Podcasts that Will Make You Smarter About Money Part I

Oh money, such a taboo topic right? It’s right up there with religion and politics; no one wants to talk about money and their personal finances. It’s not the most fun or glamorous topic to talk about, but I think it hurts us more by not talking about than if more of us were actually open about it. So many of us don’t fully understand savings, compound interest, investing, retirement accounts, or how loans actually work. Money and personal finances can be so tricky to figure out. Should you pay your loans off early of just pay the minimum each month?

Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter About Money

I was lucky enough growing up that money and finances weren’t a top-secret subject. My parents were really good about teaching me as much as they could. I’m always trying to learn more about investing and managing my money and listening to finance podcasts in the mornings has been the most straightforward way for me to learn more. I’ve listened to many, but these are some of my fave podcasts I’ve been listening to regularly.

The Dough Roller Money Podcast 

This one covers a range of topics from compounding interest to Q&A’s about happiness and financial priorities. My fave episode – How to Invest for Short Term Goals. Short term goals are fun. They’re closer and more tangible. It’s rewarding to save for a vacation, new furniture, or gifts. Saving for the long term is important but sometimes when that long-term goal, like retiring, is so far away, it’s not as immediately satisfying. I like to think of saving for short-term goals as treating myself!

HerMoney with Jean Chatzky 

I really like this podcasts because there’s always interviews with tons of people throughout the business world offering all different views on achieving success in work and finance. My fave one is Ep 90 You’re the CEO of Your Body and Your Life. Own if with Robin ArzonI’m a big Peloton Cycle fan so listening to Robin Arzon outside of the studio was pretty cool.

Millennial Money 

If you’re entirely new to trying to figure out your finances and money goals then listen to this podcasts first. Host Shannon Compton Game is a certified financial planner who knows and understands all us millennials. My favorite two episodes you have to listen to are – Budget Blunders that are Breaking Your Bank Account and Go On that Vacation No Matter What. Don’t we all need a vacation every now and then? 

Money for the Rest of Us 

This one makes the list because it makes you think about financial things you may not want to think about or acknowledge. Finance isn’t always about just how to save and balance a checkbook. Some of the topics on this podcast may not be all politically correct, but that’s what I love about it. Ready to think? Listen to – Does Illegal Immigration Help or Hurt the Economy, Should the Minimum Wage be Raised?and How Business Contributes to Income Inequality

I think four podcasts are good for now right? Start small, little by little, and eventually, we’ll all have the hang of our finances.

Next week I’ll share some more of my favorite finance podcasts with you all.


So tell me, do you think money and finances should still be a taboo topic?

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  • Reply GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I need to get on the PODCAST bandwagon! This is shocking to admit but… I have never listened to one before!

    February 13, 2018 at 12:59 PM
  • Reply Cristina

    Millennial Money sounds like a good fit for me. I was looking for some podcast to listen to while commuting to the office. Thanks for the recommendations!

    February 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM
  • Reply Stephanie

    Each of these sound great for their own reasons! My husband is always looking for podcasts to listen to when he has a long drive to a meeting, I’ll have to share these with him.

    February 13, 2018 at 4:44 PM
  • Reply marjiemare

    Great share. These are good podcast to listen to keep my goals aligned.

    February 13, 2018 at 5:34 PM
  • Reply Summer Telban👩🏼‍💻 (@SummerTelban)

    These sounds so good! I need to get on the podcast train – I’ve wanted to for a while now.

    February 13, 2018 at 5:36 PM
  • Reply Christina Beauchamp

    These are all great suggestions. You should check out Retire Inspired… it’s worth it just for the host’s voice!

    February 13, 2018 at 8:50 PM
  • Reply aboutabbyblog

    Great suggestions! I don’t think they are taboo subjects, or they shouldn’t be at least. Its important to be aware of spending habits!

    February 13, 2018 at 9:23 PM
  • Reply Leah

    Oh what great choices!! Money is important to be familiar with, however, you are right it goes on that list of topics not to discuss when your out to drink with your friends up there with politics, and religion. Don’t know if my husband would appreciate me learning more about money though, see I am really frugal and like to save and invest. LOL

    February 14, 2018 at 12:26 AM
  • Reply Primp and Prime Beauty

    I wish I was smarter with money when I was younger. I have been much more aware of my finances and budgeting now, but would have been great to have started earlier. Millennial Money sounds like a podcast I will definitely be listening to.

    February 14, 2018 at 10:24 AM
  • Reply Glenda Kruse

    These all sound like really great finance podcast to listen to. It is always great to listen to different ideas about your finances.

    February 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM
  • Reply thislittlelifestyle

    this is such a great list, thank you so much! i listen to podcasts while i clean and finances are a great topic to listen to.

    February 14, 2018 at 12:39 PM
  • Reply Chelsea Damon

    I’ve been wanting to learn more about money management and these are perfect!

    February 14, 2018 at 12:45 PM
  • Reply adventures

    These are all very interesting financial supports. I have always been a penny pincher so you and I would get along smashingly! 😉

    February 14, 2018 at 1:19 PM
  • Reply Kait Around The Kingdom

    Very cool! Passing this on to my husband! Thanks!

    February 14, 2018 at 1:53 PM
  • Reply lifewithjoshandkristyn

    I love podcasts. Going to look for some of these and add them to my list.

    February 14, 2018 at 3:38 PM
  • Reply Holly Lynn Galvan

    One of my goals for the new year is to save more money. I can’t wait to check these out!

    February 14, 2018 at 4:02 PM
  • Reply EasterBabe

    Thanks for sharing multiple podcasts. They sound like some goods ones. I’ll be checking them out for sure.

    February 14, 2018 at 11:20 PM
  • Reply toastycritic

    I will have to check out this podcast. i could definitely use some more financial assistance when it comes to budgeting and other items. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    February 15, 2018 at 11:23 AM
  • Reply Jazz

    Love a good podcast. May binge listen on my upcoming long haul flight to some of these

    February 15, 2018 at 5:37 PM
  • Reply Via B Design

    I’ll have to listen to a few of these podcasts that you recommend. I’m a big fan of the Tim Ferriss podcast – it’s worth checking out.

    March 15, 2018 at 1:44 AM
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