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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.
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.
Wall Street Journal reporter Kate Davidson details several amendments in the Senate version of the GOP tax bill that provide unexpected benefits for several industries, like cruise ships.
Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Saunders explains the battle over state and local tax deductions within the Republican tax proposal.
Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna explains what triggered Bitcoin's wild swings on Wednesday in which the virtual currency soared to $11,000 and finished the day at roughly $9,500.
Wall Street Journal reporter James Mackintosh discusses the unusual current scenario of growth stocks strongly outperforming value stocks, as well as when value stocks are likely to rebound.
Business lending has plunged to its lowest level since the beginning of 2011, despite strong economic indicators like low unemployment and a healthy third-quarter GDP. Wall Street Journal Reporter Christina Rexrode explains why that's puzzling economists.
Scammers are ready to take advantage of consumers, especially during the holiday season. Cybersecurity expert and former CIA technology director Dr. Eric Cole explains how you can protect yourself from credit card scams and hackers.
Minutes from the last policy meeting indicated that the Federal Reserve is on track for one more rate hike this year. But policymakers were also worried about persistently weak inflation. We get details from the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry.
Major shopping centers are spending big to draw shoppers in and compete with online retailers this holiday season. Wall Street Journal Reporter Esther Fung explains just how much they're spending, and whether it's working.
We've mostly been talking about how Republican tax plans differ in the House and the Senate. But The Wall Street Journal's Laura Saunders explains why it's more important to look at overlap in the plans, to find out which proposals are most likely to pass.
Should you forego turkey and family on Thanksgiving to get the best holiday season 'Doorbuster' deals, or is it wise to wait until Cyber Monday? DealNews's Janice Lieberman explains the best ways to strategize your initial holiday season shopping spree.
Despite spending $100 million on Chase Pay, JP Morgan is struggling to compete against other banks and tech companies who offer similar mobile payment programs. The Wall Street Journal's Emily Glazer explains why JP Morgan is having so much trouble.
Special coverage of the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and WSJ Editor in Chief Gerard Baker discuss the GOP tax proposal and the impact on corporations. Mnuchin also comments on Fed chairman-nominee Jerome Powell as well as sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.
A survey by CreditCards.com finds just a bare majority of Americans will buy a gift that costs at least 50 dollars this holiday season. And that frugality also includes many upper income households, according to Matt Schulz of CreditCards.com.
A couple of studies say California's biggest housing markets figure to be among the losers if the GOP's tax reform bill becomes law. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto says the reason is the bill's limits on mortgage-interest deduction.
The House GOP tax overhaul bill faces many hurdles to passage by year's end. That's because there are disagreements over issues such as deductions, the child tax credit and pass-through income. We get details from the Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes.
A strong economy is encouraging S&P 500 firms to sell and spend more, but profits aren't rising as quickly in the fourth quarter as they were earlier this year. Wall Street Journal Reporter Theo Francis explains why.
Several Caribbean destinations are still recovering from a damaging hurricane season, causing travel bookings to pick up in other areas, like Jamaica. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney talks about what you need to know if you're looking to travel this holiday season.
The U.S. homeownership rate inched higher for the second consecutive quarter, but should we expect that to continue? The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains how buyers are not deterred by the difficulty in finding an affordable home, and why the current market benefits renters.
The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab explains why the savings rate among U.S. consumers is remarkably low, and why an increase in savings could mean bad news for Wall Street.
Do consumers fear data breaches more than spiders? WalletHub's Jill Gonzalez outlines what concerns consumers the most, as well as the least ideal credit card rewards programs currently in the marketplace.
The Wall Street Journal's Chris Dieterich explains the Sharpe ratio and how it measures levels of reward and risk in the stock market. He notes that while there is little risk in the current market climate, history tells us to expect a change.
Health-related jobs in areas such as home health care and hospitals will grow by about 3.7 million jobs by 2026, according to a new report released by the Labor Department. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has the latest on further jobs growth.
Wall Street Journal reporter Kelsey Gee discusses the growing trend of the sharing of salary information in the workplace among employees, most notably millennials, and how companies have become more transparent about compensation.
The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab explains how supply and demand could play a more significant role in the price of natural gas than weather this winter season.
The Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman explains how homeowners impacted by Hurricane Irma who allow builders to negotiate with insurance companies, known as an assignment of benefit, can drive up insurance rates.
The amount U.S. workers can contribute annually to their 401K accounts would be significantly reduced under proposals related to the Republican tax reform plan. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen explains why the financial industry has voiced opposition.
Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel discusses the growing U.S. freelance workforce, whose earnings exceed a trillion dollars annually, and why they develop tools to succeed faster than full-time workers.
Wall Street Journal markets editor Colin Barr and Plimsoll Mark Capital's Jim Awad discuss the October 19, 1987 'Black Monday' stock market crash and whether current global economic conditions could trigger a similar event.
Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani outlines keys to what's driven the Dow Jones Industrial Average to repeated records, and what traders fear could spook Wall Street.
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains how the mortgage interest tax deduction could be eliminated under the proposed tax overhaul, but how homeowners could still enjoy a tax benefit.
A data dive shows different types of planes within airline fleets have varying records for on-time arrivals and cancellations. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney breaks down how you can better get to your destination on time.
Investors often earn tidy profits from spun-off companies. The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried explains why some spin-offs, however, do poorly versus the broader market. She also explains why some large corporations choose not to spin off components as separate companies.
Traditional retailers are expected to have another frosty holiday season as consumer continue to purchase online. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn explains how investors are shorting brick-and-mortar retailers, and why some are even placing bearish bets against online giant Amazon.