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Episodes

  • Best Time to Start Saving for Retirement

    Oct 23, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Eytan Shander reviews the best time to start saving for retirement and what couples need to consider before signing up for a joint credit card.
  • Customer Satisfaction Drops as Prices Rise

    Oct 22, 2014 | 5 min
    As prices rise, customer satisfaction drops and how to recover from that nasty email you sent. WSJ's Eytan Shander reports.
  • The Right Order to Pay Your Bills

    Oct 22, 2014 | 5 min
    The not so sexy home improvement project that will pay off and the right order to pay your bills if you're short on cash. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Alternative Investments for 529 Savings Plans

    Oct 21, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy looks at how data breaches will impact holiday shoppers and new investment options for 529 college savings plans.
  • Banks Racing to be Part of Apple Pay

    Oct 21, 2014 | 5 min
    Banks are racing to make sure you add their credit cards to Apple Pay and ways to save on closing costs. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Weirdest Coupon Offers

    Oct 20, 2014 | 4 min
    The downside of cheap gasoline and the weirdest coupons you can find. More with WSJ's Bill Fantini.
  • Apple Pay Launches Today

    Oct 20, 2014 | 5 min
    What to expect from Apple Pay, which launches today, and the truth about postdating checks. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • Holiday Sales Optimism

    Oct 17, 2014 | 4 min
    Growth is expected for this year's holiday sales - and - what not to buy your spouse for the holidays. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Credit Cards Get More Secure

    Oct 17, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports that more secure credit cards are on their way. Also, why you should use private browsing tools online.
  • Using the Web to Sell a Home

    Oct 16, 2014 | 4 min
    The case for quitting a job and why more people are using the web to sell their home. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • The Impact of Student Loan Debt

    Oct 16, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini explores how student loan debt is impacting the economy and what data is sent to the credit bureaus.
  • Racing The Joneses To Bankruptcy

    Oct 15, 2014 | 5 min
    Consumers are focused on details for the coming holiday season - and - why keeping up with the Joneses could be a bad idea. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Pitfalls Of 401K Loans

    Oct 15, 2014 | 6 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports on reasons to avoid 401K Loans. Also, six ways to keep a roommate from ruining your credit.
  • The Public Tunes Out Data Breaches

    Oct 14, 2014 | 5 min
    Warnings about cybersecurity are falling on disinterested ears and rising interest in adult tricycles. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • Pitfalls of Credit Card Rewards Programs

    Oct 14, 2014 | 7 min
    High-end retailers expanding outlet plans and the pitfalls of credit card rewards programs. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • How Private Are Your Online Photo Posts?

    Oct 13, 2014 | 5 min
    A look at extraordinary living spaces that happen to be business addresses, too - and - marketing companies could be using the pix you post online. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • How Kids Can Get Hacked

    Oct 13, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini reports on how personal loans become a good deal for some. Also, a look at how your kids can get hacked.
  • College Grads In Non-Degree Jobs

    Oct 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Many recent college graduates are overqualified for the jobs they have taken - and - some things you find at discount-club retailers really are not a bargain. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • Real Estate Inspections

    Oct 10, 2014 | 6 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini reports on the seller's obligations when problems are found in a real estate inspection. Also, how friendly fraud can lead to medical identity theft.
  • Save On Thanksgiving Travel

    Oct 9, 2014 | 5 min
    Tips for saving on your Thanksgiving trip. And what college admission offices won't say. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • JP Morgan's Data Breach

    Oct 9, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports on what JP Morgan Chase is and isn't saying about its data breach. Also, how mobile apps are failing to protect your privacy.
  • Your Morning Cup of Joe Could Get More Expensive

    Oct 8, 2014 | 5 min
    What to consider before withdrawing funds from a retirement account and why coffee prices could go higher....again. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Why NBA Broadcast Deal Matters to You

    Oct 8, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on why the latest NBA broadcast deal could impact you and how to make it harder for ID thieves to target you.
  • Best Buys for October

    Oct 7, 2014 | 6 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on how to help older relatives avoid fraud and the best deals to shop for in October.
  • Negotiating No-No's

    Oct 7, 2014 | 5 min
    Lingering concerns about the labor market and what not to do when you are trying to get the best deals. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • How Banks Are Responding to Data Breaches

    Oct 6, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Hank Weisbecker explores whether online-personality traits will impact your ability to get a job and what banks are doing in light of new data breaches.
  • Will Shipping Deals Pay This Holiday Season

    Oct 6, 2014 | 5 min
    Will the free shipping offers be worth it this holiday season and the benefits of hondling. WSJ's Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • Why You Need to Read the Fine Print

    Oct 3, 2014 | 4 min
    What can happen if you don't read the fine print and the pros and cons of offering college financial aid to applicants with poor credit histories. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Good Prospects for Hiring in the Fourth Quarter

    Oct 3, 2014 | 5 min
    What hiring could look like in the fourth quarter and what you should ask yourself before splurging on a purchase. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Banking Difficulties for Americans Living Abroad

    Oct 2, 2014 | 4 min
    Why it's so difficult for Americans living abroad to manage their finances and evaluating whether or not you need that cable bill. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • Time To Review Your Spending Habits

    Oct 2, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein on why fewer Americans are tying the knot and why now is a great time to review your spending habits.
  • Preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment

    Oct 1, 2014 | 4 min
    The open enrollment period for Medicare is coming and a surprising boost to the housing sector. Mike Weinstein has those stories.
  • Keeping Your Records Current Under ObamaCare

    Oct 1, 2014 | 4 min
    The importance of maintaining financial records under the Affordable Care Act and how to put customer service reps to work for you. Mike Weinstein has details.
  • Tough Talk About Your Finances

    Sep 30, 2014 | 4 min
    Why many Americans are reluctant to discuss their finances and raising and maintaining your credit rating. Mike Weinstein has details.
  • Is a Roth IRA Right For You?

    Sep 30, 2014 | 4 min
    Experts give their view of the economy and does a Roth IRA make sense for you? Mike Weinstein has details.
  • The Costs of Keeping Your Employees Healthy

    Sep 29, 2014 | 4 min
    Why it makes financial sense for bosses to keep their workers healthy and shielding the military from high interest debt. Hank Weisbecker has details.
  • How Paying By Smartphone Can Affect Your Finances

    Sep 29, 2014 | 4 min
    The lowdown on how using tap-to-pay technology can affect your bottom line and help for those struggling to pay their mortgages. Hank Weisbecker has details.
  • Many Employers Support Minimum Wage Hikes

    Sep 26, 2014 | 4 min
    You might be surprised by who wants to see the minimum wage raised and federal student loan defaults may be on the decline. Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • Expenses That Can Take You By Surprise

    Sep 26, 2014 | 3 min
    The unforeseen expenses you should plan for and what's causing the skills gap in the US. Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • Excuses that Work and Don't Work at the Office

    Sep 25, 2014 | 4 min
    Some excuses will go over better with your boss than others and how consumers feel about household electronics. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Fraud From The Home Depot Data Breach Has Started

    Sep 25, 2014 | 4 min
    Financial institutions start to see fraud related to the Home Depot data breach and more companies may be looking to hire workers who already have jobs. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Affordable Housing in the Exurbs

    Sep 24, 2014 | 4 min
    How the exurbs could be the key to an affordable home and the perils of lying on a resume. WSJ's Hank Weisbecker has details.
  • Data Breach Warning Labels

    Sep 24, 2014 | 4 min
    Making sure that therapy appointment isn't a waste of money and how consumers could benefit from a data breach warning label. WSJ's Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • The Challenges of Retirement

    Sep 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Ways to tell if you're on the right track financially and some challenges that can arise when you retire. Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • How Investors are Utilizing Single Family Homes

    Sep 23, 2014 | 5 min
    Ways to invest in single family homes and why your iCloud account may be a little more secure. Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • Most Workers Don't Want to Be the Boss

    Sep 22, 2014 | 4 min
    A survey finds a lot of workers don't aspire to leadership roles, How food could shape your next home purchase. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Ways to Avoid Losing Stuff Around the House

    Sep 22, 2014 | 5 min
    There's help for those who always misplace their keys and glasses, The real terms of balance transfer offers. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Office Bullying Can Impact All

    Sep 19, 2014 | 4 min
    A look at the Fed's latest assessment of the economy and how office bullying can impact any and all workers. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Common Causes of Credit Report Problems

    Sep 19, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy has a review of the new iPhones out today and some common causes of credit report mistakes.
  • ALS Ice Bucket Has Downside

    Sep 18, 2014 | 4 min
    The downside of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - and - How to maximize your time at work conferences. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Economic Malaise Persists

    Sep 18, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports on new census data that reveal economic malaise still exists. Also, understanding retirement now can save you later.
  • The Mistakes Investors Keep Making

    Sep 17, 2014 | 5 min
    What mistakes investors keep making and things Apple won't say. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Now Is a Good Time to Take That Loan

    Sep 17, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on why now is a great time to take out a loan if you have good credit and fraud surrounding work-from-home opportunities.
  • Streamlining Your Portfolio

    Sep 16, 2014 | 5 min
    Tips for cleaning up your investment portfolio and the financial impact of being a caregiver. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Getting Approval to Moonlight

    Sep 16, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on ways you can get permission to moonlight from your current boss and financial tips for new homeowners.
  • Medical Costs Getting Under Control

    Sep 15, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy looks at how medical costs are starting to get under control and the rise of the super pantry.
  • Why Leaked Celebrity Photos Can Hurt Your Credit

    Sep 15, 2014 | 5 min
    A recap of the latest WSJ Economists survey and how seeking out leaked celebrity photos can hurt your credit. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Acceptable Lies to Tell Children

    Sep 12, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy looks at the times its OK to lie to children about money and workers may value the 401(k) but they aren't taking very good care of it.
  • Best Places to Retire Overseas

    Sep 12, 2014 | 4 min
    A look at some of the best places to retire abroad and confusion about credit by Millennials. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Overrated Jobs

    Sep 11, 2014 | 3 min
    A look at the most overrated jobs and ways to protect elderly relatives from financial fraud. WSJ's Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • Lying Could Help Prevent ID Theft

    Sep 11, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Hank Weisbecker explores whether it's worth it to pay for a life coach and how lying could protect your identity.
  • The Hiring Outlook Continues To Improve

    Sep 10, 2014 | 4 min
    An employment outlook shows sustained momentum in hiring plans and ways to get a better deal on a car. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Preparing Your Finances For A Divorce

    Sep 10, 2014 | 4 min
    There are things you can do to financially prepare for a divorce and ID thieves can target older hospital patients. Mathew Passy reports.
  • Tips for Finding a Mutual Fund

    Sep 9, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein explores what to keep in mind when shopping for a mutual fund and how to handle living on less in retirement.
  • Medical Costs a Major Concern for Consumers

    Sep 9, 2014 | 4 min
    Medical costs weigh on consumers minds and why becoming a nun could help with student loan debt. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • The Struggles to Feed Your Family

    Sep 8, 2014 | 3 min
    Americans struggle to put food on the table and a job for those who don't mind hard work. Mathew Passy has those stories.
  • How to Fire Your Financial Advisor

    Sep 8, 2014 | 4 min
    The pros and cons of changing financial advisor and fiscal lessons that college kids need. Mathew Passy has details.
  • Making Meals Simpler

    Sep 5, 2014 | 4 min
    Options for do-it-yourself home security systems and services that make deliver a ready-to-cook meal. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Telemarketers Are Here to Say

    Sep 5, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on the things telemarketers won't say and student loan persists through thick and thin.
  • Companies Slow the Hiring Process

    Sep 4, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy explores ways to play catch-up with retirement savings and why the hiring process has slowed for many companies.
  • The Major Triggers for a Data Breach

    Sep 4, 2014 | 6 min
    Banks are relying less on customer fees and what typically causes a data breach. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Best Buys for September

    Sep 3, 2014 | 4 min
    The best buys for September and what parents will do with an empty house. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Ensuring Adequate Retirement Income

    Sep 3, 2014 | 5 min
    How to ensure adequate retirement income and tax season may be over but scamming season is not. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Cost of Buying a Home with Student Debt

    Sep 2, 2014 | 4 min
    How student loan debt impacts your chances at a home and the rise of 'shoffices' in expensive real estate markets. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Saving on Air Travel, After You Buy Tickets

    Sep 2, 2014 | 5 min
    How to save on air travel after you've purchased tickets and not letting adult children's medical expenses ruin your finances. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • How Sports Have Helped the Job Market

    Aug 29, 2014 | 4 min
    The rise of nonbank lending for mortgages and how sports have positively impacted the labor market. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Minimizing Damage From Credit Card Loss

    Aug 29, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on why its not as easy for you to pull a 'Burger King' and how to minimize the damage from lost credit cards.
  • How Grandparents Can Hurt College Financial Aid

    Aug 28, 2014 | 4 min
    How your grandparents' best intentions could hurt your chances at college financial aid and ranking the most and least tax-friendly states. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Watch Out for Higher Prices at the Grocery Store

    Aug 28, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on why you could see higher prices at the grocery store and how to get the most from your credit card rewards.
  • No Spike in Wine Prices Expected

    Aug 27, 2014 | 3 min
    The Napa Valley earthquake shouldn't lead to a spike in wine prices and satisfaction dips for automobiles. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Understanding Medical Bills

    Aug 27, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports on how the password could disappear by next year and the confusion surrounding medical bills.
  • Exploring Longevity Insurance

    Aug 26, 2014 | 3 min
    What to consider before purchasing longevity insurance and why guests houses are not just for guests anymore. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Preparing to Apply for College Financial Aid

    Aug 26, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on what you should consider before applying for college financial aid and can banks lower your credit limit without notice.
  • Is a Four-Year Degree Really Worth It

    Aug 25, 2014 | 3 min
    How a low house listing can lead to a high selling price and figuring out if that four-year degree is worth it. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • The True Cost of Raising a Child

    Aug 25, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein on the true cost of raising a child and tips for boosting your credit score.
  • Social Security Tips

    Aug 22, 2014 | 4 min
    What to do if your social security number is compromised and a new way to track social security benefits. Mathew Passy has details.
  • Investing Locally Can Really Pay Off

    Aug 22, 2014 | 3 min
    The push to invest locally and why gluten free could impact your bottom line. Mathew Passy has details.
  • Risks and Rewards of a Mortgage

    Aug 21, 2014 | 3 min
    A look at the risks and rewards of taking out a mortgage and parents are falling behind when it comes to saving for college. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • The Price of Bicycles Skyrockets

    Aug 21, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein on the rising cost of a bicycle and why taking better care of yourself could improve your finances.
  • Sharpening Your Skills After College

    Aug 20, 2014 | 3 min
    Continuing your education after you graduate and Walmart tries something new to lure customers. Bill Fantini has details.
  • Choosing the Right College Scholarship

    Aug 20, 2014 | 3 min
    Finding the college scholarship that works best for you and reporting mistakes on your credit report could be a big mistake. Bill Fantini has details.
  • Back-To-School And Other Bargains

    Aug 19, 2014 | 3 min
    Bargains in and around back-to-school sales...and how good credit can save you money on car insurance. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • Maximizing Retirement Nesteggs

    Aug 19, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein provides tips for getting the most from your retirement savings. Also: The large number of Americans whose accounts are in collection.
  • Americans Took On Less Debt This Spring

    Aug 18, 2014 | 3 min
    Americans cut back on their debt load as the temperatures rose in 2014 and how clubhouses are being used to attract buyers. Mathew Passy has details.
  • Why the Recovery Feels Like a Recession

    Aug 18, 2014 | 3 min
    This economic recovery has left many Americans behind and the right way to dispute issues on your credit card. Mathew Passy has details.
  • Jobs for Those With No College Diploma

    Aug 15, 2014 | 3 min
    A look jobs for those without a college degree and why anxiety on Wall Street can be a good thing. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • Back-To-School Shopping Tips

    Aug 15, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein with tips for back-to-school shopping and avoiding outrageous interest rates with overdraft protection.
  • Handling Market Turbulence

    Aug 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Why falling home ownership could be good for the economy and how to handle a volatile stock market; Tyrone Johnson has details.
  • Avoiding Penalties From ObamaCare

    Aug 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Tips on avoiding penalties under the Affordable Healthcare Act and multiple rates on your credit card; Tyrone Johnson has details.
  • Moving An Elderly Parent

    Aug 13, 2014 | 3 min
    The rising costs of sending kids back to school and how to take the stress out of moving an elderly parent. WSJ's Tyrone Johnson reports.
  • Your Credit Score May Be Changing

    Aug 13, 2014 | 3 min
    A new trend for financial advisers, and your credit score may be changing. . .again. WSJ's Tyrone Johnson reports.
  • YMM PM - Why It's Hard To Respond To Cyber Attacks

    Aug 12, 2014 | 3 min
    Why it's so hard to respond to cyber attacks and the cost of advertising on Facebook. WSJ's Mathew Passy has the details.
  • YMM AM - College Loans Getting Cheaper Not Better

    Aug 12, 2014 | 4 min
    Private college loads are getting cheaper but not better, and how well are we saving for retirement. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Long-Term Impact of Student Debt

    Aug 11, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini explores the long-term impact of student debt and why an Amish town is the practice home for rock-and-roll.
  • Now is the Best Time to Start Holiday Shopping

    Aug 11, 2014 | 4 min
    The path to driverless cars and why now could be the best time to start your holiday shopping. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • Your Presence Online & In Real Life

    Aug 8, 2014 | 3 min
    Cultivating your presence online and in real life...and the resume mistake that could cost you a job opportunity. WSJ's Mathew passy reports.
  • The Business Of Art

    Aug 8, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports some art schools now come with business classes. Also, the impact that a complaint about services could have on your credit.
  • The Difficulty Landing an Entry-Level Job

    Aug 7, 2014 | 3 min
    A look at where all the entry-level jobs have gone and the back-to-school laptop buying guide. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Lingering Concerns About the US Economy

    Aug 7, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy explores how Americans feel about the economic recovery and why you may never have to remember a password again.
  • The Rising Price for a Cup of Joe

    Aug 6, 2014 | 3 min
    Deciding if a home warranty is right for you and the rising price of coffee. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Countering Stereotypes on the Job Hunt

    Aug 6, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy explores tips for countering stereotypes while looking for a job and the true path to financial freedom.
  • Best Buys for August

    Aug 5, 2014 | 3 min
    What to know if you are lucky enough to retire early and the best buys in August. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • Ensuring That Your Nest Egg Lasts

    Aug 5, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein on whether now is a good time to buy or sell real estate and what you can do make sure your nest egg lasts through retirement.
  • Insuring the Best Medical Care

    Aug 4, 2014 | 4 min
    Maximizing and coordinating your health care and what winemakers are not telling you. Mathew Passy has the details.
  • Tips To Being An Effective Complainer

    Aug 4, 2014 | 4 min
    Using modern technology to help you complain and protecting your smartphone. Mike Weinstein has details.
  • Better Ways to Pay for College

    Aug 1, 2014 | 3 min
    American families are getting smarter about paying for college and which of your numbers do cybercriminals covet. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Replacing Workers With Technology

    Aug 1, 2014 | 3 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy explores some 'Do Not Buys' for Amazon.com and how technology impacts the workforce.
  • More Benefits Coming for Freelancers

    Jul 31, 2014 | 3 min
    New options for freelancers when it comes to benefits and how to disconnect from technology. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • What Bitcoins Won't Say

    Jul 31, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on celebrities exiting the prepaid card business and some of the perils of using Bitcoins.
  • The Cost of Medical Care in Retirement

    Jul 30, 2014 | 4 min
    Understanding how much medical care will cost you in retirement and forget finding a job, go out and create one. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.