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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 Stephanie Rogers January 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

My primary financial goals for 2010 are: 1) pay off adoption loan, and 2) save at least 3 month's living expenses.

Thanks!

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2 Stephanie January 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I subscribe via google reader.

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3 Stephanie January 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I'm a subscriber to your email feed...love it! Thank you!

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4 ziner January 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm

I subscribe to your e-mail. Thanks!

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5 Amanda T January 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Stop eating out so much.

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6 Stephanie January 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

My 2010 financial goals: 1) pay off personal adoption loan, 2) save 3 month's living expenses. Determined to do it!!!

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7 ziner January 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

My financial goal is not only reduce debt...but to get organized financially and feel in control again. Thanks for a giveaway that could help bring that goal into place!

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8 Stephanie January 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I just subscribed to the forums.

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9 Nicola January 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm

My financial goal for 2010 is to decrease outstanding CC debt from 4 to 2.

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10 ladybughugs January 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm

My goal for 2010 is to end it with less debt than I began it and hopefully a higher credit score, too!

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11 Nicola January 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

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12 Allison January 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Financial goal: to build up our savings

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13 ladybughugs January 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

You're added to my blog roll!

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14 Allison January 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I subscribe via email

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15 ladybughugs January 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I'm already subscribed via GoogleReader.

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16 Allison January 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I am a member of the forums

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17 Brandy January 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I subscribe via RSS

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18 Brandy January 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I'm also a member of the forums

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19 Beth January 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Our goal is to pay bills down and get our credit cleared up so in 3 years we can buy our dream home.

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20 Beth January 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm

already a subscriber, ty for a great blog ;)

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21 Beth January 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm

your button is in my blogroll on my blog

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22 Kristi D January 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Our family goals for 2010 are to pay off our student loans from college. They keep hanging over our heads. Then bulk up our saving! I know those rainy days are are going to be frequent.

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23 Kristi D January 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I am signed up for the forums.

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24 Melanie January 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm

to keep working on our debt and building a small savings

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25 Melanie January 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I am a subscriber

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26 Stephanie Kirk January 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm

My goal is to stop buying ice coffee! It is breaking the bank.

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27 Stephanie Kirk January 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I Added Deal Seeking Mom to my blogroll months ago! Ask for an invite as it is locked!-thanks

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28 Stephanie Kirk January 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm

I subscribe to the emails! And I love it! A great heads up to come and check ya out!

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29 Jenice Detro January 28, 2010 at 12:05 am

Goals are to live within our means.

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30 Beth January 28, 2010 at 12:08 am

My goal for 2010 is to start paying the debt off! For good.

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31 Beth January 28, 2010 at 12:09 am

I subscribe to your e-mails.

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32 Carolyn January 28, 2010 at 12:09 am

I would love to buy less new and more used as well as start really sticking to a budget so we can pay off debt and increase savings!

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33 Carolyn January 28, 2010 at 12:09 am

I already subscribe to your feed via email.. and love it!

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34 Crystal January 28, 2010 at 12:10 am

pay off all my debt

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35 Theresa January 28, 2010 at 12:11 am

I've been working to pay off $65k in cancer bills, I have 2 kids and a car that's broken. My goals are to pay down my cancer debt, live off my income and not credit, and get a good used car.

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36 Meghan January 28, 2010 at 12:17 am

I just subscribed yo your forum and I need to get out of debt!

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37 Jo Ann January 28, 2010 at 12:18 am

Trying to get debt under control in 2010.

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38 Jo Ann January 28, 2010 at 12:19 am

I'm an email subscriber.

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39 Kirsten January 28, 2010 at 12:38 am

How do I get this to not email me ever time someone leaves a comment? :)

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40 April January 28, 2010 at 12:44 am

My goal in 2010 is to start a savings account for my little girl---for real this time!

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41 Diana January 28, 2010 at 1:17 am

To pay off Credit Card debt since we have med school loans that will be coming in!

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42 Tawna January 28, 2010 at 1:40 am

I would really like to work on payong down our debt!!!
Thanks.

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43 Tawna January 28, 2010 at 1:40 am

I am an email subscriber.

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44 Janet Wright January 28, 2010 at 2:52 am

My primary financial goal is to sell our house and purchase another. In the next few months our credit cards will be completely paid off. If we can get my spouse working again, maybe even sooner.

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45 Janet Wright January 28, 2010 at 2:53 am

I am a forum member.

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46 Janet Wright January 28, 2010 at 2:54 am

I have your badge - janetandbrad.blogspot.com.

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47 Janet Wright January 28, 2010 at 2:54 am

I subscribe via email.

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48 Angel S. January 28, 2010 at 3:16 am

This is very timely for us. My goal is to pay off credit debt, even though we have taken a big pay cut. Yikes!

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49 patty January 28, 2010 at 3:17 am

my goal is to pay down the credit cards. (2)

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50 Angel S. January 28, 2010 at 3:17 am

I subscribe via rss

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