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CBS Eye on Money

CBS News business analyst and Certified Financial Planner Jill Schlesinger takes the mystery out of your financial life. Jill helps guide you through whatever money decisions you're trying to make. Finally, a money podcast that isn't scary or boring, it's useful, and dare we say, fun. New episodes available Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.

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CBS News business analyst and Certified Financial Planner Jill Schlesinger takes the mystery out of your financial life. Jill helps guide you through whatever money decisions you're trying to make. Finally, a money podcast that isn't scary or boring, it's useful, and dare we say, fun. New episodes available Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.

We're on Track, What Do We Do Next?

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Even though we more or less know we are on track for retirement and financial independence, we're still wondering what else we should be thinking about that we are not currently doing.

Status: Married couple

Age: 30s

Income: About $400k combined

Have a money question? Email us, ask jill [at] jill on money dot com

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Feb 07 2023

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Finding a Work-Life Balance

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I joined CBS Mornings Saturday to discuss the key issue of finding a work-life balance, the central theme of my new book, "The Great Money Reset: Change Your Work, Change Your Wealth, Change Your Life."

Have a money question? Email us, ask jill [at] jill on money dot com

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Feb 02 2023

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After-Tax Contributions vs Brokerage Account

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When meeting with my advisor through my company’s retirement plan, I learned that I have a separate after-tax option. Should I be using it?

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Jan 31 2023

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Saving for a House and Retirement

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We're in our early 20s and want to buy a house in a few years, so how do we juggle between saving for a down payment and saving for retirement?

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Jan 26 2023

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College Student Investment Questions

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As a college student in my early 20s, and getting ready to start grad school, how should I be investing some money that I have accumulated?

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Jan 24 2023

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Handling Newly Found Cash Flow

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With a new job that's paying me $50k more than I was making, how should I be allocating the newly found cash flow?

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Jan 19 2023

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Need Help Allocating Cash

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It's been on my goal list to make a big move by the time I turn 30, and this summer feels like the perfect time (for many reasons) to finally take a risk. Can I do it?

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Jan 17 2023

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I Need a Financial Tune Up

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As we start a new year, what financial goals should we be setting for ourselves? Should we toss more money into the 529 plans? Or open a taxable brokerage account? 

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Jan 12 2023

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Where Should I Invest My Extra Income?

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With some extra income from a part-time job, where's the best place to be investing that money?

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Jan 10 2023

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How to Set Ourselves Up in the Future?

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After finally settling into some more consistent jobs, what should we be doing now to set ourselves up for the future?

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Jan 05 2023

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Evaluating Bonus Options

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As a member of the military, I'm facing a couple different bonus options. Which one should I choose?

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Jan 03 2023

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How to Handle Increased Cash Flow?

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With new jobs and much higher incomes, we find ourselves with a lot of extra cash flow. What should we be doing with it?

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Dec 29 2022

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New Jobs and Raises, Are We on Track?

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After new jobs and raises, we feel like now is the right time for a financial checkup.

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Dec 27 2022

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In Our 30s and Planning for Future Flexibility

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We're in our 30s and trying to figure out if we're on track to eventually have the financial independence we're craving.

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Dec 22 2022

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Am I on Track at 24?

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I'm 24 years old and already trying to get a sense of how secure my financial future is looking.

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Dec 20 2022

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Gold Coins Buried in the Back Yard

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I am helping my 78 year old mother-in-law get her finances organized, and part of the equation is gold, namely 250 coins that were once buried in the yard. Help!

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Dec 15 2022

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Budgeting for Baby Expenses

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I recently joined CBS Mornings to talk about how to budget for raising a child, as well as the benefits you need to consider as a parent, like life insurance.

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Dec 13 2022

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Optimizing Retirement Savings

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With the goal of being financially independent in about ten years, I'm looking to maximize my retirement savings and optimize deductible business expenses in my new venture. Am I on the right track?

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Dec 08 2022

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What To Do With Excess Monthly Savings?

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With $3,400 in excess monthly cash flow, what should we be doing with the funds? Saving for retirement? Pay off debt?

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Dec 06 2022

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Planning for a House Upgrade

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With a bigger home in our future, I'm wondering if it's better to have a larger down payment or should we look to maximize our debt payoff?

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Dec 01 2022

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