WSJ Your Money Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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 Dec 7, 2020


 May 1, 2020

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Your Money Briefing is your personal-finance and career checklist, with the news that affects your money and what you do with it. From spending and saving to investing and taxes, the Wall Street Journal’s finance reporters and experts break down complicated money questions every weekday to help you make better decisions about managing your money. Hosted by J.R. Whalen.

Episode Date
Have Used-Car Prices Peaked?
559
After steadily rising to record levels along with new-car prices during the pandemic, prices for pre-owned vehicles have been lower in recent months. WSJ autos reporter Ryan Felton joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why prices are falling and how that is affecting buyers of both new and used cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Why Old Travel Cost-Saving Tricks Might Not Work This Year
720
With prices for flights, lodging and car rentals on the rise, your summer trip may cost a lot more this year. What’s worse, previous tactics that travelers relied on to save money might not work as well right now. WSJ travel reporter Jacob Passy joins host Trenae Nuri to discuss why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Rent or Buy: With Home Prices Soaring, Which Is Better?
537
Owning a home has traditionally been seen as a good long-term financial move over renting. But with home prices climbing along with rent, is that still the case? WSJ housing reporter Will Parker joins host Trenae Nuri to discuss the new math on whether it makes more financial sense to rent or buy a home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Why It Pays to Automate Your Personal Finances
595
Prices are up. Stocks are down. And that’s leading a lot of households to rethink their budgets and investments. But there are various tools available that can automate your day-to-day financial decisions. WSJ personal-finance reporter J.J. McCorvey joins host Trenae Nuri to discuss how robo advisers powered by AI could protect you from making important financial moves based on emotion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Teen Workers Find They’re in High Demand
563
In the tight labor market, new workers are in high demand. And that’s good news for teenagers who want a job. Teen unemployment is near its lowest level in decades, as businesses look to them to help fill a record number of open positions. WSJ workforce reporter Kathryn Dill joins host Trenae Nuri to discuss how businesses are attracting and retaining teenage workers, and Houston restaurateur Itai Ben Eli discusses working with a young staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Is Paying for Identity-Theft Protection Worth It?
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The Federal Trade Commission received nearly 1.4 million reports of identity theft last year, double from 2019. Now more people are considering paying for identity-theft protection services. WSJ contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk joins host Trenae Nuri to discuss how consumers can decide if those services are worth it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
How the Class of 2022 Can Fine-Tune Its Message for Recruiters
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Students graduating from college this spring have made it clear they're seeking a sense of community and connection in their first job. But their message may not be resonating with recruiters and hiring managers. La Salle Network staffing company founder and CEO Tom Gimbel joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how grads can sharpen their message to ease the path to their first job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Why Dividend Stocks Are Getting More Attention From Investors
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Stocks that pay dividends have regained popularity this year. WSJ markets reporter Akane Otani joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why they are becoming more attractive to investors and how financial advisers suggest people select dividend stocks to include in their portfolio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Rising Interest Rates: How to Protect Your Finances
562
The Federal Reserve approved plans to raise interest rates by half a percentage point, and more rate hikes are expected later in the year. WSJ personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what higher interest rates mean for consumers’ credit-card balances, student loans and mortgages, and some steps they can take to protect their personal finances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Should You Add Bitcoin to Your 401(k) Retirement Plan?
637
Fidelity will soon allow companies whose 401(k) retirement plans it administers to include bitcoin as an investment option for employees. WSJ retirement reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what retirement savers should consider before adding a risky investment like bitcoin to their portfolio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Personal Loans Make a Comeback: What You Need to Know Before Borrowing
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After a lull during the pandemic, lenders are offering personal loans to consumers once again. WSJ banking reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why the loans are becoming popular again, and what borrowers need to watch out for when applying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
From the Great Resignation to Regret Over Jumping Ship
789
Many people who have resigned from their jobs during the pandemic in pursuit of bigger salaries have faced an unexpectedly frustrating path to a job they like. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by workplace reporter Kathryn Dill to discuss the trend, and California resident Faith Del Regno, who shares her experiences cycling through several jobs after quitting her old one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Repaying Student Loans: What Options Do You Have?
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Although some student-loan forgiveness plans have been discussed in Washington, nothing concrete has emerged. WSJ reporter Rebecca Ballhaus joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how borrowers can make a plan for paying back their student debt, and the various repayment options that are available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Graduate Degrees: Which Pay Off the Best?
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A master’s or other advanced degree can come with a heavier financial burden than that for undergrads, and doesn’t necessarily guarantee a career with a higher salary. WSJ reporter Andrea Fuller joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how students can prepare for that financial responsibility, and which graduate degrees offer the best return on investment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Applying for College Financial Aid: How It Works and Mistakes to Avoid
843
Filling out all the forms required to secure college loans, grants and scholarships can be an intimidating process. WSJ higher-education reporter Melissa Korn joins host J.R. Whalen to break down the key steps in the process and discuss common mistakes students and families make. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Bringing Down Tuition: How to Look Past College’s High Sticker Price
855
The cost to attend some of the nation’s top private colleges and universities can scare many people away from even applying. WSJ reporter Andrea Fuller joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how students and families can comparison shop and find the best value for their education. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Paying for College: When Should Families Have ‘The Talk’?
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Affording a college education can be a lot easier for students and families if they have important, though sometimes awkward, conversations about money as early as possible. WSJ higher-education reporter Melissa Korn joins host J.R. Whalen to kick off Your Money Briefing’s week-long series on managing student debt.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Recruiters Go the Extra Mile to Woo College Grads
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Amid continued fierce competition for workers, companies are stepping up their efforts to recruit college students. Some are going far beyond the traditional job fair to woo prospective job candidates. WSJ workplace reporter Lindsay Ellis joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Why Crypto Stocks Are Performing Worse Than Cryptocurrencies
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Bitcoin is down about 10% this year, but stocks of crypto-focused companies are doing much worse, falling as much as 60%, according to FactSet. Wall Street Journal cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna joins WSJ Your Money Briefing host J.R. Whalen to discuss the reasons why, and how professional and everyday investors are thinking about crypto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
How to Protect Your Retirement Savings Amid Market Volatility
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After years of strong gains, stock-market returns are expected to be significantly lower in the next few years. WSJ contributor Michael A. Pollock joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what financial advisors say retirees an d anyone building a retirement nest egg can do to protect their holdings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Airfares Are Soaring. Can You Still Score Cheap Tickets?
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Ticket prices for air travel rose an average of 11% in March from a month earlier. WSJ travel reporter Allison Pohle joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what is behind the fare hikes, and what consumers can do to find cheaper tickets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Online Sellers to Face Stepped-Up Tax Collection
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The IRS will have an easier time tracking sales on e-commerce sites like eBay and Etsy under a new rule aimed at ensuring sellers pay tax they are supposed to. WSJ tax reporter Laura Saunders joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how this could affect your tax preparation in 2023.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
How 5% Mortgage Rates Could Affect Your Home Search
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The average rate on 30-year fixed mortgages has hit 5% for the first time since 2011 . WSJ reporter Matt Grossman joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why rates are going higher and what that could mean for the housing market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022