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Ultimate Money and Personal Finance Podcast Guide 2020

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Podcasts are one of the best FREE ways to learn more about all things money. All the podcasts mentioned are hosted on paid platforms like Apple Podcast and Spotify however, we also made sure to only include podcasts that are available for free through their websites or Youtube (which are linked for easy access).

There are podcasts on every ‘Money Topic’ imaginable. From real estate investing to debt payout, budgeting and entrepreneurship, you name it and there is surely a podcast on it.

This list is continuously evolving as we discover and sift through all the great podcasts out there. Have a favorite that is not on the list? Let us know and we’ll check it out!

Best Money Podcasts

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

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Farnoosh brings in some major players in the money game to her podcast. Some of the guests include; Queen Latifa, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Kiyosaki just to name a few. She also reserves one episode a week to answer her listener’s questions. The topics covered in this show are wide-ranging so we are sure you can find something to learn from.

Our favorite episode so far:

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche


Stacking Benjamins

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Stacking Benjamins take a light-hearted and humor-filled approach to personal finance. Co-host Joe Paul-Sehy says it best himself, “a lot of financial podcasts want to be the last word in personal finance. Our goal is to be the first word.”

Our favorite episode so far:

Planet Money Co-Creator Adam Davidson: The Passion Economy


Rich Dad Radio Show

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This podcast has more mixed reviews than the others featured on this list. But because the book ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ is one of the most important personal finance books, we’re including it. Robert Kiyosaki really uses this podcast as an extension of his books. Things that cannot be fit into print are often covered in this podcast. If you loved the books, this could be a great listen. The most common complaint on the show is its coverage of political topics which may or may not be your thing.

Our favorite episode so far:

You Can’t Be an Entrepreneur If You Don’t Have This Skill


Popcorn Finance

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This shows host, Chris Browning, is a financial analyst by day and a podcaster by night. Popcorn Finance, as the name suggests, is a shorter form podcast that covers topics in a succinct and entertaining way. Chris also has organized some of his episodes into series form on his website which we love. A series on tiny homes? We’re in.

Our favorite episodes so far:

Tiny House Movement


Robinhood Snacks

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This podcast is brought to you by the very popular investing app, Robinhood. Snacks is another shorter form podcast that covers finance and business news daily.  You can always depend on the shows hosts, Jack Kramer and Nick Martell, to bring money related entertainment every day. This makes it good for listening during your daily routines. They also offer a newsletter if that is more your style.

Our favorite episode so far:

Tesla’s big battery play


NPR Planet Money

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In their own words, Planet Money is ‘the economy explained.’ This makes it quite different from most other podcasts on the list that covers topic more specific to personal finance. This show covers much broader and sometimes historical topics like how income taxes came to be.

Our favorite episode so far:

SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Taxes & Donald Duck


Optimal Finance Daily

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Optimal Finance daily Really does bring you optimal finance daily. This podcast covers all of the newest content from finance bloggers. Optimal Finance Daily filters through content for you and puts it into a short and to the point 15-minute episode. 

Our favorite episode so far:

1278: Frugal Shaming and Financial One-Upmanship by J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly on Mustachianism & Frugality


Afford Anything

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Podcaster, Paula Pant, was working a 9-5 along with everyone else when she new she needed an escape. Hustling and creating passive income opportunities gave Paula her financial freedom.

Whether you want to escape your day job or just make smarter decisions about money, there is an episode for you in this series.

Our favorite episode so far:

#267: THIS YEAR’S FINANCIAL RECKONING, WITH FARNOOSH TORABI


The Financial Confessions

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Chelsea Fagan and her youtube channel the financial diet create great content on all topics of personal finance. In their own words “The Financial Confessions is a podcast about how we live and interact with money.” I would also add that Chelsea gives a very down-to-earth and realistic approach to finances. She doesn’t buy into any of the money-shaming or drastic living choices that some money ‘gurus’ like to push. Also, if you watch a lot of youtube you will definitely enjoy the appearances of well-known YouTubers on the show.

There is also a book ‘The Financial Confessions‘ to check out.

Our favorite episode so far:

Graham Stephan On Privilege, His Upbringing, & Playing To Your Strengths


Death, Sex, and Money

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This podcast isn’t really in the personal finance realm, but we’re including it anyway. We’re including it because it’s a great podcast and it does cover a lot of topics around money. But not the typical 401k vs. IRA topics. This podcast dives into the deep end to discuss questions like “how much should I help my family” and “what are my savings even for?” 

Our favorite episode so far:

Financial Therapy: What Is Our Savings For?


Dave Ramsey Show

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You cannot learn about personal finance without hearing the name Dave Ramsey. Both his books and shows have a huge following. His specialty is giving people in financial distress a wake-up call.

If you want someone to hold your hand and give you compliments along the way to financial freedom, this is not the show for you. If you want out of your debt desperately, you should give his show a listen. With 3 hours of new content every weekday, there is plenty of information to go around.


The College Investor Show

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This podcast is unique in that it really isn’t a podcast. Their clips range from 4 minutes to 30 minutes and are really just a way for their readers to listen to their content instead of reading it. So what is their blog about? 

Well, as you might have guessed they write about money issues that surround students and millennials alike. Their most popular episodes cover the 2020 stimulus package, App Reviews as well as ways to fund a college education. So if shorter form content is more your style, give this podcast a listen.


How to Money

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How to Money is another Podcast that covers a broad range of personal finance topics. Their “Friday Flight” episodes discuss news while they also have “Ask HTM” episodes for listeners to call in. They also have episodes that profile different people and how they make and save their money as well as episodes that cover special topics on personal finance.

Our favorite episode so far:

Making a Living on Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre – Episode 253


F.I.R.E. Podcasts

Choose FI

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This podcast really puts the FI in F.I.R.E. Since its launch in 2017 this podcast has garnered over 15 million downloads. The show’s hosts have different levels of professional expertise but all of them have personally walked the path to financial independence. It is easy to see why this podcast won for the best podcast 2019 by the Plutus Awards.

Our favorite episode so far:

FROM FINANCIAL IMPERFECTION TO AMERICA’S FAVORITE BUDGET EXPERT | TIFFANY ALICHE | EP 240


Mad FIentist

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Learn the ways of financial independence retire early movement from someone who has actually done it. Brandon Ganch aka The Mad FIentist interviewed people who had already retired to find out how they did it. This resulted in the Financial Independence podcast. Look to this podcast if you’re hoping to speed up your retirement.

Our favorite episode so far:

Millennial Money – From Broke to Millionaire in 5 Years


Financial Freedom

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The financial freedom podcast is hosted by another leader in the FIRE Movement, Grant Sabatier. If podcasts aren’t your thing, he has a book too! This podcast is largely guest appearances from people with expertise in all sorts of different financial fields. However, there are several solo episodes with Grant that do a good job to capture more current trends and events that affect personal finance. 

He also covers some of his experiences with writing his book.


Passive Income + Side Hustle Podcasts

Smart Passive Income

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This podcast is all about… you guessed it, passive income! Along with passive income, this show has a heavy focus on entrepreneurship.

If you are looking for legit ways to start making money, not just online surveys) this is the place for you. Every type of business you can imagine is covered in this show along with guidance.

Our favorite episode so far:

SPI 431: Is Writing Still a Viable Content Platform? Medium, Copywriting Tips, and More, with Dr. Benjamin Hardy


Side Hustle School

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This guy wrote the book on side hustles… No really. Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle and 100 dollar startup, teaches exactly what is needed to start a side hustle. This podcast has over 1000+ episodes with side hustles you would have never thought of! From writing reviews about fish tanks to selling valentine candy, you never know what skills you have that might make the perfect side hustle. Listen to this podcast and find out why Chris thinks side hustles are not just nice, but necessary!

Our favorite episode so far:

Q&A: I’M OBSESSED WITH TIK-TOK! HOW CAN I MAKE MONEY FROM IT?


The Tim Ferriss Show

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Tim Ferriss was creating passive income before the term was even coined. If you’re interested in passive income his book ‘The Four Hour Work Week’ is one of the best.

His podcast does not disappoint either. It’s regularly ranked as one of the top podcasts and top in business podcasts. This is especially great if you enjoy high-profile interviews. From authors to moguls to athletes, Ferriss gets to root of what makes them successful.

Our favorite episode so far:

#371: Ramit Sethi — Automating Finances, Negotiating Prenups, Disagreeing with Tim, and More


Investing Podcasts

We Study Billionaires

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With more than 30 million downloads it is easy to see why this podcast is a go-to. As the name suggests, the show studies the lives and investments of the world’s billionaires and how you can put their strategies to use. Learn the lessons of investing through the eyes of people who have been incredibly successful at it.

Our favorite episode so far:

TIP297: WARREN BUFFETT AND THE 2020 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY SHAREHOLDER’S MEETING (PART 1)


Motley Fool Money

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The Motley Fool is an investing powerhouse. It is most known for its stock-picking services but also puts out a lot of free investing resources. One of which is this podcast. If you want to hear about what stocks. companies, and industries their analysts are talking about, be sure to check out this podcast.

Our favorite podcast so far:

Michael Lewis on the Two Men Who Changed Our Minds


InvestED

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This is another podcast that is great for covering more complex topics on investing. This podcast goes far beyond the basics of investing and personal finance. They cover a lot on company valuation, which is a fundamental skill for investors. They also work through specific company’s and dissect their valuations as a sort of case analysis approach.

Our favorite playlist:

How to Value a Business


Invest Like the Best

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If you’re looking to dive deeper into investing this could be a place for you. If you’re just starting out, however, this isn’t a great place to learn the basics of investing. This podcast explores different sectors, businesses, and trends that you can look into. However, don’t expect to be handed ‘hot’ stock picks that you can turn around and buy right there. We would use this show to explore different ideas you may want to invest in. 

Our favorite episode so far:

Matt Ball – The Future of Media: Movies, the Metaverse, and More – [Invest Like the Best, EP.185]


Real Estate Investing Podcasts

Bigger Pockets

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Another heavy hitting podcast on the list with over 65 million downloads since its inception. This podcast focuses on all different types of real estate investing.

Hosts David Greene and Brandon Turner have made a name for themselves investing in real estate and both are authors.

Our favorite episode so far:

BiggerPockets Podcast 333: A Guide to Getting Started in Commercial Real Estate (+ Laundromats?!) With Ken Wimberly

The Real Estate Rookie

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The BiggerPockets network brings us this podcast specifically for those just starting out. This shows helps to address the questions you may have always wondered about when it comes to real estate investing. The show also emphasizes mentors and mentees which are beyond helpful when first starting out.

Our favorite episode so far:

Rookie Podcast 23: From Dave Ramsey Disciple to No-Money-Down Real Estate Investor with Sarah Brandenberger


Real Estate Investing

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This show hails from the Investors Podcast Network which hosts ‘We Study Billionaires’. The show’s host Robert Leonard talks with a variety of investors from a variety of different niches. This shows offers great insights whether you are a beginner or just looking for new ideas.

Our favorite episode so far:

REI024: FROM BEGINNER TO 107 UNITS THROUGH NETWORKING WITH KYLE MARCOTTE


Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

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With a name like that, we expect some good insights from this show. Sure enough, it delivers. This show is the longest-running daily real estate investing podcast. With over 2000+ episodes, this podcast has created an audio encyclopedia of sorts. There is bound to be the information you are looking for, the only problem might be sorting through all of it!

Our favorite episode so far:

JF2165: Tips for Navigating 2020 | Actively Passive Investing Show With Theo Hicks & Travis Watts


Women and Money Podcasts

Her Money

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This show covers everything personal finance related that is geared towards women. The main host, Jean Chatzky, is also an author. This podcast covers a wide range of topics but does a great job of giving practical ‘how-to’ style advice.

Our favorite episode so far:

HERMONEY PODCAST EPISODE 212: KENDRA SCOTT ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MOTHERHOOD, AND GIVING BACK

Money Girl

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This money girl knows her stuff. Laura Adams has been the show’s host since 2008. She provides solid, actionable tips to help people concur with their finances. A lot of the show covers topics in a more general and vague way. This can be interesting but doesn’t give you the takeaways you need to actually make changes in your money life. Laura’s show gives you the specific advice you might be needing.

Our favorite episode so far:

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Stocks


Money Diaries

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This podcast asks women to share all their financial details and well as any money dilemma they might be facing. The show’s hosts then set out to help these women find answers. There is something so interesting about lifting the veil and learning all about how other people live their financial lives. This show does exactly that!

Our favorite episode so far:

A Week In Portland, OR, On A $77,250 Salary