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June 14, 2019
Companies Helping Workers Build Emergency Funds
More companies are offering financial incentives to employees to encourage them to open savings and retirement account. Wall Street Journal retirement reporter Anne Tergesen explains how the companies benefit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
June 13, 2019
IPO Market Could Be a Lifeline for Neiman Marcus, PetSmart
Wall Street Journal reporter Soma Biswas explains how the IPOs of properties owned by struggling retailers Neiman Marcus and PetSmart could help patch financial tensions between the companies and their creditors.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
June 12, 2019
Crowdsourcing Often Sparks New Business Ideas
In addition to relying on research and development staff to conceive new business ideas, many companies are tapping into the brainpower of rank-and-file workers to help move forward. Wall Street Journal news editor Henry Williams has details.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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6 min
June 10, 2019
Frackers Drill for Cash Elsewhere After Wall Street Exits
Wall Street Journal energy reporter Rebecca Elliott explains how fracking companies have had to search elsewhere for cash after Wall Street investors became impatient waiting for the companies to report profits.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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9 min
June 7, 2019
Millennials vs. Baby Boomers: The Investment Challenge
Should you put your money in shares of companies that serve millennials (born from 1981-1996) or baby boomers (born in the 1940s)? Heard on the Street columnist Mike Bird discusses a pair of portfolios created to track each age group's habits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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11 min
June 6, 2019
Farming in 2019: The Farmer's Almanac Doesn't Apply
This year's extremely wet planting season and catastrophic flooding has caused farmers, as well as investors, to cast aside traditional planning tools like The Farmer's Almanac to gauge weather. Heard on the Street's Lauren Silva Laughlin explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
June 5, 2019
Square's Receipts Are Going to the Wrong People
Mistyped credit card numbers or newly assigned phone numbers have caused receipts generated by the Square payment processing app to wind up in unintended hands. Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Rudegair explains how the wayward receipts have resulted in blown gift surprises, or problems more serious.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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7 min
June 4, 2019
Vocational High Schools Allow Students to Enter Workforce
A $16 million campus in Dallas is one of several public schools that have opened vocational and career centers nationwide to serve students who want to skip college and go right into the workforce. Wall Street Journal reporter K-12 reporter Tawnell Hobbs explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
June 3, 2019
Roth 401(k): Your Questions Answered
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders answers some of the mountain of letters and emails sent in following her previous podcast in which she detailed differences between traditional and Roth 401(k) retirement accounts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
May 31, 2019
College Enrollment Down for the 7th Straight Year
The Wall Street Journal's Jake Holland explains what's behind the extended decline in college enrollment across the U.S. and the pronounced effect on smaller schools.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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7 min
May 30, 2019
How Much Money Would You Need to Be 'Wealthy'?
The latest Charles Schwab modern wealth survey highlights a disconnect between the perceptions of ourselves and our actual behaviors when it comes to investing and savings. Schwab's Terri Kallsen also explains how Americans define wealth and what they feel it takes to be wealthy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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10 min
May 29, 2019
REITs Betting Big on the Mortgage Market
Real estate investment trusts, also known as REITs, are stepping up their investment in the mortgage market at levels not seen since 2013. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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10 min
May 28, 2019
$3.75M Signing Bonus: The Red-Hot Competition for CFOs
Silicon Valley companies are struggling to find chief financial officers with the right set of diverse skills to help bring them to the public markets. CFO Journal editor Jack Hagel discusses the fierce competition.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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9 min
May 24, 2019
U.S.-China Trade Spat: Wall Street Senses a Deal
There are specific signals present that indicate Wall Street is not in panic mode sees a trade agreement between the U.S. and China as likely. Reporter Akane Otani explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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9 min
May 23, 2019
Should a Financial Adviser Inherit a Client's Assets?
A Wall Street Journal report detailing a financial adviser's inheritance of 25% of a client's assets has resulted in Congress getting involved to potentially change the law. Journal reporter Gretchen Morgenson has details.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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9 min
May 22, 2019
Savings Account Interest Rates Are Headed Lower
Wall Street Journal reporter Allison Prang explains why interest rates on savings and CDs are likely to move lower, and has tips for still finding attractive rates.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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7 min
May 21, 2019
SEC Has Only Collected Half of $20 Billion in Fines
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has only been able to collect about half of the $20 billion in fines it has levied in the past five years. Wall Street Journal reporter Dave Michaels explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
May 20, 2019
Why You Should Consider Investing in a Roth 401(k)
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains the differences between a traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) retirement account.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
May 17, 2019
Should You Hand Over Personal Data to the Airlines?
Airlines soon will have numerous new ways to track passengers and make note of their preferences. Wall Street Journal 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney explains how this is likely to raise new concerns about the balance between convenience and data security.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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12 min
May 16, 2019
Class of 2019: Lower Starting Salaries Than 2018 Grads
Class of 2019 college graduates will see lower average salary increases this year compared to students who graduated in 2018. Wall Street Journal reporter Kelsey Gee explains the numbers and outlines fields where raises will actually be sizeable.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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9 min
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