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10 Smart Money Podcasts You Can’t Miss

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Podcasts can be a great way to learn new things – especially while multitasking with household chores, driving to work or simply taking a moment for yourself. There’s a podcast for essentially every topic, and money is no exception.

Why not take advantage of free financial advice from experts? Check out 10 of our favorite finance and money podcasts covering everything from paying off debt and earning passive income to saving strategies and retiring early.

NPR’s “Planet Money

“Planet Money” discusses the economy in a way that’s equally informative and entertaining. It’s witty and quirky, while also taking a journalistic approach. The podcast presents marketing case studies, answering important questions like why we tip, why grocery store layouts matter and much more.

With over 1,000 episodes ranging from an average of 20 to 30 minutes each, there’s a good chance you’ll find something that sparks your interest. New episodes are available twice a week and are hosted by various producers.

So Money

Hear stories and strategies from top business minds through this show that aims to help listeners manage their own finances and live richer, happier lives. Hosted by financial strategist and author Farnoosh Torabi since 2014, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, journalists and other industry experts from the fields of real estate, education and beyond discuss ideas about careers, money and more.

There are over 1,500 episodes of “So Money” that range from 25 to 50 minutes in length.

The College Investor

Incoming and current college students, as well as new graduates – and possibly their parents – might want to consider listening in on this audio show. From starting a side hustle to deciding on loan repayment plans, “The College Investor” discusses topics such as how to tackle student loan debt and start earning more money, investing and saving.

Rather than interviewing guests, host Robert Farrington distills the best content from “The College Investor” blog, presenting it in a simple, audible format. The episodes are relatively short, ranging from 5 to 30 minutes each.

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Money for the Rest of Us

J. David Stein, former chief investment strategist and money manager, hosts this podcast all about money, “how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it.” A convenient resource for anyone looking to start investing.

There are hundreds of episodes ranging from 20 to 30 minutes.

The Dave Ramsey Show

“The Dave Ramsey Show” is an especially helpful money podcast for anyone looking to get out of debt and regain control of their finances. Listeners call in to explain their financial situations and ask questions. Although Ramsey’s advice can sometimes come off as a bit harsh, his brutal honesty conveys the true seriousness debt imposes on everyday people.

Ramsey has been on the radio since 1992 and has written seven books about life and money. Podcast episodes are about 40 minutes each.

Mad Fientist: “Financial Independence Podcast

Looking to achieve financial independence? The Mad Fientist – a combination of the words finance and scientist – teaches listeners about entrepreneurship, real estate and how to retire sooner through interviews with personal finance experts.

New podcasts are posted quite sporadically, but you can explore the Mad Fientist’s 60+ podcast episodes, ranging from 20 minutes to an hour in length, dating back to 2012.

Smart Passive Income

Since 2009, host Pat Flynn has held interviews with entrepreneurs, industry experts and other business professionals. With a focus on building online businesses and blogging strategies, “Smart Passive Income” is best for those looking to boost their earning potential.

Episodes average between 30 minutes and an hour. New episodes air on Wednesday.

Stacking Benjamins

Co-hosts Joe Saul-Sehy and OG present this Academy of Podcasters Award-winning show all about saving money, as they interview guests, play trivia and answer fans’ questions. Conversational and slow-paced, each episode sounds like friends discussing money moves, including what works and what doesn’t.

The 900+ episodes of “Stacking Benjamins” are anywhere from 50 minutes to 2 hours long.

Affording Anything

Building financial independence is the focus of this podcast hosted by Paula Pant. Learn how making smart money decisions can help you achieve the kind of lifestyle you want to live. Pant’s slogan, “you can afford anything, but not everything,” is encouraging while still being realistic.

There are over 400 episodes ranging from 20 minutes to an hour.


Co-hosts Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett discuss how to reach financial independence, including ways to pay off debt, reduce living expenses and build passive income. The pair interviews guests and reaches out to their community for feedback and successful financial strategies.

Explore 400+ episodes ranging in length from 35 minutes to just over an hour.

Regaining control of your financial situation isn’t always easy. Although there’s no one-size-fits all strategy to paying off debt or saving, listening to a few money podcasts can help you explore different options and make a plan that works best for you.

What money management or financial advice podcasts do you listen to? Tell us in the comments below.


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