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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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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.

Why Some Crypto Investors Are Holding On Amid Steep Declines

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While some cryptocurrency investors have sold their positions in the face of harsh declines this year, others have held on and even added to their positions. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by the WSJ’s Pia Singh, who explains the split in investment strategies, and 25-year-old Zachary Bertucci, who recently added to his crypto holdings.


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Aug 12 2022

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High Inflation Means Benefits Increase for Social Security Recipients

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People receiving Social Security benefits are likely to see the largest cost-of-living increase in 40 years after July’s annual inflation rate came in at 8.5%. WSJ retirement reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how large an increase retirees should expect. 


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Aug 11 2022

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Homeowners Would Get $1,200 Climate Tax Credits in New Spending Bill

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The Inflation Reduction Act would provide billions of dollars in tax credits to homeowners who make energy-efficient improvements to their homes. WSJ personal-finance reporter Ashlea Ebeling joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss.


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Aug 10 2022

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Gender Pay Gap Begins Shortly After College Graduation, Data Shows

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Data from the Department of Education analyzed by The Wall Street Journal indicates gender disparities in pay begin as early as three years after men and women enter the workforce. WSJ higher-education reporter Melissa Korn joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why it is happening and in which fields the pay gap is the widest


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Aug 09 2022

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How Much Are Mortgage Rates Affecting Home Prices?

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Mortgage rates ticked down to 4.99% last week but are still two full percentage points higher than a year ago, giving home buyers more leverage. WSJ personal-finance reporter Veronica Dagher joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how the cooling housing market is causing sellers to revisit their playbook.


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Aug 08 2022

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Why Are Companies Still Hiring in an Unsettled Economy?

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Even as businesses see a decline in consumer demand for goods and services, many continue to hire and aren’t considering layoffs. WSJ economics reporter Sarah Chaney Cambon joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why.


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Aug 05 2022

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Loan Applications Rejected After Equifax Misreports Credit Scores

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Millions of Americans’ applications for mortgages, credit cards and other loans were jeopardized after Equifax misreported their credit scores to lenders. WSJ reporter Andrew Ackerman joins host J.R. Whalen with tips on clearing up errors in your own credit report .

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Aug 04 2022

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Cost-Conscious Shoppers Should Expect These Changes at Stores

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As the economy enters a downturn, makers of household products are reevaluating how they will attract already-cautious shoppers. WSJ reporter Saabira Chaudhuri joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what shoppers should expect.


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Aug 03 2022

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Crypto Lenders’ Investors Wait Out Bankruptcy to Recoup Their Cash

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The collapse of cryptocurrency brokerages Celsius and Voyager has left many individual investors without access to their cash, after being promised their investments were safe. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ reporter Rachel Louise Ensign as well as individual investor Dave Jachelski, whose money is tied up during Voyager’s bankruptcy process.


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Aug 02 2022

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Solving the U.S. Energy Crisis and Lowering Your Bills

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After a decade of cheap, plentiful energy in the U.S., Americans are paying substantially more for everything from gasoline to electricity to natural gas. WSJ energy reporter Katherine Blunt joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why higher costs could be the new normal, and what’s being done to hold energy costs in check

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Aug 01 2022

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How to Navigate Flight Delays

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The Wall Street Journal tracked flight delays at hundreds of airports worldwide in June and July. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ travel reporter Jacob Passy, who explains what’s causing the delays and how passengers can work around them.  


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Jul 29 2022

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What Borrowers Need to Know about the Fed’s Latest Interest Rate Hike

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As the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates, WSJ personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss alternate ways consumers should consider to borrow in order to keep interest payments in check.


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Jul 28 2022

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Student-Loan Repayment Pause May Be Extended

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The government has told federal student-loan servicing contractors to hold off on sending out billing statements to borrowers. WSJ’s Gabriel T. Rubin joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why that could mean another extension to the moratorium on student-loan repayments could be imminent.

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Jul 27 2022

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Job Switchers: Is the Pay Bump Worth It?

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People who have switched jobs for higher pay got bigger raises than those who stayed. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ personal-finance reporter Julia Carpenter, who discusses the differences in pay, risks job switchers face, and potential benefits of staying put.  


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Jul 26 2022

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Employers Go Back to In-Person Interviews to Find Workers

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Companies frustrated over not finding qualified workers are reverting to in-person meetings with job applicants. WSJ “On the Clock” columnist Callum Borchers joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how job seekers can use live interviews to highlight skills that don’t necessarily come through on a resume.


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Jul 25 2022

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Fake Amazon Reviews: How to Spot Them

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Amazon is suing the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups that it says coordinated fake reviews on the online shopping site. WSJ personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins host J.R. Whalen with tips for distinguishing real online product reviews from fake ones.

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Jul 22 2022

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Annuities Gain Favor Amid Stock Turmoil

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Fixed-rate annuities have seen a significant influx of cash as investors seek out stability in the current volatile market. WSJ reporter Leslie Scism joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why annuities are seen as stable investments, and the risks they could pose to investors anyway.


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Jul 21 2022

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People Are Missing Monthly Payments…Because They Forgot

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Although most people know when their financial commitments, like loan payments, are due each month, many are missing their payments because they simply forgot. WSJ personal-finance reporter Veronica Dagher joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why behavioral economists say this is happening, and steps people can take to get back on track.


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Jul 20 2022

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Holding Onto Cash? Fintechs Offer High Yields—and Higher Risk.

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Some financial-technology startups offer savings rates far above those from traditional banks. WSJ “Intelligent Investor” columnist Jason Zweig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the risks consumers need to watch out for when stashing their cash with fintech startups.


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Jul 19 2022

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Single-Stock ETFs Let Investors Double Down on Certain Companies

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Exchange-traded funds that track a single stock entered the U.S. market last week. WSJ markets reporter Karen Langley joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how they work and the risks that investors in those ETFs could face.


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Jul 18 2022

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Pretty good

By GUCCI POODLE - Nov 28 2019
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Decent show but covers basic personal finance topics sometimes that are nothing new

Good information overshadowed by adds.

By 37th try - Nov 27 2019
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Far to many adds for such a short program. Content is otherwise well presented.