Jill Schlesinger, senior ambassador for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. has been honored by the Financial Planning Association of New York, the CFP Board announced Monday.

Schlesinger is the latest recipient of the Malcolm S. Forbes Award for Excellence in Advancing Financial Understanding. Created to honor the late Malcolm S. Forbes, the award is given annually by the FPA of New York to a person or organization whose contributions have advanced financial education for the general public as well as the value of the financial planning profession.

In her role as CFP ambassador, Schlesinger provides consumers with personal financial advice and encourages people to seek advice from CFP professionals. She is a business analyst for CBS News covering the economy, markets, investing and finance. She hosts the "Better Off" podcast and authors a blog called “Jill on Money.”