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

Medicare at 50 years: Popular, but needs bolstering

This year is the golden anniversary of Medicare, the U.S. government's sprawling health care initiative, which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law in 1965.

Are greedy kids raiding your retirement?

"Greedy adult children have become rapacious consumers of their parents' money!"

Apps take the pain out of budgeting and saving

"Jill, I just graduated college and start my new job in a month. This common question from new entrants to the work force makes me smile, because they are focusing on their financial lives in their early twenties.

Greece's woes, and what they mean for U.S. investors

After Greek citizens voted no to more austerity on July 5, the two most frequently asked questions that I fielded were: What's next?

A midyear look at the state of the economy

Every January, I outline the big issues and economic predictions for the year ahead. --The U.S. economy: There were great hopes coming into the year, but a trio of events conspired to dash them.

Get financial house in order before having children

Birth rates are up for the first time since the recession began, and economists are cheering. Births in the United States reached a record high of 4.3 million in 2007, when the economy was still percolating.

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