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

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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