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

'Buy what you know' can be dangerous

Legendary investor Peter Lynch, whose investment management skills helped attract billions of dollars into the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 until 1990, once famously advised small investors, "Buy what you know."

Protect your portfolio against inflation

Two years ago, when the Federal Reserve announced that it would engage in its third round of bond buying to spur economic growth and help reduce unemployment, fears of runaway inflation bubbled up.

Rock and rollover

As the job market improves, more workers are leaving old jobs for new ones. To determine which option is best, you have to do a little homework.

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.

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