Heading towards fiscal health

This week, interim Money host David Lazarus is joined by Jill Schlesinger of CBS MoneyWatch to answer your personal finance questions. We run talk to people from all different points of life in this week's segments, from a bride to a senior citizen. Jill rolled up her sleeves and helped a soon-to-be bride figure out how to merge (or not merge) her finances with her fiancee's, who has much more debt than she does. The answer is a bit unromantic, but it may eventually lead to a happy ending.

We also talk to a concerned senior citizen about his Social Security number being printed on his MediCare card and how to prevent identify theft. Jill and David also help to alleviate a concerned father who's balancing a difficult business environment, two impending retirements and college for his children. Jill also gives tips on how to break out of the "summer brain freeze" and draw up a family business plan.

Take a listen to the audio above to hear all of David and Jill's advice!

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David Lazarus is an American business and consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

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