12 Personal Finance Podcasts to Add to Your Feed

Personal finance podcasts tend to skew—no surprise—toward the personal. Many are hosted by self-styled consumer expert personalities who make their money advising listeners how to manage theirs.

Ravi Shukla, chair of the finance department at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, points out that in courses such as Managerial Finance, Corporate Financial Policy and Strategy, and Investment Analysis, students “learn principles of investment decision making, asset allocation and portfolio selection that can be used for creating a sound financial plan in their personal lives.”

But such courses don’t cover personal finance planning, or address issues like taxes, IRA and 401(k) plans, retirement planning, social security and Medicare.

“There are numerous resources on the internet and in the media that may be helpful in building a bridge between the general principles taught in our courses and the real personal life of the students,” Shukla said. While he withheld his endorsement of any of the following podcasts, Shukla recommends giving a few of them a listen.

Here are 12 of the most notable personal finance podcasts for your iTunes feed.

 

The Clark Howard Show

Host: Consumer expert Clark Howard

Frequency: Daily, Monday through Friday

Length: 73 minutes

What’s it about? “Practical money-saving ideas to help you save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Topics: Civic now charges for credit score; Check cashing bad, bank customer service worse; Workforce changes; Clark stinks; Interns at Google don’t suck”
  • “Topics: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under attack; LA flood insurance not being paid out; Car reliability; New food labels; Waze expanding ride sharing.”

Twitter handle: @ClarkHoward

 

The Dave Ramsey Show

Host: Dave Ramsey

Frequency: Daily

Length: 40 minutes

What’s it about? After losing everything, Ramsey “went on a quest to find out how money really works, how I could take control of it, and how I could have confidence in handling it.” With his show, which is also broadcast on more than 500 radio stations across the country, Ramsey “teaches you to manage and budget your money, get out of debt, build wealth, and live in financial peace.”

Motto: “Real life and how it revolves around money.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Should Susana Share a Checking Account With Her Boyfriend?”
  • “How to Fix a Messed Up Credit Report”
  • “When Is It Time to Ask for a Raise?”

Sample iTunes review: Ramsey “takes a no-nonsense, screw-the-theory-I’m-talking-about-humans approach to finance. It’s immensely practical.”

Twitter handle: @DaveRamsey

 

The Disciplined Investor

Host: Andrew Horowitz, president and founder of Horowitz & Company and a registered investment advisor

Frequency: Weekly

Length: Between 40 and 60 minutes

What’s it about? The podcast features “specific market advice for profitable investing ... with guests including Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times, Tom McClellan of The McClellan Market Report and Frank Curzio of Curzio Research.

Motto: “Investment advice for investors of all levels”

Recent episodes:

  • “What Is Really Moving Gold and Uranium?”
  • “Fake News and Your Portfolio”
  • “The HMO Economy”

Sample iTunes review: “Lively, entertaining and ideas that make sense. Nice to hear someone actually giving ideas that can be used immediately.”

Twitter handle: @andrewhorowitz

 

Money Girl Podcast

Host: Laura Adams

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 10 minutes

What’s it about? “Short and friendly personal finance, real estate, and investing tips to help you live a richer life.”

Recent episodes:

  • “The Ultimate Guide to Using a Balance Transfer Credit Card”
  • “What Is a Mortgage Refinance? 5 Ways to Know If It’s a Good Idea”
  • “What Is a Trust and Who Needs One? Expert Attorney Gives Advice”

Sample iTunes review: “Short, sweet, and to the point. This podcast is very useful for quick and dirty tips when you don't have time to listen to an hour long broadcast.”

Twitter handle: @LauraAdams

 

Motley Fool Money

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 40 minutes

What’s it about? The show features a team of Motley Fool analysts discussing “the week’s top business and investing stories, interviews, and an inside look at the stocks on our radar.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Make Your Kid a Money Genius”
  • “The Hidden Logic of Motivation”
  • “Rule Your Retirement”

Sample iTunes review: “This podcast is not only helpful to the average investor, but also very entertaining. Rare to find both qualities in one show.”

Twitter handle: @MotleyFoolMoney

 

Rich Dad Radio Show

Host: Robert Kiyosaki

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 60 minutes

What’s it about? An “entertaining, compelling and often rebellious point of view on money, entrepreneurship, and more.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Robot Revolution—Robots are coming for your job. They don’t take sick days, don’t need coffee breaks, and don’t ask for raises. Robert talks to futurist Martin Ford, who predicts what a robot revolution means for the global economy.”
  • “Hacked—Your identity is an asset. What are you doing to protect it in this age of hacking? Robert is joined by one of the world’s leading cyber-security experts, who shares strategies to protect yourself and your business against hackers.”

Twitter handle: @theRealKiyosaki

 

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Host: Farnoosh Torabi, financial strategist and author of “When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women”

Frequency: Daily

Length: 30 minutes

What’s it about? Torabi, a former writer for Money magazine started the podcast in 2015 as a way to achieve her own work-life balance. “So Money” includes “candid conversations about money with the world’s top business minds, authors and influencers.” Inc magazine picked the podcast as a “Top Business Podcast to Grow Your Business.”

Motto: Helps people seek “profound ways to live a richer, happier life.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Will a credit card debt consolidation loan affect my credit?”
  • “What’s the best way to find stocks on sale?”
  • “Should I purchase a car out-of-state to avoid paying higher taxes?”

Sample iTunes review: “This podcast is now an integral part of my family’s financial journey … [it] continues to help my wife and I speak the same ‘financial language.’”

Twitter handle: @FARNOOSH

 

Stacking Benjamins

Host: Joe Saul-Sehy

Frequency: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Length: About 60 minutes

What’s it about? Magazine-style podcast (meaning it has unique segments) based on the science of play, that “aims to make finance more approachable, interesting, and fun” by introducing the listener to “the broad spectrum of ideas, concepts and technologies that can help you lock in a better financial future.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Saving Benjamins On Your Utility Bills”
  • “What If Your Aging Parents Are Struggling?”
  • “Can Science Make People Save Money?”

Sample iTunes review: “The best podcast that’s located in a Texarkana basement. Joe and the gang do a great job of providing a variety of views and common sense financial info in an entertaining format.”

Twitter handle: @AverageJoeMoney

 

Listen, Money Matters

Host: Money Matters “chief nerd” Andrew Fiebert and the “OG” (Other Guy)

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 45 to 60 minutes

What’s it about? Fiebert believes success is won “through sheer determination, and it’s something that you need to work toward every day.” To help listeners connect with that determination the podcast “brings much needed actionable advice to a generation that hates being lectured about personal finance from the out-of-touch one percent” with a “down-to-earth discussions about money are entertaining whether you’re a financial whiz or just starting out.”

Motto: “Honest and uncensored—this is not your father’s boring finance show.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Handling Money in a Relationship”
  • “The Average Investor’s Commandments”
  • “Debt Reduction: Snowballing versus Stacking”

Sample iTunes review: “Great podcast for anyone that’s looking for upbeat and fun non-run-of-the-mill financial podcasts. The guys styles complement each other well which make it interesting to listen to.”

Twitter handle: @MoneyMattersMan

 

The Money Tree

Host: Four rotating panelists (including Stacking Benjamins’s Joe Saul-Sehy)

Frequency: Weekly

Length: About 45 minutes

What’s it about? The show hopes to help listeners “consistently grow wealth by letting money work for you.” Panel members interview guests about “investing, personal finance and passive income,” and each episode ends with a discussion among panel members about the interview.

Recent episodes:

  • “Are Your Emotions Screwing Up Your Investing Plan?”
  • “BitCoinInvestment or Currency?”
  • “Using the News to Make Investing Decisions”

Sample iTunes review: “A broad variety of topics covered in depth. Especially like the discussion segment at the end.”

Twitter handle: @MTIPodcast

 

PT Money Podcast

Host: Philip Taylor (“PT”), a certified public accountant and financial writer

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 20 minutes

What’s it about? Taylor created his podcast “for everyone who wants more information about making extra money. Specifically, making money in a part-time business, making money on the side outside of your normal job.”

Recent episodes:

  • “How to Afford Anything by Hacking Your Housing Costs”
  • “Achieving Financial Independence (and Happiness) in Your 30s”
  • “How to Spend According to Your Values”

 

Radical Personal Finance

Host: Joshua Sheats, who left corporate life to start his own financial planning business

Frequency: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Length: Between 30 and 90 minutes

What’s it about? Sheats “focuses on in-depth content and master’s degree-level education delivered to you as a comprehensive curriculum of financial knowledge” in the hopes of providing “the tools you need to bridge the gap between your vision of your ideal lifestyle and the practical reality of where you stand today.”

Motto: “How to live a rich life now while building a plan for financial freedom in 10 years or less.”

Recent episodes:

  • “Financial Freedom in Just a Few Years with AirBnB Property Management!”
  • “Why Car Leasing is Simultaneously Crazy Expensive and Crazy Cheap”

Sample iTunes review: “Joshua is very experienced and well informed. He covers topics that others don’t and he has a unique take.”

Twitter handle: @JoshuaSheats