The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money
Drawing on her book, Jill Schlesinger rights your financial wrongs, including:
• Blowing thousands of dollars on crappy financial products you don’t need
• Failing to draft a will (which Jill thinks might be the single dumbest and most selfish financial move you’ll ever make)
• Paying for your kids’ college education
Take Control of Your Financial Life
In an easy to understand, step-by-step presentation, Jill uses humor to help participants master some of the trickier aspects of their financial lives.
Finally, someone will explain what’s going on in the economy in a way that all participants can understand. Whether you are steeped in economics or would rather do anything than relive that big survey class again, Jill will break it down.
Media/Presentation Skills Workshop
Jill helps participants maximize media appearances and presentation skills to increase client attraction and retention; explains the power of social media; and uses mock interviews to improve skills.
From the Pits to Glitz: One Woman's Odyssey from the Trading Floor to the Green Room
What’s it like to be one of 8 women among 800 men on the floor of a Commodities Exchange? Jill traces her roots as an options trader, to owning an investment advisory firm to her current role as a business analyst at CBS News.
Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst for CBS News. Jill appears on CBS radio and television stations nationwide covering the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign. She translates complicated business and economic news into understandable, relatable topics for everyday viewers and listeners. She is a weekly guest on NPR’s “Here and Now”, appears on American Public Media’s “Marketplace Weekend” and writes the nationally syndicated column “Jill on Money” for Tribune Media Services. Jill’s first book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs, was published in February 2019 by Ballantine Books.
Jill won a 2018 Personal Finance Reporting Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)/National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and was the recipient of the 2018 National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Special Achievement Award, presented for significant contribution to Fee-Only financial planning or helping to educate consumers on the importance of having a comprehensive financial plan.
Jill is the host of the “Better Off” podcast and of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Jill on Money”, which won the 2018 Gracie Award for Best National Talk Show and was named one of the Top 10 LinkedIn Influencers of 2015 and Top 10 LinkedIn Voices of 2016.
Jill is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including macroeconomic, market and demographic trends; workplace issues for women and LGBT employees in financial services; and how to create authentic branding. Prior to her current role, Jill was Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com, where she was responsible for video and written content and was part of the team that launched the site.
Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner of and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University. Jill serves on the board of StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, sharing and preserving the stories of our lives.