There are over half a million available podcasts online, with 30 million episodes in over 160 languages covering every topic imaginable. Taking in information on the move has never been easier, which you can listen to during your commute or completing chores. The average podcast listener will plug into, on average, to seven episodes a week, with only 20 per cent of listeners failing to get through an entire episode.
For many people, money isn’t a subject they openly talk about, and economics isn’t a topic that is widely taught through schools, so it’s no surprise that a rise in financial podcasts listeners is growing rapidly. Turning to podcasts is an easy way to learn how to manage money, understand what is going on in the economy, and get a greater awareness of the basics you might be missing out on.
Here are our top ten podcasts:
1.Planet Money Podcast
If learning about the economy is high on your list of things to do, but you’re not entirely sure where the best place to get information from, then the Planet Money Podcast is one for you. Advertised as meeting friends in your local bar to educate yourself on the world’s economy while having fun! With over 900 episodes, they are certainly going to have at least one topic of interest.
New Episodes: Wednesday & Friday
2. Wake Up to Money Podcast
An early morning financial radio show on BBC Radio 5 Live since 1994 broadcast from 05:15 to 06:00 each weekday, you can catch up with all episodes online later. An array of hosts talk you through the news on the FTSE100, the Forex market, mortgages, and insurance. Guests from all walks of financial life cover plenty of other topics too.
New Episodes: Weekdays
3. Millennial Money Podcast
If you’ve ever been told to not talk about money at the dinner table, then you should become friends with the Millennial Money Podcast, and it’s host Shannah Compton Game. Shannah claims she’s been in the same money rut that many people are stuck in and will help those with financial challenges dig themselves out, and to start living their best life without money worries.
New Episodes: Tuesday & Friday
4. So Money with Farnoosh
With over 1,000 episodes, Farnoosh Torabi, the award-winning female entrepreneur, offers candid conversations for a richer, happier life. The So Money podcast series often focuses on interviews with big female names in finance. She also asks her social media followers what they would like to know – discussing everything from FICO credit scores to manage money in a marriage.
New Episodes: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
5. Smart Passive Income
The team behind the Smart Passive Income podcast aims to inspire entrepreneurs. If you’re an online business owner, this is a podcast you should make time to listen to. Pat Flynn, the c0-founder, lost his job during the economic collapse in 2008 so had to start over again to keep his family afloat. Now with a team of eight people, Pat is a good example of how to scale up an online business profitably.
New Episodes: Thursday
6. The Disciplined Investor
The Disciplined Investor is designed to help you take care of investment situations. Andrew Horowitz, the founder and host, shares his vantage point from being a professional investor. Whether you are looking to build a new portfolio of investments or you are a seasoned professional, The Disciplined Investor will have an episode for you.
New Episodes: Weekends
7. The Fairer Cents
Forbes calls The Faired Cents hosts “Kara [Perez] and Tanja [Hester] are the feminist best friends you wish you had. Together, they are ‘crushing the patriarchy’ by shining a light on the money issues that are unique to women” and that’s exactly what they set out to do. Giving voices to financial underdogs and underrepresented voices, and tackling social issues like the wage gap, The Fairer Cents is more than worth a listen.
New Episodes: Every other Wednesday
8. The BiggerPockets Money Podcast
As mentioned, financial education isn’t widely offered in schools, and The BiggerPockets Money Podcast has caught wind of that and is here to educate you. They talk to guests who have been in your shoes who do not know where to start with the real estate market, mortgages, investments and much more.
New Episodes: Monday
9. InvestED Podcast
Phil Town started his professional life as a Grand Canyon River Guide on a mere $4,000 a year, and with guidance, he learned the basics that helped him to invest wisely and make money. Phil is now sharing this knowledge on how his strategies have stood the test of time in an ever-changing market.
New Episodes: Twice a month
10. She’s on the Money Podcast
She’s on the Money Founder, Molly Benjamin and Lisa Conway-Hughes, a leading financial planner who wants to demystify the world of finance. She wants to help you learn about tax, debt, property and investing but with a pop of color and Prosecco! They are there to ask and answer the questions you’ve been too embarrassed to ask.
New Episodes: Every other Sunday
With almost every aspect of finance covered through podcasts in this list, there should be an episode or two to suit your needs. Whether it’s saving for your first home, understanding your tax return or diversifying an investment portfolio, why not spend some of your downtime listening and learning to improve your circumstances.