Your Money Matters

Wall Street Journal  |  Podcast, ±5 min episodes every 21 hours
Get your personal finances in shape with advice on budgeting, credit card debt, college tuition, retirement and more.
24
MAY
6am
Investors are attracted to municipal bonds for their tax protections. But the Wall Street Journal's Daisy Maxey explains why munis would become less attractive if President Donald Trump's tax cut plan passes in its current form.
23
MAY
8pm
Stocks that were expected to benefit from a Trump presidency has struggled this year. The Wall Street Journal's James Mackintosh says investors who don't believe the president will be able to work with Congress may want to adopt a pre-election strategy.
23
MAY
6am
Studies show Americans become more pessimistic about markets and their own finances as they get older. So they stay frugal, according to the Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen.
22
MAY
7pm
A Federal Reserve survey finds Americans are doing better financially, except for those without a college education. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry says that the financial health of American households overall has improved modestly in recent years.
22
MAY
6am
Those who pay $20,000 or more to rent a luxury place each month should expect to go under the microscope. Wall Street Journal Jumbo Jungle columnist Robyn A. Friedman has advice for what to expect and how to handle the financial scrutiny.
19
MAY
8pm
Amid the final installment of The Wall Street Journal's Ahead of the Tape column, Steve Russolillo looks back at its best and worst stock picks and explains why trying to predict the markets for 15 years hasn't always been easy.
19
MAY
6am
U.S. total household debt jumped to a record 12.7 trillion dollars in the first quarter, exceeding its 2008 peak. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf says job gains and economic growth boosted Americans' incomes and willingness to borrow.
18
MAY
6pm
Turmoil in the Trump administration rattled Wall Street Wednesday. But Brent Schutte of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management points out that, historically, markets have almost always responded to geopolitical risks with long-term gains.
18
MAY
6am
Summer is a time for family vacations. The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger says involving children in vacation decision-making teaches them valuable life skills - as long as parents don't give up too much control.
17
MAY
6pm
Stocks have fallen today over White House-related concerns. But until now, the market has been frothy with low volatility, inviting comparisons to the 2007 rally. However, there are some differences between then and now, says the Wall Street Journal's Sam Goldfarb.
17
MAY
6am
Veronica Dagher, host of the Wall Street Journal podcast "Watching Your Wealth," says financial advisors are finding they need to change their approach - and their clothes - to win the business of millennials.
16
MAY
9pm
The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig says that, throughout history, only a handful of "superstocks" like Amazon.com have accounted for much of the wealth generated by the entire stock market.