Top 10 Personal Finance Podcasts – Investopedia

The podcast industry has exploded with growth over the past several years, and that growth has extended to investing podcasts as well. There are over 1.5 billion podcasts globally as of Oct. 2020, according to PodcastHosting.org.

If you are looking to make your first budget, manage your debt, save for retirement, or navigate buying a home, here are 10 personal finance podcasts to consider. 

And, don’t forget to check out Investopedia’s recently launched podcast, The Investopedia Express, where Editor-in-Chief Caleb Silver digs into the most important stories in finance and global economics.

1. The Dave Ramsey Show

  • Episode release date: Three episodes every weekday
  • Average episode duration: 40 minutes

Dave Ramsey offers advice on life and money, answering questions from callers seeking to learn how to get out of debt and start building for the future. He provides tips on how to turn things around, making personal finance and money management simple. His goal is to provide a plan that anyone can work with.

2. The Clark Howard Podcast

  • Episode release date: Weekdays
  • Average episode duration: 40 minutes

As a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and consumer reporter for TV news, Clark Howard aims to empower people to take control of their personal finances by providing money-saving tips, consumer advice, hot deals, and economic news to help listeners achieve financial freedom. He shares practical advice to help listeners save money and “avoid rip-offs” with the goal of helping listeners reach their money goals and live a financially healthy life.

3. The Chris Hogan Show

  • Episode release date: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Average episode duration: 30-60 minutes

Chris Hogan answers listeners money questions, whether it be about retirement, investing, or building wealth. He educates, encourages, and empowers listeners to create a solid plan for their money and to work toward becoming everyday millionaires.    

4. Suze Orman’s Women and Money

  • Episode release date: Sundays and Thursdays
  • Average episode duration: 20-30 minutes

With over 40 years of experience, Suze Orman teaches listeners that they cannot fix a financial problem with money. She encourages listeners to go within themselves and empowers them to control their destiny. For her, money itself is not the end goal but the means to living a full and meaningful life.

5. So Money With Farnoosh Torabi

  • Episode release date: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Average episode duration: 30 minutes

As a financial correspondent, author, and TV personality, Farnoosh Torabi provides listeners with candid conversations about money strategies with the world’s top business minds and influencers, including Arianna Huffington, Seth Godin, and Margaret Cho. Plus, on Fridays she answers listeners’ money questions on #AskFarnoosh.

6. BiggerPockets Money

  • Episode release date: Mondays
  • Average episode duration: Longer than 60 minutes

Financial experts Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench interview thought leaders about how to earn more, keep more, spend smarter, and grow wealth. Through these conversations, BiggerPockets Money provides listeners with tips and actionable advice about how to get their “financial house” in order.

7. Afford Anything

  • Episode release date: Twice a week, days vary
  • Average episode duration: Longer than 60 minutes (though PSA Thursday episodes are 15-30 minutes)

Host Paul Pant interviews a diverse group of people – including entrepreneurs, early retirees, millionaires, and investors – exploring the tough work of living a balanced life. She coaches listeners on how to make wise daily decisions about how to spend money, time, energy, focus, and attention. Because, after all, you can afford anything, but not everything.

8. The Money Guy Show

  • Episode release date: Sundays
  • Average episode duration: 60 minutes

Brian Preston and Bo Hanson, both financial planners and wealth managers, help listeners make smart financial decisions by exploring practical personal finance topics like how to get a good deal on a car and how to “election proof” your finances. 

9. Optimal Finance Daily

  • Episode release date: Daily
  • Average episode duration: 10 minutes

Hosts Diania Merriam and Dan Weinberg aim to simplify how people handle and manage money by narrating some of the best personal finance blogs and providing listeners with tips to optimize their financial lives. Listeners learn about financial literacy fundamentals like budgeting, investing, and financial independence to start making sense of their money matters. 

10. Money For the Rest of Us

  • Episode release date: Wednesdays
  • Average episode duration: 30 minutes

J. David Stein, a former chief investment strategist and money manager, explores all things money-related, including how money works, how to invest it, and how to live without worrying about it. He aims to teach listeners how to handle their finances in ways that are simple to understand.

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