WSJ Your Money Briefing

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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WSJ Your Money Briefing
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Pooling money together is one reason why married couples have as much as four times the wealth as unmarried couples who live together. Personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host Daniella Cheslow to discuss why that is, and why more couples don’t do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMT
As pay-transparency laws become more common, many workers are openly discussing salaries in the office. And that can lead to some awkward surprises among employees who find out they are getting paid differently despite doing similar work. WSJ “Work & Life” columnist Rachel Feintzeig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how workers can use open-pay revelations to ask their manager for a raise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Homeowners’ insurance rates have risen by nearly 10% since early last year. WSJ personal-finance reporter Veronica Dagher joins host J.R. Whalen with some ways homeowners can potentially shave several percentage points off their monthly insurance costs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Mon, 05 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Big banks including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are drawing up plans to issue refunds to users of the Zelle peer-to-peer payment platform who were victimized by fraudsters. WSJ’s David Benoit joins host J.R. Whalen with details of the refund plan, and how users can protect themselves against scammers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMT
The rising cost of dinner and drinks is making dating an expensive activity for singles. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ reporter Rachel Wolfe to discuss how they are adjusting, and by 24-year-old Rachel Horowitz, who shares some awkward dating moments she’s had after money entered the picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMT
The effects of holding student loans on people’s personal finances can be measured against the financial outcomes of those who didn’t take them out in the first place. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ reporter Joe Pinsker to discuss what the data shows, and by Colorado resident Skyler McKinley, who graduated from college without taking on debt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
A lawsuit challenging key provisions of the Affordable Care Act could result in millions losing access to no-cost preventive screenings. WSJ reporter Stephanie Armour joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss where the litigation stands and how it could affect people with emplo yer-provided health coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
The deadline to file your tax return is still several months away, but there are steps you can take now to score tax breaks and stay ahead of some tax changes that are coming next year. WSJ tax reporter Laura Saunders joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Retailers have been posting prices ending in “99” for decades, but what does it say about the value consumers are getting for their dollar? WSJ “Numbers” columnist Josh Zumbrun joins host J.R. Whalen with some surprising findings about retailers’ pricing strategies.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
High inflation and rising interest rates might make it easy to overspend this holiday season. WSJ personal finance reporter Imani Moise joins host J.R. Whalen tips for easing the strain on your bank account. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
After a summer of chronic delays and passenger frustrations, the nation’s airports face a crucial test this holiday season. Travel columnist Dawn Gilbertson joins host J.R. Whalen with the WSJ’s rankings of the nation’s best and worst airports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Despite an unsettled economy and rising interest rates that have rattled Wall Street, investors continue to favor U.S. stocks over foreign equities. WSJ markets reporter Eric Wallerstein joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why, and what it means for your portfolio.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
The Biden administration’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loans is in limbo after a federal judge in Texas ruled it was unconstitutional. Now the issue is tied up in the courts, but scammers aren’t waiting for a final decision . WSJ personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host Daniella Cheslow to talk about how fraudsters are trying to cash in on the confusion, and how borrowers can avoid their schemes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives this week means divided government for at least the next two years. WSJ personal-finance reporter Ashlea Ebeling joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what that likely means for major legislation affecting your personal finances, and steps you can take to save money while Washington is divided. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
While most workers displaced by the pandemic have returned to the workforce, many in their early 20s have not. WSJ reporter Bryan Mena joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how this has puzzled economists and how these workers’ absence affects employers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Retailers have rolled out Black Friday deals early this year to attract shoppers returning to stores en masse for the first time in two years. WSJ reporter Suzanne Kapner joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss which retailers are discounting the most and how long the deals will last.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Last week’s collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX deepened this year’s losses for many crypto investors. WSJ tax reporter Laura Saunders joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how investors can turn their crypto losses into tax benefits, and how the IRS plans to crack down on people flouting tax laws. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Mon, 14 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
It takes a lot to earn status with airlines. Some rungs on the elite ladder require spending up to $250,000 on a carrier-branded credit card. Those rules were relaxed during the pandemic, but now they are tightening up again. WSJ travel reporter Jacob Passy joins host Daniella Cheslow to explain what’s new in elite status and how to plan for the changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
More colleges are accepting students through a process called “direct admission” that lets them skip many of the traditional application steps and even get a scholarship along the way. Sound too good to be true? Wall Street Journal higher-education reporter Melissa Korn joins WSJ Your Money Briefing host J.R. Whalen to discuss how it works and what students need to keep in mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WSJ Your Money Briefing
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
As cryptocurrency exchange Binance proposed and then pulled out of an acquisition of rival FTX, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies suffered sharp declines. WSJ reporter Vicky Ge Huang joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how these exchanges function and why Binance’s action triggered a crypto selloff.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices