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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

When to Use Bonds

11/13/2018
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You're saving and saving and saving for retirement. Most of it is in stocks...but what about bonds? Do you need them and what's the best way to start mixing them in? That's what we chatted about with Dee from Seattle on the latest bonus call. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com. Connect with me at these...

Duration:00:07:28

Blitzscaling with Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh

11/8/2018
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This year we’ve had some pretty impressive CEOs and entrepreneurs on the show. It continues today with Reid Hoffman. If you don’t know the name, you definitely know some of the products he was behind. How about PayPal or LinkedIn? Today we’re joined by Hoffman and Chris Yeh, co-authors of the new book, Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies. What entrepreneur or founder doesn’t aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who...

Duration:00:37:12

What to Do with Old 401(k)

11/6/2018
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Unless you're only going to work for one employer, which is exceedingly unlikely, chances are you're going to have some old retirement plans out there. What should you do with them? Leave where they are? Roll into the new plan? Consolidate? That's the question from Lisa in New Jersey on the latest bonus call. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is...

Duration:00:09:17

The Fifth Risk with Michael Lewis

11/1/2018
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If you’re a regular listener, you know this show is not political in nature. We leave that stuff to the so-called experts. But since next Tuesday is Election Day, we thought we’d talk a little politics with rockstar author and repeat guest, Michael Lewis. A prolific writer, it’s highly likely that you’ve probably picked up at least one of his books, including Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short or Flash Boys. In this interview, we discuss his latest work, The Fifth Risk, which...

Duration:00:30:55

Should I Buy an Annuity?

10/30/2018
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Michael in Illinois is considering a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract. What are the pros and cons he should keep in mind when it comes to a QLAC? That's the discussion on the latest bonus call. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:05:56

Estate Planning Done Right

10/25/2018
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Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin…these three amazing and wildly successful musicians did not have a will. How could that be, you ask? Don’t they have agents, lawyers and accountants? Didn’t they know at some point they were going to die? “That’s irresponsible,” you say, but welcome to the real world, where even famous people can’t seem to get their acts together to address this difficult topic head on. According to a Caring.com survey, only 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have...

Duration:00:33:02

Investing Extra Money

10/23/2018
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You just sold a piece of real estate and walked away with 75 grand. What should you do with it? Is paying down another mortgage the best option? That's the question from John in Houston on the latest BONUS call. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:10:09

We Need To Talk College with Beth Kobliner

10/18/2018
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October marks the beginning of the college financial aid application season. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, became available for the 2018-2019 school year on October 1. Having the college talk with your kids can certainly be a tricky and complicated situation. To help you guys out, we’re joined by bestselling author and financial literacy advocate, Beth Kobliner. Beth’s latest project, We Need To Talk College, focuses on choosing the right...

Duration:00:33:21

Active vs Passive Investing

10/16/2018
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By now you probably know that I consider myself a passive investor. That said, is there ever a time when it makes sense to be an active investor so you can squeeze out a greater percentage on that return? That's the question from Ben in Indiana on the latest BONUS call. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman,...

Duration:00:12:05

Becoming the Ultimate Sales Machine with Ryan Serhant

10/11/2018
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I love real estate, and I know I’m not alone because we’re constantly getting questions from you guys about mortgages, the housing market, interest rates, etc. Maybe some of you like real estate so much that you’re fans of the Bravo television show, Million Dollar Listing New York. Today we’re joined by Ryan Serhant, one of three real estate agents featured on the hit show, who’s out with his first book, Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales...

Duration:00:34:24

Retirement Plan Checkup

10/9/2018
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It's one thing to have a retirement plan in place, but once it's established, you need to tweak and modify it as the years go by, hence the need for regular financial checkups. That's the case today with Jeff who first called me five years ago. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com. Connect with me at these...

Duration:00:11:57

Wisdom at Work with Chip Conley

10/4/2018
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When I first walked through the doors of CBS News several years ago, one thing was immediately clear: it’s an interesting mix of the old school and the new school. On one hand you have countless employees who have been in the building for 30 plus years. On the other hand, you have fresh college graduates looking to make it in journalism. And yet somehow we all come together and make it work. One big team with a crazy assortment of players. And according to our latest guest, Chip Conley,...

Duration:00:41:53

Protecting Your Retirement Plan

10/2/2018
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You've done a great job with your retirement plan and a great job of saving. But now you're thinking about worst case scenarios. What happens if there's another recession? Will I lose everything? Is my current allocation too aggressive? That's the scenario on the latest bonus call with Bob from Philadelphia. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is...

Duration:00:13:11

An Inside Account of the Financial Crisis

9/27/2018
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This is our third and final installment of shows looking back on the financial crisis of ten years ago. It was such a big moment we felt we needed to devote most of September to remembering how the U.S. financial system was brought to its knees. Today we get the inside account from Neil Barofsky, the former Inspector General of TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) and author of Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street. As you’ll hear,...

Duration:00:40:57

How to Invest Extra Money

9/25/2018
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For years and years you've been the sole breadwinner. Now your spouse is back in the workforce and there's a surplus of money flowing in. What should you do with it? That's the good problem facing John from North Carolina. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:13:12

The Global Impact of the Financial Crisis

9/20/2018
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When we think back to ten years ago and the events of the financial crisis, such as the fall of Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG, it’s easy to only recall what happened in the U.S. But in reality, the crisis was an enormous global mess, and one that actually started in Europe. That’s why today we’re joined by Adam Tooze, professor of history at Columbia University and author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. Tooze delivers an in-depth reinterpretation...

Duration:00:37:25

Planning After a Sudden Loss

9/18/2018
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We can do all the planning we want in life, but sometimes things just happen, including the sudden loss of a loved one. That's the case with Steve from Cleveland who is trying to navigate things after the loss of his father. Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:17:01

The Financial Crisis Ten Years Later

9/13/2018
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Where has the time gone? It was ten years ago this week that the U.S. financial system was brought to its knees. To help us retrace the events of that period, we’re joined today by Gretchen Morgenson, investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal. As the financial crisis was unfolding, Morgenson was working for the New York Times, and subsequently co-authored Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon. There’s no one more qualified...

Duration:00:38:17

Can I Retire Early

9/11/2018
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47 years old and looking to retire in the next four years or so...can he do it? That's the question from Michael in New York on the latest BONUS call. I know one thing...he better be sitting on a pile of money! Have a money question? Email me here. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:11:20

Insurance 101 with Policygenius

9/6/2018
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I love people and organizations who take complex financial issues and make them easier for the user. Few things are more complex than the insurance industry. And few organizations have managed to make it easy for the user to navigate the insurance landscape. One such organization is Policygenius, a website that offers users an easy way to compare and buy various products such as life, auto, disability, and homeowners policies. Today we’re lucky enough to be joined by Jennifer Fitzgerald,...

Duration:00:32:59