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October 15, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis explains why credit card rates have not fallen this year as broader interest rates have.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 14, 2019
Google has purged from its Google Play app store apps that offer payday loans with interest rates of 36% or more. The Wall Street Journal's Yuka Hayashi has the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 11, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen explains why mortgage rates have fluctuated but have not fallen as the Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 10, 2019
Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Laura Forman discusses why social media sites like Snapchat should consider expanding beyond their current focus on 'Generation Z' to reach parents and older adults to boost ad revenue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 9, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Alejandro Lazo discusses California recently passed rent control law that aims to curb the state's homelessness problem.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 8, 2019
In light of GE freezing pension benefits for 20,000 workers, Wall Street Journal reporter Heather Gillers discusses the state of pensions in corporate America and how they differ from 401(k) accounts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 7, 2019
Wall Street Journal real estate columnist Beth DeCarbo explains how some colleges and universities figure home equity in how they determine the amount of financial aid a student will receive.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 4, 2019
Charles Schwab, E*Trade and TD Ameritrade have eliminated fees for online stock and options trading. Wall Street Journal reporter Alexander Osipovich explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 3, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen discusses the popularity of six- and seven-year car loans, and how it is an indication of the struggles of the middle class.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 2, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen explains why investors in their 20s and 30s should not be intimidated by current market volatility, and should invest with the long term in mind.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 1, 2019
Federated Investors chief market strategist Phil Orlando discusses specific events expected in the fourth quarter and they are likely to impact equity markets.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 30, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis explains point-of-sale installment loans, which allows consumers to purchase merchandise with fixed payments over a pre-determined amount of time.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 27, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Kay McLaughlin explains loan modifications, in which banks will lower a customer's mortgage rate without refinancing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 26, 2019
Wall Street Journal health reporter Anna Wilde Mathews explains why employer-provided health care costs, for both families and individuals, continue to rise.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 25, 2019
A new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, will increase overtime pay for both hourly as well as some salaried workers. Wall Street Journal reporter Andrew Ackerman explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 24, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Alexander Osipovich discusses a new bitcoin futures market launched Intercontinental Exchange and it could result in more widespread acceptance of cybercurrency by merchants.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2019
Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains economic factors that have led August's sharp recession fears among investors, which triggered broad market selloffs, to fade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 20, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Newley Purnell explains how Google Pay became the leading mobile payments app in India. Indians have helped the app register more downloads worldwide than PayPal and Venmo in the first half of the year.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 19, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Amrith Ramkumar explains why gas prices have risen since the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, and why it's hard to predict how much more they'll rise.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 18, 2019
Comcast says its new 'Peacock' streaming service will join a crowded field in April and compete with Netflix. Wall Street Journal entertainment reporter Joe Flint explains the cost as well as star power expected on the service.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 17, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen explains why banks have re-entered the mortgage-backed securities business, and safeguards now in place to protect both investors and consumers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Francesca Fontana discusses her interviews with recent college graduates who earn around $50,000 annually and how are they are able to cover expenses.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 13, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMarie Andriotis explains how banks and lenders are going beyond credit score and using new sets of data to reach consumers who might have little or no credit history.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 12, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Kate Davidson discusses a proposal from President Trump that would tie capital gains taxes to the inflation rate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Laura Forman explains the lack of research behind the spending habits of women who are a household's top breadwinner.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 10, 2019
Adding mutual funds and ETFs to your portfolio is a good way to achieve diversity, but Wall Street Journal contributor Dan Weil explains why investors should be mindful of many they own.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 9, 2019
Banks are being encouraged to re-enter the short-term loan business, known by some as payday loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Lalita Clozel explains banks and other lenders want regulations that are consistent and won't be affected by changes in political power.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 6, 2019
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders discusses differences between 401(k) and IRA retirement accounts, and how not understanding them can cost taxpayers significant sums of money.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 5, 2019
Wall Street Journal markets columnist James Mackintosh decodes mixed messages coming from the bond market and stock market about the economic climate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 4, 2019
After New Jersey has run neck-and -neck with Nevada in the mobile sports betting market, more states was in on the action. Wall Street Journal gambling reporter Katherine Sayre explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 3, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Allison Prang explains why interest rates on online savings accounts, which have significantly outpaced rates at traditional savings accounts, are moving lower.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 30, 2019
Wall Street Journal 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney explains how airlines, after grouping themselves in alliances, are getting around to syncing their computer systems to eliminate some frustrations facing passengers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 29, 2019
CFO Journal's Nina Trentmann explains how companies in the Fortune 500 and S&P 500 are turning to more seasoned executives to sit in the finance chief post.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 28, 2019
A Wall Street Journal investigation has revealed several companies offering student-debt relief services that turn out to be scams or make illegal promises. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 27, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wuesthorn explains how the so-called FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) have ceded the spotlight to software firms as the companies have fallen on challenging times.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 26, 2019
Ally Bank's Emily Shallal details the people's worst habits that can derail personal and family finances. They include hiding spending from others, and keeping up with the Kardashians.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 23, 2019
Ohio State University chief wellness officer Dr. Bernadette Melnyk explains how students should prepare for the stress of college leading to missed check-ups, workouts, unhealthy eating and depression.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 22, 2019
TD Bank's Jay DesMarteau discusses the impact and benefits of low interest rates on small business owners.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2019
Financial security expert Pamela Yellen explains why most people stop working much earlier than planned, and offers safe investment tips to reduce the chances of running out of money in retirement.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 20, 2019
Citizens Bank's Brendan Coughlin highlights common mistakes college students and their families make while researching and securing financial aid for higher education.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 19, 2019
The Olive Garden restaurant chain recently alerted winners of its annual Never Ending Pasta Pass. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street editor Spencer Jakab explains how the promotion is cost-effective for the chain, and how similar promotions have been misfires for other companies.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 16, 2019
More than 11,000 people in the real estate industry have been scammed out of $150 million, just in 2018 alone. Wall Street Journal 'Mansion' columnist Beth DeCarbo has details.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 15, 2019
New rules to help revive the entry-level condo market for first-time buyers include only a 3.5% down payment requirement and lower credit score than conventional loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2019
Generation Z, or people born after 1998, are adding photos, graphics and emoji to their resumes to help tell their stories. Wall Street Journal reporter Chip Cutter explains not all employers are receptive to the new style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 13, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Lalita Clozel explains the countercyclical capital buffer, a new tool the Federal Reserve can use to avert a credit crunch in the event of another economic downturn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 12, 2019
Higher education opens the door for many people to find higher-paying jobs, but Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell explains why a growing number of people haven't been able to capitalize on their college degree.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 9, 2019
The introduction of alternative data to evaluate creditworthiness has gained traction, but has also raised fairness questions. Wall Street Journal reporter Yuka Hayashi explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 8, 2019
A proposed set of federal rules would raise the threshold eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay. Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Feintzeig explains how many state proposals would raise that threshold further.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 7, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Heather Gillers explains why some public pensions fell short of projected returns this year, and how governments are forced to fill in the financial gap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 6, 2019
The New York Stock Exchange's core technology goes through an overhaul this month in order to process faster trading. Wall Street Journal reporter Alexander Osipovich explains how the overhaul project, called Pillar, has hit speed bumps in the past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 5, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Liz Hoffman explains why Federal Reserve investigators paid a visit to an Amazon Web Services facility last spring, and why several more visits by the Feds are expected.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 2, 2019
The ability of homeowners to withdraw cash when refinancing their mortgage will face new restrictions in September. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 1, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Sam Goldfarb explains why some investors see the Federal Reserve's 0.25% interest rate cut as a path toward higher bond yields.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2019
Entrepreneurial and managerial burnout can negatively impact staff and production. Workplace and career psychologist Andrea Goeglein discusses why managers are reluctant to take mental health days, and how not doing so can put them in negative light with their superiors.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 30, 2019
Wall Street Journal contributor Jeff Brown explains the advantages and benefits of a 'solo 401(k)', and why freelancers in a gig economy should especially consider opening one.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 29, 2019
Heard on the Street editor Spencer Jakab explains how overconfident economic predictions may have contributed to the current scenario where U.S. state and local pensions have less than 73% of the assets they need to fund future obligations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 26, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Katy McLaughlin explains how banks increasingly offer attractive, relationship pricing in the hopes of being the banker, mortgage lender and financial adviser to a customer.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 25, 2019
Wall Street Journal 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney discusses some perks enjoyed by airline employees, including nearly free tickets to destinations of their choice.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 24, 2019
Word of a possible interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve has boosted prices of commodities and currencies, like the Japanese Yen, as well as stocks. Wall Street Journal Ira By Ira Iosebashvili explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 23, 2019
Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen explains how lower mortgage rates can negatively impact banks' mortgage servicing businesses.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 22, 2019
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains how couples who choose to remain single can reap substantial tax benefits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 19, 2019
Some investors have predicted a 25-basis point interest rate reduction by the Federal Reserve in late July, while others feel a 50-basis point move is possible. Markets reporter Akane Otani explains how July's economic data has cast uncertainty on the Fed's next move.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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