Places I Remember with Lea Lane

Finance Expert Jean Chatzky: Travel Savings, Travel Memories

October 19, 2021 Jean's a best-selling author and was the 'Today' money guru at NBC. Season 1 Episode 38
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
Finance Expert Jean Chatzky: Travel Savings, Travel Memories
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Jean Chatsky knows how to save you money. A frequent guest on Oprah's show, a columnist for AARP, and 'Today'  financial expert at NBC for 25 years, she's helped millions make the most of their budget. And that applies to traveling, as well. Jean offers us tips and then gets personal about some of her favorite travels, from childhood to now.

We start the episode with how Lea and Jean met, years ago.  Then travel budgeting, Jean's early travel memories, and travel tips for saving money.

We talk of the slow-travel movement, airlines and airports, and free (or almost free) travel ideas.

The final part of the podcast focuses on economical travel destinations, trips that Jean and Lea remember to Greece and Israel, and Jean's special travel memory that resonates until today.
Jean Chatzky is the founder and CEO of and FinanceFixx. She is the host of the podcast HerMoney With Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC Today for 25 years and the Financial Ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Her latest book is Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve. An in-demand motivational speaker and fierce advocate for financial literacy, in 2015, she partnered with the PwC Charitable Foundation and Time for Kids to launch Your $, an in-school magazine that reaches 2 million school children each month. More at and @JeanChatzky.
Podcast host Lea Lane
blogs at, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.comPlease follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!

How Lea and Jean met
A typical travel budget
50-20-30 rule
Jean's early travel memories
Tips, including at hotels, air miles, travel insurance, premium credit cards, phone charges
Public transport, slow travel movement
Airlines and airports
Free or almost free travel ideas
Economical world destinations
Trips that Jean remembers
Jean's special memory