WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted financial expert Jean Chatzky will provide personalized financial advice to XM listeners on Wednesday, July 23 with "Recession Busting 101," a special two-hour episode of her popular XM Radio show, it was announced today. Consumers from across the country can call in live to 866-OPRAH-XM from 10 a.m. - 12 noon ET to ask their most pressing financial questions on everything from 401Ks to reverse mortgages to debt reduction strategies, and more.
In recent months Chatzky's daily show on the exclusive Oprah & Friends channel (XM 156) has seen a steady increase in the number of inquires from listeners voicing their concerns about gas prices, rising interest rates and cost of living increases; recent news regarding mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac drove call volume even higher. To accommodate the overwhelming interest, the "Recession Busting 101" special will be dedicated solely to listener calls for the full two hours.
Chatzky is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and motivational speaker. She is the financial editor for NBC's "Today" show, a contributing editor for More Magazine, and a columnist for The New York Daily News. In addition, Chatzky is the author of four books, which include bestsellers You Don't Have to Be Rich and Pay it Down! From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day and Make Money Not Excuses. She received a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television for her daily XM Radio program "The Jean Chatzky Show," which airs weekdays at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET on XM's exclusive Oprah & Friends channel.
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