Approximately 15% of Americans listened to podcasts in 2015. That number is double what it was in 2008. If you want to get inspired about your personal finances, listening to money podcasts is something you can easily do on your commute to and from work or while exercising. Here are 10 of the best money podcasts to start with.
Listen Money Matters
Listen Money Matters podcast is hosted by Andrew Fiebert and Thomas Frank. The podcast is available to download on the website or on iTunes and Stitcher. What makes this podcast unique is that it is uncensored or rehearsed. Andrew and Thomas are both pretty entertaining guys, but more than being humorous, they have useful, everyday tips that will help you build wealth from the moment you start until the day you retire. You could also check out my guest post on their blog while you’re at it (sorry, had to get it in there).
$mart Women is a podcast hosted by Michelle McKinnon, a financial advisor from Payne Capital Management. What sets this podcast apart from the others is its focus to educate women on smart personal finances. Topics include things like teaching your children about finances, having a financially responsible marriage and interviews with female entrepreneurs.
Mo’ Money Podcast
Mo’ Money Podcast is created by Jessica Moorhouse. Her personal finance blog, Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses, recently underwent a change and is now rebranded as Jessica Moorhouse. Jessica’s fun and sassy approach to dealing with money matters makes both her blog and podcast instantly addicting. She features a new guest every week to share their unique money story. The way she seeks out her guests’ expert opinions on money matters really inspires listeners to improve their financial situations. You can also check out the guest post I wrote for Jessica a few months ago!
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi has been named as a “Top Podcast to Grow Your Business” by Inc. Magazine. She’s written numerous books on personal finance and has worked with Fortune 100 executives.
This is a daily podcast, so you’ll never run out of material to listen to. What is unique about this podcast is the very candid discussions Farnoosh has with top financial correspondents and influencers. Guests have included names like Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, and Danielle LaPorte. Learn their tips as well as information on their failures – and what they learned from those early mistakes.
You Need a Budget
You Need a Budget podcast starts with the basics of personal finance, learning how to budget the money you have and your expenses. This podcast is particularly valuable to those just getting started on better managing their finances because it covers topics like how to stop overdrafts, ways to pay off credit card debt and making sure every dollar you have is assigned somewhere.
The site also offers a handy app that can help you track what’s going on with your bank account and where your budget is at.
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff Mom Never Told You is hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin. The podcast covers many topics applicable to women, including a variety of tricks to better handle your finances. Although the perspective of the podcast is geared toward women, men will enjoy many of the tips as well.
Planet Money is produced twice weekly by NPR. The site describes the podcast as having a tone of meeting a friend at a bar and discussing the economy. If you’re looking for a wider perspective on money around the world and how various news items impact the stock market and a country’s finances, then this podcast will explain it in easy terms.
Stacking Benjamins is a podcast that focuses on the topic of saving money. If you aren’t already actively saving, then this podcast will give you a ton of useful and easy ideas to get you started. If you are already saving, you’ll pick up tricks to speed up the process and ideas for getting the most out of your savings.
Each episode is a magazine-style, meaning that it’s broken into segments of 10 to15 minutes each. In a one-hour show, the host Joe Saul-Sehy, covers a number of topics.
Freakonomics doesn’t just have a catchy name. It also offers practical advice geared toward millennials. Some of the topics include choosing a place to live based on numerous financial factors (cost of living, etc.) and changing the way you think about money in general.
The site and show is the brainchild of a team of journalists and experts in personal finance topics.
Marketplace Money is a Minnesota Public Radio podcast that looks at events in the US and around the world and helps listeners understand how those events might impact their wallets. Host David Lazarus spends time talking to various experts, and then he relates those topics to finances. For example, he chats with relationship expert Andrea Syrtash and asks her what conversations couples should have about money before the wedding.
Podcasts allow you to listen to advice about money on your own schedule, so you never miss a show. You’ll hear from experts from around the world. Before you know it, you’ll be managing your finances better than ever before.