Wall Street Journal's Your Money Matters

Wall Street Journal's Your Money Matters

Episodes

  • Why Now is a Great Time to be an Investor

    Jul 23, 2014 | 4 min
    The perfect time to risk-test your portfolio and the factors that have a created a kinder environment for investors. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Health Risks of Too Much Sleep

    Jul 23, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on the perfect amount of sleep and the perils of e-dating to your credit.
  • Preparing for the Added Costs of Raising a Child

    Jul 22, 2014 | 4 min
    How to make your kids financially savvy and are you prepared for the added expenses associated with raising a child. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • What Retirement Communities Won't Say

    Jul 22, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on what retirement communities aren't telling you and how to build credit without plastic
  • Saving Money on Car Insurance

    Jul 21, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on why insurance rates spike when adding teen drivers and tips for saving money on car insurance.
  • Watch Out for These Summer Travel Scams

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Ways to improve the flying experience and the summer travel scams to avoid. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Why Work is More Than Just a Paycheck

    Jul 18, 2014 | 4 min
    Why so many people say they would still work even if they won the lottery and a positive milestone for foreclosures. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • How Stores Trick Consumers

    Jul 18, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy with a look at how stores trick consumers into thinking they are getting a good deal and why a credit check-up should proceed an apartment search.
  • Better Apps for Your Calendar

    Jul 17, 2014 | 3 min
    How growing feet are changing shoe sizes and apps to help you better organize your calendar. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Using Credit to Get Out of Debt

    Jul 17, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini on new competition for Greek Yogurt and the times that taking on credit is a good thing.
  • YMM PM - Families And Finances

    Jul 16, 2014 | 4 min
    The impact of meddling families on finances...and jobs that are going extinct. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Importance Of Being Solvent

    Jul 16, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy looks at ways to attain solvency. Also, how many credit cards should you have?
  • YMM PM - Stop Spoiling Your Kids

    Jul 15, 2014 | 4 min
    More of us are taking out home-equity lines of credit and the perils of spoiling your kids. WSJ's Mathew Passy has details.
  • YMM AM - The Impact of an Overvalued Market

    Jul 15, 2014 | 4 min
    How an overvalued market could impact your portfolio and which credit card offer is best for you. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM PM - What Car Dealerships Won't Say

    Jul 14, 2014 | 3 min
    How to insure you are not overpaying for a new vehicle and why football teams are using drones. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Don't Put Off Checking Your Credit Report

    Jul 14, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini on what folks are doing to insure silence in their homes and why you should be proactive in checking your credit reports.
  • YMM PM - Growth Of Summer Jobs For Teens Slows

    Jul 11, 2014 | 5 min
    A look at the summer-job scene for teens...and why overall hiring is expected to increase this year. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Americans Are Paying-Down Debt

    Jul 11, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports we're doing a better job at paying off our debt. Also, the consequences of bouncing a check.
  • YMM PM - Winning a Home Bidding War

    Jul 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Tips to improve your chances when competing for a house and how to improve a professional relationship. WSJ's Mathew Passy has details.
  • YMM AM - Downsizing Bulky Furniture

    Jul 10, 2014 | 5 min
    That old bulky furniture is not as valuable as you thought, tips for getting rid of it and why debt collectors' ability to harass you is changing. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM PM - Drivers Wanted

    Jul 9, 2014 | 4 min
    Companies are scrambling to hire more truck drivers and essential protection for your children's eyes. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Recovering Your Business After a Disaster

    Jul 9, 2014 | 5 min
    Tips to help you recover business information after a disaster and deciding whether to rent or buy. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM PM - July's Best Bargains

    Jul 8, 2014 | 4 min
    A look at special savings you can find this month, and some things home improvement stores won't tell you. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - A Financial To-Do List For 20-Somethings

    Jul 8, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini reports on steps 20-somethings can take toward financial independence. Also - the people who can hurt your credit score.
  • YMM PM - Declaring Financial Independence

    Jul 7, 2014 | 4 min
    Steps to help you declare financial independence...and why more patients are facing a team of experts when it comes to medical care. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Obligatory Vacations

    Jul 7, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy reports on dealing with the added costs of "obligatory" vacations...and how proposals to ease student loan debt could effect your credit.
  • YMM PM - Most Valued Education at the Workplace

    Jul 3, 2014 | 4 min
    What type of education is becoming valued by employees and employers and how retirees should tap their savings. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Avoiding the Sophomore Slump at Work

    Jul 3, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on how to avoid the sophomore slump at work and what new debt collection scam you need to watch out for
  • YMM PM - The Struggles of Generation X

    Jul 2, 2014 | 4 min
    Simplify your work life to become more productive and why it isn't easy being a Generation X'er. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Another Increase in the Cost of Flying

    Jul 2, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on why the cost of flying is going up again and why it's important to stay on top of your financial records.
  • YMM PM - The Importance of Rebalancing

    Jul 1, 2014 | 5 min
    Places where older Americans can find help with entrepreneurial ventures and why you should be rebalancing your investment portfolio regularly. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Weighing Good and Bad Credit Card Offers

    Jul 1, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy looks at what you need to consider before signing up for that new credit card and the story of a woman who recovered from major credit card woes.
  • YMM PM - Lenders Widen Their Push for Borrowers

    Jun 30, 2014 | 4 min
    Credit Card companies extend offers to riskier borrowers and new technology from Google. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Don't Pay Full Price at These Retailers

    Jun 30, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini on the five retailers where you should never pay full price and the shocking tale of a lender trying to collect college loan debt after a student passed away.
  • YMM PM - Funds For The Unexpected

    Jun 27, 2014 | 4 min
    How does your rainy-day fund stack up? And...is turning your life insurance into a living benefit a good idea for you? WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • YMM AM - Extra Home Insurance

    Jun 27, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein looks at whether extra home insurance is worth the expense. Also, three really bad ways to use your credit card.
  • YMM PM - A New Option For Fans Of Daily Deals

    Jun 26, 2014 | 4 min
    Daily deal fans have another site to check out and ask yourself, is your pension fund properly funded? Mike Weinstein has more.
  • YMM AM - Last Minute July 4th Travel Bargains

    Jun 26, 2014 | 5 min
    Last minute bargains for travel on the 4th of July and more reasons to check your credit score. Mike Weinstein has details.
  • YMM PM - Handling Negative Feedback

    Jun 25, 2014 | 4 min
    How to handle negative feedback and it looks like Washington may be helping the economy. Mike Weinstein explains.
  • YMM AM - The Pool Of First Time Homebuyers Shrinks

    Jun 25, 2014 | 5 min
    Where have all the first time home buyers gone? And, when is a good time to check your credit score? Mike Weinstein has details.
  • YMM PM - Short Sales Decline

    Jun 24, 2014 | 4 min
    Short sales numbers are coming up short and don't believe all you hear in those car ads. Mike Weinstein has details.
  • YMM AM - Structuring Your Retirement

    Jun 24, 2014 | 5 min
    The best way to structure income in retirement, and what employers look for on your credit report. Mike Weinstein has details.
  • YMM PM - First Time Home Buying Obstacles

    Jun 23, 2014 | 5 min
    Hurdles to buy your first home; Does size matter when choosing a restaurant? Tyrone Johnson has those details.
  • YMM AM - Buying A Vacation Home With A Friend

    Jun 23, 2014 | 5 min
    How to buy a vacation home with a friend; And lazy ways to improve your credit; WSJ's Tyrone Johnson reports.
  • YMM PM - Amazon Adds Fuel To The Fire

    Jun 20, 2014 | 4 min
    More women take the lead in making financial decisions and Amazon adds fuel to the fire. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Grading Your Boss

    Jun 20, 2014 | 5 min
    How would you grade your boss and how to stop helping hackers. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM PM - Virtual Doctor Visits

    Jun 19, 2014 | 4 min
    Healthcare providers going viral - and an Internet tracker for your stuff. WSJ's Tyrone Johnson reports.
  • YMM AM - Wall Street And The World Cup

    Jun 19, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Tyrone Johnson looks at the effect of the World Cup on stock trading. Also, how good is it to have good credit?
  • YMM PM - Wages Garnished Over Student Loan Debt

    Jun 18, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Tyrone Johnson on wages being garnished over student loan debt and speaking of college students, why graduates need to start saving for retirement now.
  • YMM AM - Dropping Citizenship to Avoid Tax Bills

    Jun 18, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on dropping US citizenship to avoid big tax bills and new protections coming to credit cards next year.
  • YMM PM - What Landlords Won't Tell You

    Jun 17, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy explores some of the things that landlords won't tell you and why Starbucks wants to help foot the bill for its workers' college education.
  • YMM AM - Do You Really Need Travel Insurance

    Jun 17, 2014 | 5 min
    Figuring out whether you really need that travel insurance and how to protect your identity while on vacation. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM PM - Middle Class Worse Off Than Numbers Show

    Jun 16, 2014 | 5 min
    The middle class is in worse shape than believed and what CEO's do when they're not running their companies. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Avoiding ID Theft While on Vacation

    Jun 16, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini on changes to airline frequent-flier programs and how to avoid ID theft while on vacation.
  • YMM PM - Carmakers Steer Toward Aluminum

    Jun 13, 2014 | 4 min
    Carmakers look to lose weight. And - The early bird gets the table...and a bargain. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports
  • YMM AM - Dad's Day Gift-Giving

    Jun 13, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini asks, is your presence the only present you're planning for Father's Day? And - Tips for recovering from bad credit.
  • YMM PM - Carpeting Vs. Hardwood

    Jun 12, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mike Weinstein covers the hard truth about carpeting. And - pushing the envelope on tax penalties.
  • YMM AM - Best Career Choices For Women

    Jun 12, 2014 | 4 min
    A survey tells us the best career choices for women. And - security breeches are a way of life. WSJ's Mike Weinstein reports.
  • YMM PM - The Best Cars Under $30,000

    Jun 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Auto prices are rising, but there are still some good choices for under $30,000; Is bringing work home a good idea? Mike Weinstein has more.
  • YMM AM - Retirement Tips

    Jun 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Planning for your retirement; And is there a statute of limitations on debt collectors? Mike Weinstein has those stories.
  • Stocks Versus Bonds

    Jun 10, 2014 | 4 min
    Are stocks more lucrative than bonds? Ad you can have a useful summer, even if you don't have a job. WSJ's Hank Weisbecker has more.
  • YMM AM - How To Land A Summer Job

    Jun 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Tips to help you land a job this summer; Ways to protect your personal information while on vacation; WSJ's Hank Weisbecker reports.
  • YMM PM - American Wealth Sets New Record

    Jun 9, 2014 | 4 min
    American wealth sets a new record and stores add products to bring in more customers. Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Homes By Runways Fetch Big Bucks

    Jun 9, 2014 | 5 min
    Clusters of homes known as air parks are multiplying and getting more upscale, What to do if you lose important documents while traveling. Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM PM - Defending Against Natural Disaster

    Jun 6, 2014 | 5 min
    Protecting your home and wallet from natural disasters...and who is benefitting most from the jobs recovery? WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • Cities' Travel Taxes

    Jun 6, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy looks at the cities with the best and worst travel-tax policies...and how identity thieves can ruin a dream vacation.
  • YMM PM - More Choices for Discounted Travel

    Jun 5, 2014 | 5 min
    One study says home life is more stressful than work life and more options for fiding discounted travel rates. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Hackers Take Over $100 Million

    Jun 5, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy discusses the hacker networks that have taken over $100 million from consumers and 2 other portfolios you have to pay attention to.
  • YMM PM - Your Utility Bills Could Be Going Higher

    Jun 4, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Hank Weisbecker on why you may see an increase in your utility bills and watch out for an influx of penny stock spam emails.
  • YMM AM - How the 401(k) Can Be Improved

    Jun 4, 2014 | 4 min
    Fixing the 401(k) and what to do if you become a victim of identity theft. WSJ's Hank Weisbecker reports
  • YMM PM - The Dangerously Disgusting Office

    Jun 3, 2014 | 5 min
    Should you take a desk job and if so, what dangers lurk in your office. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Great Deals for June

    Jun 3, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy explores some of the best buys for the month of June and why data breaches have become a certainty of life.
  • YMM PM - New Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

    Jun 2, 2014 | 4 min
    A look at new types of adjustable-rate mortgages and how cigarettes are getting even more high-tech. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Rebuilding Your Credit

    Jun 2, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini reports on Google's real reason for getting into the driverless car industry and how long it can take to rebuild your credit.
  • YMM PM - Preventing Smartphone Theft

    May 30, 2014 | 4 min
    A new way to prevent having your smartphone stolen...and a new kind of travel insurance hits the market. WSJ's Dan Loney has the details.
  • YMM AM -Financial Benefits For Military Families

    May 30, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Dan Loney reports on financial benefits aimed at offsetting some of the many challenges faced by military families. Also, how many credit scores do you have?
  • Financial Benefits For Military Families

    May 30, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Dan Loney reports on financial benefits aimed at offsetting some of the many challenges faced by military families. Also, how many credit scores do you have?
  • YMM PM -- How To Avoid A Collection Scam

    May 29, 2014 | 5 min
    Dan Loney reports on being successful after graduating college and avoiding collection scams.
  • YMM AM -- How To Avoid A Collection Scam

    May 29, 2014 | 4 min
    Dan Loney reports on having the right skills after college graduation and how to make sure you avoid scams by fake collection agencies.
  • YMM AM -- Social Media Training For The Boss

    May 29, 2014 | 5 min
    Dan Loney reports on why pet food companies are focusing on meal time and a unique change in the office where the boss is the student.
  • YMM PM -- The Fears Of Investing In Stocks

    May 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Bill Fantini reports on why some people are still afraid to invest in stocks and the pitfalls of retirement calculators.
  • YMM AM -- Be Realistic About Your Wedding Gifts

    May 28, 2014 | 5 min
    Bill Fantini reports on why you should be truthful and realistic about the wedding gifts you ask for and statistics on how hiring managers view social media.
  • YMM PM - Ditching The Dining Room

    May 27, 2014 | 4 min
    Is there a better use for traditional dining rooms? And the beneficial impact of foreign scientists on local wages. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Vacation Inflation

    May 27, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini looks at higher prices faced by travelers this summer and the companies where workers get the best pay and benefits.
  • YMM PM - Saving Cash At Disney

    May 23, 2014 | 5 min
    Going to Disney soon? WSJ's Dan Loney offers tips for saving some money. Also, get a look at airports with the highest fares.
  • YMM AM - Summer Gasoline Prices

    May 23, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Dan Loney provides a preview of gasoline prices this summer and looks at "deadlines" for your credit card.
  • YMM PM -- The Smell Of A Store Means Big Business

    May 22, 2014 | 5 min
    Dan Loney reports on why stores craft the smells to bring in customers and a dilemma with office chairs.
  • YMM AM -- Watching Your Credit Card Balance

    May 22, 2014 | 4 min
    Dan LOney reports on why customers remain disillusioned with subscription TV and keeping a close eye on your credit card balance.
  • YMM PM -- Mortgage Woes Still Linger

    May 21, 2014 | 5 min
    Mathew Passy reports on why homeowners are still battling with mortgage problems and are your chief the biggest reason for financial decisions in your house?
  • YMM AM -- What An AT&T/ DirecTV Merger Means

    May 21, 2014 | 4 min
    Mathew Passy reports on how consumers could be effected by a merger of AT&T and DirecTV and the consequences of paying just the minimum on your credit card.
  • YMM PM - The Debt That Awaits the Class of 2014

    May 20, 2014 | 4 min
    Making sure your online brokerage accounts are secure and a look at the debt that awaits the class of 2014. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - Why Summers Matter so Much

    May 20, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy on why companies are paying closer attention to what college graduates did with their summers and understanding your credit score.
  • YMM PM - Reason to Avoid Walmart-Based Banks

    May 19, 2014 | 4 min
    Why it's still a good time to start a small business and the the high fees associated with Walmart-based banks. WSJ's Dan Loney reports.
  • YMM AM - The Rise of Microjobs

    May 19, 2014 | 5 min
    WSJ's Dan Loney explains why microjobs have become so popular and the amazing run for Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack.
  • YMM PM -- The World Of A Job Hopper

    May 16, 2014 | 4 min
    Dan Loney reports on how cars are making it even easier to use our smartphones and what is a "job hopper" and how does it effect a company?
  • YMM AM -- How To Avoid Kids On Your Next Cruise

    May 16, 2014 | 5 min
    Dan Loney reports on the six ways to avoid children on a cruise ship and why households brands are losing their luster.
  • YMM PM -- Saving Money On Your Next Cruise

    May 15, 2014 | 4 min
    Dan Loney reports on ways to save money if you want to take a cruise and when are you overworking yourself.
  • YMM AM -- New Ways To Pay Off Debts To Friends

    May 15, 2014 | 4 min
    Dan Loney reports on some new apps that help to pay off debts and why snubbed shoppers still want to spend.
  • YMM PM -- Overspending On Your Kids' Sports

    May 14, 2014 | 5 min
    Mathew Passy reports on why banks are pushing new flexible CD's and the cost of your children's athletics.
  • YMM AM -- Saving On A Memorial Day Weekend Flight

    May 14, 2014 | 4 min
    Mathew Passy reports on the best jobs out there that don't require a college diploma and getting the most out of Memorial Day travel.
  • YMM PM - Protecting Your Info During a Job Search

    May 13, 2014 | 5 min
    The job market realities for college graduates and how to protect your personal information during a job search. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
  • YMM AM - You're Paying Too Much in Fees

    May 13, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Mathew Passy with tips to reduce fees related to personal finances and what goes into your credit report.
  • YMM PM - Economic Growth Looks to Pick Up

    May 12, 2014 | 4 min
    Latest WSJ survey of economists points to more growth and the state of concerts ahead of the summer. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
  • YMM AM - Visiting the Doctor Via the Web

    May 12, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Bill Fantini on how more consumers are turning to the web when they need to see the doctor and how nostalgia is impacting the vacation home market.
  • YMM PM - Career Success - By Gender

    May 9, 2014 | 4 min
    Is it Mom or Dad bringing home the most bacon? WSJ's Dan Loney also looks at the battle between the TV networks and the advertising community.
  • FedEx Delivers Rate Hike

    May 9, 2014 | 4 min
    WSJ's Dan Loney reports changes at FedEx will mean changes for you...and provides a look at the best frequent traveler program.
  • YMM PM -- Spend More To Buy A Home

    May 8, 2014 | 4 min
    Dan Loney reports on why buying a new home may save you money in the end and a struggle for hard cider lovers.
  • YMM AM -- Misconceptions About Car Insurance

    May 8, 2014 | 4 min
    Dan Loney reports on the misconceptions surrounding auto insurance and managing your online passwords.
  • YMM PM -- The Benefits Of Turning 50

    May 7, 2014 | 4 min
    Mike Weinstein looks at why turning 50 can be a boon to your retirement and why your airline miles aren't as good as they once were.
  • YMM AM -- Summer Ready To Heat Up The Economy

    May 7, 2014 | 4 min
    Mike Weinstein reports on how great benefits can help hold more employees and why the economy heats up in the summer.
  • YMM PM - Financial Security in Your Twilight Years

    May 6, 2014 | 4 min
    Are you financially ready to retire? And is it better to rent or to buy? Mike Weinstein reports.
  • YMM AM - Are Financial Advisors Necessary?

    May 6, 2014 | 4 min
    Do you need a financial advisor? And looking for bargains in the month of May. Mike Weinstein reports.
  • YMM PM - Does Long Term Care Make Sense For You?

    May 5, 2014 | 3 min
    Is long term care a good idea for you; Small businesses are hiring; Mike Weinstein has more.
  • YMM AM - Part Timers Risk Losing Health Insurance

    May 5, 2014 | 4 min
    Obamacare may cost variable hour employees their health coverage; using Life Insurance to put your kids through college; Mike Weinstein reports.
  • YMM PM - Money Worries Rise With The Temperatures

    May 2, 2014 | 4 min
    Why do adults have financial anxiety in the summer? A good airline meal? Not Impossible. Dan Loney reports.
  • More Reasons to Hate Your Cable Company

    May 2, 2014 | 4 min
    Some helpful hints if you hate your cable company; How summer camps are being affected by technology; Dan Loney reports.
  • YMM PM -- Small Business Hiring Improves

    May 1, 2014 | 3 min
    Tom Ortuso reports on a rise in hiring by small businesses and the best mobile e-mail apps.
  • YMM AM -- Relief At The Gas Pumps?

    May 1, 2014 | 3 min
    Tom Ortuso reports on some possible help coming on gas prices and feeling better about the economy.
  • Medical Bills Can Ruin Your Credit

    Apr 30, 2014 | 4 min
    Your credit rating is at risk if you are late on paying your medical bills; We break down the pay-for-sharing service; Mike Weinstein reports.
  • YMM AM - Tackling Student Loan Debt

    Apr 30, 2014 | 4 min
    It's a good idea to start paying your student debt as soon as possible; Forget stacking, how about quadruple dipping? Mike Weinstein reports.

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