The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you have a “friend” who is smart, has a great career, holds a graduate degree, has even saved a fair amount for retirement, but who keeps making the same dumb mistakes when it comes to money? Jill Schlesinger, one of America's most experienced and respected money experts and author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money, will share ways to stop the cycle. Register online (coming) for a seat and to purchase the book.

Community Partner: Temple Israel Westport

During her decades as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser and Business Analyst for CBS News, Jill Schlesinger has watched clients, friends, viewers and listeners repeatedly become their own worst financial enemies. As she’s discovered, it’s not lack of smarts that causes even the brightest, most accomplished people among us to be their own worst financial enemies, but simple emotional blind spots. When it comes to some of the biggest financial decisions, it’s frighteningly easy to let your heart lead instead of your brain. CBS Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger will join us to discuss her new book The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs.

Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst for CBS News. She is a weekly guest on NPR’s “Here and Now” and writes the nationally syndicated column “Jill on Money” for Tribune Media Services. Jill won a 2018 Personal Finance Reporting Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)/National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and was the recipient of the 2018 National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Special Achievement Award, presented for significant contribution to Fee-Only financial planning and helping to educate consumers on the importance of having a comprehensive financial plan.

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 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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