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Better Off with Jill Schlesinger

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Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money.

Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money.
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Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money.

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Episodes

Listener Questions: Student Loans, Retirement Planning, 529 College Savings

4/26/2018
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. The questions from you guys continue to pour in, and at the current rate of taking one or two a week, we’re never going to clear out the inbox. Hence today’s episode, one that’s devoted entirely to you guys and your questions! We’ll probably start doing this on a regular basis, maybe once a month or maybe more if you like it. So please let us know by sending a quick note or by leaving a comment in iTunes. The first question on today’s episode...

Duration:00:27:23

BONUS call: Student Loan Debt

4/24/2018
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Help! I'm drowning in debt thanks to high interest student loans. My mom has the money to help. Is it worth having a conversation? That's the dilemma facing Megan from North Carolina on the latest BONUS call. Have a money question? Email me here. Better Off is sponsored by Betterment. Please let us know what you think by leaving a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:14:15

Inside the World of Financial Regulation

4/19/2018
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As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is defanged and the Department of Labor rolls back rules that would require retirement professionals to put the best interests or customers first, it’s easy to feel like nobody has our backs. The good news is that individual states are coming to the rescue when it comes to financial regulation and protecting consumers. In my conversation with Maria Vullo, the Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York (DFS), you will...

Duration:00:42:04

BONUS call: Helping the Parents in Retirement

4/17/2018
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By now you know that we're all about helping you prepare for retirement and making sure you have a solid game plan in place. But what happens when for whatever reason your parents find themselves struggling in their retirement years? That's the theme on the latest BONUS call with Jessica from New Jersey who we've decided wins the 2018 Daughter of the Year Award. Have a money question? Email me here. Better Off is sponsored by Betterment. Please let us know what you think by leaving a...

Duration:00:13:07

The Year I Put My Financial Life in Order

4/12/2018
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“I’m just bad with money!” I know that many have convinced themselves that they were born with a recessive money management gene, but financial planning can be learned, like anything else. That's the message of This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order. In a book that is part financial memoir and part research-based guide to attaining lifelong security, New York Times reporter John Schwartz bares his financial soul. Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne, are upper middle class earners,...

Duration:00:39:25

BONUS call: Early Retirement

4/10/2018
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The subject of early retirement is quickly becoming one of the most common questions we receive. The latest one comes from Mitch in California. Can he do it? Or will he have to bite the bullet and keep working? Have a money question? Email me here. Better Off is sponsored by Betterment. Please let us know what you think by leaving a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:15:20

The China Hustle

4/5/2018
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The new documentary film The China Hustle begins amid the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, when we meet protagonist Dan David and a band of Wall Street outsiders. These detective-like investors operate on the fringes of the financial world, scouring global markets for money making opportunities. With the U.S. economy and markets in a tailspin, they turn to China, where there is what seems like a modern day gold rush. Chinese stock market indexes are doubling every year and the potential...

Duration:00:41:04

BONUS call: Can I Retire Early?

4/3/2018
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The idea of retiring early always sounds amazing, but there's a big time risk of calling it quits and having to dip into your nest egg too early in the game. That's the discussion we had with Lee from Germany. Have a money question? Email me here. Better Off is sponsored by Betterment. Please let us know what you think by leaving a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:08:19

Workplace Retirement Plans

3/29/2018
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Raise your hand if your employer offers a workplace retirement plan. Keep it raised if your employer offers a match. Raise the other hand if you’re participating. Now keep them both raised if you can tell me what fees you’re paying and what funds you’re invested in. Funny how all those hands just went down! Most of us have access to retirement plans through our jobs and Americans have more assets than ever in those plans and with the advent of financial technology (fintech), plans have...

Duration:00:32:49

BONUS call: Student Loan Debt

3/27/2018
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Should you use your emergency reserve to tackle your student loan debt? That's what Kristin from Florida was wondering on the latest BONUS call. Have a money question? Email me here. Better Off is sponsored by Betterment. Please let us know what you think by leaving a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:13:47

How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve

3/22/2018
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This week marked the first time the press spotlight was on Jerome Powell, the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve. It was just a few weeks ago that Powell succeeded Janet Yellen, and as expected, the Fed just announced another quarter-point increase in short term interest rates, a sign that the economy continues to grow. It’s probably safe to say that the average person thinks the Federal Reserve is this big stone building in D.C. that does its own thing, if people are thinking about the...

Duration:00:32:55

BONUS call: Roth IRA Conversion

3/20/2018
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Another week, another BONUS call where we're once again discussing the benefits of using a Roth retirement vehicle. Today's question comes from Marshall (and his daughter) in Virginia. Have a money question? Email me here. Better Off is sponsored by Betterment. Please let us know what you think by leaving a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:08:36

Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke

3/15/2018
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Daily life requires numerous decisions. Some easy, some difficult. And some that have to be made without knowing a lot of pertinent information. And what we think is the best decision in the moment, doesn’t necessarily yield the best outcome. No one knows this better than our guest this week, Annie Duke. As a former professional poker player and world champion, Annie made a living based on high pressure decision making and shares the story in her new book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter...

Duration:00:31:07

BONUS call: Social Investing

3/13/2018
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I've been taking listener calls for nearly eight years and I think this is the first social investing question we've received. How can you make sure you're not investing in companies that you don't support, such as gun manufacturers? That's the question this week on the latest BONUS call with Russell from Las Vegas. Have a money question? Email me here. Better Off is sponsored by Betterment. Please let us know what you think by leaving a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with...

Duration:00:06:36

Presence with Amy Cuddy

3/8/2018
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Life is full of challenges, both personally and professionally. Today’s interview with Amy Cuddy is the perfect example. It took a full year to pin her down, and that’s no exaggeration! But Amy was well-worth the wait. I was enchanted with her from the start of our conversation. Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and...

Duration:00:35:59

BONUS call: Timing the Market

3/6/2018
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If you know anything about me then you know how I feel when it comes to people who think they can successfully time the market. Our BONUS caller this week, Paul from Connecticut, is convinced he knows how the market will perform in 2018. Great call! Have a finance related question? Go to jillonmoney.com for all the contact info and we'll arrange to get you on. Don't forget, a brand new episode of the Better Off podcast comes out Thursday so stay tuned for more listener questions plus an...

Duration:00:08:08

Tax Season Identity Theft

3/1/2018
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Tax season is like the Super Bowl for identity thieves and that means that you need to be on high alert for scams. Here’s some that you need to guard against: IRS Phone Scam Golden rule - the IRS never calls, emails or texts. If you receive these calls, hang up.W-2 Scam Child ID Theft Medicare and Social Security Scams To combat tax fraud, consumers need to file early, take advantage of the PIN if they have been a victim of fraud, use long and strong passwords, enable two factor...

Duration:00:31:12

BONUS call: 401(k) vs Roth 401(k)

2/27/2018
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In what is quickly becoming one of the most common questions we get, today we're discussing the Roth 401(k) option now being offered by many employers. Should you use it if available? Have a finance related question? Go to jillonmoney.com for all the contact info and we'll arrange to get you on. Don't forget, a brand new episode of the Better Off podcast comes out Thursday so stay tuned for more listener questions plus an informative interview. Better Off is sponsored by...

Duration:00:05:56

Tax Season Tips with Ed Slott

2/22/2018
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With tax season in full swing, it’s time for some much needed tax tips, dos and don’ts, and sage advice about IRAs and backdoor conversions. As crazy as this might sound, you may want to enjoy this tax year while it lasts, because come next year, it’s going to get a whole lot crazier with all the changes to the tax code. While almost all of the changes go into effect next tax season, one big change occurs this year. If you itemize deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, the new law allows...

Duration:00:35:31

BONUS call: Military Retirement Planning

2/20/2018
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After a career in the military, and an amazing job of saving for retirement, how does one plan for a return to civilian life? That was the question from Jeannine in Washington who wants to make sure she has all her ducks in a row as her husband plans to retire from the Army. Have a finance related question? Go to jillonmoney.com for all the contact info and we'll arrange to get you on. Don't forget, a brand new episode of the Better Off podcast comes out Thursday so stay tuned for more...

Duration:00:13:22

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