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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.

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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.

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@WSJPodcasts

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes
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Why a $50,000 Salary Is Critical for Public-University Graduates

5/28/2024
New research from Strada Education Foundation shows that public-university graduates need to earn at least $50,000 a year in their first decade off-campus to make their degree worthwhile. Wall Street Journal reporter Alyssa Lukpat joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:42

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What’s News in Markets: Dimon’s Day, Target Missed, Ticket Lawsuit

5/25/2024
What did CEO Jamie Dimon mean about the price of JPMorgan’s stock? And what is Target doing about its sales? Plus, why is the DOJ going after Live Nation? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:00

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The U.S. Dollar Is Giving Some Travelers More Spending Power

5/24/2024
The U.S. dollar is at its highest value against foreign currencies since 2002. WSJ reporter Katherine Hamilton joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why that has caused some travelers to book trips to Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:59

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Is 5-to-9 the New 9-to-5?

5/23/2024
To get a jump on the workday and their co-workers, many professionals are putting in four hours of work before the standard eight-hour time shift. Wall Street Journal “On the Clock” columnist Callum Borchers joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:29

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How a Financial Therapist Can Ease Your Money Worries

5/22/2024
Americans hoping to break bad habits and improve the way they feel about money are booking sessions with financial therapists. Wall Street Journal contributor Joann S. Lublin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:43

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Loans From Relatives Can Get Awkward. There’s an App for That.

5/21/2024
Cash-strapped family members who want to ask relatives for a loan can use apps and websites that can help manage payment schedules and reduce costs. Wall Street Journal reporter Dalvin Brown joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:38

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Getting a Refund From Airlines Will Be Easier Under New Rules

5/20/2024
New government rules, which take effect in October, will simplify the process of being refunded for canceled or delayed flights. Wall Street Journal “Carry On” columnist Dawn Gilbertson joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:05

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What if You Can No Longer Live in Your Home? You Have Options

5/19/2024
After buying your home, sustaining homeownership can be financially overwhelming as renovations and ongoing maintenance, on top of monthly mortgage payments, put pressure on personal finances. In the final installment of Your Money Briefing’s series “Buying a Home and Keeping It,” we look at resources available to homeowners and pitfalls to avoid. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:50

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What’s News in Markets: Dow 40K, Meme Stocks, Walmart Growing

5/18/2024
How did website-design platform Squarespace’s stock make big moves? And are we trading GameStop like it’s 2021? Plus, how is Walmart planning its future? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:04:41

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The Rising Cost of Making New Friends

5/17/2024
Many Americans are spending as much as 80% of their discretionary funds on socializing and making new friends, as the cost of dining and attending events often outpaces the rate of inflation. Wall Street Journal reporter Katherine Hamilton joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:55

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Retirees Face Decline in Financial Wealth Due to Inflation

5/16/2024
Inflation over the past two years has caused retirees as well as Americans several years away from retiring to take bigger withdrawals from their savings. Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss a new study that focused on how inflation has harmed older households. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:22

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Splitting the Bill: The Apps and Etiquette to Avoid Awkward Conversations

5/15/2024
Drinks or a meal out with a group of friends can become an uncomfortable situation when the bill comes. Wall Street Journal personal-technology editor Shara Tibken joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the apps available to simplify the process of dividing up costs. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:28

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As Beef Prices Rise, Americans Turn to Chicken

5/14/2024
Many consumers have traded down to cheaper grocery alternatives, including chicken, as their share of income spent on food is at a three-decade high. Wall Street Journal reporter Patrick Thomas joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why the more attractive price of chicken, relative to beef, may not last. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:59

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Why You’re Paying More Than List Price So Often

5/13/2024
More businesses are separating fees and extra charges from the listed cost of goods. WSJ reporter Rachel Wolfe joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why they’re doing it and how it’s affecting consumers’ shopping habits. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:15

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How to Tackle Your Home’s Timeline of Big Expenses

5/12/2024
In addition to repairs and renovations, dealing with the lifespans of your home’s large appliances will take large bites out of your finances. In the third installment of Your Money Briefing’s four-part series “Buying a Home and Keeping It,” we look at ways to budget for the maintenance of your home. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:37

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What’s News in Markets: Pixie Dust, BBQ Essentials, Uber Lyft-ed

5/11/2024
Can streaming bring some magic back to Disney? And why is Tyson looking for the beef? Plus, how did Lyft manage to beat Uber? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:23

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Why Hospitals Now Require Patients to Prepay for Treatment

5/10/2024
More hospitals and surgery centers are calling for patients to pay their full deductible before treatment begins. Wall Street Journal reporter Melanie Evans joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss questions you should ask as well as financial aid programs available. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:19

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Gen Z Is Falling Deeper Into Debt

5/9/2024
Americans in their early 20s are saddled with more credit-card debt than people their age in previous generations. Wall Street Journal personal-finance reporter Oyin Adedoyin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how they accumulated so much debt, and ways to pay it off. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:59

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Why Some People Still Can't Find Work in a Strong Job Market

5/8/2024
Millions of positions remain unfilled, and yet qualified candidates say they’re being passed over and can’t land a job. Wall Street Journal “On the Clock” columnist Callum Borchers joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:35

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Gen Z Isn’t Sure About Its Finances. TikTok Could Be to Blame.

5/7/2024
Despite economic data that says Gen Z is doing better financially than generations before, TikTok is showing them mixed messages. Wall Street Journal reporter Ann-Marie Alcántara joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how this can lead to money dysmorphia. Sign up for the WSJ's free Markets A.M. newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:41