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

Don't make these 401(k) blunders

According to a new paper, Americans commit a series of blunders with their retirement accounts.

Your financial questions for spring, answered

It's time for a spring-cleaning of the in-box. Question: My mother recently passed away and instead of naming me and my siblings as individual beneficiaries of her IRA account, she named "The Estate of ..."

The fallacy of Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month and to mark the occasion, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling released a new survey about our money habits and our feelings about our financial lives. In other words, we stink at this money stuff.

The retirement confidence survey and what it means

The 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey is out and the news is mixed. Nearly two-thirds of all workers -- and 79 percent of full time workers -- have saved for retirement. Why don't we save more?

Investment advice for small investors

I have been fielding a number of questions lately that go something like this: "I have just retired/I am just starting out and need help with managing my money, but it doesn't seem like most brokers or advisors want to work with smaller clients.

Savers and a grim outlook

Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column titled "Coping in a low interest world".

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