Aunt Jill on the 404: Answering financial questions

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What better way to adjust to life after vacation than appearing on CNET's 404 with Jeff and Justin? In this episode, I tackled listener questions on a variety of financial topics, starting with education funding and then on to stocks vs. mutual funds; online investing; repairing shaky credit; and buying vs. leasing. Of course when I hang out with the 404, all of this occurs with a sense of humor--financial stuff does not have to be boring or scary! 404 fans can e-mail financial questions any time to:

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    Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch. She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign. 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 options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York.