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Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger

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Rank #118 in Investing category

Business
Education
Investing
Self-Improvement
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Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.

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Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.

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Jill Rocks!!

By sfjbdtuj - Feb 27 2019
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Love her financial savvy, candor and sense of humor.

Easy to understand plus Great Guests

By payyourselffirst - Jan 03 2019
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Fantastic money info from a smart, savvy expert.

iTunes Ratings

521 Ratings
Average Ratings
443
28
15
8
27

Jill Rocks!!

By sfjbdtuj - Feb 27 2019
Read more
Love her financial savvy, candor and sense of humor.

Easy to understand plus Great Guests

By payyourselffirst - Jan 03 2019
Read more
Fantastic money info from a smart, savvy expert.
Cover image of Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger

Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger

Updated 3 days ago

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Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.

Rank #1: First Time Home Buyer

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Few things are bigger than buying your first home. That's why you want to make sure you approach it in the right way. That's the chat I had with Mariana on the latest BONUS call. 

Have a money question? Email me here.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

http://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoneyhttps://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttps://apple.co/2pmVi50

Aug 28 2018

6mins

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Rank #2: The Year I Put My Financial Life in Order

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“I’m just bad with money!” I know that many have convinced themselves that they were born with a recessive money management gene, but financial planning can be learned, like anything else. That's the message of This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order. In a book that is part financial memoir and part research-based guide to attaining lifelong security, New York Times reporter John Schwartz bares his financial soul.

Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne, are upper middle class earners, who have been on a financial rollercoaster. Sharing his own alternately harrowing and hilarious stories, from his brush with financial ruin and bankruptcy in his thirties to his short-lived budgeted diet of cafeteria food, John will walk you through his own journey to financial literacy, which he admittedly started a bit late.

He covers everything from investments to retirement and insurance to wills (at fifty-eight, he didn't have one!), medical directives and more. Whether you're a college grad wanting to start out on the right foot or you're approaching retirement age and still wondering what a 401(K) is, this book will help you find your financial way.

So if you are like the countless others who are a bit tentative when it comes to money matters, but are willing to learn before it's too late, this book should help improve your financial literacy.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

http://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoneyhttps://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-off-jill-schlesinger/id431167790?mt=2

Apr 12 2018

39mins

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Rank #3: The Art of Persuasion

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In the post-fact, deeply divided world we live in, true persuasion is rare. Engaging with people holding differing opinions is rarer still. But for progress to take place, persuasion must happen. 

Whether it's convincing an employer you are right for the job, a customer that your product is the best, or your closed-minded uncle that good people can disagree, it takes the art, and science, of persuasion to move forward.

So, how do you change someone's mind, or at least advance the conversation, when everyone is entrenched in their own points of view? 

Our latest guest, communication expert Lee Hartley Carter, has spent nearly twenty years advising and helping the world's most well-known companies do just that.

Her first book, Persuasion: Convincing Others When Facts Don't Seem to Matter, covers all the secrets to persuading anyone, at work and in life.

Filled with researched insights into how we make up, and change, our minds, as well as colorful real-world examples and actionable recommendations, Persuasion will help you hone your message and craft your narrative in order to get heard and get results.

Have a money question? Email me here.

Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

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"Jill on Money" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Oct 24 2019

32mins

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Rank #4: Cutting the Financial Cord on CBS This Morning

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A 2018 Merrill Lynch survey found 79 percent of parents financially support an adult child between the ages of 18 and 34, and 25 percent said they would be willing to draw from retirement savings to do it. I joined CBS This Morning to look at how this can affect everyone in the family.

Have a money question? Email me here.

Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

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"Jill on Money" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #5: Stacking Benjamins: Earn, Save, and Spend Money With a Plan

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I’ve been in the podcasting world for a few years now and one thing I’ve discovered is that the podcasting world really is like a small fraternity/sorority where hosts form bonds and even appear on each other’s shows. We’re no different. And this week we’re doing it again with Joe Saul-Sehy, host of the Stacking Benjamins podcast.

I’ve been a guest on Joe’s pod so I figured it was time to return the favor. Just like me, Joe has a background in finance. He was a financial advisor for 16 years and represented American Express and Ameriprise in the media. He was also the “Money Man” at Detroit television WXYZ-TV.

Once he got the bug from listening to others, Joe decided he wanted to host his own podcast and now, just four short years later, it’s his full-time job.What is it about Joe’s background and approach that has resonated with listeners?Why don’t people want to talk about money?What has Joe excited about where we are in the financial world?Those questions and many others made for a very fun interview. You can find out more about Joe’s show on his Twitter page.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in iTunes.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

For a recap of every episode, visit https://www.betterment.com/resources/topics/inside-betterment/better-off-podcast/

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Aug 24 2017

36mins

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Rank #6: Become an Intelligent Investor with Jason Zweig (Part One)

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If you don’t know the name Jason Zweig, as a listener of the Better Off podcast, chances are you know his work. The “Intelligent Investor” column that you read every Saturday in the Wall Street Journal...yep, that’s his awesome work.

I’ve been a fan of Jason’s for a long time, so it’s a no brainer that he’s on one of the early episodes of “Better Off.” And let me just say, it was no easy get! We, and when I say we I really mean Mark, the best producer in the world, have been going back and forth with Jason since last October trying to nail down a date.

Was it worth it? Let’s just say that when we do interviews, Mark and I are acutely aware of how long they’re running. We try to keep them 30 minutes or less. Well, Jason was so good we kept him for nearly an hour. His knowledge and insight of the financial industry is so wide and deep that we decided that we needed to feature him in back-to-back episodes, a “Better Off” first!

In part one of the interview we cover the power of index funds, the importance of having rules in your financial life, the beauty of passive investing and the importance of technology and humans working together. We also talk about the evil F-word (fiduciary) and why such a simple concept of putting clients first, is such a controversial issue for a conflict-ridden industry.

If you like Jason’s column, you should also check out his books. His latest work, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary, skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks that are too big to fail. It also distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

For a recap of every episode, visit https://www.betterment.com/resources/topics/inside-betterment/better-off-podcast/.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Mar 02 2017

34mins

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Rank #7: Estate Planning Done Right

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Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin…these three amazing and wildly successful musicians did not have a will. How could that be, you ask? Don’t they have agents, lawyers and accountants? Didn’t they know at some point they were going to die? “That’s irresponsible,” you say, but welcome to the real world, where even famous people can’t seem to get their acts together to address this difficult topic head on.

According to a Caring.com survey, only 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have estate planning documents, including a will. Shockingly, for those with children under the age of 18, the figure is even lower, with just 36 percent having an end-of-life plan in place. Of those who have not done any estate planning, 47 percent said, “I just haven’t gotten around to it.”

I get it…contemplating one’s death is not exactly high on anybody’s to-do list, but it is important that you overcome the anxieties associated with this emotional topic and take control.

So that’s why today we’re doing an estate planning bootcamp with Russell Fishkind, an attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr.

If you are ready to finally begin or revisit the planning process and seek the guidance of a qualified estate attorney (yes, you should pay up for a lawyer and not do it yourself), here are the basic documents to consider:Will: A document that ensures that assets are passed to designated beneficiaries, in accordance with your wishes. In the drafting process, you name an executor, the person or institution that oversees the distribution of your assets. If you have minor children, you need to name a guardian for them.Letter of Instruction: This may contain appointment of someone who will ensure for the proper disposition of your remains, creepy, but important if you are choosing a method that is contrary to your family’s tradition.Power of Attorney: Appointment of someone to act as your agent in a variety of circumstances, like withdrawing money from a bank, responding to a tax inquiry or making a trade.Health Care Proxy: Appointment of someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you lose the ability to do so.Trusts: Revocable (changeable) or irrevocable (not-changeable) trusts may be useful, depending on family and tax situations. For 2018, the first $11.2 million of an estate is exempt from federal estate taxes. If an estate is above the threshold (or twice that for married couples), you may want to consider a trust.If you have a money question, just email me!

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

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Oct 25 2018

33mins

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Rank #8: How to Invest Extra Money

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Having some extra money to invest, and not knowing what to do with it, is what I like to call a good problem to have! That's the case with Kelly in Atlanta, who's sitting on 125k with no short term needs on the horizon.

Have a money question? Email me here.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

http://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoneyhttps://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttps://apple.co/2pmVi50

Jul 31 2018

15mins

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Rank #9: Fail More, Reinvent Yourself with James Altucher

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So here you are, listening to, or about to listen to the second episode of the “Better Off” podcast. Like you, I love podcasts. I subscribe to many, probably too many. But that’s how I found our guest this week, the one and only James Altucher.

Last spring, I was walking on an isolated Long Island beach, picking up trash on Earth Day, listening to his podcast, The James Altucher Show, and was so blown away that I said out loud, “I need to interview this guy!” And that’s exactly what I did. After getting in touch via Twitter, James was a guest on my radio show and we’ve been pals ever since, hence his appearance on the podcast today.

Aside from hosting his own successful podcast, James is also a serial entrepreneur and investor. How smart is this guy? As you’ll hear right off the bat, he’s smart enough to know that when it comes to investing, he’s not smarter than the market, which is why these days, he prefers the robo-advisor model, which essentially prevents him (and the rest of us) from making stupid decisions. Makes sense since he’s a lover of technology. One day we’ll get his thoughts on virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

James is also an accomplished author with more than a dozen books under his belt. You can now add another one to the list with the recently released Reinvent Yourself. More than anything else, that’s exactly what initially drew me to James: his ability to continually reinvent himself, as well as his authenticity and his willingness to talk about it. He really is an open book. And he’s not just talking about his successes, of which he’s had many, but also his failures, of which he’s probably had more. This guy has made millions and lost it all, more than once! More than twice! Yet he somehow continues to reinvent himself and come out on top.

As you hear this interview I suspect you may think, “How can I be more like this guy?” If so, you should definitely check out his book, Choose Yourself and his newest release, Reinvent Yourself.

And one more thing...ratings and reviews matter a lot in the podcasting world. So if you have a free minute it'd mean a lot if you can rate me in iTunes. Thank you!

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Jan 12 2017

35mins

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Rank #10: Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and Refinancing

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Rising home prices has helped many homeowners get richer on paper...they have also prompted a big influx of questions about private mortgage insurance (PMI) and refinancing, so we figured it was time to bring on an expert.

Nicole Hamilton, a tech executive-turned-mortgage and homeownership expert, founded Tactile Finance, the first digital tools that let people visualize their homeownership outcomes over time, putting consumers on a level playing field with the professionals who serve them.

Nicole is also the author of the book Avoid the Money Pit, Turn Your Home into a Financial Powerhouse, and the founder of Homeownering.com, a company that provides unbiased, independent information for homeowners to get the best financial outcome possible.

We touched on a variety of topics and questions facing the average consumer as they try to navigate the murky waters of homeownership:What if I don’t have 20% for a downpayment?What is PMI?How do I know if I need PMI?Should PMI be a dealbreaker?Will PMI eventually go away?Will PMI go away on its own or is it my responsibility?Is refinancing always a good idea?Pros and cons of an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)Should I prepay my mortgage?All those topics and more! And based on what we’ve been seeing in the inbox, I think we did a pretty good job covering all your burning questions!

So when you’re checking out those open houses this summer, or considering a refi before rates go even higher, playback this episode and you’ll be well armed with loads of information.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

http://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoneyhttps://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttps://apple.co/2pmVi50

Jun 14 2018

43mins

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Rank #11: Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance

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I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret.  I’m a total nerd when it comes to the brain and behavior. Why we choose to do the things we do or behave in certain ways has always fascinated me.  

So a few months ago when today’s guest, Friederike Fabritius, was in town from Germany, I jumped at the chance to interview her.  

Friederike is a leading expert in the field of Neuroleadership. In other words, she’s also a total nerd when it comes to the brain and behavior. In her recent book, The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance, she presents simple yet powerful strategies for: Achieving the highest performanceSharpening focusLearning and retaining information more efficientlyImproving complex decision-makingCultivating trust and building strong teamsThroughout the book, Friederike focuses on using solid scientific findings to develop new methods and practices for leadership development.  

With Labor Day upon us and the final quarter of the year in sight, you may want to pick up this book for both you and your colleagues so you can all strive to perform at your maximum potential.  

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in iTunes.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

For a recap of every episode, visit https://www.betterment.com/resources/topics/inside-betterment/better-off-podcast/

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

http://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoneyhttps://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/https://soundcloud.com/jill-schlesingerhttp://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttp://betteroffpodcast.com/https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-off-jill-schlesinger/id431167790?mt=2

Aug 31 2017

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Rank #12: Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke

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Daily life requires numerous decisions. Some easy, some difficult. And some that have to be made without knowing a lot of pertinent information. And what we think is the best decision in the moment, doesn’t necessarily yield the best outcome.

No one knows this better than our guest this week, Annie Duke. As a former professional poker player and world champion, Annie made a living based on high pressure decision making and shares the story in her new book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts.

There’s always an element of luck that you can’t control, and there is always information that is hidden from view. So perhaps the key to long-term success (and avoiding worrying yourself to death) is to think in bets:How sure am I?What are the possible ways things could turn out?What decision has the highest odds of success?Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time?Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision making? 
For most people, it’s difficult to say “I’m not sure” in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty.

By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don’t, you’ll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision making.

You’ll become more confident, calm, compassionate and successful in the long run.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

http://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoneyhttps://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-off-jill-schlesinger/id431167790?mt=2

Mar 15 2018

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Rank #13: Listener Questions: Student Loans, Retirement Planning, 529 College Savings

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Desperate times call for desperate measures.

The questions from you guys continue to pour in, and at the current rate of taking one or two a week, we’re never going to clear out the inbox.

Hence today’s episode, one that’s devoted entirely to you guys and your questions! We’ll probably start doing this on a regular basis, maybe once a month or maybe more if you like it. So please let us know by sending a quick note or by leaving a comment in iTunes.

The first question on today’s episode comes from Britton in South Carolina. There’s cause for celebration as Britton and his wife just learned that a baby is coming! Woot woot! As a police officer and teacher it’s safe to say they’re not raking in the bucks. With a small savings account, and a small chunk of student loan debt remaining, does it make sense to beef up the savings or just get rid of the outstanding loan before the baby comes?

Next up was Alex calling from somewhere overseas. Alex is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Married, no kids, federal employee, making good money, and perhaps most significant, virtually zero expenses, including housing. With the goal of becoming financially independent at a young age, which approach should she be taking with her investments.

The final call comes from Allen in Dallas. Planning for college way down the road, Allen is wondering what’s the best strategy to fund a couple 529 plans for his two kids. These guys are in great shape. If all goes according to plan, college should be taken care of when the time comes.

Before wrapping up, we read a quick listener email regarding the absurd cost of college. It was prompted by our interview with New York Times reporter John Schwartz and his comment that when he went to college at the University of Texas in the 1970s it cost less than $200 a semester. And guess what people, he didn’t graduate with any debt! Amazing how that works.  

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

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Apr 26 2018

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Rank #14: What The Great Economists Would Do with Linda Yueh

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It’s pretty rare that I have a legit economist on the show. It’s even rarer when said legit economist is a woman -- WOOT!

On this episode we check both those boxes with Linda Yueh, an economist who holds senior academic positions at Oxford University, London Business School, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Linda joined us to discuss her latest book, What Would the Great Economists Do?: How Twelve Brilliant Minds Would Solve Today's Biggest Problems.

Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems – but often their ideas are hard to digest, even before we try to apply them to today's issues. In her latest book, Linda explains the key thoughts of history's greatest economists, how our lives have been influenced by their ideas and how they could help us with the policy challenges that we face today.

In the light of the post-Great Recession economy, where growth has not accelerated as fast as in previous expansions, Yueh explores the thoughts of economists from Adam Smith and David Ricardo to contemporary academics Douglass North and Robert Solow.

Along the way, she asks, what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the likely future for the Chinese economy? How do the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, who argued for government spending to create full employment, help us think about state intervention? And with globalization in trouble, what can we learn about handling Brexit and Trumpism?

Linda is also an accomplished journalist, who has spent time as an anchor/correspondent at the BBC and Bloomberg TV. With a strong social media presence, she’s worth a follow so you don’t miss any of her smart blog posts.

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Connect with me at these places for all my content:

http://www.jillonmoney.com/https://twitter.com/jillonmoneyhttps://www.facebook.com/JillonMoneyhttps://www.instagram.com/jillonmoney/https://www.youtube.com/c/JillSchlesingerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jillonmoney/http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jill-on-moneyhttps://apple.co/2pmVi50

Jun 21 2018

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Rank #15: I Love Capitalism with Ken Langone

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Every once in a while I chat with somebody who makes me realize just how cool my job really is.

That’s the case this week with Ken Langone, the legendary financier, who helped take a bunch of companies public before co-founding Home Depot. Ken has also became a philanthropist extraordinaire, helping to rebuild the New York University hospital.

Ken dropped by for an in-studio to talk about his new book, I Love Capitalism!: An American Story, but really it was just a fascinating conversation with a guy who grew up in a working-class family on Long Island, put himself through school, and after some hard work and smart decisions and a few guardian angels, became one of the most successful businessmen in the country.

Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams, now in excess of $3 billion dollars.

In a series of captivating stories, Langone shows how he struggled in academics, broke into Wall Street, and scrambled for an MBA at night while competing with privileged competitors by day. He also shares how he learned to evaluate the value of a business and apply his street smarts to negotiate enormous deals.

And what happened when Langone was approached by Bernie Madoff for an investment, just weeks before the Ponzi scheme came to light? You’ll have to tune in for that chestnut...

Langone says that the book is his love song to capitalism..."Absolutely anybody is entitled to dream big, and absolutely everybody should dream big. I did. Show me where the silver spoon was in my mouth. I’ve got to argue profoundly and passionately: I’m the American Dream.”

“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.

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"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

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May 31 2018

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Rank #16: Leadership Skills with Retired Admiral William H. McRaven

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By now you know that on the Better Off podcast we talk about more than just the nuts and bolts of investments and economics. Our mission is to help you take control of your financial life, and that includes helping you better yourself, invest in yourself, and ultimately, become an all around better off individual.

One of the amazing byproducts of leaving a full time career in investment management and entering the news business is that I now meet (and have the privilege to interview) a wide range of incredibly smart people. While at times I can take that for granted, every once in awhile, I host a guest who helps me realize just how lucky I have it.

That’s what happened when Retired Admiral William “Bill” McRaven walked into the studio last week and talked to me for about 45 minutes. It happened to be the day after the U.S. had launched airstrikes against Syria, which made the visit timely.

If Bill’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he presided over the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Bill was the man who identified the body when it was flown back to Afghanistan and told President Obama that the U.S. finally had their guy.

A few years later in 2014, the four-star admiral and 37-year Navy SEAL veteran delivered the commencement speech at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em Horns!). Little did McRaven know that his address, which spoke to how students could overcome challenges and change themselves, would become a viral hit with nearly 25 million views online.

In January, 2015 Bill became the Chancellor of the entire University of Texas system and was encouraged to expand his commencement speech into a book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World. The ten fundamental life lessons McRaven learned in Navy Seal training resonate with all of us, but these are three of my favorite:

-If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed
-If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle
-If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment

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Apr 13 2017

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Rank #17: Active vs Passive Investing

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By now you probably know that I consider myself a passive investor. That said, is there ever a time when it makes sense to be an active investor so you can squeeze out a greater percentage on that return? That's the question from Ben in Indiana on the latest BONUS call.

Have a money question? Email me here.

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Oct 16 2018

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Rank #18: Backdoor Roth IRA

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If you make too much money and are not able to contribute to a Roth IRA, I'm all for implementing the backdoor conversion strategy. But there are some rules associated with pulling it off, and that's what Jeff from Chicago was calling about on the latest BONUS call.

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Jun 05 2018

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Rank #19: Should I Pay Down My Mortgage?

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If you have some extra cash on hand does it make sense to try and pay off the mortgage early? That's the topic this week on the latest BONUS call as we chat with Nick from Milwaukee. 

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Jun 12 2018

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Rank #20: 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask

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Home ownership has always been considered an essential part of the American Dream.

And while it may be getting harder to accomplish—especially for the millennials—it’s still pretty high on the list of goals. If you’re going to do it, make sure you do it right by doing your homework and asking the right kinds of questions:What can you afford?What do you want in a home, and what do you really need?What does "location, location, location" really mean?How do I decide what to offer on a house?What exactly does the closing process look like?While it’s hard to ignore all the financial implications of making such a large investment, there are, of course, the equally important issues related to life, family and relationships that arise in buying a home.

And quick postscript to all you millennials out there who want to buy, but feel like the cards are stacked against you...hit up the app store on your phone and put all the tools and technology at your fingertips to use to help you find the best deal possible.

And remember, the American Dream is still very much alive and achievable.  

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"Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

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Feb 15 2018

34mins

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