Jill Schlesinger

CBS This Morning: Money and Love

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.

Marriage and Money

Marriage and Money

Wedding season is upon us and with the national average cost of a wedding at nearly $34,000, according to The Knot's annual survey, newlyweds are getting a crash course in personal finance. Gone are the days when someone else pays for the nuptials, 91 percent of the respondents contributed some dough to the big event and 80 percent created a wedding budget, more than half who did so, spent more than the allotted amount.

Are We on Track for Retirement?

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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. 

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Inside the Fed’s Head

Inside the Fed’s Head

Amid renewed Presidential criticism and evidence of a slowing economy, Fed officials will convene a two-day policy meeting this week and the pressure is on. As always, central bankers have to balance maintaining a strong enough economy to foster job growth, but it can’t run too hot, which might trigger inflation. Right now, there’s a battle brewing inside the collective Fed’s Head between action and inaction.

Pension Lump Sum or Annuity?

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We start the show this week with Joe from Chicago, who thankfully has a good BS detector. His alarm went off after his “advisor” suggested he take out a whole-life insurance policy for his nine year old son. This was a crazy one!

Next up was Janet from California who is in the process of weighing some options regarding her pension plan. Lump sum or annuity? What are some of the factors that should be considered?

When you’re interviewing people on a regular basis, sometimes there’s an instant connection.

It happened when I met Chris Guillebeau and it happened when I met Sam Conniff Allende, author of Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win.

It was like reconnecting with a long-lost friend, which of course made for a very fun chat.

In his tiny, sleek, little book, Conniff Allende unveils the innovative strategies of Golden Age pirates, drawing parallels between the tactics and teachings of legends like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard with modern rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala, and Banksy.

Featuring takeaway sections and a guide to building your own pirate code 2.0, Be More Pirate will show you how to leave your mark on the 21st century.

1. Rebel — Draw strength by standing up to the status quo.
2. Rewrite — Bend, break, but most importantly, rewrite the rules.
3. Reorganize — Collaborate to achieve scale, rather than growth.
4. Redistribute — Fight for fairness, share power, and make an enemy of exploitation.
5. Retell — Weaponize your story, then tell the hell out of it.

Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, Be More Pirate will help change the way you live, think, and work today, and tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Join the rebellion.

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aden + anais co-founder Raegan Moya-Jones

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, What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds, a tell-all and brutally honest tale that offers advice to entrepreneurs, especially women, about how to succeed despite all odds.

It doesn’t take an MBA to be your own boss. If Moya-Jones, an outspoken Aussie and college drop-out, could build a business from the ground up, anyone can.

Moya-Jones digs into topics most entrepreneurs shy away from, even the prickliest of things like mother guilt, butting heads with investors (or co-founders), and what to really do when you’re running out of money.

There’s no magic formula to build a business, which also means you don’t have to look or act a certain way to be successful. This story will show the hopeful entrepreneur or career changer that she doesn't have to know it all. This story is about staying true to who you are, trusting your gut, and harnessing your unique talent.

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LGBT Finances: Progress and Planning

LGBT Finances: Progress and Planning

As millions get ready to mark World Pride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, it is remarkable for me to think back twenty five years, when I was a recently out lesbian, who was also a financial planner and investment adviser. I discovered through my own experience that planning required many more steps for those of us in the LGBTQ community. Everything from health care, to retirement and estate planning, adoption and workplace benefits were issues that required special attention and techniques that were not necessary for straight clients.

When to Take Social Security?

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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. 

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The Financial Four for High School Grads

The Financial Four for High School Grads

As millions of high school graduates collect their degrees, it’s time to prepare them for the next phase of their lives. In addition to the common sense wisdom that parents, grandparents and friends will be imparting, please allow “Aunt Jill” to add a few financial tips.