WSJ Your Money Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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 Dec 7, 2020


 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
Why Your Electric Bill Might Not Go Down Under Deregulation
504
After some Texas residents received surprisingly high utility bills due to this month's extreme cold, the role of deregulation in the energy sector is drawing scrutiny. More competition among private companies was meant to lead to lower prices for consumers. Investigative reporter Scott Patterson joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why that hasn't happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Why More People Are Pursuing an MBA Mid-Career
730
A growing number of people are choosing to pursue a business degree after many years in the workforce. Host J.R. Whalen discusses the trend with reporter Patrick Thomas. Plus, one such MBA graduate discusses how he got his degree after working in startups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Why Blue-Collar Jobs Are in High Demand
541
As many areas of the economy struggle to recover, blue-collar hiring has been a bright spot in the labor market. Residential construction, package delivery and warehousing jobs now exceed pre-pandemic levels. Economics reporter Sarah Chaney Cambon discusses what is fueling the hiring. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Racial Wealth Gap Deepens U.S. Retirement Crisis
824
The expanding wealth divide between Black and white families is fueling concern about many Americans' ability to live comfortably in retirement. Reporter Anne Tergesen and financial planner Tremaine Wills join host J.R. Whalen to discuss the challenges facing Black Americans in building up retirement savings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
New Rules Protect 401(k) Account Holders Seeking IRA Rollovers
489
A new set of rules ensuring 401(k) retirement account holders receive sound advice on rolling over their money to an IRA went into effect this week. Retirement reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how the rules govern financial advisers, as well as the pros and cons of rolling over your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Goldman Sachs Joins Push to Lure Young Clients With Robo-Advisory Tool
528
This week, Goldman Sachs joined other big banks by introducing a low-cost, digital wealth-management tool aimed at young investors, called Marcus Invest. Banking reporter Peter Rudegeair explains the costs and features of these sorts of automated services. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Bitcoin Hits $50,000: What's Fueling the Rally?
645
The cryptocurrency bitcoin has doubled in value in less than two months. Reporter Caitlin Ostroff discusses the factors behind the rally, and pitfalls investors should be aware of. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Millennials Embrace Prenups for More Than Just Money
477
More millennials are signing prenuptial agreements to protect themselves from potential money disputes later on. But many are also including non-financial items in prenups. Contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk joins host J.R. Whalen to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Safeguarding Your 401(k) From Cyber Theft
562
Hackers are targeting consumers' 401(k) accounts, not just to steal personal information, but also to drain funds. Retirement reporter Anne Tergesen discusses the growth of attempted 401(k) cyber thefts and what consumers can do to safeguard their accounts. Charlie Turner hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Job Postings Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels
477
After employers slashed jobs in 2020 due to the pandemic, they are now posting job openings at levels not seen since before shutdowns were first put into place. Economics reporter Hannah Lang discusses the kinds of jobs that are most in demand. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
More Americans Use Stimulus Money to Pay Down Debt
563
One goal of the direct stimulus payments sent to Americans during the pandemic was to encourage consumer spending. Personal-finance reporter Amber Burton explains how many people have chosen to earmark the money for reducing debt instead. Plus, Rhode Island resident Ruth Estrella shares how she has managed her finances with stimulus funds. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
File Your Taxes Early for a Bigger Stimulus Check
458
Americans whose incomes fell in 2020 could receive a higher amount in the upcoming round of stimulus if they file return their tax return before the government sends their money out. Tax reporter Richard Rubin explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Some Robinhood Traders' Next Big Transaction Is With the IRS
745
Stock traders who bought and sold shares of heavily traded companies like GameStop will soon have to pay taxes on their gains. Tax reporter Laura Saunders explains. Plus, a young trader from Atlanta discusses his recent experience on Robinhood. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Car Insurance Fell 4% Last Year. Consumer Groups Say That Isn't Enough
592
Reduced driving due to the pandemic resulted in U.S. car-insurance rates declining by an average of 4% in 2020. Reporter Leslie Scism discusses why insurers are reluctant to cut rates even more, and how policyholders can score discounts on their own. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
After Filling Out College Aid Forms, What's Next?
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There are key steps parents and students should take after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or Fafsa, to potentially lock in numerous aid packages. Contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk explains. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
How Technical Schools Are Handling Reduced In-Person Learning
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Vocational and technical schools are a path to a good-paying job for many students, but they face a unique challenge during the pandemic because their students require extensive hands-on experience in the classroom. Reporter Anne Michaud and Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School superintendent Sheila Harrity discuss how schools are ensuring students are prepared to enter the workforce. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
GameStop: What to Know Before Jumping In
813
The trading frenzy sparked by users of Reddit and other internet platforms is making it tempting for new investors to hit "buy" on GameStop, AMC, or other volatile stocks. Personal-finance editor Bourree Lam discusses important market facts to know and budgeting points to consider before you do. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
How GameStop Traders Are Handling Their Sudden Windfall
453
Personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter spoke with several investors who cashed out of GameStop to get a sense of how they are dealing with their newfound riches. Charlie Turner hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
GameStop's Stock Frenzy: Is It a Bubble?
619
Traders are piling into a handful of stocks including the videogame retailer GameStop, leading to what many are calling a bubble. Streetwise columnist James Mackintosh discusses the factors that drive stock bubbles and the dangers that can result. Charlie Turner hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
U.S. Airline Rankings for 2020: Who Scored Highest and Lowest?
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Which airlines stepped up to pandemic-related challenges the best last year? "Middle Seat" columnist Scott McCartney has the results of The Wall Street Journal's annual airline performance survey. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
What to Know About Headhunters Before You're Recruited
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Headhunters that help companies fill empty positions can be a key way for an employee to make progress in their career track. The Wall Street Journal's Anthony DeRosa discusses the benefits and risks of working with headhunters. J.R. Whalen hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021