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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal contributor Dan Weil explains why there are limited opportunities for investments in sports and professional sports teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart explains how consumer confidence this holiday season could mean trouble for the U.S. economy in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.