10 of the Best Personal Finance Podcasts

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Podcasts are the perfect mix of media. It’s like listening to music and reading a book all at the same time — and the best part? You can enjoy them anytime, anywhere.

Blare one on your commute into work, plug one in on your morning run, or listen as you’re cooking dinner, showering, or just going about your day.

Podcasts run the gamut, too. You can find shows that enhance your professional skills, help you troubleshoot personal problems, or even ones for pure entertainment. This week, we’re rounding up podcasts that can do a little of all three.

These personal finance shows can help you better manage your money both personally and professionally. They might just make you laugh once in a while, too.

  1. The Dave Ramsey Show

There’s no more well-known financial guru than Dave Ramsey, and this show is all his. Tune in to get his tips and insightful advice on all kinds of financial topics, from investing and retirement planning to saving and budgeting. He’s also an expert in paying off debt, so if that’s one of your goals, be sure to put this one on your radar ASAP.

  1. Smart Passive Income

Want to earn a little extra cash or get out of that 9-to-5? Pat Flynn’s podcast can help. The experienced entrepreneur covers all kinds of passive income streams, as well as how to improve your marketing and maximize your income. He even brings in influencers from throughout the passive income industry to share their tips, tricks, and insights.

  1. So Money

Hosted by Farnoosh Torabi, this podcast is praised by industry veterans and media alike. It was even named the best female-hosted podcast by Entrepreneur magazine. In it, Torabi sits down with all kinds of people — from experts to everyday Americans — to get candid about finances and common financial struggles. Her show is all about taking real-life experiences and turning them into lessons for all her listeners to learn from.

  1. The Mad Fientist

If you’re hoping to retire early (or just retire really comfortably), then add this podcast to your playlist. All about building financial independence, The Mad Fientist goes into actionable strategies that can help you achieve financial freedom much earlier than expected. There’s also an accompanying blog you might want to subscribe to for extra tips.

  1. Money for the Rest of Us

Thinking of getting your feet wet as an investor? Not sure where to start or how to maximize your returns? David Stein’s podcast can point you in the right direction. Designed with beginning investors in mind, it covers everything from stock and bond guidance to market cycles, portfolio balancing, and risk tolerance. Consider it your very own Investing 101 class (without the homework and pop quizzes).

  1. The Bigger Pockets Real Estate Investing Podcast

If you’d rather invest in real estate than go the stocks-and-bonds route, then consider this podcast from financial website Bigger Pockets. You’ll learn how to find great deals, fix-and-flip strategies, and all about scaling your efforts. The show also touches on commercial investing and how to avoid common mistakes. It’s a great primer on all things real estate.

  1. The Fairer Cents

Hosted by women for women, The Fairer Cents focuses on common female financial challenges — things like the gender pay gap, the costs of caregiving, and more. It looks at these issues from both an academic and cultural standpoint, while also providing tips and strategies for overcoming them.

  1. The Tim Ferriss Show

Want to strike out on your own? Just want a little more entertainment with your financial know-how? Then tune into Tim Ferriss’ podcast, which brings in some seriously entertaining A-list guests. (Think basketballer LeBron James, director James Cameron, and writer Neil Gaiman). The show features real-life stories of entrepreneurship from these stars, as well as other experts from across all kinds of industries and sectors.

  1. We Study Billionaires

Just like Tim Ferriss’ show examines the stories of well-known entrepreneurs, this one’s a look at high-net-worth individuals. What makes them tick? How did they achieve their success? Hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen dig in and analyze each one’s journey. Just a few of the billionaires featured on the show include Charles Koch, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg.

  1. Planet Money

A podcast produced by NPR, this one’s all about the economy — as well as its effects on the American people and you specifically. It features real-life stories and well-known experts to un-complicate the complicated and answer some of the most common financial questions out there.

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Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer focusing on real estate, mortgage, and the housing market. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Bankrate, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, The Balance, and more. Prior to freelancing, she served as an editor and reporter for The Dallas Morning News. She graduated from Texas Christian University's Bob Schieffer College of Communication with a major in radio-TV-film and news-editorial journalism. Connect with her at AlyJYale.com or on Twitter at @AlyJwriter.