Managing your personal finances can be challenging without the knowledge you need to make smart decisions. One good way to increase your money knowledge is by listening to podcasts. While some forms of media need full attention, like books and videos do, podcasts can play in the background while you do everyday tasks -- you can learn without pausing the rest of your life.
Here's a look at 14 of the best personal finance podcasts that will increase your money IQ.
Launched in 2015, the So Money podcast is hosted by financial reporter and author Farnoosh Torabi. Winner of a Plutus Award for best personal finance podcast, So Money tackles money and life topics with guests from all walks of life. Guests have included Barbara Corcoran, Queen Latifah, NBA Sports Agent Dominique Stapleton, and Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph. On "Ask Farnoosh" episodes, Farnoosh answers listener-submitted questions on topics like credit scores, net worth, paying off debt, investing, and more.
No personal finance podcast list would be complete without HerMoney, hosted by the financial editor of NBC's Today Show, Jean Chatzky. HerMoney addresses a need for financial content that's specific to women.
Topics include communicating in a remote work environment, credit card rewards, entrepreneurship, the healthcare system, and responding to racism. Guests include authors, thought leaders, and personal finance experts.
This weekly podcast explores all things personal finance. Hosts Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge conventional thinking to determine the best financial decisions.
A host of guests help sort out challenges people face every day. Guests include various Motley Fool finance experts, The “Budgetnista” Tiffany Aliche, and Clever Girl Finance CEO and Founder Bola Sokunbi. Recent topics include real estate, investing, budgeting, and teaching kids about money.
The weekly Brown Ambition podcast focuses on career, money management, relationships, and building wealth. Mandi Woodruff is executive editor of several top financial websites, and Tiffany Aliche, better known as "the Budgetnista," is a best-selling author and personal finance educator who's built a 500,000-plus strong community of women.
Popular topics on the Brown Ambition podcast include student loan debt, side hustles, career advice, racism, marriage, and motherhood.
The Clever Girls Know! podcast offers personal finance advice for women. Host Bola Sokunbi discusses traditional topics like budgeting, saving, and investing, but she also attacks less-discussed issues such as financial anxiety, racial injustice, mental health, your circle of influence, and more. Through interviews, discussions, and personal stories, Bola provides timely questions and advice to empower women to make informed financial decisions.
With over two million downloads, the Financial Freedom podcast is one of the most popular financial podcasts. Hosted by author Grant Sabatier from Millennial Money, the show focuses on strategies to master your money.
Topics include career, personal finance, side hustles, investing, real estate, and early retirement. Personalities like authors Vicki Robin and Chris Guillebeau, Shark Tank's Kevin O’Leary, and Tony Robbins have appeared on the Financial Freedom podcast.
Talaat and Tai McNeely are the couple behind The His & Her Money Show. Former high school sweethearts, this married couple worked hard to become debt-free and build a six-figure business. On the podcast, they share their stories and money struggles.
Guests have included celebrity financial coach Dr. Lynn Richardson, The College Investor's Robert Farrington, and pastor (and former NFL player) Dr. Derwin L. Gray. The show also spotlights real-life debt-free success stories to motivate listeners worldwide.
Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett host this interview-based podcast geared toward millennials. The show features experts and real-life stories focusing on simple, actionable advice listeners can apply immediately.
Paychecks & Balances tackles topics like financial independence, money management, making money online, investing, and relationships. Rich and Marcus use an easygoing approach to address critical issues.
Who says personal finance can't be fun? The Stacking Benjamins Show presents a lighthearted format for discussing money, current events, and life in general. The show broadcasts live from Joe's mom's basement, and features news headlines, interviews with industry experts, trivia, listener letters, and fintech and human resource segments.
Stacking Benjamins has recently addressed retirement, simple living, online loans, elder care, and blue-collar work.
Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) Jamila Souffrant hosts the Journey to Launch podcast. Named one of the "27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018" by BuzzFeed, Journey to Launch focuses on helping people eliminate debt, save money, and increase their net worth.
Listeners can send voicemail questions via the show's website, and Jamila answers in episodes. Popular topics include career, financial independence, making money online, education, parenting/family, and managing your money.
Through the Marriage, Kids, and Money podcast, host Andy Hill explores family and finances. Andy empowers listeners through dialogue, questions, and interviews.
The podcast also spotlights people who've reached millionaire status in their 30s. Andy interviews people who've achieved this milestone to learn how they did it, and how others can do the same. Other topics on Marriage, Kids, and Money include financial independence, marriage, and teaching kids about money.
Melanie Lockert presents an exciting detour from traditional personal finance topics. The Mental Health and Wealth Show podcast highlights where money and mental health intersect. Many of the episodes revolve around suicide, a topic near to Melanie's heart -- she organizes a suicide prevention awareness blog tour each September.
Other topics include depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, financial abuse, and more. The show is geared towards women, but is an excellent listen for anyone.
Chelsea Fagan from The Financial Diet is the creator of The Financial Confessions podcast. Nothing is off-limits as Chelsea interviews financial experts, CEOs, and influencers on topics like feminism, student loans, investing, budgeting, money fails, and more.
Notable guests on The Financial Confessions have included YouTuber Kimberly Foster, money expert Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez, investing expert Amanda Holden, and So Money's Farnoosh Torabi.
Chris Browning may work as an analyst during the day, but his passion for helping people with their finances comes through in every episode of the Popcorn Finance podcast. His goal -- teaching important financial lessons in the time it takes to pop a bag of popcorn. The bite-sized episodes include interviews with experts, quick topic discussions, and real-life success stories.
The Popcorn Finance podcast is home to several feature series, including "Tiny Living," "Poppin’ with F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early)," "Back to School," "Investing 101," and "Side Hustle."
These podcasts can help you grow your financial knowledge, answer questions, and motivate you to make the right money moves. Podcasts make the perfect companion for work commutes, workouts, and even in the background as you work. Start downloading on your favorite podcast platform today and get your finances on track.
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