Jill Schlesinger, personal finance columnist of Retire Smart from Tribune Media Services

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Jill on Money

Jill Schlesinger, Certified Financial Planner® and CBS News Senior Business Analyst, draws on her career as an investment advisor to prepare readers for creating future optoins for themselves and their families--and for having fun along the way. Schlesinger also welcomes questions from readers.

Jill on Money Samples

Why we are lousy investors

Despite the best efforts of the financial services industry, not to mention the coterie of press outlets slavishly devoted to the professionals that populate the field, investing should not be very complicated.

Spring Cleaning for your money

The much-anticipated beginning of spring comes amid the heart of tax season, which makes now a great time to conduct spring cleaning for your money.

Market anniversaries teach valuable lessons

This past week, we celebrated two stock market milestones: March 9 was the six-year anniversary of the 2008-2009 bear market closing low and March 10 was the 15 year anniversary of the NASDAQ's all-time closing high.

Leaky retirement savings

If only fixing a leaky retirement account were as easy as repairing a leaky faucet. The cause of these leaks is "any type of pre-retirement withdrawal that permanently removes money from retirement savings accounts."

Obama endorses fiduciary standard

The White House wants to change the way brokers provide advice on retirement accounts. As you might expect, the financial services industry is not happy about the potential shift.

Attack your taxes: deductions, credits, IRAs

Today, we return to the basics, starting with tax credits, which provide a dollar-for dollar reduction of your income tax liability. --The Child Tax Credit: Up to $1,000 for each qualifying child who was under the age of 17 at the end of 2014.

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