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Your must-listen weekdays for valuable money and market stories. Our journalists from Heard on the Street, Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.

Episodes

  • Attention, Savers: Congress Can Always Change Retirement Breaks

    Attention, Savers: Congress Can Always Change Retirement Breaks

    17/01/2020 Duration: 07min

    Last year, Congress cut the tax benefits of Stretch IRAs, which are passed down to non-spouse heirs. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Saunders reminds us that Congress has long considered trimming retirement breaks, and savers should be aware that their breaks might be targeted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Burnout Is Impacting the Health Industry

    How Burnout Is Impacting the Health Industry

    16/01/2020 Duration: 07min

    Burnout is high among physicians, especially those between the ages of 40 and 54, a recent survey revealed. The Wall Street Journal's Brianna Abbott discusses what's behind the extra stress and how doctors are coping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • A Surge in Luxury Apartment Construction

    A Surge in Luxury Apartment Construction

    15/01/2020 Duration: 05min

    Builders are on track to finish more new apartments in 2020 than in any year since the 1980s. The Wall Street Journal's Will Parker said the rise is led by a spike in luxury apartment rentals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • U.S. Factories Luring Workers With Hefty Perks

    U.S. Factories Luring Workers With Hefty Perks

    14/01/2020 Duration: 07min

    As they face the task of filling 500,000 unfilled positions, U.S. factories are luring workers with perks such as bonuses and relocation payments. Wall Street Journal reporter Austen Hufford explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Should the Government Provide Americans a Minimum Income?

    Should the Government Provide Americans a Minimum Income?

    13/01/2020 Duration: 08min

    Wall Street Journal reporter Jake Schlesinger discusses a proposal put forth by Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang to issue $1,000 monthly payments to Americans, commonly known as universal basic income. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • California Aims to Launch Its Own Prescription Drug Label

    California Aims to Launch Its Own Prescription Drug Label

    10/01/2020 Duration: 07min

    Wall Street Journal reporter Jared S. Hopkins discusses how a California plan to launch its own prescription drug would use governmental purchasing power to control rising health care costs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Some Bonds Tied to Student Loans Wont Mature Until the 2070s

    Some Bonds Tied to Student Loans Won't Mature Until the 2070s

    09/01/2020 Duration: 08min

    Wall Street Journal reporter Cezary Podkul explains how student loan borrowers extending their re-payment schedules have forced issuer of bonds tied to student debt to move the maturity date decades into the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What To Do Now To Avoid Amending Your Tax Return

    What To Do Now To Avoid Amending Your Tax Return

    08/01/2020 Duration: 09min

    Wall Street Journal contributor Tom Herman explains steps taxpayers can take to avoid making costly errors and omissions on their tax returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Municipal Bonds: Supercharged Returns in 2020?

    Municipal Bonds: Supercharged Returns in 2020?

    07/01/2020 Duration: 10min

    Wall Street Journal reporter Heather Gillers discusses 2019's record cash inflow into mutual funds containing municipal bonds, and whether that trend is likely to continue in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Hottest Thing in Life Insurance Has Serious Risks

    The Hottest Thing in Life Insurance Has Serious Risks

    06/01/2020 Duration: 10min

    Indexed universal life insurance, tied to stock market gains, can generate sizable returns for investors. But Wall Street Journal reporter Leslie Scism explains how insurers could be underplaying serious risks to policyholders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Working in the 2020s: Lessons Learned from the 2010s

    Working in the 2020s: Lessons Learned from the 2010s

    03/01/2020 Duration: 11min

    Wall Street Journal personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter spoke with several people who began their careers during the last decade, and are applying wisdom learned about debt, jobs and saving for retirement this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Creating a Budget in 2020: Not Having a Budget Could Be Best

    Creating a Budget in 2020: Not Having a Budget Could Be Best

    02/01/2020 Duration: 05min

    Wall Street Journal personal finance reporter Julia Carpenter explains how creating a budget and not having a budget at all can be equally effective in managing your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Buying a Car: Some Dealerships Inflate Borrowers Income

    Buying a Car: Some Dealerships Inflate Borrowers' Income

    31/12/2019 Duration: 14min

    A Wall Street Journal analysis has revealed that some car dealerships are dressing up car-loan applications with fake, inflated incomes in order to help a customer secure financing and complete a sale. Reporters Ben Eisen and AnnaMaria Andriotis explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What Its Really Like to Be an Airbnb Landlord

    What It's Really Like to Be an Airbnb Landlord

    30/12/2019 Duration: 08min

    Wall Street Journal contributor Matthew Kassel explains the taxes and fees, as well as home prep, involved in renting out a room or you entire house through services like Airbnb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Prepaid College Tuition Plans: Pros and Cons

    Prepaid College Tuition Plans: Pros and Cons

    27/12/2019 Duration: 07min

    Wall Street Journal contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk explains the benefits of prepaying for college tuition. She also discusses the differences between prepaid tuition plans and traditional 529 college savings plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Making Small Adjustment to Your Finances Can Pay Off Big Time

    Making Small Adjustment to Your Finances Can Pay Off Big Time

    26/12/2019 Duration: 09min

    Wall Street Journal personal finance and retirement reporter Anne Tergesen discusses tips from coaches and economists to make behavioral changes 'stick' in the new year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • OK to Regift Unwanted Presents? Research Says Yes

    OK to Regift Unwanted Presents? Research Says Yes

    24/12/2019 Duration: 09min

    Is it OK to regift a present you received that you don't want? Harvard University's Michael Norton explains research behind regifting, and whether you're likely to offend the original gift-giver, or the regift recipient. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • New Spending Bill: Inheriting IRAs Just Got Complicated

    New Spending Bill: Inheriting IRAs Just Got Complicated

    23/12/2019 Duration: 06min

    Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains changes to 'stretch IRAs', which allow savers to pass on IRA holdings on to grandchildren and younger generations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Spending Bill: Big Changes for Retirement System

    Spending Bill: Big Changes for Retirement System

    20/12/2019 Duration: 07min

    Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen outlines key major changes to the nation's retirement system in the new spending bill approved by Congress this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Options Traders Are Preparing for a Market Decline

    Options Traders Are Preparing for a Market Decline

    19/12/2019 Duration: 07min

    Wall Street Journal reporter Gunjan Banerji explains that, despite the market's current upward trend, many options traders are spending large sums of money to hedge against a market pullback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices