Jill Schlesinger

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Temperatures Are Rising, But Home Cooling Costs Don’t Have To

With hot summer days now here, there is no better time to look at your home cooling system.

06/24/2014

ATM machines have been targeted by scammers using skimming devices. (Credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Eliminating Debit Card Danger

Experts pointed to five instances when you should opt to use your credit card over your debit card.

06/09/2014

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Seen At 11: Canceled Checks Could Come Back To Haunt You

Stop-payment orders generally have expiration dates.

06/05/2014

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Seen At 11: Outrageous Hidden Fees Sock Consumers

You could be paying outrageous, unnecessary charges for products and services and not even realize it.

06/02/2014

Tax Filing

Expert: There Are Options If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes On Time

Just four days remained as of Friday until the deadline for Americans to file their taxes. But even if you can’t pay your taxes, there are options that could save you time and money.

04/11/2014

Tips on how to protect yourself from credit card theft. (Credit: CBS 2)

Protect Your Identity And Your Money This Holiday Season

Checking your credit and debit card statements often and using cash whenever possible are just two ways to help keep the thieves away.

12/19/2013

Open enrollment for employer health benefits usually takes place in October and November. (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Give Tips For Choosing Between Flexible Spending And Health Savings Accounts

For a lot of workers, open enrollment for their 2014 health benefits is now — and picking the right plan can be daunting.

10/24/2013

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The Affordable Care Act: How Does Enrollment Work?

Even with a government shutdown in effect Tuesday morning, certain elements of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act are set to take effect. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger explained some of the plans.

09/30/2013

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Selling Goods Online May Soon Cost You With The IRS

You may sell things online as a hobby, but the government may now consider you a business and it will cost you.

03/20/2012

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Why The Cost Of Your Mortgage And Car Loan May Be Headed Higher

The nation’s financial regulators are looking to prevent another housing boom and bust by encouraging safer home loan lending and borrowing practices.

03/31/2011

John Mara, owner of the New York Giants, leaves the NFL labor football negotiations involving a federal mediator after they concluded for the day in Washington, Thursday, March 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

NFL In Danger Of Lockout; CBA Extension Expires Friday

A reprieve, even for one day, provided a touch of optimism in the NFL’s labor dispute with the players’ union. Nobody, though, should get comfortable.

WFAN–03/04/2011

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It’s Official: No Social Security Increase Next Year

To make up for the lack of a cost of living adjustment, members of Congress are pushing for a one-time payment of $250 for seniors.

10/15/2010

Local Freebies – July 12

Did you see Jill Schlesinger’s Moneywatch report on free products and service from local businesses during CBS 2 HD News at at 6 p.m? For more information: Click here.

CBS New York–07/31/2010