WSJ Your Money Briefing

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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
Car Insurers Issuing Coronavirus Refunds
572
Auto insurance companies are issuing premiums refunds to customers as a result of a dramatic drop in miles driven during the coronavirus pandemic. Wall Street Journal reporter Leslie Scism explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Mortgage Lenders Allow Borrowers to Delay Monthly Payments
409
Provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill call for mortgage lenders to allow borrowers to suspend their monthly payments, known as forbearance. Wall Street Journal personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter explains how homeowners can apply for the benefit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Unemployment Benefits in the Stimulus Bill: Your FAQs Answered
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Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Chaney explains unemployment benefits that are part of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, including eligibility and how much people should expect to receive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Companies Cutting 401(k) Contributions
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Companies scrambling for cash are cutting back or suspending matching contributions to employee 401(k) plans. Plus, the $2 trillion stimulus package allows student loan borrowers to turn off payments for six months, interest free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
How to Best Spend Your Stimulus Money
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Wall Street Journal personal finance editor Bourree Lam discusses the best ways to spend the one-time stimulus payment that millions of Americans will receive this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Coronavirus Stimulus Plan: Loans for Small Business
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About $350 billion in small business loans are available through the coronavirus stimulus package. Wall Street Journal reporter Amara Omeokwe explains which businesses will be eligible, and whether the inability to repay loans will be forgiven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
The $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill and Your Retirement Fund
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The coronavirus rescue package contains key measures to benefit retirees and those still contributing to their 401(k) and IRA. Wall Street Journal retirement reporter Anne Tergesen has details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
When to Expect Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
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Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin discusses stimulus direct payments to households, including how much money to expect and whether the money will be taxable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Revising Your Household Budget Amid the Coronavirus
377
Wall Street Journal personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter discusses ways Americans are adjusting their household budget in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Encourages Estate Planning
464
The spreading coronavirus pandemic is causing people across several age groups to explore estate planning. Wall Street Journal columnist Julie Jargon discusses apps and online services designed to make estate planning easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
Grocers Weren't Prepared for the Pandemic
409
Wall Street Journal reporter Annie Gasparro explains how ramped up demand by grocery shoppers during the pandemic has forced stores and food companies to revamp their business models to get products on the shelves more efficiently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus: Lenders Help Consumers Who May Miss Payments
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Credit card and mortgage lenders are stepping in to assist consumers who could miss payments as a result of the economic impact of the pandemic. Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Coronavirus: The Effect on Your 401(k)...and Your Mind
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Wall Street Journal "Intelligent Investor" columnist Jason Zweig discusses the stress brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, and how investors can avoid making knee-jerk decisions in a bear market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
Student Loan Interest Rates Could Hit Record Lows
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Student loan borrowers could soon be able to capitalize on record-low interest rates as the Federal Reserve aims to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen explains the trade-offs of refinancing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Canceling a Trip Due to Coronavirus? Rules May Not Be Clear
549
The coronavirus outbreak is forcing more consumers to contact their credit-card companies about cancellations. Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis discusses the evolving sets of rules they face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
Coronavirus Fears Drive Mortgage Rates to Record Lows
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Historically low mortgage rates have sparked refinancing activity not seen in more than a decade. Wall Street Journal reporter Orla McCaffrey explains how homeowners are flooding lenders with calls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Event Canceled Due to Coronavirus: Who Foots the Bill?
428
The coronavirus outbreak has canceled numerous trade shows, festivals and conferences across the globe. And event organizers hoping that insurance will cover their losses are likely to be disappointed. More from the Wall Street Journal's Julie Steinberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Companies Tweak Sick-Day Policies as Coronavirus Spreads
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Millions of U.S. workers don't get paid time off for illnesses. That can lead some sick employees to come into work anyway. Wall Street Journal reporter Kathryn Dill discusses how companies are handling sick-time benefits during the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
In A Pandemic: Stockpile Cash or Go Cashless?
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Americans are making emergency preparations for possible shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. But what about money? Should they have a lot of extra cash on hand ... or go cashless. We get some insight from the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Changing Air Travel Plans Due to Coronavirus? It's Not That Easy
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Air travelers trying to change or cancel flight plans due to coronavirus have become frustrated with restrictions imposed by airlines. Passengers may discover they're not eligible for change fee waivers or they may have to re-book quickly. More from Wall Street Journal Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020