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

  • Do We Still Need a 5-Day Work Week?

    30/07/2021 Duração: 10min

    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

  • Air Travelers Got Great Deals on Flights. Then They Got Bumped.

    29/07/2021 Duração: 12min

    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

  • Robinhood IPO: What to Know if You're Buying Shares

    28/07/2021 Duração: 08min

    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

  • How to Lower Your Monthly Broadband Costs

    27/07/2021 Duração: 11min

    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

  • More Relief for Homeowners, But Renters' Eviction Deadline Looms

    26/07/2021 Duração: 08min

    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

  • Crypto Scams Are on the Rise. Here's What to Watch Out For.

    23/07/2021 Duração: 10min

    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

  • Are Noncompete Clauses On the Way Out?

    22/07/2021 Duração: 11min

    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

  • Summer Travel: A Season of Headaches

    21/07/2021 Duração: 12min

    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

  • Does the Stock Selloff Indicate a Shift in Investors' Outlook?

    20/07/2021 Duração: 09min

    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

  • Buying a Car? These Tips Will Help You Be a Smart Shopper.

    19/07/2021 Duração: 09min

    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

  • Little-Known Tactic Lets Retirement Savings Grow Tax-Free

    16/07/2021 Duração: 14min

    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

  • The Hidden Ways the Cost of Food Is Going Up

    15/07/2021 Duração: 09min

    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

  • Surprise Medical Bills Are On Their Way Out

    14/07/2021 Duração: 08min

    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

  • Americans Taking On Auto Loans, Credit Cards at Record Rates

    13/07/2021 Duração: 15min

    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

  • Job Openings Are at a Record High, But People Aren't Applying

    12/07/2021 Duração: 11min

    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

  • Many Master's Programs Leave Grads Short on Earnings to Pay Off Loans

    09/07/2021 Duração: 11min

    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

  • Why Propane Prices Are So High This Summer

    08/07/2021 Duração: 08min

    Barbecue season is getting more expensive. Propane prices this summer are running nearly 20% higher for some consumers compared to this time last year. Reporter Ryan Dezember joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why, and whether prices are expected cool off anytime soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Should Your Pay Be Based on Where You Work?

    07/07/2021 Duração: 14min

    Some companies are rethinking pay and benefits as they plan a post-pandemic, hybrid workplace. Compensation Advisory Partners' Susan Schroeder and the Wharton School's Peter Cappelli join host J.R. Whalen to discuss the drawbacks of paying employees based on location. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Boomers Made a Record Amount of Money. Now They're Giving It Away.

    06/07/2021 Duração: 08min

    Older Americans have amassed a record $35 trillion in wealth, and now they're passing it on to their heirs. Reporter Ben Eisen talks with host Charlie Turner about what's being done with that money and the effect it's having on people's finances and the economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Outlook for Gas Prices This Summer

    02/07/2021 Duração: 09min

    Gas prices in the U.S. are about a dollar a gallon higher now than they were a year ago, and are currently at the highest level in seven years. Energy reporter Collin Eaton joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why prices have risen so sharply, and where they're likely headed this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices