Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com. She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her blog, Jill on Money, as well as on television and radio. Prior to the launch of MoneyWatch in 2009, Jill was the chief investment officer for an independent investment advisory firm. In her infancy, she was an independent options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York. 


Features by Jill Schlesinger

November unemployment: Why the big drop?

The new jobs-added numbers were good, but they don't explain the big drop in the unemployment rate.
Posted In: Unemployment

Ratings agencies not worried yet about super committee deal

We speak to Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Money watch about what the ratings agencies are expecting from the government's finances in the coming year.
Posted In: super committee, debt ceiling

Jill Schlesinger: More consumer spending, less saving

Jill Schlesinger of CBS/MoneyWatch explains why the current economic numbers in the U.S. aren't sustainable.
Posted In: Economy

Europe Nears Crisis: Weekend at Bernie's Redux

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have moved the goal post, again. Although they previously promised that Sund...
Posted In: Analysis, Europe debt crisis, jill schlesinger

Jill Schlesinger: Eurozone bank failure could be disaster for U.S.

Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Moneywatch says markets are less worried about the president's jobs bill, and more worried about the ongoing problems in Europe.
Posted In: Economy

Jill Schlesinger: Retail therapy? Americans spend more but feel worse

My first boss once said to me: "Watch what they do and ignore what they say." He was referring to consumers, who despite telling pollsters that t...
Posted In: jill schlesinger, Occupy Wall Street, Retail, The Breakdown: Economy

Jill Schlesinger on retail sales and Occupy Wall Street

We hear from Jill Schlesinger about the good news in retail sales, and what Wall Street types are saying about the protesters.
Posted In: Retail

Jill Schlesinger: Reason to smile today, but jobs crisis far from over

The September jobs report is out and it was better than last month, when I complained that President Obama blew it on jobs. The Labor Department ...
Posted In: Analysis, jill schlesinger, jobs report, labor

Jill Schlesinger: U.S. incomes drop for first time in 22 months

Personal income in August fell 0.1 percent -- the first drop since October 2009 -- as the wobbly economic recovery continues. Despite the decreas...
Posted In: Analysis, income

OP-ED -- Why Stocks Fell this Week: Fear Beat Greed

Slow Growth + European Debt Crisis = Stocks Down, with a Twist...


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