Whether you’re a finance nerd or a finance newbie, personal finance podcasts give you a chance to learn more about how to improve your financial situation.
The best thing about podcasts is the ability to multitask. You can learn more about personal finance while driving, doing housework, gardening, exercising, or just kicking back at the beach!
And if you’re on the lookout for a few new personal finance podcasts to add to your listening library, we have some brilliant options for you.
Here are five personal finance podcasts to listen to right now.
1. How to Money
Joel and Matt are excited to teach you How to Money through their podcast of that name. This podcast aims to make personal finance approachable for everyone, regardless of where you are in your financial life. At the center of the podcast is “7 Money Gears”:
- Save $2,467 for a basic emergency fund
- Invest in a 401k or other workplace retirement account
- Pay off high-interest debt (like credit cards)
- Fully fund your emergency fund
- Invest in tax-sheltered retirement accounts
- Pay off lower-interest rate debt (like student loans and home mortgages)
- Pursue your other big saving and investing goals
Knowing where you’re at in this system of 7 Money Gears will help you hone in on the podcast episodes that will be most useful to you in your current financial circumstances. And you’ll be able to grow into subsequent gear levels with direction from How to Money.
2. So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning personal finance podcast that’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and even Oprah. Farnoosh interviews people about their financial journeys and offers actionable tips to help you become a financial success as well.
Popular episodes of So Money with Farnoosh Torabi include:
- Black Wealth Matters with guest, Queen Latifah
- Why We Should (and Can) All be Millionaires
- Buying, Selling, and Investing in Real Estate
Farnoosh also regularly hosts “Ask Farnoosh” episodes where she fields personal finance questions from her audience. The questions range from relatable topics (how do I curb spending impulses?) to topics you may not have considered (should I finance IVF?). There’s something here for everyone!
3. Afford Anything
Paula Pant successfully achieved financial independence in her early 30s through a portfolio of eight rental properties that generate $43,000 per year in income. And if you’re interested in learning how to build this type of passive income, Paula’s willing to show you how she did it.
Paula’s podcast, Afford Anything, starts with a simple principle: you can’t afford everything, but if you prioritize, you can afford anything. Paula’s priority in her late 20s was to explore the world, so she cut costs everywhere else in her life until she had enough money to quit her job and travel for two years. If you want to know more about earning passive income through real estate or living the digital nomad life, Afford Anything is for you!
4. Planet Money
Planet Money by NPR (National Public Radio) offers an interesting look into how money rules the world. This podcast tackles major financial topics, making them both accessible and entertaining to the audience.
Recent episodes include diverse topics like:
- A Superhero Goes to Hollywood: the financial impacts of taking a character from a comic book to the big screen
- The $100 Million Deli: how the stock market made a small New Jersey deli worth $100 million
- Workin’ 9 to 5: The progress of women in the workplace since the classic film was released 40 years ago (and where we need additional progress
Planet Money finds ways to make financial topics fascinating, even to those who aren’t typically into personal finance.
You should also check out The Indicator by Planet Money. The indicator offers bite-size episodes of about 10 minutes each so you can get your financial fix quickly.
5. Bigger Pockets
If you’re interested in real estate investing to build wealth, Bigger Pockets will be among your favorite personal finance podcasts.
Bigger Pockets offers introductory topics for new real estate investors (like The 5 Fundamentals that Lead to $35M of Real Estate in 1 Year) as well as advanced topics for seasoned investors (like Landing Incredible Deals Using This “Scary” Technique).
Many of the episodes are interviews with real-world real estate investors who detail their path to investment success. They offer tips on how to emulate them or even how to avoid the mistakes they made.
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