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February 8, 2021

Jill Schlesinger: Common Money Mistakes to Avoid

Jill Schlesinger

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CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger shares common money mistakes to avoid on our financial journey.

It's fun to celebrate the big financial wins, but it can be just as important to review our mistakes. That way we learn from them and grow.

Jill Schlesinger, Author of “The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs”, breaks down why we make these mistakes and what we can do to avoid them in the future.

Episode Overview

Jill and I review the following:

  • Why time in the market is better than timing the market
  • How to avoid costly homeownership mistakes
  • Why term life insurance is a smart buy for a lot of people

Jill Schlesinger's personal finance experience and knowledge is incredible. Learn how to avoid these common money mistakes from Jill and get your financial life on the right track.


Guest Bio – Jill Schlesinger

Jill is the host of the “Jill on Money” podcast and of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Jill on Money,” which won the 2018 Gracie Award for Best National Talk Show. She 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, 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.

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Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.


Have you fallen victim to these common money mistakes? What do you think of the advice from Jill Schlesinger?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning writer, speaker and podcaster behind Marriage, Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and thrive. Andy's advice and personal finance experience has been featured in major media outlets like Business Insider, MarketWatch, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and NBC News. Trusted as a personal finance influencer and corporate financial wellness speaker by global brands like JLL, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

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