Financial Literacy

Discovering a podcast you like to listen to is truly a needle in the haystack. You start listening to one you think you’ll enjoy, but then it feels like you’ve suddenly spent 40 minutes listening to someone teach you how to bake a cake in a different language. Sorting through the thousands of financial podcasts can be tough. So, we’ve put together a list of some of the best financial podcasts to help you discover one that you’ll actually want to subscribe to.

Here are 10 of the best financial podcasts we think you should have started listening to yesterday

1. Best personal finance podcasts

Financial Freedom Podcast

Host Grant Sabatier, creator of Millennial Money, shares stories and strategies to help people manage their money. Packed with guest interviews and engaging conversations that talk about money, authentically and painlessly.

Why listen: Understand all of the things your parents never taught you about money

Radical Personal Finance

Host Joshua Sheats is a financial planner whose advice lives up to the name: radical. This is not the podcast for someone who is looking for quick tips to improve their relationship with money. This is the podcast for someone who is ready to commit to overcoming money challenges and transform their finances.

Why listen: You’ll finish each episode with actionable tips to help you out of difficult financial challenges.


So Money

Financial strategist Farnoosh Torabi tackles some of the big questions to help people figure out how to manage money, work and life. You’ll hear from high-profile guests and Torabi herself to help you become the best version of yourself through your money.

Why listen: Hear from high-profile guests and on Fridays get a Q&A episode that directly and thoughtfully answers listener questions.

2. Best financial news podcasts

Motley Fool Money

The Motley Fool’s Money podcast is a digestible way to learn about how current events impact the market, what it means for your investments, and your life. Four different hosts circulate through a roundup of daily headlines and interviews with tips on how to live a more meaningful life while making your money work for you.

Why listen: Meaningful analysis that help you make better investment decisions

The American Banker Podcast

American Banker reporters discuss current trends and topics with industry leaders and experts. Each episode is a glimpse into modern banking and financial services that can help make sense of a world moving faster than ever before.

Why listen: Thought-provoking interviews that keep you ahead of the trends

Wall Street Journal’s Your Money Briefing

Listen to the daily episode from the Wall Street Journal to get money and market insights you can use related to investing, taxes, retirement and living your daily life. Come for the expert perspective but stay because you’ll have heard everything you need to know each weekday in 10 minutes.

Why listen: Cut through the noise to get the financial news that matters.

3. Best financial podcasts for casual listening

NPR’s Planet Money

“Imagine you could call up a friend and say, ‘Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.’ Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening.” That’s exactly how each episode feels as NPR reporters uncover economic trends and phenomena that affect our lives in obvious and not so obvious ways.

Why listen: Feed your curiosity with deep dives on everything from how the market impacts your 401k to the technological innovations of the modern french fry.

The Stacking Benjamins Show

The Stacking Benjamins Show mixes personal finance topics, news, business and a witty rapport between hosts Josh Bannerman and Joe Saul-Sehy. Average episodes last longer than an hour as they break down unnecessarily complex financial topics and news for real people.

Why listen: You will feel like you’re friends with the hosts as they answer your money questions.

This is Uncomfortable

Half lifestyle, half financial, this podcast keeps it real about how uncomfortable navigating money situations can be. Each episode, host Reema Khrais, shares real stories that explore how money affects our relationships.

Why listen: Experience a little catharsis when you hear how others deal with sticky money situations in their life.

NerdWallet’s Smart Money

In 15 minutes or less, host Sean Pyles answers some of the most common questions about money and how to overcome the challenges it creates. Come for the advice, stay for the understanding and sensitivity Pyles brings each episode.

Why listen: Have your basic money questions answered in the time it takes to do the dishes.


April 16, 2020


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