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WSJ Your Money Briefing

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Your Money Briefing is your personal-finance and career checklist, with the news that affects your money and what you do with it. From spending and saving to investing and taxes, the Wall Street Journal’s finance reporters and experts break down complicated money questions every weekday to help you make better decisions about managing your money. Hosted by J.R. Whalen.

Location:

New York, NY

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Your Money Briefing is your personal-finance and career checklist, with the news that affects your money and what you do with it. From spending and saving to investing and taxes, the Wall Street Journal’s finance reporters and experts break down complicated money questions every weekday to help you make better decisions about managing your money. Hosted by J.R. Whalen.

Twitter:

@WSJPodcasts

Language:

English

Contact:

1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 212-416-2000


Episodes

Should You Buy or Lease a New Car?

11/27/2023
Americans trying to budget a new car into their household finances might consider leasing instead of buying. Wall Street Journal personal-finance reporter Joe Pinsker joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what you should know about paying for a car if you aren’t buying it in cash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:44

Black Friday: Why it’s OK to Delay Your Holiday Shopping This Year

11/24/2023
While many Americans are likely to begin their holiday shopping on Black Friday, shoppers who procrastinate can still capitalize on discounts and deals, as long as they plan carefully. Wall Street Journal reporter Suzanne Kapner joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:49

How Kid Entrepreneurs Are Using Digital Tools to Boost Business

11/22/2023
The New Money Rules for Kids: For lots of children, the ways that they earn cash have gone digital. In the second episode of this series, we hear from three young entrepreneurs about how they’ve built their businesses and the digital tools they’re using to boost it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:52

Not Sure How Much to Tip? A New Study Shows You’re Not Alone

11/21/2023
As requests for more and bigger tips increase, so has confusion. WSJ personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host Ariana Aspuru to discuss why some people view tipping as an obligation and others see it as a personal decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:30

What the End of Mint Means for Users and the Future of Budgeting Apps

11/20/2023
The popular budgeting app, Mint, is shutting down in 2024. So what happens next? WSJ personal finance reporter Imani Moise joins host Ariana Aspuru to discuss where this leaves people in the market for a new budgeting app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:05

Why It's a Terrible Time to Spend Money

11/17/2023
With rising prices and high interest rates, right now is a bad time to spend money. WSJ personal finance reporter Oyin Adedoyin joins host Ariana Aspuru to explain what this means for holiday shoppers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:17

Is it Time to Give Up On Trying to Buy a Home?

11/16/2023
Amid elevated mortgage rates and low inventory, many prospective homebuyers have decided to spend their new-home savings elsewhere. WSJ reporter Rachel Wolfe joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:23

How Online Currency Is Changing the Way Kids Spend Money

11/15/2023
The New Money Rules for Kids: From Youtube and video games to advertisements on social media, kids are seeing content about money – whether they know it or not. So how is this influencing their decisions about money? And how can we best prepare them for financial success in adulthood? In the first episode of Your Money Briefing’s four-part series, we look into how a new generation of kids are learning about money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:11

How Inflation Raises Our Standards for Having Fun

11/14/2023
The rising cost of having fun is changing the way some people enjoy experiences and how they calculate whether having a good time is living up to the price. Wall Street Journal personal-finance reporter Joe Pinsker joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:49

Why People Can’t Figure Out When It’s Time to Retire

11/13/2023
Even as people work later in life, many find it difficult to pinpoint the right time to retire. WSJ columnist Rachel Feintzeig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how people envision leaving the workforce often clouds their decision-making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:13

How to Save Enough to Say ‘No’ to Jobs

11/10/2023
For some people, having more control over their career includes having the financial freedom to leave their job. WSJ’s Jessica Chou joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how she saved enough for a “walk-away fund.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:11

Why the Return-to-Office Battle Is Turning into a Disability Dispute

11/9/2023
More employees are filing disability discrimination claims against their companies when work-from-home requests are denied. WSJ reporter Lauren Weber joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:26

Open Enrollment: Should You Buy Disability Insurance?

11/8/2023
More companies are offering disability insurance as part of annual benefits options. WSJ personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss questions employees should ask before signing up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:58

New Fafsa Application Changes Could Boost Your Financial Aid

11/7/2023
Changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or Fafsa, will allow people to make contributions to their 401(k) without it impacting the amount of financial aid they receive. WSJ personal-finance reporter Oyin Adedoyin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:33

How the Real-Estate Fees Verdict Will Affect Home Buyers, Sellers

11/6/2023
Last week’s verdict against the National Association of Realtors and large residential brokerages is likely to change the amount of commissions paid by home buyers and sellers, as well as how they are paid out. Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto joins short J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:21

Open Enrollment: How to Select the Right Benefits

11/3/2023
Employees selecting company-provided health benefits may find the list of options and rates confusing. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by Arthur Benefits Solutions founder Maameamba Arthur-Price, to discuss what people should assess in their lives before making selections. Plus, WSJ contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk explains the important benefits people often overlook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:49

More Employees Are Working Less, but Making the Same Money

11/2/2023
To stay competitive in a tight labor market, many employers are offering more paid time off to workers. WSJ economics reporter Jeffrey Sparshott joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how it has resulted in employees working less hours, but maintaining steady pay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:16

Parents Who Took Out Student Loans for Their Kids Left Out of New Repayment Plans

11/1/2023
Millions of student-loan borrowers who took out Parent Plus loans weren’t included in the Biden administration’s new income-driven repayment options. WSJ personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:39

How to Avoid Buying a Home That’s Haunted

10/31/2023
Several states have rules that address paranormal activity in the context of a home sale. Wall Street Journal contributor Erika Mailman joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what homebuyers can do to avoid living in haunted homes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:02

Want to Stick to a Budget? Some Advisers Say Skip the Apps

10/30/2023
Financial advisers say fintech apps track your spending, but they don’t necessarily change your behavior. WSJ reporter Imani Moise joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why a spreadsheet may be more effective at helping people maintain a budget. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:51