WSJ Your Money Briefing

WSJ Your Money Briefing

Your must-listen for valuable money and market stories from The Wall Street Journal. Each weekday our journalists from Heard on the Street, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, markets, taxes and retirement planning.

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April 12, 2021 9 min
Credit card companies are adding a new slate of perks, including transferring those reward points in cryptocurrency, rent payments or even green initiatives. Personal finance reporter Amber Burton joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Many companies are turning to cash bonuses and other incentives to encourage workers to take vacation time. WSJ's Workplace Reporter Chip Cutter joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why companies are taking this unusual step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Students who receive more financial aid than they actually wind up needing could benefit financially if they return the funds. Contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk joins host J.R. Whalen to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Job applicants need to know when interview questions are just uncomfortable - like about money - or actually off limits - like about age - and how to navigate both kinds. Careers reporter Kathryn Dill joins host J.R. Whalen with tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Americans with low credit scores who took out subprime auto loans are now struggling to make their monthly payments. Reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why, and the limited options they have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The pandemic has created a seller's market with short supply coupled with high demand from buyers seeking more space. Personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen with some smart tips for both sellers and buyers to ensure a smooth transaction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Mortgage lenders are expected to write $3 trillion in loans loans this year. Consumer finance reporter Orla McCaffrey tells host J.R. Whalen why millions of prospective homebuyers. many with good credit, won't qualify for a mortgage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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After a volatile first quarter on Wall Street in which investors showed no fear of risk, markets reporter Akane Otani discusses how investors big and small fared, and whether risky trading is likely to continue in the second quarter. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The IRS has announced several tax-policy changes, some just in the past several weeks, that could affect deductions and the amount of money taxpayers owe. Reporter Laura Saunders joins host J.R. Whalen with details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Millennials have been dubbed "the lost generation" by some economists because of the unique economic challenges that have hindered their ability to build wealth. Reporter Rachel Louise Ensign joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why some millennials are now beginning to close the wealth gap between them and their elders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The proposed $15-per-hour federal minimum wage could lift many Americans out of poverty, but teenage workers could face a disproportionate level of job losses if the plan is approved. Reporter Allison Prang joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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One year after millions of America's workers moved their office workspaces to their homes, many still face the challenge of knowing when to end the work day. Workplace reporter Chip Cutter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what remote workers and their employers are doing about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Invesco's QQQ exchange-traded fund, which tracks the Nasdaq-100, has been recently discovered by younger investors looking for opportunities to make quick money in the market. Personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the attraction of the fund even though tech-sector growth is leveling off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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U.S. gasoline prices are up 30% from a year ago. Markets reporter Joe Wallace joins host J.R. Whalen to explain what is behind the price surge and whether motorists can expect prices to ease any time soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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As the pandemic changes the face of the business world, many people are seeking a career pivot by moving to a new industry. Careers reporter Kathryn Dill and job experts who spoke at this month's Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit explain the best way to leverage your skills. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The new coronavirus aid package contains substantial tax credits and deductions for families with children and other dependents. Tax reporter Laura Saunders joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how families at many income levels can qualify for them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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As pandemic restrictions ease and offices reopen, many employees are likely to be given the option to continue working from home. Wharton School of Business professor Peter Cappelli joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss key questions employees should ask themselves first so their career track isn't derailed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The pandemic caused many people to put their retirement-savings plans on hiatus. But a pause isn't as uncommon as you might think. Retirement reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen with tips and strategies for getting your retirement savings back on track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 17, 2021 8 min
A new crop of apps aims to educate inexperienced investors, even kids, about the market before they put money in. Family & Tech columnist Julie Jargon joins host J.R. Whalen with details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Challenges of managing employees who are working remotely during the pandemic have led many companies to postpone taking steps to address underperformance. Reporter Patrick Thomas joins host J.R. Whalen to explain what this could mean for employees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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