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 Emmy-nominated, Business Analyst for CBS News. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, radio (including her nationally syndicated radio show), the web and her blog, "Jill on Money." Prior to her second career at CBS, Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner 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.