WSJ Your Money Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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 May 1, 2020

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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.

Episode Date
Black Friday Shopping: Avoid These Credit-Card Pitfalls
487
As Black Friday kicks off an unconventional holiday shopping season, personal-finance reporter Amber Burton explains how consumers can be diligent about their credit-card use. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2020
Dow 30000: Are Individual Investors Ready for What Comes Next?
744
The Dow Jones Industrial Average's record close above 30000 marks a 62% rally from its low in March. Markets reporter Michael Wursthorn explains the role that day traders' psychology played in the rally, and the discipline that may be needed to profit going forward. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
How Couples Can Navigate Pandemic Money Troubles
569
The pandemic has touched off arguments over household finances among many couples and partners. Personal finance reporter Veronica Dagher discusses tips from financial advisers for managing your budget. Plus, confidence coach Karol Ward suggests ways to build the courage to have tough money conversations. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Taxpayers On the Hook for Billions in Unpaid Student Loan Debt
629
Lenient loan methods by the government have resulted in student loan borrowers only being able to pay back a fraction of the $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. Economics reporter Josh Mitchell has exclusive details. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
WSJ Money Challenge: Updates on Saving, Communication and Retirement
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If you're doing the WSJ's Six-Week Money Challenge, we want to hear about your experience. Call us at 315-992-8298 and leave us a voice message with your stories and lessons learned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
Got Plans for Thanksgiving? Your Boss Wants to Know.
554
More companies are asking employees to avoid travel and large groups at Thanksgiving. Workplace reporter Chip Cutter explains what employers are-and aren't-allowed to do. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
What Travelers Should Expect From the Biden Administration
550
President-elect Joe Biden has promised to earmark substantial amounts of funding, and increase regulation, for the transportation industry. "Middle Seat" columnist Scott McCartney outlines the likely changes that travelers should expect. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Is a Health Savings Account the Right Choice When Choosing Benefits?
550
A health savings account, or HSA, can be used to pay for medical expenses, and to save for retirement. Reporter Anne Tergesen explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Joe Biden's Tax Plan Would Affect More Than Just the Rich
499
In addition to tax increases for corporations and the wealthy, President-elect Joe Biden's tax-increase wish list includes provisions that would affect people in lower income classes as well. Tax reporter Laura Saunders explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
How the Pandemic Has Changed Open-Enrollment
422
This year's open-enrollment period has been impacted by the coronavirus, so companies have adjusted their health benefits to cushion the pandemic shock. Our reporter Kathryn Dill says employers have made tweaks such as freezing premium rates and beefing up telemedicine offerings, in a bid to provide more stability for workers. Charlie Turner hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
How to Navigate Medicare's Open Enrollment
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Reporter Anne Tergesen explains challenges facing older Americans signing up for Medicare benefits for next year, and discusses helping her father navigate myriad choices and costs. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Suburban Rents Climbing Due to Exodus from Cities
580
The scramble for suburban life due to the pandemic has driven up rents among single-family homes. Reporter Ryan Dezember explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
Biden Tax Plan Could Face Roadblocks in Congress
663
President-elect Joe Biden's sweeping tax plan faces an uncertain future in Congress, regardless of which party is in control. Tax reporter Richard Rubin explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Retiree Health-Care Funding Continues to Decline
451
Steep dropoffs in municipal revenue have forced cities and states to make further cuts to benefits once promised to retirees. WSJ's Logan Moore explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Fewer International MBA Students Attending U.S. Business Schools
586
Enrollment among international students at top U.S. business schools has declined significantly amid pandemic-related travel restrictions and changing immigration policies. Reporter Patrick Thomas explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Few Americans Withdrew From Their 401(k) Due to Coronavirus
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Under the federal Cares Act, Americans have been able to withdraw from their retirement accounts without penalty. Retirement reporter Anne Tergesen explains why relatively few people have done so. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
More Unmarried Couples Buy Homes Together
629
The number of unmarried couples in the U.S. buying homes has risen sharply in the past 20 years. Personal finance reporter Veronica Dagher explains the benefits and challenges facing them. Plus, Ohio resident Britta Koepf discusses the process of buying a home with her boyfriend. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Hotels Offer Rooms, Perks to Work-From-Home Employees
461
Hotel chains have begun renting rooms at day rates to at-home workers who seek privacy and quiet. Reporter Esther Fung explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
How to Network While Working From Home
913
The pandemic has upended the rules of networking, which used to almost always involve face-to-face meetings. Reporter Ray Smith explains, and Columbia Business School professor Dan Wang offers tips for getting your message across. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Don't Obsess Over Your Stocks on Election Day
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Investors may feel anxious over how the results of the presidential election could affect their holdings, but Dan Egan, managing director of personal finance advisory company Betterment, explains why they should focus more on things they can control. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020