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  • 9 minutes 17 seconds
    The Money Moves to Make Before the Fed Cuts Rates

    Two years of higher interest rates haven’t been enough to nudge most Americans to move their cash into higher-yield accounts or other savings vehicles. WSJ personal finance reporter Oyin Adedoyin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss why it’s not too late to join the easy-money era. 


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    13 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 8 minutes 43 seconds
    Your Last Name Could Mean Thousands in Scholarship Money

    Need help paying for school? College students can nab scholarships for their height, their duck calling abilities and even their last name. WSJ reporter Melissa Korn joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how some of these scholarships work. 


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    12 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 9 minutes 12 seconds
    How a Forgotten Form Led to His Ex Getting His $1 Million Retirement Account

    They broke up 35 years ago. He left her his nearly $1 million retirement account. The years-long legal battle that ensued is a cautionary tale. WSJ personal finance reporter Ashlea Ebeling joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how this happened and the mistakes to avoid when filling out beneficiary forms.


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    11 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 9 minutes 22 seconds
    The Recession Still Isn’t Here. Is It Ever Coming?

    Economists have warned a recession was imminent but it still hasn’t arrived. WSJ chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how long this economic resilience could last and what threatens it. 


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    10 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 5 minutes 20 seconds
    What’s News in Markets: Streaming Price, Spending Slumps, Meme Mania

    Why is Spotify hiking its premium price? And how are J.M. Smucker and Lululemon dealing with lower consumer spending? Plus, what’s behind the wild moves of GameStop’s stock? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them.

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    8 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 9 minutes 12 seconds
    Why Paying in Cash Could Cost You Extra

    More customers are facing a fee when they choose to pay in cash. WSJ personal-finance reporter Oyin Adedoyin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how the extra charge could change the way you purchase items like popcorn at the ballpark or merch at a concert. 


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    7 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 8 minutes 30 seconds
    Estate Fights Can Tear Stepfamilies Apart. Here’s How to Avoid the Brawl

    It can be a challenge for blended families to properly allocate money, properties and plans after a parent dies. Personal-finance reporter Ashlea Ebeling talks to host J.R. Whalen about ways to avoid the family feuds.


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    6 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 9 minutes 36 seconds
    The IRS Is Expanding Its Alternative Tax-Filing Software

    After limited eligibility in its first year, the IRS is expanding its new electronic tax-filing system . WSJ reporter Richard Rubin joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss how Direct File compares to other tax software. 


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    5 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 9 minutes 39 seconds
    Is Cutting Your Hours the Key to Finding Work-Life Balance?

    More people are choosing to work part time to make room for family, hobbies or even side gigs. Wall Street Journal columnist Rachel Feintzeig joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss.


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    4 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 10 minutes 20 seconds
    Looking for a Job? Who You Know Still Matters

    Face-to-face networking has re-emerged as a valuable tool for job candidates to discuss their work experience with hiring managers. WSJ’s Callum Borchers and Lindsay Ellis join host J.R. Whalen to discuss.

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    3 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 5 minutes 41 seconds
    What’s News in Markets: Wrong AI, Troubled Retailers, Trump Volatility

    How did Salesforce drag down the Dow, and how did Google search miss the point? And what separated Kohl’s and Gap’s performance? Plus, how did Trump’s social-media company do after his felony conviction? Host Francesca Fontana discusses the biggest stock moves of the week and the news that drove them.

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    1 June 2024, 10:00 am
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