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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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English


Episodes

Credit Scores on CBS This Morning

7/20/2019
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A recent creditcards.com survey found that a large majority of Americans with debt would not be willing to cut spending on either leisure travel or clothing and shoes by 50%. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss how these choices can impact your credit. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:03:42

Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

7/18/2019
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Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. Today’s guest, David Epstein,...

Duration:00:35:34

Roth IRA or 403(b)

7/16/2019
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Having options is a good thing, especially when it comes to your investments. That's what prompted Lauren from New York City to reach out. Should she be contributing to her 403(b) or her Roth IRA? Or should she be using a regular brokerage account? Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:06:17

Student Loan Scams on CBS This Morning

7/12/2019
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In this week's Eye On Money, the focus is on the growing number of student loan scams. As many families deal with college financing this summer, the Better Business Bureau reports an increase in fraudulent texts, emails and voicemails about loans. I joined CBS This Morning with what families need to know to avoid these scams. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:04:09

Marriage and Money

7/11/2019
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Our latest guest, Belinda Luscombe, would rather have had her eyes put out than read a book about marriage; they all seemed full of advice that was obvious, useless, or bad. Plus they were boring. But after covering the relationship beat for Time magazine for ten years, she realized there was a surprisingly upbeat and little-known story to tell about the benefits of staying together for the long haul. Hence her recently released book, Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying...

Duration:00:28:49

Do I Need a Life Insurance Retirement Plan?

7/9/2019
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Yet another call from a listener who's being pitched an insurance product as an additional tool for retirement. This time it's Avi in California asking about a LIRP, a life insurance retirement plan. Does he need it? Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:07:41

The Frugal Traveler

7/4/2019
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The summer travel season is officially upon us which means millions of Americans will be hitting the roads and taking to the skies to enjoy their long awaited vacations. Whether you want to hit the beach, blaze a trail off the beaten path or explore one of the major tourist destinations, there’s a smart way to do it. That’s where Seth Kugel, our latest guest, enters the picture. With many credits under his belt, including the Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times, and author of...

Duration:00:46:07

Is My Planner Charging Me Too Much?

7/2/2019
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Is my planner charging me too much in fees? Can I get the same service, or better, for less? Can I do it on my own? These are the questions we get on a weekly basis, with the latest one coming from Troy. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:07:01

Consumer Reports Car Buying 101

6/27/2019
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If you live in a big city, it can be easy to forget what it’s like to depend on a car. Urbanites tend to walk, take the subway or bus, ride a bicycle, or hop in a cab to get virtually everywhere. But I grew up in the suburbs and know the vast majority of you listening to this podcast have a deep, personal relationship with your car. After all, next to your home, your car is one of the biggest assets you’ll purchase in life, which is why you are likely to have a ton of questions that need to...

Duration:00:27:05

Am I Paying Too Much in Fees?

6/25/2019
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There's really no reason whatsoever nowadays why you should be paying a lot of money in fees for financial advice. And that's a good thing. It's also a good thing when you get a feeling in your gut that somebody is being a bit of a greedy pig. That's the feeling that Cathy from Pennsylvania recently experienced. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:10:12

Marriage and Money on CBS This Morning

6/21/2019
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According to the planning website The Knot, couples spent an average of nearly $34,000 on their wedding last year. And while 80 percent of couples say they set a budget, 45 percent report going over it. I joined CBS This Morning to share tips on how to plan a wedding without breaking the bank, and how to prepare for a sound financial future. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:05:14

Put Spark and Joy into Your Work and Life

6/20/2019
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"You don't have to turn into a corporate drone to kick ass in the working world," says our latest guest, Tania Katan, author of Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life. After more than ten years of smuggling creativity into the business sector without getting busted, Katan is here to tell you that any task or pursuit can be a creative one. You just need to be willing to defy conformity and be ready to conjure imagination anywhere, at any time. If...

Duration:00:22:33

Are We on Track for Retirement?

6/18/2019
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How do you know if you're on track for retirement? You reach out to the Jill on Money podcast! That's what Lisette from New York did. She wanted to check-in and take the temperature on whether or not she and her husband are moving in the right direction. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:12:36

FIRE Movement on CBS This Morning

6/14/2019
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In the latest installment of Eye On Money we are focusing on a fast-growing trend that focuses on saving aggressively to retire early. It's called F.I.R.E. and stands for "financial independence, retire early." The idea is to live a frugal life now, so you can take control of your financial future. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:04:27

aden + anais co-founder Raegan Moya-Jones

6/13/2019
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Our latest guest, Raegan Moya-Jones, never thought of herself as an entrepreneur. She was a full-time corporate cog in her thirties, with a family to help support. Sick of her micromanaging boss, she quietly started a company in the wee hours of the morning while her daughters were asleep, and once that side business, aden + anais, hit the $1 million mark in revenue, she quit to work on it full-time. The business now generates over $100 million a year in revenue. Out of it also came a book,...

Duration:00:41:36

When to Take Social Security?

6/11/2019
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When should I take Social Security? A classic question in the personal finance world. It's not always a black and white answer as there's a variety of factors that should be considered. That's the discussion with Kevin from Minnesota. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:08:07

Retirement Planning Tips on CBS This Morning

6/7/2019
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A new Bankrate survey says 76 percent of Americans have at least one financial regret. Among those people, more than half are disappointed with their savings. I joined CBS This Morning with some tips on how to save for retirement. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:03:42

Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani

6/6/2019
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Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn't care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you. Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes. What if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path? That’s the mission of our latest guest, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder. Too many of us...

Duration:00:28:11

Do I Need Whole Life Insurance?

6/4/2019
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If you're a regular listener you know that one of my pet peeves, maybe my #1 pet peeve, is when sales reps try to sell unnecessary products to their clients. Thankfully Bill from Buffalo has a good BS detector. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:13:11

Smart Housing Moves on CBS This Morning

5/31/2019
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Existing home sales in April were down 4.4 percent from a year ago, according to The National Association of Realtors, despite lower mortgage rates. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss how to know whether you're ready to buy a home and financial tips for first-time buyers. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my...

Duration:00:04:21