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
Will Venmo + Plastic = Profits?
454
Mobile payments app Venmo is wildly popular, but still loses money. Venmo hopes that will change, since it's near a deal to offer a new credit card. Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Rudegeair has the details.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 22, 2019
Consumer Spending Surged in March
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Retail sales, a key indicator of consumer spending, jumped 1.6 percent in March. The gain was bigger than expected, and the Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn says many retail sectors benefited from strong consumer demand.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2019
In-Flight Map Gets a Big Makeover
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The in-flight map in airliners is getting a technological upgrade. You can get loads of new data such as encyclopedic details on Mont Blanc as you fly over it, or when dinner will be served. Wall Street Journal Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney has the details.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2019
Why Retirees Should Leave Their 401(k) Alone
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Wall Street Journal retirement reporter Anne Tergesen explains relatively new policies and methods in place to encourage retirees to let their 401(k) retirement accounts keep working for them, even in their post-career years. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2019
How Burnout Can Be a Good Thing
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Burnout, especially from working too much, can deprive us of sleep and proper eating, but there are also key benefits of burnout than can help us better focus ourselves and find success. Author Steve McClatchy explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 16, 2019
How Did Millionaires Get Rich? Not How You Think
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Think most millionaires have high-paying jobs, or inherited their money? Think again. Author Chris Hogan surveyed more than 10,000 millionaires and reveals surprising myths about how they amassed their wealth, as well as lessons the rest of us can learn from them.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 15, 2019
Got a Side Job? Be Sure You Know Your Tax Benefits
584
Americans with side hustles often let numerous tax benefits and deductions go unused. Tax attorney Mark Kohler outlines some key deductions available, as well as what those with side jobs can learn from workers like Uber and Lyft drivers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2019
Earnings Season: Watch for Fed Impact on Big Banks
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Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Mention explains how quarterly earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo will illustrate the impact of the Federal Reserve's current cautious management of interest rates on the banking sector. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2019
House Flipping Is Back to 2006 Levels. Should We Worry?
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Wall Street Journal housing reporter Laura Kusisto explains why although house flipping is back at pre-recession levels, it may not pose as much of a threat to the overall economy this time around.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2019
Merrill Makes a Play for Younger, Less Affluent Clients
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Merrill Lynch is lining up assistance from parent Bank of America in wooing younger customers, who ordinarily would not quality for wealth advisory services, to sell digital investing products. Reporter Rachel Louise Ensign has details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 09, 2019
A Texas Man Racked Up $26M in Late Tax Penalties
566
A Texas man who did not file taxes for 12 years has accumulated $26 million in penalties. Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Saunders has details, and explains the lessons law-abiding taxpayers can take from the story.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 08, 2019
Bank Earnings, Fed Minutes On Tap
536
Stocks posted strong gains this week, but how much more upside is there for the markets? The Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn says bank earnings will be in focus this coming week. And could the Fed policy minutes hint at a possible rate cut before long?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2019
Berkshire Hathaway: Collaboration and the Post-Buffett Era
529
Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Friedman explains how Berkshire Hathaway's senior executives are collaborating more than ever, and how it could offer a glimpse at how the company might operate in the post-CEO Warren Buffett era.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2019
The Latest on Goldman Sachs's Open-Source Trading Floor
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Goldman Sachs is allowing developers to access the previously proprietary coding it uses to assess risk and price derivatives. Wall Street Journal reporter Liz Hoffman explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2019
April Is Typically a Strong Month for Stocks
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Wall Street Journal markets reporter Jessica Menton explains why April is especially a robust month for stock performance.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2019
Why Gas Prices Could Hit $3 a Gallon by Summer
731
Wall Street Journal energy reporter Dan Molinski explains what's been driving gas prices higher, to the point where $3 a gallon this summer is not out of the question.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 02, 2019
Cryptocurrency: Coinbase Offers Interest to Park Cash
795
Wall Street Journal cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna explains Coinbase's 'staking' program, which offers interest to customers to keep cash in an account, as long as they own some forms of cryptocurrency.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2019
Q1: Stocks Up More Than 10%
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Inflation data pushed stocks higher Friday, and the S&P 500 turned in its best quarterly performance in years. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani has analysis.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2019
Time to Refinance? The 4% Mortgage Is Back
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The 30-year mortgage rate dropped nearly a quarter point this week from a week earlier, its biggest drop in over a decade. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Ben Eisen explains what has driven rates lower and how long they might stay low.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2019
Heading Overseas? Grab More Than Your Passport
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Rules governing which documents are needed to enter foreign countries keep changing. Wall Street Journal 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney outlines tips for travelers to be sure they don't get stuck at the airport.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 28, 2019