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.

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You Plan to Work Past Age 65. Here's Why You Won't
754
Financial security expert Pamela Yellen explains why most people stop working much earlier than planned, and offers safe investment tips to reduce the chances of running out of money in retirement.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2019
How to Avoid College Buyer's Remorse
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Citizens Bank's Brendan Coughlin highlights common mistakes college students and their families make while researching and securing financial aid for higher education.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 20, 2019
The Math Behind Olive Garden's 'Never Ending Pasta Pass'
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The Olive Garden restaurant chain recently alerted winners of its annual Never Ending Pasta Pass. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street editor Spencer Jakab explains how the promotion is cost-effective for the chain, and how similar promotions have been misfires for other companies.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 19, 2019
Real Estate Industry Tries to Solve Its Scammers Problem
531
More than 11,000 people in the real estate industry have been scammed out of $150 million, just in 2018 alone. Wall Street Journal 'Mansion' columnist Beth DeCarbo has details.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2019
First-Time Condo Buyers Get a Boost from the Government
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New rules to help revive the entry-level condo market for first-time buyers include only a 3.5% down payment requirement and lower credit score than conventional loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2019
Should Your Resume Look Like an Instagram Post?
413
Generation Z, or people born after 1998, are adding photos, graphics and emoji to their resumes to help tell their stories. Wall Street Journal reporter Chip Cutter explains not all employers are receptive to the new style. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2019
The Federal Reserve's New Tool in Case of Recession
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Wall Street Journal reporter Lalita Clozel explains the countercyclical capital buffer, a new tool the Federal Reserve can use to avert a credit crunch in the event of another economic downturn.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2019
College Grads Seek Return on Education Investment
650
Higher education opens the door for many people to find higher-paying jobs, but Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell explains why a growing number of people haven't been able to capitalize on their college degree.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2019
Where You Went to College Could Determine Credit Approval
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The introduction of alternative data to evaluate creditworthiness has gained traction, but has also raised fairness questions. Wall Street Journal reporter Yuka Hayashi explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2019
Overtime Pay: New Rules to Make More Workers Eligible
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A proposed set of federal rules would raise the threshold eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay. Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Feintzeig explains how many state proposals would raise that threshold further.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2019
U.S. Pension Funds Fell Short in 2019
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Wall Street Journal reporter Heather Gillers explains why some public pensions fell short of projected returns this year, and how governments are forced to fill in the financial gap.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2019
High-Speed Trading: NYSE Moving into the Fast Lane
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The New York Stock Exchange's core technology goes through an overhaul this month in order to process faster trading. Wall Street Journal reporter Alexander Osipovich explains how the overhaul project, called Pillar, has hit speed bumps in the past. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2019
Why the Federal Reserve Is Investigating Amazon
579
Wall Street Journal reporter Liz Hoffman explains why Federal Reserve investigators paid a visit to an Amazon Web Services facility last spring, and why several more visits by the Feds are expected.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 05, 2019
Tapping Your Mortgage for Cash Faces New Restrictions
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The ability of homeowners to withdraw cash when refinancing their mortgage will face new restrictions in September. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2019
Interest Rates: Fed's Cut Could Mean Higher Bond Yields
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Wall Street Journal reporter Sam Goldfarb explains why some investors see the Federal Reserve's 0.25% interest rate cut as a path toward higher bond yields.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2019
Bosses Rarely Take 'Mental Health Days' Off; They Should
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Entrepreneurial and managerial burnout can negatively impact staff and production. Workplace and career psychologist Andrea Goeglein discusses why managers are reluctant to take mental health days, and how not doing so can put them in negative light with their superiors.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2019
Why You Should Consider a 'Solo 401(k)'
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Wall Street Journal contributor Jeff Brown explains the advantages and benefits of a 'solo 401(k)', and why freelancers in a gig economy should especially consider opening one.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 30, 2019
U.S. Public Pensions: Victims of Rosy Future Predictions?
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Heard on the Street editor Spencer Jakab explains how overconfident economic predictions may have contributed to the current scenario where U.S. state and local pensions have less than 73% of the assets they need to fund future obligations. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 29, 2019
Relationship Pricing: Banks Want to Be Your Everything
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Wall Street Journal reporter Katy McLaughlin explains how banks increasingly offer attractive, relationship pricing in the hopes of being the banker, mortgage lender and financial adviser to a customer.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2019
Here's How to Travel the World at 90% Off
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Wall Street Journal 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney discusses some perks enjoyed by airline employees, including nearly free tickets to destinations of their choice.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2019