Sometimes there is someone, and something, too good not to share.
Please meet my dear friend Jill Schlesinger. CBS News Business Analyst, host of the nationally syndicated radio show Jill on Money, she is also the author of the new book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money.
I met Jill about 10 years ago as we were both about to head out for an early morning hike at Rancho La Puerta, a wellness resort and spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. I noticed her across the room, knew that she was someone I needed to meet, and walked right up and told her so. For the next seven days as we climbed the mountain trails together, I found her to be a safe place to talk about my long time issues with money. She didn’t gasp when I told her about my financial fears and failures. Instead, she helped me make sense of them.
Since those early morning hikes, not only have we become dear friends, but whenever I have a money question, concern, or harebrained idea, she is my first call. Hers is a no-nonsense approach, sprinkled with a hefty dose of heart and humor, and she can make even the most complex topics accessible for those of us who still count using our fingers.