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Jill Schlesinger: 'What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?'

The popular personal finance expert and author discusses the importance of planning for the worst, smart Social Security-claiming strategies, and why employees should be proactive in the current labor market.

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Our guest on the podcast today is Jill Schlesinger. Jill is a business analyst for CBS News and comments on the economy, investing, and personal finance for CBS television and radio programs. She also hosts the popular "Jill on Money" podcast and writes the nationally syndicated "Jill on Money" column for Tribune Media Services. Jill's first book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money was published in 2019. She has received numerous awards over her career, including an Emmy Award for her work on CBS Sunday Morning. Jill is a certified financial planner and spent 14 years as the co-owner of and chief investment officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York following her graduation from Brown University.



Jill on Money

The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs, by Jill Schlesinger

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Coronavirus: Emergency Reserves,” Jill on Money podcast,

Jill on Money: ‘New Normal’ Raises Financial Questions,” by Jill Schlesinger,, Aug. 24, 2020.

CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger Discusses Inflation and the Housing Market,” by Grace Segers,, June 4, 2021.

How to Fight Inflation,” by Jill Schlesinger,

Fall Housing: From Boiling Over to Just Hot,” by Jill Schlesinger,

Inflation on Hot Housing,” Jill on Money podcast,, Jan. 13, 2022.

Real Estate Conundrum: No Houses,” by Jill Schlesinger,


How to Avoid the Retirement Freak-Out,” by Jill Schlesinger,, Feb. 14, 2019.

At 67, Is My 80/20 Portfolio Too Risky?” Jill on Money podcast,, Nov. 23, 2021.

Jill on Money: Thinking About Joining the Great Resignation?” by Jill Schlesinger,, Aug. 16, 2021.

Should FINE Replace FIRE?” by Jill Schlesinger,