Podcasts are all the rage these days, especially with millennials and Gen Z. They’re a go-to source for news and entertainment — but they can also be a great form of financial education.
We’re guessing your podcast queue is already quite full, but if you can, you might consider finding room to squeeze in one or two more. We’ve combed Apple Music, Spotify, and Stitcher to come up with this list of 14 fantastic financial podcasts, and think each of these pods offer sage acumen on all things financial.
We love them all so much that we couldn’t rank them #1 to #14, so they’re listed alphabetically.
Those interested in FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) will appreciate host Paula Pant’s rise from Colorado newspaper reporter making $20,000 a year to real estate investor with multiple properties and a passion (and the means) for traveling. Pant focuses mainly on real estate investing in her podcast, but “Afford Anything” touches on other personal finance issues, as well.
Bad With Money
Cults! Money sharks! Shopping addiction! Economic mobility! No subject is off limits on this podcast that takes a close look at the intersection of finances and social justice. Comedian and New York Times bestselling author Gaby Dunn plays host to politicians, journalists, and activists as they discuss these trending (and often controversial) topics.
The BiggerPockets Money Podcast
BiggerPockets, a real estate investing social network, has a host of podcasts ranging from business to real estate investing, but “The BiggerPockets Money Podcast” is for those who have money — or want more of it. Financial experts Mindy Jenson and Scott Trench interview industry thought leaders to give listeners tips on how to keep more, spend smarter, and grow their wealth.
Another podcast for those in pursuit of FIRE, “ChooseFi” — focused on the financial independence aspect of FIRE — touches on tips to reduce expenses, get out of debt, and build passive income streams through real estate and online businesses. FI is all about pursuing happiness and, if the podcast isn’t enough, you can also join their 20,000-member Facebook group.
The Fairer Cents
If you’re a woman — or just interested in the money issues unique to women — subscribe to Tanja Hester and Kara Perez’s podcast immediately. The hosts of “The Fairer Cents” don’t simply hand out financial advice. Instead, they discuss the complex issues facing women like the economics of motherhood and the wage and wealth gaps.
Marriage, Kids and Money
Host and family man Andy Hill is all about helping his listeners “strengthen their family trees and live financially free.” From raising money-smart kids, strengthening marriages, and paying off mortgages, “Marriage, Kids and Money” guides young families through financial planning in a personable and empathetic way.
Geared to the seemingly most-maligned generation, host and certified financial planner Shannah Compton Game promises to “expand your brain and help you live your life on your terms.” “Millennial Money” talks about budgeting, saving, and traveling in a way that won’t put you to sleep, and also includes interviews with musicians, actors, chefs, and entrepreneurs.
Money for the Rest of Us
Are you a do-it-yourself investor? Then “Money for the Rest of Us” is a must listen. Host J. David Stein, a former chief investment strategist and money manager, helps DIY investors wade through the complex world of investing and finance by tackling issues like initial public offerings (IPOs), interest rates, and asset allocation.
The Money Nerds
Host Whitney Hansen takes a relatable approach to chatting money with Millennials. From setting financial goals to strategies for (affordable) self-care, “The Money Nerds” offers digestible advice in a conversational and fun way. Hansen tells the financial success stories of her guests and also provides personal guidance. With a variety of pod formats, from long-form interviews to the quick 5TFs (Five Tip Friday), Hansen has something for everyone.
Motley Fool Answers
The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial advice services company, has a bunch of podcasts, but “Motley Fool Answers” is tailored more for the novice or newer investor. Host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp tackle everything from market volatility to donating to charity to merging your finances when you get married.
Motley Fool Money
Here’s another pick from the Motley Fool family of podcasts for those who invest on their own. “Motley Fool Money” host David Kretzmann is joined each Friday by two to three “foolish” co-workers who discuss the week’s market news and share the stocks on their radar. Many episodes also include interviews with guests on various topics, including technology, retail stores, and movies.
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No list of must-listen podcasts would be complete without an entry from NPR. “Planet Money” breaks down current happenings in the economy through narrative stories and interviews with experts who help you better understand issues like rent control, Bitcoin, and even the price of (a bottle of) Coca-Cola.
The Truth About Money
Host Ric Edelman is the chairman and co-founder of Edelman Financial Services, as well as a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including one that shares the title of this podcast. On “The Truth About Money,” Edelman answers callers’ questions on a wide variety of financial topics and shares his opinion on issues like Social Security, the cost of college, and more.
So Money With Farnoosh Torabi
Host Farnoosh Torabi, a financial strategist, TV host, and bestselling author, interviews finance, business, and self-improvement thought-leaders three times a week on her podcast. “So Money” touches on topics like brand loyalty, saving for vacation, and preparing for retirement in a relaxed, non-judgmental way.
WSJ Your Money Briefing
This podcast is hosted by journalists from popular Wall Street Journal features like Heard on the Street and the Intelligent Investor. “WSJ Your Money Briefing” delivers just what the title promises: a straightforward and brief (episodes average 10 minutes) daily dose on all things financial — from investing and Wall Street, to vacationing and splitting the bill.
We could keep going (and going and going). Tons of informative financial podcasts exist and can help you regardless of your financial situation. We hope this list makes your commute or chore-time more tolerable — and informative.
We’re sure we missed a few others, so we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
- Which financial podcasts do you subscribe to?
- What is the best money tip you’ve heard on a podcast?
- What is your must-listen financial podcast?