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

Economics 101 with Mohamed El-Erian

Although we are not yet halfway through the year, as we approach the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day, it's a good time to assess where the economy stands.

No interest rate relief for savers

As expected, when the Federal Reserve concluded its most recent two-day policy meeting, the central bankers decided to keep short-term interest rates at zero to one-quarter of a percent, which is where they have been since December 2008.

Retirement confidence is on the mend

After dropping to record lows between 2009 and 2013, the percentage of workers who say they are confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement continues to increase, according to the 2015 Employee Benefit Research Institute Retir...

Reverse mortgage now comes with stricter underwriting process

The Great Recession and stock market rout eviscerated retirement nest eggs, changing the course of retirement planning for millions of people.

Index funds (still) beat managed funds

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, it's time to return to a core concept of investing: the difference between a managed and an index fund.

How much do you need to retire?

The answer depends on a variety of personal factors, starting with how much you need to float your lifestyle today.

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