking Mom Forums!

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40 Chrissy January 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I'm happy to be an e-mail subscriber of Deal Seeking Mom!

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41 danabehne January 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I'd love to save for a trip to visit relatives in Australia

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42 Shannon January 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

You have no idea how badly I need this set! I love Jean Chatzky - she has some great ideas. My husband and I have been trying to pay down our debt since last March (when I learned about couponing). We're making progress, but still have a long way to go.

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43 Shannon January 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I signed up to receive your newsletters.

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44 Shannon January 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I joined the forums (smdalton18)

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45 Abbey January 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm

My financial goal for 2010 is to pay off all credit card debt. An extra $300 a month would be nice to put into savings.

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46 Tracy January 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Our financial goals for 2010 is to be DEBT FREE!!

We have a lofty goal of paying off $24,000 worth of debt this year buy applying our tax return & odd jobs money, as well as using a budget and applying the extra money to the debt.

Its going to be tough but still doable & it will feel nice!!!

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47 Tracy January 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

subscribed to your feed.

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48 Julie January 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm

My goal is to pay more toward our house note so we can pay it off faster.

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49 Christie January 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

You are on my blogroll.

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50 Christie January 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I subscribe via Google Reader.

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