Most of us are not born with an innate understanding of how to form a long-term financial plan and then create a budget to that makes it possible for you to realize those goals. Thankfully, these skills can be learned and there is no shortage of folks willing to share their experience and wisdom with you.
It used to be that to learn those who knew how to navigate the world of finance you had to attend a seminar or a series of classes. Now all of this experience and knowledge can be yours in the comfort of your home, or your car, or the train, or anywhere you can stream podcasts.
Here are some of the best finance/money related podcasts available today.
Paychecks and Balances
Hosted by Rich Jones, Paychecks and Balances dishes out information about money in fun, bite size pieces. Although it is designed for Millennials, it is an entertaining and effective way to learn about personal finances regardless of your age.
Frugal Friends Podcast
Hosted by Jen Smith and Jill Sirianni, Frugal Friends is a series of conversations between the hosts and guests filled with tricks and tips to help you save money. They cover everything from saving money on groceries to traveling on a tight budget. They aspire to find ways to trim your finances while maintaining the joy of life.
Bad With Money
Hosted by actor/comedienne/Journalist Gaby Dunn, Bad With Money is an interview style podcast that features experts and guests and is great fun. Listeners submit questions and the Gaby finds the right people to give the right answers. From personal finance issues like school loans and paying off medical bills to broader topics like for profit prisons and the relationship between mental health and finances, this podcast covers it all. Currently in its seventh season, it must be doing something right.
Hosted by Paula Pant, Afford Anything features guests that answer listeners questions. They cover a broad range of financial topics, including entrepreneurship, real estate, retirement, and personal development. Paula brings in experts not just on financial issues but also those that understand the behavior and psychology of people and their money. She wants to help her listeners make the most of all of their limited resources, including their time and energy as well as their money.
Hosted by Farnoosh Torabi, So Money is a long-running podcast that features conversations with, and expert advice from, a diverse group of guests. While they have done shows dedicated to finding the best way to finance buying a house and setting up and sticking to long term savings goals, what really sets this show apart is their willingness to take a bigger picture view of finances. They strive to explain and understand the effect of current events on money and finances. They have done shows on the effects of the pandemic on both personal and corporate finances, the unique financial challenges facing those in the black communities and the economic changes and challenges brought on by the birth and rapid growth of the legal marijuana trade.
Check out these or any of the many other podcasts that aim to help you on your journey towards financial security. With so many to choose from you are sure to find one that answers your questions in a way that works for you.