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
Affordable Care Act Subsidies Are More Generous This Year
730
The deadline to sign up for subsidies and reduced health-care premiums under the Affordable Care Act is Aug. 15. Reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the types of coverage available, and why an ACA plan isn't right for everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Want to Leave Your Job? Here's What to Ask Yourself First.
716
More than 7 million people quit their jobs this past spring in search of something new. WSJ "Work & Life" columnist Rachel Feintzeig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss questions you should consider before leaving your job. Plus, a worker who left his position at a tech startup discusses what he realized he gave up by leaving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Rents Are Up More Than 10% in the Past Year
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After being beaten down by the pandemic, the apartment market is rebounding. But so are rental prices. Housing reporter Will Parker joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why, plus the latest efforts to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired this past weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Lenders Rely Less on FICO Score to Determine Creditworthiness
871
The FICO three-digit credit score is becoming a smaller factor for banks in making consumer-credit and underwriting decisions. Reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis tells host Charlie Turner that banks have started using their own scoring systems based on their own internal data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Do We Still Need a 5-Day Work Week?
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The pandemic has upended Americans' working lives, and many are demanding an improved work-life balance. That's led employers to rethink the traditional 5-day, 40-hour work week. Reporter Patrick Thomas joins host Charlie Turner to talk about alternative work schedules being considered by companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Air Travelers Got Great Deals on Flights. Then They Got Bumped.
769
It's a season of frustration for summer air travelers. The latest headache: passengers who thought they scored big discounts on non-stop flights are finding themselves re-booked on flights with different times and a layover. Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney tells host Charlie Turner that passengers suspect they're being bumped for people paying higher prices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Robinhood IPO: What to Know if You're Buying Shares
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The Robinhood trading app plans to make a large block of shares available to its users before the company goes public on Thursday. WSJ personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how investors should approach an IPO with respect to their portfolio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
How to Lower Your Monthly Broadband Costs
685
Rising broadband internet costs are putting a strain on household budgets. WSJ personal technology columnist Nicole Nguyen joins host J.R. Whalen with tips on how consumers can lower their monthly bill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
More Relief for Homeowners, But Renters' Eviction Deadline Looms
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Millions of homeowners and renters are still struggling to make monthly payments, even as some federal relief programs are nearing their end. Reporter Andrew Ackerman joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss a new initiative from the Biden administration to assist homeowners, and the looming deadline facing renters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Crypto Scams Are on the Rise. Here's What to Watch Out For.
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Investors in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum have been swindled out of hundreds of millions of dollars by fraudsters. WSJ financial enforcement reporter Dave Michaels joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how consumers can avoid being scammed, as well as calls for efforts to regulate the crypto industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Are Noncompete Clauses On the Way Out?
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Many workers are asked to sign noncompete agreements that make it harder for them to go to work for a competitor. But noncompetes are coming under greater scrutiny from state and federal regulators. Workplace reporter Lauren Weber joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss whether these agreements' time is numbered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Summer Travel: A Season of Headaches
740
Travelers eager to take their first summer vacation in two years are facing frustrating delays and higher prices. "Middle Seat" columnist Scott McCartney joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss where the pain points are, and what the outlook for travel is like beyond the summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Does the Stock Selloff Indicate a Shift in Investors' Outlook?
589
The long-running bull market and strong investor sentiment have made some analysts wary. Could Monday's selloff in stocks indicate a shift is underway? Markets reporter Caitlin McCabe joins host J.R. Whalen to explain the importance of tracking market sentiment for everyday investors, and where the current market climate could be headed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Buying a Car? These Tips Will Help You Be a Smart Shopper.
545
Tight vehicle inventories and cars selling for above the sticker price have left many shoppers frustrated. Reporter Allison Pohle joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss smart ways shoppers can approach buying a car in today's market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Little-Known Tactic Lets Retirement Savings Grow Tax-Free
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CPA and IRA expert Ed Slott joins host J.R. Whalen to explain the "Mega Backdoor Roth IRA Conversion," a little-known technique allowing people to make annual tax-free retirement account contributions above government-imposed limits. The tactic gained attention after PayPal founder Peter Thiel amassed $5 billion in his Roth IRA account. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
The Hidden Ways the Cost of Food Is Going Up
569
As inflation continues to rise, food companies, grocers and restaurants are finding creative ways of passing higher costs on to consumers. Food industry reporter Annie Gasparro joins host J.R. Whalen to explain some of the ways shoppers are unknowingly paying more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Surprise Medical Bills Are On Their Way Out
537
A new set of rules, part of the federal government's "No Surprises Act," would protect patients from unexpected hospital bills. Healthcare reporter Stephanie Armour joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how the rules will work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Americans Taking On Auto Loans, Credit Cards at Record Rates
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Now that pandemic restrictions are being lifted nationwide, consumers are borrowing money to spend on cars, vacations and more. Reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how consumers' outlook on debt is changing. Plus, South Carolina resident Felipe Betancor discusses gaining the confidence to take on more debt responsibly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Job Openings Are at a Record High, But People Aren't Applying
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Employers are struggling to fill millions of open positions nationwide, yet just as many of out-of-work Americans can't find a job they like. Senior writer Jon Hilsenrath joins host J.R. Whalen to explain the current job market "mismatch," and what it means for job seekers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Many Master's Programs Leave Grads Short on Earnings to Pay Off Loans
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A Wall Street Journal analysis of Education Department data shows that some expensive master's degree programs at elite universities don't provide graduates enough early career earnings to begin paying down their federal student loans. Higher-education reporter Melissa Korn joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021