Better Off with Jill Schlesinger

Better Off with Jill Schlesinger

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 takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. This show is sponsored by Betterment. Have a question? Email us at askjill@betteroffpodcast.com.... Show More

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August 20, 2019 10 min

It seems like this year has been all about the FIRE movement: Financial Independence, Retire Early. But the more I hear about it, the more I realize that it's not so much about retiring early as it is about having options down the road. That's the case this week with Stacy from Indiana who is socking away a ton of money in order to have options. Where should she be putting her savings? Have a money question? Email me here.Please le... Read more

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Americans saw a big chunk of their stock market savings disappear on Wednesday over fears of an economic recession. During a week like this, what should you be doing? What shouldn't you be doing? That's what this quick episode is all about. Keep calm and carry on!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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/ht... Read more

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August 15, 2019 24 min

As your parents age, you may find that you want or need to broach the often-difficult subject of finances. In Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances, personal finance journalist Cameron Huddleston lays out the best ways to approach this issue, along with a wealth of financial and legal information that will help you help your parents into and through their golden yea... Read more

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August 13, 2019 10 min

Today we're talking to Jed from South Dakota who is new to the investing world and trying to figure out how to make up for lost time. 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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoney https://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/ https://www.youtube.com/c... Read more

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The trade battle between the U.S. and China rocked stock markets around the world earlier in the week. Major indexes lost nearly 3% or more and the Treasury Department is now labeling China as a currency manipulator. I joined CBS This Morning with more on what that means for your money.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 content:https:/... Read more

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August 8, 2019 32 min

Keeping the economy strong will require addressing two distinct but related problems. Steadily rising federal debt makes it harder to grow our economy, boost our living standards, respond to wars or recessions, address social needs, and maintain our role as a global leader. At the same time, we have let critical investments lag and left many people behind even as overall prosperity has grown. Our latest guest, William Gale, is a le... Read more

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August 6, 2019 17 min

Great conversation on this episode with Jenny from Washington state who is wondering if she and her husband should be putting aside any college money for their baby son.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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoney https://www.instagram.com/jil... Read more

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The cost of borrowing is coming down. For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates. The central bank lowered the benchmark federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point Wednesday. The decision could make it easier for consumers to borrow money, on everything from credit cards to car loans. I joined CBS This Morning with a look at what the decision means for your wallet.Have a money q... Read more

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August 1, 2019 33 min

Our latest guest, Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy, the ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes, could be what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow.Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as General Electric, Google, Nike, and Warby Parker, Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a way forw... Read more

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July 30, 2019 6 min

If you're saving for retirement, establishing an emergency reserve, and trying to pay off student loans, what should the priority be? Should you be doing all three at once? That's what Ryan from Philadelphia wanted to know. 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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www... Read more

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After a huge data breach in 2017, credit monitoring agency Equifax agreed to pay out $700 million, up to $425 million of which would establish a fund to compensate consumers. About 147 million people, nearly half of the country’s population, had their personal and financial information exposed. Equifax admits “no wrongdoing,” and a federal court still needs to sign off on the settlement. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss how you... Read more

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July 25, 2019 28 min

This week on the show we’re taking you to credit score boot camp with credit guru Gerri Detweiler.Helping consumers find reliable answers to their credit questions has been the theme of Detweiler’s work for the past 20+ years. Currently Head of Market Education for Nav, she helps individuals and business owners navigate the confusing world of consumer and small business credit. As an expert on credit issues, she has been interviewe... Read more

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July 23, 2019 9 min

It's the million dollar question: How on earth are we going to pay for college? That's the dilemma facing Camelia in Colorado as her son prepares to leave for school in August. 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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoney https://www.instagram... Read more

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July 20, 2019 3 min

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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitt... Read more

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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 e... Read more

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July 16, 2019 6 min

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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.c... Read more

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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... Read more

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July 11, 2019 28 min

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 bo... Read more

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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 content:https://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebo... Read more

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July 4, 2019 46 min

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... Read more

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