Wsj Your Money Briefing

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Your must-listen weekdays for valuable money and market stories. Our journalists from Heard on the Street, Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.

Episódios

  • Credit Without a Credit Score? Big Banks Target New Borrowers.

    Credit Without a Credit Score? Big Banks Target New Borrowers.

    14/05/2021 Duração: 09min

    Under a new initiative called Project Reach, some large banks will consider customers' deposit histories as a way of extending credit to people with no borrowing history. Banking reporter Peter Rudegeair joins host Charlie Turner to discuss the government-backed program and what it could mean for millions of consumers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Cheapest Homes Gain Value Most in Red-Hot Housing Market

    Cheapest Homes Gain Value Most in Red-Hot Housing Market

    13/05/2021 Duração: 08min

    Homes in the U.S. valued below the national average are seeing an outsize surge in sale prices. Reporter Ben Eisen joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what that could mean for lower-income home buyers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why Consumer Prices Keep Rising

    Why Consumer Prices Keep Rising

    12/05/2021 Duração: 07min

    The cost of many consumer products has risen sharply in recent months. Food retail reporter Jaewon Kang joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why prices have risen so much, and whether any relief is in sight for consumers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Taxpayers Are Asking the IRS: Wheres My Refund?

    Taxpayers Are Asking the IRS: 'Where's My Refund?'

    11/05/2021 Duração: 08min

    Millions of taxpayers are waiting much longer than usual for their tax refund money to hit their bank account. Tax reporter Laura Saunders joins host J.R. Whalen to explain what is causing the delay, and what taxpayers can do about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Common Social Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Common Social Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    10/05/2021 Duração: 12min

    People rely on Social Security as a major source of funds in retirement, and mismanaging it can have a big impact on their personal finances. WSJ contributor Neal Templin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss common pitfalls like claiming benefits too early, and the so-called "tax torpedo." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Paying for College: Where to Look Beyond Federal Loans

    Paying for College: Where to Look Beyond Federal Loans

    07/05/2021 Duração: 09min

    Rising college costs and tighter family finances have forced many people to rethink how they will pay for higher education. WSJ contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss some often-overlooked options for loans, scholarships and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Should You Include a Reference Letter in Your Job Application?

    Should You Include a Reference Letter in Your Job Application?

    06/05/2021 Duração: 09min

    Reference letters have become less important to hiring managers in recent years. "At Work" columnist Krithika Varagur joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why, and discuss what companies are doing instead to learn more about job candidates' backgrounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Hidden Costs of Holding On to Old Credit Cards

    The Hidden Costs of Holding On to Old Credit Cards

    05/05/2021 Duração: 08min

    Many people still have the first credit card they ever got sitting in their wallet. Personal-finance reporter Amber Burton joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how that can be damaging to their credit profile, and how to reap benefits from those older cards without canceling them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Getting Mortgage Payments on Track Proves Harder for Black Homeowners

    Getting Mortgage Payments on Track Proves Harder for Black Homeowners

    04/05/2021 Duração: 07min

    The federal mortgage forbearance program has helped millions of homeowners weather the pandemic and resume making payments, but Black homeowners are exiting the program at a slower rate than other groups. Consumer-finance reporter Orla McCaffrey joins host J.R. Whalen to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How to Protect Yourself From Unemployment-Benefits Fraud

    How to Protect Yourself From Unemployment-Benefits Fraud

    03/05/2021 Duração: 11min

    Tens of billions of dollars in state-unemployment benefits may have been improperly paid out due to fraud, officials say. Personal-finance reporter Anne Tergesen, whose personal information was used by fraudsters, joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how the scam works and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Does Bitcoin Have a Place in an Investment Portfolio?

    Does Bitcoin Have a Place in an Investment Portfolio?

    30/04/2021 Duração: 15min

    Our week-long series of special investing episodes concludes with a look at the speculative world of bitcoin. Cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna joins host J.R. Whalen to explain what bitcoin is, why it is so volatile, how it differs from traditional currencies, other cryptocurrencies like ethereum and dogecoin, and whether bitcoin could complement an investment portfolio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Gold Had a Great Year, But Will It Remain a Safe Haven?

    Gold Had a Great Year, But Will It Remain a Safe Haven?

    29/04/2021 Duração: 11min

    Our week-long series of special episodes focused on how new investors can build a portfolio continues with a look at gold. Markets reporter Amrith Ramkumar joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss gold's appeal to investors, how it can fit into a portfolio, its reputation as a safe haven, and different ways of investing in it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mutual Funds Offer New Investors Convenience, With a Cost

    Mutual Funds Offer New Investors Convenience, With a Cost

    28/04/2021 Duração: 13min

    Our week of special episodes for new investors about building a portfolio continues with a look at mutual funds. They aren't as flashy as some other things you could put your money in, but mutual funds can provide a shelter from risk, at a cost. "Intelligent Investor" columnist Jason Zweig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what mutual funds are, how they differ from ETFs, different kinds of mutual funds, rankings, and first steps for putting your money into them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why Bonds Still Appeal Despite Todays Superlow Interest Rates

    Why Bonds Still Appeal Despite Today's Superlow Interest Rates

    27/04/2021 Duração: 11min

    This week's series on building an investment portfolio continues with a look at bonds. Sometimes seen as a less-flashy cousin to stocks, bonds offer a safety net to investors, as well as other benefits that you might not have thought of. Reporter Sam Goldfarb joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what bonds are, how they work, the role of interest rates, and the potential risks they carry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Stocks Are at Record Highs. Heres What New Investors Need to Know.

    Stocks Are at Record Highs. Here's What New Investors Need to Know.

    26/04/2021 Duração: 13min

    All this week we're explaining the basics of various kinds of investments: how they work and the pitfalls to watch out for. Today we tackle stocks. There's a lot more to them than what you read on social media. Markets reporter Akane Otani joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why stock prices go up or down, growth stocks vs. value stocks, dividends, ETFs, taxes on stock trades, and resources available for new investors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Thinking About Investing? Ask Yourself These Questions First.

    Thinking About Investing? Ask Yourself These Questions First.

    23/04/2021 Duração: 12min

    A lot of new investors have entered the market over the past year. If you're considering it too, you might be confused about where to begin. Starting today and running all next week, we break down everything you need to know before jumping into some of the most common investment assets. Investing editor Geoff Rogow joins host J.R. Whalen to kick off the conversation with first steps new investors should take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Keys to Landing a Job for New Graduates in 2021

    The Keys to Landing a Job for New Graduates in 2021

    22/04/2021 Duração: 11min

    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

  • Hispanic Homeownership Grows at Record Pace

    Hispanic Homeownership Grows at Record Pace

    21/04/2021 Duração: 08min

    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

  • The Hidden Costs of Postponing a Wedding, and How to Avoid Them

    The Hidden Costs of Postponing a Wedding, and How to Avoid Them

    20/04/2021 Duração: 08min

    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

  • Stock Trading Platforms Offer Limited Tax-Minimization Strategies

    Stock Trading Platforms Offer Limited Tax-Minimization Strategies

    19/04/2021 Duração: 10min

    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