WSJ Your Money Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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 Dec 7, 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
Americans Are Drawing From Their 401(k)s to Cover Expenses
617
Growing financial strain and looser regulations are driving more Americans to make early withdrawals from their 401(k) retirement accounts. WSJ retirement reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the risks people should consider before taking money out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2023
Grocery Prices May Soon Reflect Lower Inflation
456
Whole Foods recently asked its suppliers to rein in the costs it passes on to the grocery chain. WSJ reporter Jaewon Kang joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what that means for consumers’ grocery bills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2023
How Your IRA and 401(k) Are Affected by New Rule Changes
518
Congress recently passed a broad set of rule changes that affect Americans’ 401(k) and retirement accounts, to make it easier for people to sign up. WSJ personal finance reporter Ashlea Ebeling joins host J.R. Whalen with details.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2023
Why the Consumer Confidence Engine Is Sputtering
666
Despite a still-strong labor market, retail purchases have fallen in three of the past four months, and sales of autos and existing homes have fallen to their lowest levels in several years. WSJ economics reporter Harriet Torry joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the substantial dropoff in consumer spending, and whether it likely means a recession is imminent.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2023
How Investing in Time, Like Money, Can Build Wealth
523
Researchers suggest that time is something we should invest, rather than spend, to accumulate wealth, fulfillment and meaning that our future selves can draw on. WSJ personal-finance reporter Joe Pinsker joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how it can help us understand investing money as well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2023
Americans Have Inflation Fatigue, and They’re Splurging
819
As more Americans grow weary of inflation, some are cutting back on everyday goods so they can splurge on expensive items. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ reporter Rachel Wolfe, and Atlanta resident Lamont Johnson, who’s treated himself to several luxury items.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2023
When Cash Delivers Better Returns Than Stocks
671
Investors added cash to global money-market funds over the past four weeks at levels not seen since May of 2020. WSJ markets reporter Hardika Singh joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how cash delivers better returns than many stocks in the current market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2023
Black Workers, Young People Received Biggest Pay Hikes Last Quarter
590
While workers across all groups saw a median 7.4% pay increase in 2022, Black workers as well as young people and low-wage earners received the largest pay increases in the fourth quarter. Wall Street Journal reporter Gabriel T. Rubin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what the 2023 jobs picture looks like for those groups.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2023
Why Having a Gas Stove Can Increase Your Home’s Value
573
Despite recent controversy about gas stoves, home buyers say they prefer them over electric units. WSJ’ personal-finance reporter Veronica Dagher joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2023
There Are More Open Jobs Than Ever Before. Why Are Job Hunts Longer?
501
After several years of red-hot hiring during the pandemic, many companies are slowing down hiring amid economic uncertainty. So what does that mean for finding a new job? Wall Street Journal economics reporter Sarah Chaney Cambon joins Your Money Briefing host Danny Lewis to break down what’s going on in the job market. Unemployed Americans Find Job Searches Take Longer as Labor Market Cools - WSJ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2023
The Best and Worst Airlines of 2022
636
Which airlines performed best in 2022 amid severe weather and scores of delays and cancellations? WSJ “Carry On” travel columnist Dawn Gilbertson joins host J.R. Whalen with results of the WSJ’s annual airline scorecard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2023
Why Are Consumers So Pessimistic About the Economy?
482
Consumer confidence has hovered near record lows for much of the past year, even as hourly wages have steadily climbed. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ reporter Rachel Wolfe to discuss the economic factors that have held consumer confid ence in check, and if there is any reason for optimism on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2023
Job Seekers Deal With Scammers Posing as Recruiters
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Fraudsters posing as job recruiters have duped U.S. jobseekers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ reporter Imani Moise, who explains how the scammers operate, and by a California woman who was nearly taken in by a fraudster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2023
Finding Deals on Travel Amid Higher-Priced Flights and Hotels
550
Airfares and hotel prices are still projected to be pricey in the first part of 2023, despite inflation cooling overall. WSJ travel reporter Allison Pohle joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why prices have remained high and how travelers can score discounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2023
Closing America’s Racial Wealth Gap
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The Black-White wealth gap in the U.S. has prevented many people from passing down substantial wealth to future generations. Chelsea Ransom-Cooper, managing partner of Zenith Wealth Partners, joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why the wealth gap persists and how independent financial firms are reaching out to communities of color to help them build wealth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2023
New Student-Debt Plan Would Benefit Lower-Income Borrowers
569
A Biden administration plan unveiled this week would allow lower-income borrowers to pay less and make it easier for them to wipe away their student debt if they are enrolled in income-driven repayment plans. WSJ reporter Gabriel T. Rubin joins host J.R. Whalen with details.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2023
Why Your Tax Refund Might Be Lower This Year
510
After average tax refunds reached nearly $3,200 last year, changes to key tax breaks could significantly reduce many Americans’ refunds this year. WSJ personal-finance reporter Ashlea Ebeling joins host J.R. Whalen to run through the tax breaks that have been affected.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2023
How Students’ Future Earnings Could Be Hit by Remote Learning
618
A Stanford University study suggests the learning lost as a result of lockdowns during the pandemic could have a long-term financial effect on students. WSJ reporter Ben Chapman joins host J.R. Whalen to review the findings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2023
Stock Market in 2023: What to Expect
677
Many investors’ portfolios and retirement accounts suffered steep declines last year. Sébastien Page, head of global multi-asset and chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price and author of “Beyond Diversification: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Asset Allocation,” joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what investors can expect in the market in 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2023
‘Pick Your Pay’: More Companies Let Workers Customize Compensation
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To compete for workers, more companies are offering new hires a customizable pay package. WSJ contributor Tara Weiss joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how the process works and questions workers should ask themselves before accepting a pay package. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2023