Co-sponsored with The Wharton Club of Philadelphia: Karen Finerman and Jean Chatzky Discuss and Debate the Financial State of the Union, Thursday, 5/20, 3-4pm PDT

Date and Time
Thursday, May 20, 2021
3:00pm— 4:00pm
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The Wharton Club of Philadelphia is thrilled to host Karen Finerman, W ’87, a regular on CNBC’s “Fast Money” and co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc., and Jean Chatzky, C ’86, the long running Financial Editor of NBC’s Today Show, and founder and CEO of the digital media company HerMoney.

Karen and Jean will interview each other regarding the financial state of our nation.

Among the topics, they will touch on and address are:

• What the retail investor is doing right now
• Markets broadly
• Financial TV
• The steps you should take in your financial life that free you up to invest
• Women and money

They will also discuss their own personal trajectories since leaving Penn, including how they each ended up on TV, and, in Jean’s case, how a liberal arts major carved out a career in finance. They will also take questions at the end of their interview.


The Wharton Club of Philadelphia is offering FREE registration for this event ONLY by contacting their webmaster Barbara Sagusti directly at [email protected] and she will register them FREE of charge.  PLEASE NOTE:  If you go to The Wharton Club of Philadelphia website directly and register, the cost will be $20 as you will be considered a non-member.


Karen Finerman is an American businesswoman, television personality and CNBC’s Fast Money panelist. She is a co-founder and President of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc.  Her first book, Finerman’s Rules: Secrets I’d Only Tell My Daughters About Business and Life was published by Hachette Book Group’s Business Plus on June 4, 2013.

Jean Chatzky is an American journalist, a personal finance columnist, financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and the founder and CEO of the multimedia company HerMoney.  Chatzky is a best-selling author.  Her 2017 book with Michael F. Roizen, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.  Her book, Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve was published by Grand Central Publishing in March 2019.