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

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.

Benefits bonanza

It's that time of year when employers distribute scads of documents, loaded with tiny print, from which employees must make benefit elections.

The retirement squeeze

Americans are worried about retirement...very worried.

Procrastination nation

Last month, I had the privilege of interviewing productivity guru David Allen, who wrote a seminal work on the topic called "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity".

Back to school for your money: risk

Benjamin Franklin said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Merriam Webster defines risk as "the possibility that something bad or unpleasant will happen".

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