BALTIMORE, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of America's most popular personal finance experts, award-winning journalist and bestselling author, Jean Chatzky, makes her television hosting debut with Cash Call With Jean Chatzky -- premiering Tuesday, February 28, at 8 pm ET, exclusively on RLTV. In her new live 30-minute call-in show, Jean Chatzky helps set viewers on the path to financial health by offering thoughtful advice, a dose of empathy and practical, actionable strategies.
Cash Call With Jean Chatzky is a co-production of NBC News and RLTV, the only cable network that provides viewers with information and entertainment to help Redefine Life after 50.
The show will cover a wide range of topics regarding money management that are especially pertinent to boomers and seniors in today's complex financial environment. Chatzky will be joined by financial specialists and industry experts as she answers questions from viewers around the country. 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), on Skype (Cash.Call) or over the phone at: 1-855-550-RLTV (7588).
From insurance to investments, from being a savvy consumer to protecting your credit, Cash Call With Jean Chatzky will provide viewers with actionable guidance on how to keep their money working well now and well into retirement. Each episode will focus on one theme and feature an interview with a subject matter expert at the top of the show. Jean will then go to the phone lines and social media outlets for viewers' questions, enabling them to virtually take part in the discussion and get answers to their financial questions. Each show will also include Jean's "Money Rules" and "The Burning Question" branded segments.
The premiere episode of Cash Call With Jean Chatzky will feature Dr. David Kelly, Chief Financial Strategist for J.P. Morgan Funds, who frequently appears on CNBC and is widely quoted in the financial press. Kelly and Chatzky will focus on "Making Your Money Last," offering expert advice and simplifying complex issues such as investing in the market and retirement funds.
Weekly episodes will cover crucial financial topics such as: Second Careers, Credit Scores, Financial Infidelity and Insurance.
"Jean Chatzky is an incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic host. Her very personal style, warm and yet candid, has made her one of America's most trusted financial experts, and we are thrilled that she will be providing RLTV's viewers with uniquely valuable information and personalized advice," said Elliot Jacobson, Senior VP Programming and Production, RLTV. "Americans are living longer and looking for practical financial solutions to maintain their standard of living and quality of life. RLTV is pleased to continue our partnership with NBC News and their talented teams as we provide RLTV viewers with this extraordinary guide to navigating crucial financial topics."
"NBC News is always looking for new opportunities to extend its brand to new audiences, and Cash Call is a great example of how we can leverage our great on-air and production talent in a creative new co-production with RLTV," said Cheryl Gould, Senior Vice President, NBC News. "We are excited to be working once again with RLTV, as we have in the past on the news program Daily Cafe. 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."
Chatzky is widely known for her sound consumer advice and financial expertise. She is the financial editor for NBC News' Today Show and the author of seven books, including the recent New York Times best-seller Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved. Chatzky's newest book, Money Rules, goes on sale March 13, 2012.
Executive producers of Cash Call With Jean Chatzky are Beth O'Connell of NBC News and Elliot Jacobson of RLTV.
Cash Call With Jean Chatzky premieres on Tuesday, February 28, at 8 pm ET, exclusively on RLTV. Cash Call With Jean Chatzky is part of RLTV's multi-faceted yearlong programming initiative, Funding Your Future. Funding Your Future focuses on the financial interests and needs of adults 50+ as they prepare for their future.
RLTV is the only cable network that provides information and entertainment that helps Redefine Life after 50. Its Emmy award-winning programming focuses on new pursuits, living longer, financial planning, exploration, community building, reconnecting, caregiving, mentoring, retirement, and fulfillment. It's a place for discussion of key issues and topics that matter most to Generation 50+. For more information on RLTV, go to: www.rl.tv.
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