Financial Thanksgiving

Last Updated Nov 23, 2010 8:01 AM EST

According to the Wall Street Journal, "giving thanks is good for your health." I really do believe that and coincidentally, I had planned this segment with CBS3 before the article appeared.

Yes, it's been a pretty awful few years, but three years after the onset of the Great Recession, here are a few reasons to celebrate "Financial Thanksgiving".

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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.