I don’t know why no one ever told me about podcasts.
I mean, OK, people told me. I guess a more accurate statement would be
“I don’t know why I never listened – either to the people telling me podcasts were great, or to the podcasts themselves.”
That’s all changed in the past few months. Whether it’s a 10-hour car ride where my fiance and I run out of things to talk about, or my utter inability to put up with the nonsense that is morning talk radio on my morning commute, podcasts are my new jam.
And honestly, I’m entirely spoiled for choice, especially as someone who’s playing mad catch-up on a wealth of wonderful personal finance podcasts. If you, like me, are new to podcasts, or you’re just looking for some great personal finance listening for your commute or your workout, make sure to fill up your phone with these three (and a half) great podcasts.
1. Mo’ Money
Other than Serial, this was the podcast that really convinced me that podcasts were worth getting into. That’s right – it’s Serial levels of great, or at least I think so. Jessica Moorhouse is a fantastic host and she really gets to the personal in personal finance with every guest.
Maybe I’m just nosy (I’m definitely just nosy) but I love hearing other people’s stories about money, and this podcast delivers while dropping some serious knowledge. (And hey, maybe I’m biased, but I was actually lucky enough to be a guest on Jessica’s show, which you can check out right here!)
2. So Money
Ok, any podcast that has Tim Gunn pulling back the curtain on the not-so-glamourous financials of working in fashion has a place in my iTunes library! (I spent some time working in fashion marketing, and the correlation between how cool a job seems and how little is pays is so. real.) Seriously though, Farnoosh is an excellent host, and she’s lined up an absolutely star-studded guest list during her time podcasting.
This is one of those podcasts that has an extensive library of past episodes I’m just getting into, so while I can’t say much about anything other than the most recent episodes, I’m also maxing out my available phone space with past episodes. With guests like Tony Robbins, Danielle Laporte and so many more, plus an awesome host, I know it’ll be worth it.
3.Bad With Money
If you’re still not entirely sold on “listening to people talk about money,” Gaby Dunn’s Bad With Money podcast is the podcast you’ve been looking for. I promise.
I mean come on, this is straight-up the description of the show: “A self-described “bridge-burning livewire,” she’s always viewed money as an endless existential crisis – and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don’t have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it. Money makes us freak out, cry, and do wildly inappropriate things. So how come nobody ever talks about it?”
How are you not already listening to it?!
3.5 XYPN Radio
Ok, this is the “and a half”, because technically speaking this podcast is geared at the XY Planner Network’s audience, which is primarily built up of financial planners who focus on serving Gen X and Gen Y. So I’d say it’s half “the business of financial planning” and half “personal finance.”
That said, there is some serious learning to be had, especially if you want a behind the scenes look at the business of financial advice!
And as a bonus, any personal finance bloggers can take a lot of stellar marketing advice away from it. As for me, I’m bouncing around the idea of taking the CFP prep courses, so I love hearing more about the profession from people who live it day in and day out.
So, have you discovered the magic of podcasts? Was I really the last one? Also, which other personal finance podcasts are you listening to? I’d love to check them out!
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