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In Detroit: How Does a Hair Care Entrepreneur Work?

Slate's Working

Gwen Jimmere started Naturalicious to sell her home-devised hair care products.

48 Min

Jun 18, 2017

Should Spouses Retire Together?

WSJ Journal Report

Glenn Ruffenach, former editor and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, explores the pros and cons of married couples retiring at the same time. He says that whatever couples decide, they should discuss it beforehand.

8 Min

Jun 6, 2017

Mistakes People Make When Paying for College

WSJ Journal Report

As the school year ends, summer vacation offers parents and students alike the opportunity to focus on what may be their most dreaded subject: paying for college. WSJ Contributor Chana Schoenberger takes a closer look.

7 Min

Jun 6, 2017

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11 min
Jun 4, 2017
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In our twenty-second weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week.

44 min
Jun 4, 2017
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Jordan Smith is a captain of the Pride of Baltimore II, a recreation of a 19th century Baltimore Clipper

9 min
Jun 3, 2017
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A developer in Pennsylvania decides to create a book registry website to cater to it bringing in a new stream of passive income.

12 min
May 28, 2017
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Listen to this episode for 3 specific tips and a simple methodology for making decisions.

43 min
May 28, 2017
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Damon Walker helps real estate investors manage Section 8 housing

7 min
May 27, 2017
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A love of 1920s-style photography allows a Texas woman to leave her day job and bring in multiple six-figures with classic “recreations” of a faraway time.

11 min
May 23, 2017
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Americans of all political stripes are worried about climate change. But surveys find they're unwilling to pay what it costs to fight it, according to Wall Street Journal contributor Sam Ori.

31 min
May 22, 2017
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Leigh Clayton takes care of the health of 1,500 animals in Baltimore's National Aquarium

5 min
May 22, 2017
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There's growing consensus that the end of ever-rising oil consumption is in sight. The big question is, when? The Wall Street Journal's Elena Cherney reports from Toronto.

11 min
May 21, 2017
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In our twentieth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
May 20, 2017
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After kicking cancer to the curb, a Texas oncology nurse discovers the power of essential oils for hair regrowth and launches her own handmade hair care line.

5 min
May 19, 2017
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The gas station is in for a major overhaul. The world's big oil companies have all sorts of potential changes on the drawing board, including new fuel options, restaurants, and package-delivery services. WSJ's Sarah Kent reports from London.

6 min
May 19, 2017
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Adventures in creating homemade presents for friends and family lead a Beyoncé-obsessed duo to lip balm world domination. Bonus: learn Abraham Lincoln’s favorite dessert recipes.

8 min
May 18, 2017
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A web developer and a faceless artist in Florida team up with celebrities on Instagram to promote hip hop glitter pendants. Thug life has never looked so shiny!

11 min
May 17, 2017
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Wall Street Journal contributor Alexandra Samuel tells us how survey makers could vastly improve surveys. And she does so by creating her own survey, directed at the survey makers.

14 min
May 17, 2017
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A web developer develops an audio system that helps medical students memorize human anatomy. Seven years later, it still produces $800/month in profit.

8 min
May 17, 2017
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Many of us take breaks at work, but some breaks work better than others at helping us stay effective. Wall Street Journal contributor Heidi Mitchell talks about studies that set out to find which breaks work the best.

9 min
May 16, 2017
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After a doctor diagnoses her husband with a corn syrup allergy, a healthcare analyst mixes up a line of healthy, sweet baked goods that turns into a stable second income.

8 min
May 15, 2017
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An avid plant collector in the UK makes the most out of a temporary unemployment situation by building and selling glass terrariums.

14 min
May 14, 2017
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In our nineteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

6 min
May 13, 2017
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After overcoming childhood barriers, Shirag Shemmassian leveraged his educational success to launch an admissions assistance side hustle.

8 min
May 12, 2017
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An avid runner has a difficult time finding gloves or mittens that feel comfortable enough for running while also keep her fingers warm in the winter. She decides to make her own and pursues a patent for her idea.

7 min
May 11, 2017
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A former NASA employee with an unbridled enthusiasm for horseback riding changes her hustle strategy and proves she’s no one trick pony. We’re not horsing around!

7 min
May 10, 2017
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A corporate employee takes charge over a new branch of the company he works at and ends up creating a second income for himself. Don’t fire your boss… get them to pay you twice!

63 min
May 9, 2017
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Dan Deacon makes inventive, playful electronic music, and leads crowds through silly group exercises.

7 min
May 8, 2017
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Derek Tharp says there are benefits to not getting paid a high salary in your first job after college.

8 min
May 8, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Andrea Fuller had no idea how much she paid in adviser fees for her mutual funds or ETFs. Here's her story of the (beyond) frustrating experience she underwent trying to find out.

9 min
May 7, 2017
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In our eighteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

7 min
May 6, 2017
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A Tennessee man starts a low-tech, low-stress side hustle and creates a substantial side income working only on the weekend. No website needed!

9 min
May 5, 2017
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Sometimes a shift is all you need to get on the right track. This blogger was able to get out of debt and make $82,000 last year while working two hours a day before and after his real job.

9 min
May 5, 2017
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Derek Tharp says there are benefits to not getting paid a high salary in your first job after college.

6 min
May 4, 2017
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She’s loud, she’s proud, and she’s wielding a hammer to smash the patriarchy with her hand-stamped feminist jewelry line.

9 min
May 3, 2017
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Four friends take a whack at the lawn care industry’s weeds and find ways to better connect vendors and customers.

11 min
May 2, 2017
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Stories about how company founders struggled to pursue their dreams and to realize them are quite seductive to would-be entrepreneurs. These tales can also do more harm than good, says Wall Street Journal contributor Morra Aarons-Mele.

46 min
May 1, 2017
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Jenny Egan defends children in juvenile court, trying to keep them from getting locked up.

7 min
May 1, 2017
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While serving time after a run in with the law, one man and his cousin get creative in the kitchen, then launch a successful food truck, catering, and restaurant business in rural Pennsylvania.

7 min
May 1, 2017
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Wall Street Journal contributor Stephen Hicks says we all can apply the entrepreneurial approach to our own lives. That's because we're born with the ability to take risks, think creatively and challenge the normal way of doing things.

11 min
May 1, 2017
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Stories about how company founders struggled to pursue their dreams and to realize them are quite seductive to would-be entrepreneurs. These tales can also do more harm than good, says Wall Street Journal contributor Morra Aarons-Mele.

9 min
Apr 30, 2017
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In our seventeenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 29, 2017
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A Texas photographer combines his love for art and science fiction to add magic to his photography specializing in cosplay and all things geek.

6 min
Apr 28, 2017
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An on-location, by appointment yoga studio helps a UX designer earn an additional $40,000 a year working only a few hours each week.

11 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Roadside attractions were spawned from the superhighway systems' creation in the mid-20th century. They're still around, though as Wall Street Journal contributor Kevin Brass says, making money can be tricky.

8 min
Apr 27, 2017
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A couple brings their love of handmade wooden accessories, technology, and design to life with a side hustle manufacturing handmade wooden desk accessories and phone cases.

7 min
Apr 26, 2017
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A late night craving evolves into a cookie delivery service spreading chocolate chip goodness throughout the land.

8 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A longing for expression and self-love pushes one woman into a successful side hustle helping others live more fulfilling lives through the practice of breathwork.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Our next guest says don't count on investment professionals to sniff out financial fraud. Wall Street Journal Contributor Deborah Gage joins us from San Jose, California and says we can all learn to better tell truth from fiction.

8 min
Apr 24, 2017
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A New York-based consultant brews his need for energy into a tea delivery service that offers customers a chance to discover new tea varieties each month.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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How to regulate the financial system is crucially important, and often hard to understand. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Ackerman breaks it down from our newsroom in Washington.

9 min
Apr 23, 2017
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In our sixteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us from Atlanta with a list of tips for mixing vacation time and volunteer work, otherwise known as voluntourism.

10 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Our next guest says she spent too much of her life chasing more and more. Now, retired, she realizes that enough is often enough. There are lessons for all ages here. Wall Street Journal Contributor Robbie Shell joins us from Philadelphia.

40 min
Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

8 min
Apr 21, 2017
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After witnessing the struggles that many students have with one of college’s most challenging subjects, a chemist creates a blog to help bridge the gap in knowledge.

6 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A lifelong crafter who makes jewelry to cope with the stress of working in the mental health field launches an etsy store and gets her items featured on several major TV shows.

11 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach brings us a list of great films for all ages to watch about retirement and aging.

8 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Healthy meal planning can be rough. One man is on a mission to help people be more health-conscious with his subscription-based website selling meal prep recipes.

5 min
Apr 15, 2017
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A fascination for why people think helps a performing artist shift from earning $2,000 for college shows to $20,000 for corporate events.

5 min
Apr 14, 2017
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In this buzzworthy episode, a Texas woman creates a $4,000/month side hustle as an advocate for sustainable honeybee habitats.

44 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Karida Collins names her yarn colors after Baltimore neighborhoods at her Neighborhood Fiber Company

7 min
Apr 13, 2017
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A Colorado scientist publishes a science fiction magazine and builds it to a sustainable income of $1,800/month, funded largely by his readers.

8 min
Apr 12, 2017
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As much as modern medicine has changed with technology one place you really don't see it is in that annual physical exam. Wall Street Journal Contributor Dr. Peter Pronovost joins us from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

6 min
Apr 12, 2017
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As phones, tablets and other digital devices become ever more integrated into our daily lives patients are using them to record their trips to the doctor. Wall Street Journal Contributor Dr. Gurpreet Dahliwal joins us from San Francisco.

6 min
Apr 12, 2017
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A 365-day photo project transitions to a hustle teaching small business owners how to create videos using their smartphones.

6 min
Apr 11, 2017
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An expat living in Japan packages candy and sends it around the world to hundreds of people who pay $29/month.

6 min
Apr 10, 2017
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A New York City man goes on a forgettable date, but falls in love with an idea to create his own museum tours.

9 min
Apr 9, 2017
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In our fourteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

6 min
Apr 8, 2017
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WSJ readers send us a variety of questions about financing college, including how best to use "529" plans, the tax-advantaged higher-education accounts that invest in mutual funds. Contributor Chana Schoenberger helps us go through the mailbag.

5 min
Apr 8, 2017
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How five minutes of internet research inspired one couple to start an in-home pilates studio in their unfinished basement.

6 min
Apr 7, 2017
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A stay-at-home mother starts a podcast about essential oils and pulls her family off government assistance.

7 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Male stock analysts tend to write more favorably about public companies headed by men than about companies led by women. White analysts favor firms run by white chief executives. Wall Street Journal Contributor Jeff Brown joins us with a closer look.

7 min
Apr 6, 2017
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A corporate employee in Texas enters the online world of calligraphy and hand-lettering, and changes it along the way to suit her strengths.

6 min
Apr 5, 2017
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A leather craftsman starts a successful, multiple six-figure side hustle after being inspired by the tannery he works at for his day job.

53 min
Apr 4, 2017
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Laura Lippman tells us about her writing and revision process, and why she's tired of arguing about the validity of genre novels.

6 min
Apr 4, 2017
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In Washington, DC, a stay-at-home mom and former teacher helps immigrants gain citizenship with YouTube tutorials.