VIDEO: Dalio is convinced the world order is changing
Ray Dalio is convinced the world order is changing. For 50 years the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, has operated as a global macro investor. Now, he thinks we have to be ready for surprises not seen in our lifetimes.
VIDEO: The Moneyist answered some of the most difficult financial questions individuals face today
The Moneyist joins the Best New Ideas in Money Festival to answer some of the most difficult financial questions facing individuals, from estate planning and inheritances to nightmarish divorces.
|To change the world, we may need to change money first. Best New Ideas in Money podcast explores innovations that rethink how we live, work, spend, save and invest. Each week, MarketWatch reporter Charles Passy and economist Stephanie Kelton talk to leaders in business, tech, finance and government about the next phase of money's evolution, and meet real people whose lives are being changed as these new ideas are put to the test.|
Do collectibles belong in your portfolio?
Sports cards and other collectibles are hotter than ever — and the pandemic has played a part.
Solutions to help ease the housing shortage
How 3D-printing walls, adding backyard dwellings and turning malls into homes could help build more housing.
The best new ways to get financial help
Recession fears? Layoff panic? MarketWatch editors offer tips on how to set yourself up for success, even during tough times.
Does the Fed have a monopoly on ‘Fed’-ing?
It's tough being the Federal Reserve, which is often held responsible for both containing inflation and supporting the economy during a downturn. But what if we made the Fed's job easier?
Using our waste in new ways
This week, we’re revisiting an episode on how our wastewater can be reused as a new form of sustainable energy.
See past coverage from Best New Ideas in Money
In our previous editions of "Best New Ideas in Money", we explored the next phase in our financial evolution: the innovations that are rethinking money and unlocking exciting new possibilities.
How the ‘influencer’ industry grew out of an economic crisis
A new book looks into the rise of social-media influencers — and concerns about how this influence is being wielded.
America goes all in on sports betting
For years, sports gambling was illegal in most of the United States. Now, a majority of states have it. Who’s really winning and who’s losing?
How do lifesaving cancer drugs actually get made?
The big money story behind two blockbusters.
Is there a business case for magic mushrooms?
Psychedelics are coming to market and Wall Street wants in. Plus, how legalizing magic mushrooms in Oregon will look.
Could an exit exam boost the value of higher education?
Colleges and universities are facing declining enrollment and questions from employers about the workforce preparedness of recent graduates. Some say a standardized test might be the answer.
The year ahead in money
What lies ahead in 2023? From the labor market to the housing market, ADP Chief Economist Nela Richardson joins Stephanie and Charles for a look at the economy of the new year.
The future of affordable housing
This week, we’re revisiting an episode on new solutions in affordable housing, from a public-ownership rental option to co-housing.
How to plan a sabbatical
This week, we’re revisiting an episode on how sabbaticals crossed over from academia to the corporate world.
Big ideas of 2022—from debt relief to the end of superlow interest rates
As a historic year in the economy and markets concludes, we highlight some of the most impactful (in our opinion) policies, programs, and ideas in money this year, and explore what it might mean for 2023.
Do Americans love tipping? Why it’s not going away any time soon
New York restaurateur Danny Meyer tried to scrap tipping. It didn’t work.
How Adam Smith became an icon of capitalism
Adam Smith is one of the most influential icons of economic thought. In her new book, Harvard scholar Glory Liu explains how Smith rose to fame—and what we got wrong about him along the way.
Is it time to take another look at legal immigration?
Employers are increasingly relying on temporary visas to meet labor demands. Here's what some experts are saying about how to expand and reform existing programs.
Would more immigration boost U.S. innovation?
The U.S.-born population is shrinking, and that may spell trouble for the economy. Could more high-skilled immigration help?
This holiday season, buy nothing
This week, we’re revisiting an episode on how the Buy Nothing movement is shaking up the local gift economy.
‘The way we think about quitting is very negative’: Have you thought about quitting? Here’s why it should not be a dirty word.
Why are we so reluctant to quit? How do we become better at it, and is there ever a right time to throw in the towel?
Have you considered quitting? You should.
Author and poker champion Annie Duke says we should all be better at knowing when to fold ’em. Her new book explores how.
Do political ads persuade?
Political campaigns spend an enormous amount of money on advertising — this year’s election may be the most expensive midterm in U.S. history. But does it work?
Buy now, pay forever?
A type of installment payment plan has surged by ten-fold over the past two years. But a new report from a leading consumer watchdog is raising red flags about so-called "buy now, pay later" loans.
The Zero-Down-Payment Mortgage
There's a new zero-down-payment mortgage program in a handful of cities across the U.S. How does it work, and what are some other new ideas that aim to responsibly expand home ownership?
Is popular personal-finance advice on the money?
What happened when a finance professor looked into the advice given in the best-read personal-finance books.