Our Favorite Financial Podcasts for International Podcast Day

September 28, 2018

As the ways that we choose to consume information lean more multimedia than ever, podcasts have become THE thing. They’re typically presented in a format that our older readers might find to be somewhat similar to talk radio, with from one to several podcasters weighing in on topics that range from timely—such as 538.com’s “Politics Podcast”—to just a little offbeat. If you want to take a deeper dive into an existing interest or learn all you can about a new one, podcasts are a great way to go.

As you might have guessed, there’s no shortage of podcasts that claim to offer financial advice—about saving and budgeting, investing, retirement, and so on—but it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve taken the time to curate some good ones for you. Take a look at some of our favorites below, and be sure to chime in with some of your go-to listens in the comment section!

Happy listening!

So Money w/ Farnoosh Torabi

In focusing on helping you lead a happier, wealthier life, Farnoosh Torabi interviews big names in finance, business, and self-improvement every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. What makes her so compelling is her ability to uncover what’s truly unique about her interviewees’ personal stories. In doing so, “So Money” makes complex topics and the lessons of billionaires and business moguls accessible to everyone.

“My hope for listeners is that they will find inspiration from the intimate and detailed money stories, that they will be motivated to dream bigger and live their best financial lives,” Torabi says. “When listeners write to me and say that they were able to finally ask for that raise (and get it!) or buy a house, start a business or squash their debt, it simply makes my life!”

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Stacking Benjamins

Joe, OG, Doug and the crew at "Stacking Benjamins" are laugh-out-loud funny. With plenty for the finance geek or the newbie, you’ll feel like you’re just chatting with friends (albeit about more complex topics than which bars to hit this weekend, or how far the Rockies will go in the playoffs). And you may even learn a little bit in between the fun.

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Millennial Money

Let’s be real: most people don’t like to talk about sex or politics, and they’re definitely uncomfortable talking about money. Host and Certified Financial Planner Shannah Compton Game delivers practical, easy-to-understand, and totally relatable financial advice that will make you actually want to discuss money in ways you never thought possible.

Episodes of note:

#46: Smart Money Tips for Every Generation

#67: The Smartest Money Moves to Make and Not to Make in Your 20s and 30s

#71: The Super Easy 3 Ingredient Budget


The Tim Ferriss Show

One of the top podcasts on iTunes for several years running, “The Tim Ferriss Show” boasts 200 million downloads and 3,000+ five-star reviews. With Ferriss' wide-ranging show—it covers much more than just financial topics—you get to feel like a fly on the wall listening to some of the most interesting minds (such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins, Vince Vaughn) while they share some of their most amazing insights on business, productivity, and life hacks.

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Listen, Money Matters

Hosts Andrew and Thomas offer uncensored, straight-shooter advice every week over a cold beer. “Listen, Money Matters” covers tough topics without all the lecturing while making room for real life. Grab a drink (if you aren’t driving) and listen up.

In describing “Listen, Money Matters” on its website, Andrew states, "We live in a world where most people graduate from high school with little education in how to manage their money. Given that most of us are destined to earn money, lacking basic personal finance knowledge is more than just a minor oversight...We’ve come together to try and create the ultimate personal finance resource so you won’t have to work hard to keep your cash under control."

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