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7 personal finance podcasts to up your money game

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Listening to the right podcast can transform your commute, workout, chores, or even just or down time at home. Whether you use them to follow the news, have a good laugh, hear from leading experts, or educate yourself on new things, podcasts are an easy way to keep up with the topics that interest you. Plus, they’re usually free or require a minimal subscription for unlimited listening.

If you’re looking to boost your budgeting skills, learn how better to invest your savings, or simply get a better grasp on how the economy works, here are seven money-focused podcasts that combine informative content with an entertaining presentation.

1. Varo Prosperity

Embark on an informative journey with host and Varo Bank CEO Colin Walsh on the Varo Prosperity podcast, as he brings together visionaries from financial services, tech, non-profits, government, sports, and beyond as they discuss breakthrough initiatives designed to help people live better lives. The podcast is also available on Spotify.

2. Planet Money

NPR’s Planet Money podcast has a fun, storytelling approach to economics and money-related subjects. Topics generally don’t focus on personal finance, but often touch on questions or issues that can affect your money, such as key economic indicators, the impact of a trade war, and the secret to upward mobility. The same team also creates a short daily podcast, The Indicator, which gives context to the market terms and numbers you see in the news.

3. Motley Fool Money

The Motley Fool is primarily an investment-focused organization, and their Motley Fool Money podcast reviews the day’s top business news, financial headlines, and stock market implications for investors. Host Chris Hill and his team also bring in guests and take on a variety of personal finance topics, like teaching children about money or paying for college. Once a month, there’s also a mailbag episode where they answer questions from listeners.

4. Stacking Benjamins

The Stacking Benjamins podcast takes a light and comedic approach to personal finance. Host Joe Saul-Sehy and his team are often accompanied by guests who discuss important money topics, news, and useful financial tools while keeping listeners engaged.

5. So Money

Farnoosh Torabi, a financial correspondent and speaker, created the popular So Money podcast to have candid personal finance discussions. She mixes things up with Q&A episodes, where she answers money-related questions, and has regular guest appearances by successful entrepreneurs and authors who discuss their relationship with money and share business tips.

6. The Side Hustle Show

If you’re not especially interested in economics or traditional personal finance topics, but still want to learn how to make some extra money, check out the Side Hustle Show. Guests share how they got started making money with a variety of interesting side hustles, including renting out inflatable bounce houses or creating online courses. Many have been so successful that they’ve gone on to turn their side hustle into a full-time business.

7. ChooseFI

If you’re interested in learning more about financial independence—the point when your savings, investments, and passive income can support your lifestyle—the ChooseFI podcast is a good place to start. Even if you don’t have that goal in mind, the episodes can help you make the most of your money, as they cover topics like booking rewards travel, making money online, and tips for cutting expenses in general.

Whether you’ve got down time to spare, or are simply looking for a more mentally stimulating way to spend your commute or workout, you can utilize these and other money-focused podcasts to broaden your financial horizons. Who knows, you may end up learning a few core money management principles that stick with you for good, or simply get the inspiration you need to elevate your finances to the next level.

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