Are you looking to boost your personal finance knowledge in a more passive and less time-consuming way? Podcasts might be the perfect option for you.
Podcasts are the perfect solution for those who find themselves short on time or those who prefer to multitask. For example, you can pop in your earbuds, turn on a podcast and get a walk in or run some errands all at the same time.
The most time-consuming part of this, however, can be deciding which podcast to listen to. To help you narrow it down, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite personal finance podcasts and what type of listener they’re likely best for.
Best personal finance podcasts:
- WSJ’s Your Money Briefing
- How to Money
- WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women
- This Is Uncomfortable
- Stacking Benjamins
- BiggerPockets Money Podcast
- Side Hustle Pro
- Bad with Money with Gaby Dunn
- So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
- Money For the Rest of Us
WSJ’s ‘Your Money Briefing’
The Wall Street Journal’s “Your Money Briefing” releases new episodes every weekday on topics related to what’s going on in the news. These short snippets, typically 10 minutes or less, keep listeners informed on how what’s happening in the news could play a role in their finances while also diving into topics like ‘Should you open a Health Savings Account?’ Overall, this is a solid podcast choice to add to your morning routine if you’re looking to stay updated on the latest trending financial topics.
Best for listeners who… are looking to stay up to date on money and market news.
- Is a health savings account the right choice for you?
- How Joe Biden’s tax plan would affect more than the rich
- How the pandemic has changed open enrollment
‘How to Money’
“How to Money” is hosted by two best friends, Joel and Matt, who discuss everything from sharing their interesting money saving ideas to more in-depth topics such as how to invest in bonds. The duo keeps it light-hearted, yet educational and ultimately strives to make listeners think about how to handle their money more purposefully so that it works for their lifestyle. On average, the episodes tend to run about 30-minutes long, making it an easy, educational and entertaining listen.
Best for listeners who… are looking to find purpose in managing their money through candid and relatable conversations about how it works (and why it can be so complicated).
- How to negotiate bills
- How to overcome financial mistakes
- The effects of COVID-19 on personal finances
WSJ’s ‘Secrets of Wealthy Women’
Hosted by wealth management reporter Veronica Dagher, The WSJ’s “Secrets of Wealthy Women” is an empowering podcast for women looking to find inspiration in other women’s successes. Dagher interviews some of the most powerful women in their respective fields who share their expert advice and insight into what it takes to be both professionally and financially successful.
Best for listeners who… are looking to feel empowered through insight from experts in various fields on how to succeed as a woman in a man’s world.
- The perks of building your own business
- How to master the art of the side hustle
- How to manage your money and your career during COVID
‘This Is Uncomfortable’
Hosted by Reema Khrais, “This Is Uncomfortable” discusses why talking about money makes us so uncomfortable and how it can affect various aspects of our lives whether we like to acknowledge it or not. Each episode, Khrais shares uncomfortable stories of her own as well as others, many of which we can all relate to at one point or another. In general, episodes tend to fall in the 20-minute range, making it another quick listen to add to your queue.
Best for listeners who… aren’t comfortable talking about money (yet!) and want to learn how it can affect your life, relationships and adulting in general through others’ stories.
- Who can afford to vote
- How to pay for college
- Financial secrets in relationships
“Stacking Benjamins” is hosted by two financial advisers, Joe and Josh. Together, the pair talks about everything from how to start investing with tips from expert guests to more candid conversations like their past financial mistakes. Overall, this is a great podcast for beginners who are trying to become more financially literate. In general, episodes tend to run for an hour or longer so this is a good one to turn on when you’ve got a little more time to spare.
Best for listeners who… are just getting started on their personal finance journey and want to start expanding their knowledge on the subject.
- Financial skills you should have in 2020
- How to set high goals and achieve them
- How to react to market volatility
‘BiggerPockets Money’ Podcast
Hosted by Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen, the “BiggerPockets Money” podcast seeks to provide listeners the financial education they probably didn’t get while in school. The hosts regularly interview expert guests who offer actionable advice from their own experiences and financial knowledge.
Best for listeners who… want to learn how to grow their wealth and manage their money smarter through experts who have done just that.
- How to become an everyday millionaire
- How to pursue financial independence
- How to tackle student debt
‘Side Hustle Pro’
Hosted by Nicaila Matthews Okome, “Side Hustle Pro” highlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have turned their side hustles into profitable businesses. While listening to this podcast, you’ll learn what it takes to be a successful side hustler and leave feeling inspired to take the next (or first!) step in doing so. In general, episodes tend to run around the 40-minute mark, which may not be a quick listen, but we believe it’s a worthwhile one.
Best for listeners who… are interested in the idea of starting a side hustle and are in search of advice from those who have found their own success doing just that.
- How to navigate owning a fitness business during COVID
- How to move forward when you’re an unemployed side hustler
- How one founder started an e-commerce empire with less than $100
‘Bad with Money’ with Gaby Dunn
“Bad with Money,” hosted by comedian Gaby Dunn, discusses everything from her personal relationship with money to deep dives on more complicated financial topics like why can’t we just cancel all student debt? Overall, Dunn’s comedic background makes “Bad with Money” an easy, yet educational listen.
Best for listeners who… are just getting started on their financial journey or are trying to get their finances together and don’t know where to start.
- How COVID-19 has economically devastated tribal lands
- Why we can’t just cancel all student debt
- How a financial therapist can help those dealing with the stress of unemployment and the loss of control due to the pandemic
‘So Money’ with Farnoosh Torabi
“So Money” is hosted by financial strategist, TV host and best-selling author Farnoosh Torabi. The podcast shares the financial journeys and other interesting insights of today’s top business minds, authors and influencers. Episodes tend to run 30 minutes or shorter, making “So Money” a great listen when you’re on the go but looking to feel empowered.
Best for listeners who… are looking for inspiration and motivation to get their finances in order through insightful and interesting conversations with special guests.
- How to negotiate a raise
- What does the election mean for our finances?
- Should you sell your house right now?
‘Money For the Rest of Us’
“Money For the Rest of Us” is hosted by J. David Stein, a former chief investment strategist and money manager. In his weekly podcast, Stein answers the money questions many of us have probably had, but may have been too afraid to ask. In addition to that, he also covers the basics required for better understanding money and how it works. In general, the episodes tend to run around 30 minutes or so, making it the perfect walk-and-listen kind of podcast.
Best for listeners who… are looking for more in-depth (but easy-to-understand) explainers related to personal finance and investing.
- How to buy in a hot housing market
- How to analyze complex investments
- Why the stock market and economy are rebounding so quickly