Resides In

New York, New York


Hunter College


Retirement, personal finance


  • Former Senior Editor, Personal Finance at Investopedia, dedicated to covering financial products and services
  • Has held editorial positions at CNBC, Bankrate, Time Out New York Kids, American Banker, and a number of newspapers, including the Ithaca (N.Y.) Times, the Ithaca Journal, and the Carroll County Times in Maryland
  • Awarded National Press Foundation Fellowship
  • More than 12 years of experience in the financial industry and personal finance topics


Jill started her career in journalism in general arts and features, with a heavy focus on food writing and recipe testing. She joined the copy desk of American Banker at an exciting time—the Great Recession—where she avidly followed the drafting of financial legislation such as Dodd-Frank and the entry of reformers such as Elizabeth Warren onto the national stage.

She then moved to a retirement services B2B for a look under the hood of institutional retirement plans before joining Bankrate as a retirement analyst, where she was awarded a National Press Foundation Fellowship in 2016 to study aging and retirement. As a writer on the personal finance team at CNBC, Jill interviewed hundreds of personal finance bloggers, financial planners, and tax pros, and wrote frequently about women and personal finance, and the F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement.


Jill received her Bachelor of Arts in classics and Latin from Hunter College in New York City.

Quote from Jill Cornfield

According to Tiffany Aliche, aka The Budgetnista, “The most important aspect of keeping your money is being aware of how much of it you are spending.”