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

Financial Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when we can give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives, like health, loving spouse, a wonderful family and amazing friends.

Low oil offsets rising health care costs

Over the summer, when I wrote about inflation, a number of you sent me emails, which were along the lines of, "What are you talking about? Since then, one of the biggest categories of the inflation calculation has plummeted precipitously.

ACA open enrollment, part deux

On November 15, the second open-enrollment period will begin for individual health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Investors are 'confused and harmed'

Pity the poor consumer of financial services. The Coalition recently released a white paper, "Consumers Are Confused and Harmed," which highlighted the problem.

Did QE work?

Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. To answer that question, a quick explainer about QE.

Estate planning week

It's National Estate Planning Week, which means it's time for me to nudge you to "do estate planning". Prior to death, here are the basic documents that you will need: Legal Documents: Will. Letter of Instruction. Power of Attorney.

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