Everyone wants to know these days: what are you hearing?
We still love a good book recommendation and in-depth Netflix tip, but what we all covet in 2021 is a podcast that we can beam onto our Airpods while we power our quarantine 15.
While true crime stories and celebrities discovering WFH life dominate much of the podcast scene, the beauty of the medium lies in the variety available to you – almost everything is absolutely free to consume.
If you have money on your mind, there is a podcast out there to help, whether you want education or compassion.
12 Best Personal Finance Podcasts in 2021
The next time you cut out your coupons and work on your budget, you can tune in to one of these personal finance podcasts.
1. Planet money
A longtime favorite, this longtime NPR segment and podcast Planet money has the ability to turn even the most complex or nerve-wracking facets of the economy into clear, often funny, explanations of how money rules our world.
You won’t learn how to budget or where to invest, but you can tune in to the short 15-30 minute episodes twice a week to learn something that will make you sound smarter at a cocktail party.
The half-hour interviews of financial journalist and entrepreneur Jean Chatzky in Your money Research money problems with women in mind, but without the Froufrou Lady branding. Topics range from expert advice to discussions on the psychology of money, all with the philosophy that “women need financial advice specifically for them”.
3. Bad with money
Through interviews with experts and personalities, Bad with money Host Gaby Dunn answers some of our most personal and urgent questions about money. Also expect a lot of personality from the presenter who is a journalist, actor, and comedian.
Now in its seventh season, this podcast has something to shed light on your relationship with money, from paying for mental health care to for-profit prisons, to student loans and investments. Episodes typically hit the 45-minute mark.
4. So money with Farnoosh Torabi
In this three times a week podcast you get everything from interviews with entrepreneurs to personal success stories to personalized money advice from a journalist, author and personal financial expert.
In their popular So money In the “Ask Farnoosh” segment, moderator Farnoosh Torabi answers questions from listeners on important topics such as taxes, pension accounts and investments. The episodes last 30 to 50 minutes and focus on how your relationship with money can help you live richer, happier lives.
5. Motley Fool Answers
One of a series of podcasts from personal finance site The Motley Fool, reply helps listeners make smart money moves. Moderators Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer listeners’ personal financial questions and share topical monetary issues.
Most of the episodes focus on investing – including maximizing your retirement accounts – as that’s the company’s specialty. But you will learn a lot about budgeting, saving, paying off debt, and more.
6. The smart girl knows
Clever Girl Finance’s website is on a mission to pay off debts, save money and build wealth. The smart girl knows Podcast is its companion for your ears.
Hostess Bola Sokunbi, Clever Girl Finance founder and Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), is committed to helping women take control of their finances. She addresses the monetary mistakes she has made in her past and she wants to help others like her overcome similar challenges and achieve financial wellbeing.
7. Podcast of Frugal Friends
The presenters Jill Sirianni and Jen Smith (a former writer on The Penny Hoarder) are the ones Frugal friends. Through fun and accessible conversations and guest interviews, they provide practical tips to help you spend less money.
From meal planning to travel hacking, you can find something that will help you tighten your belt and still love life. Bonus: Each episode includes an “invoice of the week” submitted by the listener in which the moderators and audience can celebrate a listener’s financial gain.
8. Queer Money
Hosts are partners David Auten and John Schneider, the personal finance bloggers behind Debt Free Guys Queer Money to help LGBTQ listeners live debt free, be money conscious and enjoy life.
With experienced guests, they cover the basics of money, e.g. For example, what to do with your 401 (k) when you change jobs, as well as intersectional issues like transgender health care and getting out of work.
9. Millennial Money
Certified financial planner Shannah Compton Game talks about the essentials of preparing for financial success. Millennial money is educational with a tough love approach and mixes interview episodes with 20-minute monologues by Game.
10. Paychecks & Balances
Host Rich Jones promises to make conversations about work and money entertaining, understandable and informative. Paychecks & Balances It’s called “Money With a Millennial Spin,” but you don’t have to be a 90s kid to nod off this show.
11. Brown ambition
Brown ambition is a weekly 60 minute show hosted by finance and business reporter Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche, “The Budgetnista”.
The financial experts answer the audience’s pressing money questions about careers, success, wealth accumulation, and money navigation in relationships.
12. Do everything
Host and founder of Do everything Paula Pant interviews money experts, entrepreneurs and celebrities and answers listeners’ questions about money, business and financial independence. Weekly episodes last about 90 minutes.
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) has been writing and editing on personal finance, careers, and digital media since 2011.
Lisa Rowan is a former writer for The Penny Hoarder.
This article originally appeared on www.thepennyhoarder.com