Better Off with Jill Schlesinger
About This Show
Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. This show is sponsored by Betterment. Have a question? Email us at email@example.com.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 030 - Pop Culture and Technology with Jeff Bakalar and Russ Frushtick
1 day ago
When it comes to money and personal finance, I like to think I know a thing or two. But when it comes to technology and gadgets, I turn to experts Jeff Bakalar and Russ Frushtick. Jeff and Russ host The 404 Show, a popular CNET podcast that focuses on pop-culture, tech, movies, comics, video games and more.It’s a good arrangement: When Jeff and Russ have questions regarding their financial lives, they know who to call—and they really do, from time to time. When I need help purchasing a new phone or want to understand what lies ahead on the tech landscape, I return the favor. The technology world changes so fast it’s almost impossible to keep up with it. Every month it seems, there’s some new announcement—a hot new app, a popular gadget, a hopeful tech IPO, a disruptive innovation—it’s never ending.In this latest episode of “Better Off,” we touched on a variety of topics that we once thought we’d only see in a Hollywood movie:Artificial intelligence (AI)Virtual reality (VR)Self-driving vehicles UPS using drones to deliver packages We also talked about current issues: Uber versus the cab companies? Is the competition a good thing? Will it force the cab industry to reinvent itself? Will buying an Amazon Echo cause me to become incredibly lazy? Call me old fashioned but I actually like turning on the lights myself. I think I get points for being active on Twitter and Instagram...though I’m not sure you’ll see me wearing a virtual reality headset anytime soon. That said, give this episode a listen, especially if you’re wondering if you really need to upgrade your phone every year or two.“Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment.We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in iTunes."Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.For a recap of every episode, visit https://www.betterment.com/resources/topics/inside-betterment/better-off-po
Rated 4 out of
Common Sense Approach to Moolah!
Jill is a straight shooter. I don't always totally agree with her advice but it is thoughtfully offered and she is soft enough in her messaging so as to not make those experiencing financial failure feel like idiots. I will be a life long listener.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of
I am 55 with retirement on the horizon. the show gives me perspective of what I'll need and how to prepare,and where I am in relation to others in my age group great show thanks Jill
Date published: 2014-06-11