In a three-part series, Jill Schlesinger, CFP® and Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com, will break down how to manage your financial life in three easy-to-follow sessions. The program is valuable to those seeking to learn core concepts and to attendees with experience in managing their own money. The first session will cover the emotional aspects to money and explain why most financial plans fail; the second session will educate attendees about how to build an actionable and sound financial plan; and the final session will explain how the financial crisis developed and what to expect for the US recovery.
Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com. She is responsible for video and written content for moneywatch.com and cbsnews.com; appearances on “The CBS Evening News” “The CBS Morning News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” as well as for CBS owned and operated affiliates; daily radio briefs and interviews for CBS Radio and CBS Radio affiliates nationally; and serves as a regular guest for American Public Media’s “Marketplace” and for CNN’s “American Morning”.
Jill hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, “Jill on Money,” an entertaining, humorous, talk/call-in radio show that helps listeners take control of their financial lives and better understand anything related to money. The program is currently syndicated in over 50 markets. Jill also writes the nationally syndicated column “Retire Smart” for Tribune Media Services.
Prior to joining MoneyWatch in April, 2009, Jill owned and operated a retail investment advisory firm, which she grew from a small start up into one of the largest independent investment advisors in New England, with over $650 million in client assets.
She is a graduate of the Certified Financial Planner Program at the College of Financial Planning and is a Certified Financial Planner™ certificant. A 1987 graduate of Brown University, Jill started her career as an options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, where she was one of eight female members on an exchange of 800.