WSJ Your Money Briefing

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 Dec 7, 2020


 May 1, 2020

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Your must-listen for valuable money and market stories from The Wall Street Journal. Each weekday our journalists from Heard on the Street, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, markets, taxes and retirement planning.

Episode Date
The Keys to Landing a Job for New Graduates in 2021
708
The Class of 2021 faces a brighter job market as the economy recovers, but knowing what to say in a job interview and what to include on a resume will still be required to land a first full-time job. LaSalle Network's Jessica Schaeffer joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what soon-to-be graduates are looking for in a job and what they need to know to get one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Hispanic Homeownership Grows at Record Pace
524
About half of Hispanic households in the U.S. owned their homes last year, the highest level since the mid-2000s housing boom. Reporter Nicole Friedman joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what is behind their increased home-buying power and how the overall housing market is changing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
The Hidden Costs of Postponing a Wedding, and How to Avoid Them
531
Couples who put off getting married because of the pandemic found themselves owing, in some cases, thousands of dollars in fees to event vendors. Reporter Allison Pohle discusses how some couples are rethinking their big day, and offers ways of saving money on a rescheduled wedding. Charlie Turner hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Stock Trading Platforms Offer Limited Tax-Minimization Strategies
643
Stock traders on newer online platforms often find it difficult or impossible to execute common strategies to reduce their tax burden. Host J.R. Whalen discusses the options available with tax reporter Laura Saunders as well as Dayton Leong, a trader who has faced those challenges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Rental-Car Shortages Frustrate Travelers
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A shortage of rental cars coinciding with an expected surge in summer travel could put the brakes on some travelers' plans. "Middle Seat" columnist Scott McCartney joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what is causing the shortages, the impact they are having on prices, and how travelers can avoid some frustration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Working Mothers Struggle to Rejoin the Post-Pandemic Workforce
683
Regaining career momentum can be especially difficult for working mothers who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Work & Life columnist Rachel Feintzeig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what experts say can help get a career back on track after a break. And we hear from a mother and former oil-and-gas industry employee about her efforts to find work in a new field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
How a Federal Rule Change Could Make Vacation Homes Less Appealing
463
Sales of second homes hit record levels in February, but they could face pressure due to changes in how such sales are treated by government mortgage agencies. Economics reporter Ben Eisen joins host J.R. Whalen to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
How the Pandemic Baby Bust Changed Families' Spending
612
Around 300,000 fewer births are expected in the U.S. this year because of the pandemic. Personal-finance reporter Veronica Dagher joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how that has changed families' financial decisions around having children as well as caring for them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Future Credit Card Perks Could Include Bitcoin and Rent
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Credit card companies are adding a new slate of perks, including transferring those reward points in cryptocurrency, rent payments or even green initiatives. Personal finance reporter Amber Burton joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Employees Are Being Offered Cash Incentives to Take Time Off
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Many companies are turning to cash bonuses and other incentives to encourage workers to take vacation time. WSJ's Workplace Reporter Chip Cutter joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why companies are taking this unusual step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Should You Return Unneeded College Aid?
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Students who receive more financial aid than they actually wind up needing could benefit financially if they return the funds. Contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk joins host J.R. Whalen to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
How to Answer Tough Questions in a Job Interview
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Job applicants need to know when interview questions are just uncomfortable - like about money - or actually off limits - like about age - and how to navigate both kinds. Careers reporter Kathryn Dill joins host J.R. Whalen with tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Why Subprime Loan Borrowers Are Missing Car Payments
670
Americans with low credit scores who took out subprime auto loans are now struggling to make their monthly payments. Reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why, and the limited options they have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
How to Buy or Sell a Home in a Red-Hot Market
631
The pandemic has created a seller's market with short supply coupled with high demand from buyers seeking more space. Personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen with some smart tips for both sellers and buyers to ensure a smooth transaction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
In a Strong Mortgage Market, Millions Can't Get Housing Loans
541
Mortgage lenders are expected to write $3 trillion in loans loans this year. Consumer finance reporter Orla McCaffrey tells host J.R. Whalen why millions of prospective homebuyers. many with good credit, won't qualify for a mortgage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Risky Betting Defined Investors' First Quarter. Will It Continue?
741
After a volatile first quarter on Wall Street in which investors showed no fear of risk, markets reporter Akane Otani discusses how investors big and small fared, and whether risky trading is likely to continue in the second quarter. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
New Tax Changes That Could Affect Your 2020 Return
463
The IRS has announced several tax-policy changes, some just in the past several weeks, that could affect deductions and the amount of money taxpayers owe. Reporter Laura Saunders joins host J.R. Whalen with details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Why the Wealth Gap Is Shrinking for Some Millennials, But Not All
647
Millennials have been dubbed "the lost generation" by some economists because of the unique economic challenges that have hindered their ability to build wealth. Reporter Rachel Louise Ensign joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why some millennials are now beginning to close the wealth gap between them and their elders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Minimum-Wage Increase Could Cost Some Teens Their Jobs
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The proposed $15-per-hour federal minimum wage could lift many Americans out of poverty, but teenage workers could face a disproportionate level of job losses if the plan is approved. Reporter Allison Prang joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
How Companies Are Trying to Reestablish Blurry Work-Life Boundaries
532
One year after millions of America's workers moved their office workspaces to their homes, many still face the challenge of knowing when to end the work day. Workplace reporter Chip Cutter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what remote workers and their employers are doing about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
QQQ Fund Lets Younger, Risk-Averse Investors Bet on Tech
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Invesco's QQQ exchange-traded fund, which tracks the Nasdaq-100, has been recently discovered by younger investors looking for opportunities to make quick money in the market. Personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the attraction of the fund even though tech-sector growth is leveling off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021