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Money-focused podcasts are very popular right now. After the pandemic imploded everyone’s listening routines and habits, Spotify recently reported that podcast consumption has more than doubled. This is a clear sign that everyone is hungry for information, advice or just entertainment. Whatever you’re looking for, here are the top 10 financial podcasts to dive into.
The best personal finance podcasts
- Listen for: How to make the most of your most limited resources: time, energy, money
All right, she got me with the title. But Paula Pant is also a hands-on podcaster: She thinks you can afford anything, but not everything. Her skillful and engaging interview style appeals to a wide range of guests touching on the emotional and psychological aspects of money, but with a guilt-free and approachable tone. No need to apply Doom-and-gloomers; this podcast has a strong thread of optimism.
Recommended Episode: “Timeless Financial Lessons From My Grandma,” a classic interview with Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary. Of course, grandmothers have the best advice. “Avoid debt like the devil” is particularly wise wisdom.
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‘Largest pocket money’
- Listen for: Stories of massive debt payments and people achieving financial independence
Do you want to dip your toe in the water? Co-hosts Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen bring good energy and zero condescension to this podcast, which is appealing to newcomers to the personal finance space, people seeking advice on paying off debt, or those who find value in interviewing with leaders of opinion. If you’re especially interested in investing in real estate, the BiggerPockets podcast for parents explores that niche.
Recommended Episode: “Planning for the Unexpected: Being Financially Prepared to Take Advantage of Opportunities.” Recorded a few months into the pandemic, this interview with I will teach you to be rich Founder Ramit Sethi delves into the value of overreacting and how to start a new business during a crisis.
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‘Women and money’
- Listen for: Empowerment, encouragement and expert wisdom
Aimed primarily at women “and men smart enough to listen,” this twice-weekly roundup comes straight from the queen of personal finance. “Women and Money” shows what Suze Orman (a NextAdvisor contributor) does best: talk real about real issues, no sugar-coating allowed. Most episodes are around 30 minutes long and focus on listener questions and relevant news (he recently did a deep dive on the economy and the stock market), while also spending time on the more intangible aspects of the game. money, like what it means to be emotionally and financially. strong.
Recommended Episode: “Truth or Consequences”, Suze’s first episode after major surgery, in which she relates the importance of health and wealth.
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- Listen for: Conversations with smart guests and practical advice to live a richer and happier life
With over 1,000 episodes in the bank, “So Money” is a reliable and entertaining podcast powerhouse. Hosted by NextAdvisor Contributing Editor Farnoosh Torabi, this series attracts well-known entrepreneurs and celebrities who speak candidly about money matters, plus weekly “Ask Farnoosh” episodes with timely advice. She’s fast, relatable, authoritative, and fun—everything you want in a host.
Recommended Episode: This interview from Queen Latifah, part of Torabi’s month-long Black Wealth Matters series, in which they talk about overcoming the value of loving your job and closing the racial wealth gap.
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‘This is uncomfortable’
- Listen for: Narratives and conversations about how money influences life and relationships.
Hosted by Reema Khrais, this relatively new Marketplace podcast is a welcome addition to the world of podcasts. Loosely based on life and “how money messes with it,” there’s no shortage of episodes on tricky topics like what to do if your boyfriend wants to pay the rent, how to deal with a $35,000 COVID-19 bill, and a feature called ” group chat” where guests reach out and offer advice to readers’ questions. Conversational, fun, but also thoughtful, this podcast offers sharp, down-to-earth advice for real-world questions.
Recommended Episode: “Money Makes Me Sick,” which offers much-needed strategies and support around one of the most universally uncomfortable topics: checking your bank account.
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‘Professional Side Hustle’
- Listen for: Confidence and motivation to pursue more than your day job
Described as “the first and only podcast to spotlight bold black female entrepreneurs who have climbed from side hustle to profitable business,” this podcast by Nicaila Matthews Okome is so inspiring you’ll want to write a business proposal before you finish your first episode. . Sprinkled in between in-depth interviews with women who have made it big (we’re talking seven-figure big businesses), there are practical tips for turning passion projects into moneymakers. Her message seems to resonate: this series has been downloaded four million times in four years.
Recommended Episode: “7 Tried and True Tips for Working Sideways When You’re Short on Time” is a reflection from the host herself on the transition from working at NPR to becoming an entrepreneur.
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- Listen for: General explanations of what is happening with the economy.
This classic podcast has all the NPR signatures: high-quality production values, highly relevant topics, and hosts with soothing voices, all packed into an inviting 30 minutes. Imagine getting the biggest headlines when it comes to the economy, but with narration, interviews, and more fun than you’d normally find in the newsprint. They have fun too and recently did a “summer school” session at the fictional “Planet Money University”.
Recommended Episode: “Money and Justice,” a dissection focused on reparations money and what it really means to defund the police.
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- Listen for: Knowledge about empowerment to make changes and good choices.
This podcast just celebrated its fifth anniversary and it’s more lively than ever. Hosted by “Brown Ambition” by NextAdvisor contributor Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche and personal finance journalist Mandi Woodruff, your dual host brings levity and understanding to the often opaque or frustrating financial realms. What sets this one apart: Follow-ups to previous episodes, a wide cast of guests, and a focus on the intersection of career, business, and money.
Recommended episode: “Do you want to retire at 40?” an interview with two FIRE (Financial Independence, Early Retirement) devotees, which received a huge response from listeners eager to do the same.
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‘Money for the rest of us’
- Listen for: Advice on managing your own investment portfolio
Attention investors: J. David Stein is worried about his future. The former investment strategist and money manager demystifies money and markets in an accessible tone, with the overall goal of feeling confident enough not to worry so much about money. If he wants to take the next step with his money but isn’t interested in hiring a financial advisor yet, this podcast is a good place to start.
Recommended Episode: “How to Do Financial Planning,” a 25-minute deep dive into portfolio management and testing your financial plans.
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- Listen for: Personalized advice from a CFP
Barbara Ginty is a certified financial planner who wants you to be rich in the future. His series of interviews is a bit like eavesdropping on a financial planning taper therapy session that revolves around finances, how to approach relationships (should partners split bills 50/50?) is especially appropriate since that Ginty herself made a big career change at age 29. You probably already ask yourself many of the questions your listeners have; this feels like getting an expert opinion for free.
Recommended Episode: “Your Side Activities Will Pay Off Your Debt by the End of 2020,” a follow-up with a previous interviewee who has made great strides in paying off his debt and what he needs to do next.
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