Podcasts are what helped me start learning about how to make and save money about five years ago.
I knew nothing about money. I was drowning in $206k in student loan debt and had no clue how I could even be so clueless.
So, I randomly decided to start listening to Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey on my podcast app during my commute. I soon became obsessed with the fact that there was so much I didn’t know. Eventually, I loved it so much I quit practicing law to become a financial planner.
And to think it started with a podcast!
So, I’m breaking down the best money podcasts that you can use to get started making and saving more money asap.
Here is my list of the best podcasts that will help you make and save money.
Here’s a look at the best money podcasts that will help with saving money, getting out of debt, and managing money in general.
1. Planet Money by NPR
Planet Money is a podcast about what’s going on in the economy. It’s on twice a week and it’s a great way to stay up to date about what’s happening in the world. This is the #1 podcast on iTunes in the Business category.
2. The Money Nerds Podcast
The Money Nerds Podcast is about all things related to money management. The creator, Whitney Hansen is a rockstar. She makes learning about money fun. She paid off $30,000 in 10 months, bought her first home at 19, and paid $472 for her master’s degree. She interviews other people on the show (and I’m lucky enough to have been on it)!
3. The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show is a radio show where Dave talks to people who call in about getting out of debt and turning their finances around. This is the show I started listening to when I first started learning about money. I love it, and I highly recommend it if you’re in debt and need some motivation to pay it off. It’s on M-F from 2pm-5pm, and you can also grab the episodes on whatever podcast app you use.
4. Work Your Wealth
Work Your Wealth is a podcast by Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP®. She features expert interviews with leading authors, business owners and professionals on a weekly basis, Mary Beth’s goal is to give you the education, confidence and clarity around your finances that you deserve. I just recorded an episode on this podcast, which I’m so excited about!
5. Listen Money Matters
Listen Money Matters is a personal finance podcast that the creators dub “An Uncensored Personal Finance Podcast” that is “not your father’s boring money show.”. Andrew Fiebert and Thomas Frank interview the very best in the financial industry and have a lot of fun doing it. You’ll learn a lot about managing money on this one.
6. So Money by Farnoosh Torabi
So Money is a daily podcast with Farnoosh Torabi, an award winning financial correspondent, best selling author and speaker. The show brings candid conversations about money with the world’s top business minds, authors and influencers.
7. Millennial Money
The Millennial Money podcast is a podcast by Shannah Compton Game, a CFP, author, and financial strategist. She tackles all things money, including budgeting, savings, student loans, investing, career, and more.
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8. Side Hustle School
The Side Hustle School podcast is a podcast by Chris Guillebeau, who is a NYT Best Selling Author, and author of “Side Hustle”. On the podcast, Chris tells stories of people who have created income streams from their side hustles. If you need to make extra money, this show is really inspiring.
9. How I Built This with Guy Raz
How I Build This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is an interview with one of these amazing people, and how they helped change the world. I love this podcast and listen to it regularly.
The BiggerPockets podcast is a real estate investing and wealth building show. The show features hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs chatting about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned about their real estate and wealth journeys.
11. The Side Hustle Show
The Side Hustle Show is a podcast about business ideas for part-time entrepreneurs and side hustlers. The show gives tips and ideas to start and grow a profitable business. You’ll learn about business, marketing, sales, websites, social media, and much more. If you have any desire to make more money, this is a great podcast to start with.
12. Epic Real Estate Investing
Epic Real Estate Investing is a podcast by Matt Theriault about how to create wealth through conventional and creative real estate investing.
13. The Investors Podcast: We Study Billionaires
We Study Billionaires is a podcast by Preston Pysch and Stig Brodersen where they talk about the books that have influenced billionaires the most. The talk about Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Ray Dalio, Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros, and other financial billionaires.
WOMEN AND MONEY
Below is a list of the best podcasts specifically related to women and money.
14. HerMoney with Jean Chatzky
HerMoney is a podcast specifically giving financial advice for women. Jean Chatzky is a speaker, author, TV personality, and financial expert. Her advice is fun but very informative.
15. WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women
Secrets of Wealthy Women is a podcast that rotates a cast of money-savvy experts to explain how women can empower themselves and establish financial and professional stability.
16. Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life
Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life is a short and friendly podcast about personal finance, real estate, and investing tips to help you live a richer life.
17. The Words and Money Podcast
The Words and Money Podcast is a weekly show designed for women to learn more about personal finance, money mindset, and conquering the financial realities of adulthood. The show features interviews with female financial experts (including me!). Topics covered are saving, investing, retirement, spending, insurance, taxes, real estate, and more.
18. Christy Wright’s Business Boutique
Christy Write (part of the Dave Ramsey team), hosts the Business Boutique podcast, where she empowers women to make money on their own terms, doing what they love.
19. The Goal Digger Podcast
Jenna Kutcher is a photographer, blogger, and podcaster who hosts The Goal Digger podcast. This podcast is a live-workshop style business podcast for creative girl bosses.
20. Death, Sex & Money
The Death, Sex & Money podcast is about the big questions and hard choices that aren’t talked about openly or easily. The host, Anna Sale, talks to celebrities about relationships, money, family, work, and making everything in life count.
A FINAL NOTE!
To think that listening to podcasts during my commute could lead to a career change is crazy! But it happened for me.
That’s the power of knowledge. You can learn how to teach yourself what you don’t know, and sometimes it’s as easy as choosing what to listen to.