20 episodes

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 the Consumer Confidence Engine Is Sputtering

    Why the Consumer Confidence Engine Is Sputtering

    Despite a still-strong labor market, retail purchases have fallen in three of the past four months, and sales of autos and existing homes have fallen to their lowest levels in several years. WSJ economics reporter Harriet Torry joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss the substantial dropoff in consumer spending, and whether it likely means a recession is imminent. 



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    • 11 min
    How Investing in Time, Like Money, Can Build Wealth

    How Investing in Time, Like Money, Can Build Wealth

    Researchers suggest that time is something we should invest, rather than spend, to accumulate wealth, fulfillment and meaning that our future selves can draw on. WSJ personal-finance reporter Joe Pinsker joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how it can help us understand investing money as well. 



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    • 8 min
    Americans Have Inflation Fatigue, and They’re Splurging

    Americans Have Inflation Fatigue, and They’re Splurging

    As more Americans grow weary of inflation, some are cutting back on everyday goods so they can splurge on expensive items. Host J.R. Whalen is joined by WSJ reporter Rachel Wolfe, and Atlanta resident Lamont Johnson, who’s treated himself to several luxury items. 



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    • 13 min
    When Cash Delivers Better Returns Than Stocks

    When Cash Delivers Better Returns Than Stocks

    Investors added cash to global money-market funds over the past four weeks at levels not seen since May of 2020. WSJ markets reporter Hardika Singh joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how cash delivers better returns than many stocks in the current market.



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    • 11 min
    Black Workers, Young People Received Biggest Pay Hikes Last Quarter

    Black Workers, Young People Received Biggest Pay Hikes Last Quarter

    While workers across all groups saw a median 7.4% pay increase in 2022, Black workers as well as young people and low-wage earners received the largest pay increases in the fourth quarter. Wall Street Journal reporter Gabriel T. Rubin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss what the 2023 jobs picture looks like for those groups. 



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    • 9 min
    Why Having a Gas Stove Can Increase Your Home’s Value

    Why Having a Gas Stove Can Increase Your Home’s Value

    Despite recent controversy about gas stoves, home buyers say they prefer them over electric units. WSJ’ personal-finance reporter Veronica Dagher joins host J.R. Whalen to explain why. 



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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Jacques le Fou ,

RMD episode 10/13

Did I (and Fidelity and Vanguard) sleep through some important info? They and I were under the impression that 2021 was the only year RMDs could be avoided.

user_haha ,

Inflation Act

Please stop spreading misinformation. The accurate name is “Inflation Act” with no “Reduction” in there. Spending more doesn’t reduce inflation.

Yeung24 ,

Informative at times; very rookie info other times

What is that terrible screeching sound at the beginning of each podcast?? It started appearing maybe around late December ‘21.

WSJ has a tough task on hand because a lot of young folks are entering the financial world these days, and so WSJ has been releasing some podcasts that offer tips and guidelines for rookies who are learning the ropes of personal finance. That makes some episodes too skippable for those who have been at it financially for years. Sometimes I still listen to those episodes geared towards young folks but I’d prefer each episode to be more deeply informative.

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