Jill Schlesinger, Retire Smart

Jill Schlesinger

Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is an Emmy-nominated business analyst for CBS News. Jill appears on CBS radio and television stations nationwide, covering the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign. She translates complicated business and economic news into understandable, relatable topics for everyday viewers and listeners. She is a frequent guest on American Public Media’s “Marketplace Money” and on various CNN programs. Jill is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Jill on Money“, which airs in more than 80 markets. Prior to her current role, she was editor-at-large for CBSMoneyWatch.com, where in addition to being a part of the team that launched the site, she also was responsible for video and written content.

Before she jumped the shark into the world of media, Jill spent 14 years as co-owner and chief investment officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University.

Jill Schlesinger Samples

Are markets a little too quiet?

Within days of starting the third quarter of the year, U.S. stock market indexes were breaking records again and this time, they were also marking new milestones.

Half time for the economy and you

In the beginning of the year, I dusted off the crystal ball and made some predictions about 2014. Economic growth: Who knew that Polar Vortex would put the deep freeze on 2014 economic predictions?

Ten home buying mistakes

After that nasty weather in the first quarter of the year, the much hoped for housing recovery never quite took hold during the normally vibrant spring buying/selling season.

Target date funds: not as simple as advertised

The concept of target date funds seemed like a swell idea when they were introduced in the 1990's. Beleaguered retirement plan participants no longer needed to put themselves through the head-scratching process of selecting the "correct" allocatio...

Father's Day financial advice

This is my first Father's Day without a father. My father brought me into the business world at an early age.

How to talk to kids/parents about money

Friend: "My daughter is graduating from college, so I guess it's time for 'the talk.'" Jill: "Didn't you do that when she went away to school?" Friend: "Not THAT talk, the MONEY talk!"

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