Jean Chatzky’s New “Money Rules”

Money Rules - Jean Chatzky Book

Michael Pollan condensed all the literature about healthy eating into one simple mantra: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” 

Jean Chatzky took the simpler-is-better idea, multiplied it by 94, and published “Money Rules,” a bite-sized book of advice covering all the major financial issues you’ll face in this lifetime: earning, saving, debt, spending, investing, and insurance.

Each of her tips could be its own book, but the beauty is that you don’t need to read 94 books. In “Money Rules,” you choose the page that speaks to you right now and run with it.

Some of our favorites: 

    • “If you can’t afford to replace it, insure it. If you can afford to replace it, don’t.”
    • “Don’t borrow more for college than you expect to earn the first year out of school.”


In under an hour, you can leaf through 91 other gems and choose the financial chore you’re going to tackle this month. Then go back for more.

Book club. Tell us some of the money rules you live by!

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