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

The generous, and stingy, sides of Social Security

"So being married to that jerk is finally paying off!" said Sandy, after I explained how she could collect the equivalent of one-half of her ex-husband's Social Security retirement benefits.

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.

Get more out of Social Security with 'file and suspend'

In honor of Social Security's 80th anniversary, I am devoting the better part of August to the popular government program. To qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, you need to have worked at least 10 years.

Social Security at 80: A pillar of economic security for Americans

In August 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed The Social Security Act, establishing a national plan to provide economic security for the nation's workers.

Recent events teach timeless lessons to investors

A number of unrelated events in different parts of the investment world have provided an excellent summer school for investors.

Are greedy kids raiding your retirement?

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

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