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Your must-listen for valuable money and market stories from The Wall Street Journal. Each weekday our journalists from Heard on the Street, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, markets, taxes and retirement planning.

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Your must-listen for valuable money and market stories from The Wall Street Journal. Each weekday our journalists from Heard on the Street, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, markets, taxes and retirement planning.

    Rental-Car Shortages Frustrate Travelers

    Rental-Car Shortages Frustrate Travelers

    A shortage of rental cars coinciding with an expected surge in summer travel could put the brakes on some travelers' plans. "Middle Seat" columnist Scott McCartney joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what is causing the shortages, the impact they are having on prices, and how travelers can avoid some frustration.
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    • 9 min
    Working Mothers Struggle to Rejoin the Post-Pandemic Workforce

    Working Mothers Struggle to Rejoin the Post-Pandemic Workforce

    Regaining career momentum can be especially difficult for working mothers who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Work & Life columnist Rachel Feintzeig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what experts say can help get a career back on track after a break. And we hear from a mother and former oil-and-gas industry employee about her efforts to find work in a new field.
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    • 11 min
    How a Federal Rule Change Could Make Vacation Homes Less Appealing

    How a Federal Rule Change Could Make Vacation Homes Less Appealing

    Sales of second homes hit record levels in February, but they could face pressure due to changes in how such sales are treated by government mortgage agencies. Economics reporter Ben Eisen joins host J.R. Whalen to explain.
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    • 7 min
    How the Pandemic Baby Bust Changed Families' Spending

    How the Pandemic Baby Bust Changed Families' Spending

    Around 300,000 fewer births are expected in the U.S. this year because of the pandemic. Personal-finance reporter Veronica Dagher joins host J.R. Whalen to explain how that has changed families' financial decisions around having children as well as caring for them.
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    • 10 min
    Future Credit Card Perks Could Include Bitcoin and Rent

    Future Credit Card Perks Could Include Bitcoin and Rent

    Credit card companies are adding a new slate of perks, including transferring those reward points in cryptocurrency, rent payments or even green initiatives. Personal finance reporter Amber Burton joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss.
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    • 9 min
    Employees Are Being Offered Cash Incentives to Take Time Off

    Employees Are Being Offered Cash Incentives to Take Time Off

    Many companies are turning to cash bonuses and other incentives to encourage workers to take vacation time. WSJ's Workplace Reporter Chip Cutter joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why companies are taking this unusual step.
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    • 11 min

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