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Bitcoin Backers to SEC: Exempt Us from Oversight

WSJ Your Money Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's Gabriel T. Rubin says cryptocurrency firms and their backers want a broad exemption from federal oversight. The digital coin industry has lobbied the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying oversight would hurt the growth of their business.

8 Min

Apr 20, 2018

Is Apple Music a Money-Maker for the Tech Giant?

WSJ Your Money Briefing

With the iPhone in a maturing market, Apple is looking to its services business for growth. Its Apple Music streaming service has seen big growth in subscribers, but the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher says that doesn't translate into big profits.

8 Min

Apr 19, 2018

Companies Sit on More than $2 Trillion in Cash

WSJ Your Money Briefing

U.S. corporations had around $2.4 trillion in cash and investments last year. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen explains why that's good news for shareholders and stock market investors.

6 Min

Apr 18, 2018

Are Stock Pickers Sour on Facebook?

WSJ Your Money Briefing

Facebook was once among Wall Street's most reliable bets, along with Amazon, Netflix and Google. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wursthorn explains why that is changing.

9 Min

Apr 17, 2018

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle: Be Aware of IRS Rules

WSJ Your Money Briefing

Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders offers some important tax advice to Meghan Markle, a U.S. citizen, in advance of her marriage to Prince Harry in May.

6 Min

Apr 15, 2018

What Are the Best Travel Credit Card Perks?

WSJ Your Money Briefing

As competition heats up among credit card companies, consumers seeking out travel perks and rewards have a lot of benefits to choose from. Wall Street Journal 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney calls out the most attractive rewards.

9 Min

Apr 12, 2018

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Apr 11, 2018
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Fidelity Investments is changing its fee structure for affluent clients for financial advice. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse explains how it is one of the biggest-ever pricing shake-ups for a firm that oversees hundreds of billions in wealth held by American investors.

7 min
Apr 11, 2018
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As more consumers are priced out of the housing market in the face of rising price s and mortgage rates, Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto explains how lenders are adjusting credit standards.

7 min
Apr 9, 2018
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While some investors have pulled money out of the market amid the latest stretch of volatility, many others are staying on for the long haul. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains the train of thought.

5 min
Apr 8, 2018
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Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains how top earners in the U.S. wind up paying the lion's share of income tax this year, even though that group was among the beneficiaries of the new tax plan.

6 min
Apr 5, 2018
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Heard on the Street columnist Spencer Jakab explains why recent market swings and declines have not significantly improved valuations for investors.

6 min
Apr 4, 2018
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The recent success enjoyed by active mutual fund managers on Wall Street has hit a wall in the form of wild gyrations and market volatility. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Chelsey Dulaney explains.

6 min
Apr 4, 2018
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The debate is still raging over where taxpayers can deduct 2018 property taxes on this year's returns that they rushed to pay at the end of 2017. Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders has answers.

8 min
Apr 2, 2018
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A new Wall Street Journal interactive graphic allows you to compare salaries across hundreds of U.S. companies and view some surprising differences at companies within the same industry. Reporter Theo Francis explains.

6 min
Apr 2, 2018
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Wells Fargo's Joe Ready discusses the outlook of investors planning for retirement in the face of the current wild swings on Wall Street.

7 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Day Traders, a usually bullish set of investors willing to ride the market through dramatic moves, are growing nervous over the current volatility on Wall Street, and specifically the tech selloff. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Ben Eisen explains.

6 min
Mar 28, 2018
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By some measurements, the current volatility on Wall Street is an indicator that a bear market is closer than we think. But the signs aren't always clear. Wall Street Journal reporter Asjylyn Loder explains.

8 min
Mar 27, 2018
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How has the world changed since the end of the economic downturn in 2008? What's stayed the same? Wall Street Journal reporter Cezary Podkul explains.

8 min
Mar 27, 2018
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Many economists feel the Federal Reserve has been too conservative in its economic growth projections, considering the stimulus about to hit the U.S. economy. Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart discusses the Fed's conservative thinking.

7 min
Mar 25, 2018
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A crowdsourcing startup gives the public a chance to try their hand at high-frequency trading, a controversial form of ultra-fast trading. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Alexander Osipovich explains the risks.

8 min
Mar 23, 2018
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Millions of Americans will soon see missed tax payments removed from their credit reports, increasing their chances of qualifying for bank loans. Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis explains.

5 min
Mar 21, 2018
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Interest rates on everything from mortgages to car loans are likely to move higher after the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will raise short-term rates by a quarter-percentage point. Wall Street Journal reporter David Harrison explains.

6 min
Mar 21, 2018
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The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will increase interest rates to a range of 1.50%-1.75%. Fed Chairman Jay Powell, in his first news conference, addressed topics such the number of interest rate increases expected this year, and whether wages are growing fast enough.

9 min
Mar 20, 2018
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The current scrutiny surrounding Facebook and the unauthorized use of users' data has, in Wall Street Journal Heard om the Street columnist Dan Gallagher's opinion, created a trust issue among the social media company's users and advertisers.

7 min
Mar 19, 2018
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The likelihood of several interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve means many banks are likely to raise their deposit rates on savings accounts and certificates of deposit. Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Rexrode explains why not all banks are likely to be on board.

9 min
Mar 18, 2018
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Baby Boomers and other older Americans have trillions of dollars in retirement funds saved up, but their own generosity can be responsible for their adult children draining their nest egg. Voya Financial's James Nichols offers advice for protecting your retirement savings.

8 min
Mar 15, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal's Alexander Osipovich says much of the trading action at the New York Stock Exchange has moved to the final minutes. A big reason is index funds, whose values depend on prices determined at the closing auction.

7 min
Mar 14, 2018
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Google, following Facebook's lead, says it will ban all ads for cryptocurrencies and other speculative financial products across its advertising platforms beginning in June. Wall Street Journal tech reporter Douglas MacMillan explains.

8 min
Mar 13, 2018
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March's relatively calm market performance on Wall Street as compared to February's periods of volatility could mislead some into thinking calmness is here to stay. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street deputy editor Spencer Jakab explains.

7 min
Mar 12, 2018
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Investors are assessing their tolerance of risk in the face of increased market volatility, despite a strong February jobs report. Wall Street Journal reporter Riva Gold explains why this could be characterized the end of the 'Goldilocks' market.

5 min
Mar 11, 2018
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The stock market and property prices helped push U.S. household net worth to values approaching $100 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2017. Wall Street Journal economics reporter Harriet Torry explains why the strong numbers have some people concerned.

5 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Credit-reporting companies will soon be required to offer all U.S. consumers freezing and unfreezing of their credit data free of charge. Wall Street Journal reporter Lalita Clozel explains the significance of the service and how it protects consumers.

6 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Private lenders want a piece of the $100 billion student loans business, of which the government currently has a near monopoly. Wall Street Journal reporter Joshua Mitchell explains.

4 min
Mar 6, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Chelsey Dulaney explains why active fund managers have cut their exposure to the tech sector to the lowest level in more than a year.

8 min
Mar 5, 2018
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The rate of credit card payment delinquencies are rising at smaller banks that tried to lure middle and lower-income consumers with looser credit score requirements. Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis explains.

6 min
Mar 4, 2018
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From understanding the alphabet soup of terminology to alerting a college or university of a family's financial situation, Wall Street Journal contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk offers several tips for navigating the system and not leave any financial aid behind.

6 min
Mar 2, 2018
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The consensus on Wall Street is inflation will top out at 2% and then level off, but recent history tells us inflation could move higher than expected and the results could be damaging to the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip explains.

6 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Market gyrations like we saw in early February might typically cause investors to take a knee-jerk approach and cash out. Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Rexrode explains how some investors learned from the past and took a more tempered approach.

6 min
Feb 28, 2018
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More than a fifth of the S&P 500 have boosted their dividend payouts this year, but rising bond yields are giving investors pause as to whether high-yield stocks are the best destination for their money. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.

6 min
Feb 26, 2018
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Investors should keep a close eye on rising wages and the potential impact on corporate stock prices, explains Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart.

5 min
Feb 26, 2018
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The new tax law offers benefits to some couples who choose to file their taxes as 'married, filing separately' for the tax year 2018. Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Saunders explains.

7 min
Feb 23, 2018
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Tech giant Amazon has driven more than a quarter of the S&P 500's gains in 2018. But, Amazon's gains have some investors worried about other sectors of the economy that are lagging behind. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani has more.

7 min
Feb 22, 2018
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An analysis by The Wall Street Journal found a widening rift between public colleges and universities that are growing and expanding, versus those that are lagging behind. Reporter Doug Belkin has more on what that means for higher education and prospective students.

5 min
Feb 20, 2018
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In an effort to mitigate stress and distraction among their workforce, companies are offering workers payments in exchange for them saving and being wise with personal finance. Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen explains.

5 min
Feb 20, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney breaks down the numbers and explains how much U.S. airlines profit from ticket prices and fees. Plus, which airline achieved an unusually high profit margin in 2017, even without charging baggage fees?

7 min
Feb 19, 2018
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In a recent survey, only about 40% of workers said they negotiated for their starting salary at their most recent job. Robert Half senior regional manager Rich Deosingh explains the benefits of negotiating salary, and offers tips for job candidates.

5 min
Feb 16, 2018
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Employers and hiring managers, in a tight labor market, are taking unusual steps to fill open positions requiring an up-to-date skill set. Wall Street Journal reporter Lauren Weber explains.

7 min
Feb 15, 2018
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American consumers confidence is high and their appetite for taking on debt remains strong. Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis, however, explains how their ability to repay loans has come under pressure and describes the impact of 'bad debt.'

4 min
Feb 14, 2018
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A new study indicates an alarming number of Americans, mostly men, are dying at the age of 62. Wall Street Journal news editor Demetria Gallegos explains.

7 min
Feb 12, 2018
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Would comparing February's pullback on Wall Street to past significant stocks corrections help paint a picture of where the market is likely to go from here? Wall Street Journal chief economics commentator discusses.

6 min
Feb 12, 2018
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As stocks and bonds get more expensive and as retirements last longer, Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen outlines ways to plan and rethink approaches to building a retirement portfolio.

5 min
Feb 9, 2018
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Tesla's spirits are high following a successful rocket launch of one of the company's roadsters into space. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Charley Grant, however, explains some of that enthusiasm could be tempered by the electric car company's fourth-quarter earnings figures.

6 min
Feb 7, 2018
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What are the chances the Federal Reserve will employ the 'Fed put' in the face of volatility on Wall Street to calm the markets? Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains.

8 min
Feb 7, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Jon Sindreu explains how excess calm among investors was a major contributor to Monday's record selloff by the Dow Jones Industrials.

8 min
Feb 6, 2018
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After Monday's historic selloff by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, B. Riley FBR chief market strategist Art Hogan explains what has spooked the market and when investors should expect Wall Street to recover.

5 min
Feb 5, 2018
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Positive wage growth in January coupled with a boost in consumer spending power spurred on by tax cuts is likely to make the Federal Reserve less gun shy when it comes to raising interest rates. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains.

6 min
Feb 1, 2018
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Wall Street Journal deputy editor Paul Page explains the significant funding obstacles surrounding President Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan laid out in his State of the Union Address.

6 min
Jan 31, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto discusses the continued strength of U.S. housing prices and why demand is not the main factor driving them higher.

7 min
Jan 31, 2018
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Wall Street Journal chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos discusses Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen's term, which is set to expire at the end of January, and what type of monetary policy might be implemented by her successor, Jay Powell.

5 min
Jan 30, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Melissa Korn explains fees and royalties paid by banks to many college and universities as a result of fees incurred by students holding checking and debit accounts of partner banks.

8 min
Jan 29, 2018
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U.S. foreclosure activity fell to its lowest level in 12 years, according to a report by ATTOM Data Solutions. The key reason, says ATTOM Senior VP Daren Blomquist, is that banks have made loans that carry a lot less risk.

11 min
Jan 26, 2018
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Patrón Chairman John Paul DeJoria discusses the company's sale to Bacardi that values the company at $5.1 billion and has tips for business owners to make money starting and selling a company.

5 min
Jan 24, 2018
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Bank of America and Citigroup released data this month detailing differences in pay among men, women and minorities. Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Louise Ensign explains.

9 min
Jan 24, 2018
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TaxAct's Jenna Ivanoski outlines common mistakes and tax-form traps often facing self-employed workers and freelancers.

6 min
Jan 23, 2018
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Are you hiding a savings account or credit card form your romantic partner? CreditCards.com's Matt Schulz discusses a survey that indicates millions of couples in the U.S. have financial holdings their partner isn't aware of, and creates a trust issue in the relationship.

7 min
Jan 22, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Saunders explains, in light of new tax rules, why taxpayers should review their withholding information and what they've entered on their W-4 form filed with their employer.

7 min
Jan 19, 2018
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NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange is launching a service that would unify bitcoin pricing across exchanges and deliver cybercurrency data to hedge funds and trading firms. Wall Street Journal reporter Alexander Osipovich explains.

9 min
Jan 18, 2018
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The current labor market favors job seekers over employers, but there are important tips to remember when setting out to find a new job. Accountemps' Rich Deosingh discusses keys to standing out, like what to ask an interviewer, and who to send 'thank you' notes to.

9 min
Jan 17, 2018
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Wall Street Journal reporter Maureen Farrell explains how Spotify's upcoming IPO, estimated to take place around late March, could upend traditional IPO rules and how fees are paid to big banks.

9 min
Jan 16, 2018
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The Roth IRA, which turned 20 years old this month, can be especially beneficial to younger investors and offers features different from traditional IRAs. Retirement expert Ed Slott explains the pros and cons of investing in a Roth IRA.

6 min
Jan 14, 2018
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A new report from ATTOM Data Solutions finds its more affordable to buy a home in a slim majority of U.S. markets than it is to rent. But ATTOM senior VP Daren Blomquist says most of the population lives in markets where it's more affordable to rent.

7 min
Jan 11, 2018
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Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip explains why Jerome Powell, who assumes the top post at the Federal Reserve in February, could be in a tough position with regard to raising interest rates to ward off a potential stocks bubble burst.

6 min
Jan 11, 2018
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Wall Street Journal MoneyBeat editor Erik Holm explains Kodak's plan to launch an initial coin offering and enter the digital-currency world.

7 min
Jan 10, 2018
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Wall Street Journal contributor Dan Weil explains why there are limited opportunities for investments in sports and professional sports teams.

8 min
Jan 9, 2018
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Wall Street Journal 'Intelligent Investor' columnist Jason Zweig says that, amid an expected changeable stock market in 2018, investors should expect several factors to emerge this year.

11 min
Jan 8, 2018
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Northwestern Mutual's Brent Schutte explains why wages are likely to rise in 2018, with inflation following suit. Plus, he suggests how investors should plan their portfolios in response.

9 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Banks and non-bank lenders are battling over the use of credit scores used to decide which U.S. buyers can get a mortgage. The Wall Street Journal's Annamaria Andriotis explains how the fight could impact those of us with mortgages, and those who are applying for them.

8 min
Jan 4, 2018
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After a robust holiday spending spree by consumers, paying down debt will be on the minds of many consumers in 2018. Financial planner Rebecca Walser explains common traps debt-ridden consumers face, as well as smarter methods for getting out of the red.

5 min
Jan 3, 2018
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Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street editor Ken Brown outlines several key areas of the U.S. and global economies likely to impact investors in 2018.

9 min
Jan 2, 2018
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Before you decide how to invest, make sure you protect your data. Wall Street Journal reporter Veronica Dagher suggests that and other resolutions for consumers to make regarding their finances in 2018.

11 min
Dec 31, 2017
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With money a constant stress point for Americans, WalletHub is out with its 10 Financial Resolutions for 2018. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez runs down the list, which is designed to help people achieve financial fitness in the New Year.

8 min
Dec 28, 2017
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From joint tax return filing to changes associated with charitable deductions, Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders answers readers' and listeners' moat popular questions regarding the tax overhaul bill that takes effect Jan. 1.

5 min
Dec 27, 2017
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Veterans, students and parents seeking employment or a job change have made use of a free hotline provided by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas over the past several years. CEO John Challenger explains some information the hotline provides.

5 min
Dec 27, 2017
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Good news for college students and their parents: textbook prices are falling. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney says a surge in online comparison shopping has forced booksellers to provide cheaper options.

5 min
Dec 25, 2017
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Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart explains how consumer confidence this holiday season could mean trouble for the U.S. economy in 2018.

11 min
Dec 25, 2017
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Some investors who bought into Bitcoin years ago have since forgotten the passwords to log into their accounts. And that's leaving many unable to cash in - or get out - as the cryptocurrency soars to new highs and falls to new lows. The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Yang and Alison Sider explain the extremes some investors are going to in an attempt to recover lost passwords.

8 min
Dec 22, 2017
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Bankrate.com's Mark Hamrick details results of a recent report on consumer sentiment, and advises Americans what they should do with extra cash coming to their paycheck as a result of the new tax bill.

11 min
Dec 21, 2017
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Wall Street Journal analysis of the GOP tax bill and its impact on several groups, including families, consumers saving for retirement and homeowners considering a sale.

9 min
Dec 20, 2017
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Wall Street Journal cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna discusses alternative digital currencies benefiting from bitcoin's recent explosive growth, and how some are more stable than others.

8 min
Dec 19, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Heard in the Street columnist Justin Lahart discusses the direct benefits to the economy from the new tax plan expected in its first year.

5 min
Dec 18, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Sharon Nunn discusses the strong start to the holiday shopping season, including robust numbers posted by big brick-and-mortar retailers. She also measures the strong sales against income gains.

10 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Wall Street Journal personal technology editor Wilson Rothman discusses the best Chromebooks currently on the market, and offers advice for parents concerned about security controls on the devices.

10 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Fisher Investments' Ken Fisher explains misconceptions behind the current stock market. He also explains which sectors investors should seek out to find rewards, and why bitcoin could be a signal that a bear market is edging closer.

16 min
Dec 13, 2017
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The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will increase interest rates to a range of 1.25%-1.5%. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in her final news conference, answered questions on topics such as low inflation, the strength of the stock market and whether the central bank would consider launching its own version of bitcoin.

5 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains how proposed changes in the Republican tax bill could disrupt the withholding system and impact workers' paychecks next year.

7 min
Dec 11, 2017
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A new survey revealed the surprising fact that half of investors would stop saving for retirement if tax-deferred 401(k) account ended. Wells Fargo Asset Management's Fredrik Axsater explains what steps investors should take so they don't run out of money in retirement.

8 min
Dec 10, 2017
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Wall Street Journal news editor Susan Carey explains new fees that could soon be added to airline tickets, but this time the airlines aren't to blame.

7 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Despite Bitcoin's skyrocketing value and strong investor interest, some big banks on Wall Street are reluctant to enter the virtual currency's futures market. Wall Street Journal reporter Alexander Osipovich explains.

4 min
Dec 7, 2017
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The elimination of the state and local tax deduction in the Republican tax proposal could have an adverse effect on schools. Wall Street Journal reporter Michelle Hackman explains.

8 min
Dec 5, 2017
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Wall Street Reporter Laura Kusisto explains why buyers across nearly all groups pay in all cash, and details the pros and cons of doing so.