Top 5 Personal Finance Podcasts

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If you’re looking to learn about personal finance or find a way to dive deeper and keep money top of mind, podcasts are a great way to start. You can listen during your daily commute or even when you’re doing other things, if you’re a good multitasker.

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GOBankingRates found five personal finance podcasts that cover everything from student loan debt to investing in real estate to retirement planning (and more). Hosted by experts, if you’re into all things personal finance, you should definitely give it a listen.

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Brown Ambition

Brown Ambition is led by bestselling finance author Tiffany Aliche and former Lending Tree Chief Content Officer Mandi Woofruff-Santos. The women tackle real, everyday issues with everything from how much money is appropriate to give at weddings to how to save for retirement when you’re still drowning in student loans and credit card debt. The ladies also have an “Ask Me Anything” section on their site where you can submit any questions you have anonymously to be featured on their five-star rated weekly show. They keep it light, yet simple, and what more could you really want?

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coach carson

Real estate investing is having its moment this year, and Coach Carson’s podcast focuses on how to make money investing in real estate. Whether you’re on Instagram and your favorite meme page comes up patronizing someone with a post describing how they got rich with “seven rentals” or a quick TikTok claiming real estate made them a lot of money, chances are good. that his eyes have landed on this strategy in 2021. Coach Carson interviews big wigs in the real estate space, so you can hear directly from the pros on how to do what everyone else seems to be doing. This advantage, plus his focus on this strategy as a path to financial independence, is what makes his program a step above the rest.

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Surely every financial professional and economics student on the planet knows the book by name, but now Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner have graced us once again with their very own podcast. The basic gist of the book is that there is a hidden side to everything, especially the way the world and the economy works. Levitt is a distinguished professor of economics at the University of Chicago and he does a good job of explaining the underside of it all in his best-selling debut book. Dubner famously said, “One could argue that morality represents the way people would like the world to work, while economics represents how it actually works.”

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Fifteen Minute Financial Advisor

Michael Policar is a licensed fiduciary financial planner who also runs his own financial planning podcast. He is a professional, and it shows in the way he talks. If you’ve ever watched Khan Academy on YouTube during school or prepared for a grueling licensing exam, Policar’s style and clear explanations will be familiar to you. He explains things like employee benefits in a concise and scholarly way, but without going on for half an hour. His experience comes when he explains something like a 401(k) during its distribution phase and how to set up his retirement accounts to ensure he pays as little tax as possible, something he would normally have to pay a Financial Advisor. He also discusses how to start investing, general tax strategies, and estate planning, among other things, all in 15 minutes.

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We study billionaires

Billionaires are not popular with everyone. That said, we can all borrow from some of his proven strategies to improve our own financial lives, and that’s exactly what Stig Brodersen and Trey Lockerbie do it with their podcast. As part of the Investor’s Network, the duo provide interviews such as inflation master classes with directors of investment firms. Another favorite, “How to Identify a Great Company,” teaches listeners how to choose stocks for their fundamental value rather than trends on Reddit.

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Last update: September 21, 2021

About the Author

Georgina Tzanetos is a former financial advisor who studied post-industrial capitalist structures at New York University. She has eight years of experience with concentrations in asset management, portfolio management, private client banking, and investment research. Georgina has written for Investopedia and WallStreetMojo.

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