Top Money Podcasts
Sometimes it feels like the more you learn about money and investing, the more you need to know. And that’s why we’re also sharing a few downloadable or streamed podcasts that we feel do a good job of talking money.
We’re all about simplifying finances and making investing easy. Often, the people featured on these highlighted podcasts may offer tips and tricks that may complement any other guidance you’re absorbing.
Hey, it’s hard to discount free tips and tricks, especially when your financial journey may not always be free of stress. It’s good to feel like you’re not alone in this. We’re here for you, of course, and these podcasts can make good company when you’re feeling the pressure.
You might want to give a listen to some or all of the following money podcasts.
Ask many of your peers, and many of them will likely agree that National Public Radio’s Planet Money is a go-to when it comes to taking a money or investment deep dive.
What they’re going for: tapping a friend and saying, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” In other words, a fun meetup where you walk away knowing more than when you came in.
Planet Money was launched in 2008—yep, right in the middle of the financial crisis. Since then, it has won a number of industry nods, including a Peabody and an Edward R. Murrow Award for its investigation into the Wells Fargo whistleblower scandal. You’ll find that this podcast is often focused on the economy’s bigger picture (macro!), but always with the everyday financial life in mind.
Interesting episodes include:
• What Should We Be Worried About? (hint: corporate debt, the trade war with China, recession, and even worry itself!)
• The Battle for the Office Thermostat (actually cites a quantitative study that can shed real light on this eternal struggle.)
The Tim Ferriss Show
The mastermind behind The Four Hour Workweek focuses on “tactics, tools, and routines you can use.” This includes morning routines, exercise habits, and time management tricks that can help you get to where you need to go.
According to Forbes, it is often named the number one business podcast with over 100 million downloads (it has recently surpassed 400 million downloads). Readers of Fortune magazine’s Term Sheet recently selected The Tim Ferriss Show as their top business podcast.
With guests like Arnold Schwarzenegger, venture capitalist Peter Thiel, and entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, you’ll be getting insight from the people who live success every day.
Episodes of note:
• How to Find Mentors (oh, and he also addresses the meaning of life here)
• Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach (listen to how Eric Schmidt, technical advisor and board member of Alphabet, Inc., helped grow Google)
This podcast comes from BiggerPockets , one of the leading social networks for real estate investing. Here, hosts Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench take a look beyond real estate, interviewing tried-and-true financial pros and thought leaders about how to earn more and keep more. Good for those who already have money, and those who want to grab more of it.
Episodes that may enrich you include:
• How to Talk to Your Parents About Money (even though parents are supposed to know everything)
• Entrepreneuring Your Way to Financial Freedom (all about optimizing your financial path on your own)
We Study Billionaires
The name says it all. This podcast explores every aspect of the statement “How do you think I got so rich?” Investor hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen focus on uber-successful rich people like Warren Buffett and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and how they made their millions. Then they teach you how to do it, too (even if it’s on a smaller stage).
Recent episodes of note include:
• Bitcoin Basics (and how the bitcoin movement is growing)
• Creating an ETF (watch the birth of a new exchange-traded fund!)
The Mo’ Money Podcast
Hosted by accredited financial counselor Jessica Moorhouse , this podcast is aimed at millennials. It covers the new challenges that face us in this brave new economy and includes interviews on how to manage your money better, make smarter choices, and earn more. Also, living debt free and creating a more full and balanced life (which go hand-in-hand, we think).
Standout episodes include:
• Solutions for Your Student Debt (hint: it’s not about making more money)
• The Leverage Equation to Reach Financial Independence (all about including real estate and entrepreneurship in your financial planning mix)
The Dave Ramsey Show
Back in 1992, Dave Ramsey started on one station in Nashville, Tennessee, answering questions about money management. These days, this money manager’s show reaches 15 million weekly listeners, and you can get it on YouTube as well as a podcast app . The standout highlight that we live for: There is one caller every hour who managed to pay off their debt.
Episodes we especially like:
• Driving a Beater Can Be a Blessing (the benefits of not sinking your money into a new car)
• Drowning in Debt? You Can Take Your Life Back! (intensely inspirational)
So Money With Farnoosh Torabi
Its focus is on money management basics, which can zero in on paying off credit cards and how to pick up the pace if you’re just getting started on your own financial journey (or rebounding).
Standout episodes include:
• How to Keep Pushing for a Raise (even when your boss keeps saying no)
• How to Pay Off Debt While Saving and Paying Bills (which, of course, is the ultimate challenge, isn’t it?)
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