The 7 Best Financial Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Right Now
COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon. You’re most likely spending your time in quarantine juggling work and family life, while catching up on all of the shows, movies and podcasts you’ve missed out on over the past few years.
Because of the pandemic, the U.S. economy has been on everyone’s mind in 2020. According to The Hill, more than 22 million Americans lost their jobs between March and April of this year, shrinking the economy at nearly 33%, the quickest decline since World War II. And it’s not expected to fully recover for years.
If you’re worried about your financial stability due to COVID, or if you just want to educate yourself on how to make your money work harder for you, then we’ve got a list for you.
Here are the seven best financial podcasts you should listen to right now:
Best-selling author, radio host, and personal finance expert Dave Ramsey discusses his thoughts on retirement, insurance, debt, investing and other topics revolving around money. It’s great for those who want to get out of debt, and an entertaining listen for anyone who wants to know a little bit of everything when it comes to the financial world.
2. So Money
This widely-praised podcast from Farnoosh Torabi is an interview format series that brings together financial experts, authors, bloggers, and even average, ordinary people. Each person Torabi interviews shares unique and entertaining stories about money and offers advice for those who are a novice when it comes to finances.
3. Planet Money
This NPR podcast is a surprisingly fun listen as it delves into the broader fundamentals of the economy through narrative stories and conversations with financial experts. Planet Money breaks down the barriers commonly in place when it comes to financial information, making learning about money easy and entertaining.
This podcast created and hosted by friends Tiffany Aliche (known as The Budgetnista) and LendingTree’s Mandi Woodruff focuses on timely financial issues with fun and lively conversation. Each episode offers career and money advice and answers listener questions.
If you’re looking to get into investing, or you’re already in that world, this podcast from the Robinhood app is a must-listen. Hosted by Jack Kramer and Nick Martell, each episode delves into market’s gains and losses, news from public companies and earnings data, and is only 15-20 minutes, so it’s easily-digestible. Get it? Digestible? Snacks? Aw, forget it.
6. How to Money
Hosts Joel and Matt focus on how to live like you’re rich while living on less money. This podcast offers tips on travelling like a high roller on a shoestring budget, whether it’s worth to invest in gold, and how AirBnB your house, among other topics. A must listen-to episode, especially in this economy, focuses on how to save when your paycheck varies wildly.
Anyone who wants to know how to make the stock market work for them should listen to this podcast, hosted by best-selling author and hedge fund manager Phil Town and his daughter, Danielle. Each episode focuses on prominent stock market experts and their investment strategies.
Take a listen to a few or all of these podcasts and apply the tips you learn to your own finances. Who knew learning about finances and investing could be so much fun?