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 is a contributor to Money Magazine. Jill is currently writing her first book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money, to be published in February 2019 by Ballantine Books.
Jill also serves as the Senior CFP Board Ambassador for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., where she provides timely personal financial advice, explains how current economic and financial news impacts consumers’ lives, encourages people to use the services of CFP® professionals and explains the importance of having a financial plan. Jill helps support CFP Board’s Public Awareness Campaign, including contributing blog posts and videos to CFP Board’s consumer site, LetsMakeaPlan.org.
Jill is also 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 airs in over 95 markets. Jill also writes the nationally syndicated column “Jill on Money” for Tribune Media Services 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.