Who isn’t listening to podcasts these days? There’s truly a podcast for everyone, whether you’re interested in solving crimes, recapping your favorite reality shows, or learning how to be more productive, happier, or successful. But did you know that there are podcasts to help you manage your money better?
We get it—listening to some finance nerds babble about money might sound like a snooze fest. But we’re here to say it: While personal finance podcasts are usually educational, they can also be funny, cathartic, inspirational, and downright fun. There is a personal finance podcast for everyone, whether you’re interested in specific, actionable tips to help you pay off debt or save more money, or answers to big-picture questions about the economy, life, and everything in between.
The marketing team here at Simple asked the company what personal finance podcasts they’ve been into lately. As you can probably imagine, we had a BIG response. Here’s the shortlist of our favorites, in no particular order.
Best personal finance podcasts and why we love them
Planet Money - NPR
Probably one of the best-known podcasts on the topic of money (and one of the oldest—its first episode aired in 2008!), is NPR’s Planet Money podcast. To boost your own financial power, it helps (a whole lot) to know about the bigger picture. Yes, we’re talking about the economy. As dull as that may sound, NPR’s “Planet Money” podcast is a fun listen. “Planet Money” ingeniously mixes narrative stories and expert dialogues to break down the fundamentals that affect you on a daily basis. It also prompts intriguing questions like, “Why are there so many mattress stores out there?”
Listen to ‘Planet Money'
She Makes Money Moves - Glamour
A more recent addition to the financial podcast scene, She Makes Money Moves is a podcast dedicated to sharing stories about women and money.
The roughly half-hour show follows a two-part format: In the first part of the show, Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry interviews real women as they share their money stories, the good, the bad, and the usually-not-talked-about. Topics range from negotiating job opportunities, launching side hustles, the pursuit of financial freedom, and negotiating careers, relationships, children, and more in a decidedly man’s world.
Then, Berry solicits money advice on behalf of the women, from financial experts.
Listen to ‘She Makes Money Moves'
How To Money
Matt and Joel are lifelong friends, entrepreneurs, and craft beer enthusiasts who dive deeply into financial topics relevant to nearly everyone: From budgeting and money management, to paying off student loans, to investing.
Best for: Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of personal finance. Search for episodes by topic to find the ones most relevant to you!
Listen to ‘How to Money'
Her Money with Jean Chatzky
No stranger to the personal finance world, financial expert and best-selling author Jean Chatzky has been adding ‘podcast host’ to her list of many hats for several years.
In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes her audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.
Listen to ‘Her Money'
Afford Anything - Paula Pant
Paula Pant believes you can afford anything, but not everything. So what’ll it be? Listen to Afford Anything to learn how to make money decisions that bring real fulfillment, and how to stop trading your time for money.
Listen to ‘Afford Anything'
Death, Sex, and Money with Anna Sale
In Death, Sex, and Money, host Anna Sale discusses the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. The podcast features celebrities and experts, as well as guests with little to no name recognition, to share perspectives from across society.
Listen to ‘Death, Sex, and Money'
Money Diaries - Refinery29
In the Money Diaries podcast, Refinery29 asks women to share the details of their financial lives, to start conversations about the money questions many women face. Every episode, a diarist calls in with a money dilemma, question, or awkward situation, and the hosts help them figure it all out – without freaking out about their finances.
Listen to ‘Money Diaries'
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