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

Labor Day

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer and the beginning of the school year.

Social Security Q&A

Last week, I provided an update to the finances of the Social Security system. Many of you note that workers at Social Security offices are often not very helpful.

Social Security: broken, but not broke

Just in time for the 79th anniversary of Social Security, the trustees of the plan released "The 2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds," with the cur...

Annuity ingenuity

Of all of the products that the financial services industry creates for retirement savers, the one that tends to cause the largest number of questions is the oft-sold, and rarely understood, annuity.

'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.

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