At least once per week, a member of the Tiller team is asked to recommend a good personal finance podcast.
Indeed, more people ask us about personal finance podcasts than about books or blogs.
Perhaps it’s a sign of the times. Podcasts are becoming ever more popular. They’re a perfect way to feed your mind during a drive or commute, or while working around the house.
It’s not just convenience or boredom-busting that make podcasts compelling. Many people have an easier time learning from listening than reading.
Audio brings otherwise dry financial topics to life. And podcasts have a unique power to reveal the human story in economics, money, and investing. They can teach something new, offer a fresh perspective, and even inspire.
Financial Podcasts for Every Stage of the Journey
Each of the financial podcasts below has a unique voice and explores a slightly different facet of money, spending, investing, and economics.
Some are generalist, while others focus on single topics, like investing or financial independence. Some are produced by experienced media professionals and have massive listenership, while others are recorded in basements for small but passionate audiences.
- All shows have to be currently in production.
- This list will grow and evolve over time.
- Unless otherwise noted, quoted reviews come from Stitcher.com.
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Each of us is on a financial journey. Here are some of the best personal finance podcasts to learn from along the way.
Stacking Benjamins Podcast
This is one of Tiller's favorite podcasts, financial or otherwise. While some podcasts aim to be the final expert in the chain of money lessons, Stacking Benjamins hopes to introduce you to a broad spectrum of ideas.
Based on the science of play, Stacking Benjamins aims to make finance more approachable, interesting, and fun. The goal is that people will think more seriously about money and financial well-being.
Tiller Money founder Peter Polson was interviewed about spreadsheets on Stacking Benjamins a few years ago.
Example review: "Finance shows are typically known for their dry dullness and general boredom inducing blabber, but that is not the case with Stacking Benjamins. This is not just your usual "save money, spend less" advice, but real practical money advice for everyday situations. The guests are great and you get a real sense of community with this show that is hard to find."
Weekly, 70 minutes
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Bonus: Money in the Morning with Joe Saul-Sehy, a short daily live show.
Money for the Rest of Us Podcast
A personal finance show on money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it. J. David Stein is a former Chief Investment Strategist and money manager. For close to two decades, he has been teaching individuals and institutions how to invest and handle their finances in ways that are simple to understand.
Example review: "David explains personal finance from the perspective of an ex-institutional money manager, he also adds his own insights on how to live a fulfilled life. If you like how the Planet Money team explain the economy is a simple and relevant manner, you would like David's approach to personal finance."
Daily, 30 minutes
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Oh My Dollar! Podcast
Lillian Karabaic helps artists, small business owners, nonprofit worker bees, and millennials smash debt, save up for their goals, and budget like the badasses they are. She helps “people create new financial stories” with the charming tagline “practical, approachable financial advice with a dash of glitter.”
Notably, Lillian doesn’t sell banking products, hustle credit cards, or tell you that you need to get “grown up” job instead of making art or working in non-profits.
Example review (iTunes): I love Lily's energy. "This is a great show where they cover the basics of managing your money. The host is relatable and I love that they talk to real people with real money questions."
Weekly, 15 minutes
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Alphachat Podcast from Financial Times
Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with a bit of wonkiness, humor and irreverence.
Example review: Cardiff and Co. always feature interesting guest and topic. If you are interested in how the the world works economically and practically then these shows will give you good practical examples and explanations.
Weekly, 50 minutes
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Better Off with Jill Schlesinger Podcast
Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money.
Example review: "I am 55 with retirement on the horizon. the show gives me a perspective of what I'll need and how to prepare, and where I am in relation to others in my age group great show thanks, Jill."
Daily, 30 minutes
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So Money Podcast
“Looking for ways to save on gas or double your double coupons? Sorry. You’re in the wrong place.” That's how the “So Money” podcast begins. Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. Learn the financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits of today's top business minds, authors and influencers. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures.
Example review: "As a personal finance geek, I already know, and have applied, the basics. I don't need someone to tell me to live somewhere affordable and contribute to my 401k. I DO want to hear how other successful people think about and use their money - which is exactly what this show brings."
Weekly, 35 minutes
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Listen! Money Matters Podcast
This fun show describes itself as "An Uncensored Personal Finance Podcast," and that they're "not your father's boring money show. Also: "Free your inner financial badass." It's as fun as it sounds.
Example review from Stitcher: "Finally a lively personal finance podcast! Matt and Andrew are regular guys with above average knowledge of personal finance. I personally like the fact that they've experienced hardships themselves and are completely candid about their personal situations. Also props to them for bringing in professionals to talk about subjects theyre not experts in."
Couple Money Podcast
Elle Martinez talks with financial experts, renowned journalists, and real life couples who have done extraordinary things with their money such as paying off six figures of debt, overcoming financial infidelity, starting a business together, and retiring early. Each episode covers crucial money topics like lending money to family, dumping debt faster, and the keys to financial independence. This podcast is about helping the two of you to master your money together.
Example Review (iTunes): "Reading Elle's posts have been a huge support in my relationship with money and more importantly a better financial relationship with my husband. Not everyone reads blogs like I do so it's nice to have the podcast as an additional resource."
Weekly, 30 minutes
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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
A podcast about the economy, technology and culture. Hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood use their expertise to connect the dots on the topics they know best, and get help from listeners and experts about the ones they want to know better.
Example review: "Many engaging and interesting topics, but the interactions between Molly and Kai are entertaining on their own. I find myself sharing stories from this show frequently. They do a live streaming weekly editorial meeting on FB as well. "
Weekly, 30 minutes
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Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life Podcast
Short and friendly business, personal finance, and investing tips to help you live a richer life. Whether you're just starting out or are already a savvy investor, Money Girl's advice will point you in the right direction.
Example review: “Quick and easy way to get more information about how to make your money life better.”
Weekly, 25 minutes
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The Ric Edelman Podcast
Ric gives you comprehensive, educational advice that's entertaining and useful. Focused on investments, IRAs, retirement planning, mortgages, insurance, college planning, and more.
Example review: "I really enjoy this program. Ric is intelligent and a great teacher. He breaks down complex stuff so anyone can understand bit he also challenges you to expand what you know or think you know Love details and his logic and reasoning."
Weekly, 80 minutes
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Million Dollar Plan Podcast
Personal Finance Expert, author, and former comedian Pete the Planner (aka Peter Dunn) welcomes one person per episode on a quest to make them a millionaire. He digs deep into their financial life, fixes problems, and lays-out a detailed plan on how to accomplish their goals. The podcast is filled with surprises, laughs, and practical money advice for real people.
Example review (iTunes): "I love Pete’s sense of humor and the way he converses with his guests. He’s never pretentious and keeps the conversation going. I still can’t figure out how the rap music fits into the show, but I like it. Keep up the good work Pete."
Weekly, 40 minutes
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Described as a show "for those who have money… or want more of it." Financial experts Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench from BiggerPockets.com interview unique and powerful thought leaders about how to earn more, keep more, spend smarter, and grow wealth.
Example review: This podcast will resonate well with anyone interested in optimizing their personal finances.
Weekly, 60 minutes
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The Clark Howard Show
Nationally-syndicated consumer expert Clark Howard shows you practical money-saving advice to help you save more, spend less, and avoid scams and ripoffs. To access the entire Clark Howard Podcast archive, go to Clark.com.
Example review: "I never miss a podcast! The information he provides and the advice he gives is priceless. I'm always learning something new and he always treats his guests with respect. That's something in short supply on the airwaves these days. I highly recommend the show to everyone."
Daily, 35 minutes
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Dough Roller Podcast
"This podcast started from a simple idea–people want to learn how to manage their money more effectively. What started from nothing has grown into a podcast with 75,000 downloads a month. I’m humbled." - Rob Berger. Investing, budgeting, and personal finance for beginners and beyond. Entertaining and easy to understand.
Example review: "Great, varied content and just the right length! Perfect for the car."
Bi-weekly to Monthly, 30 - 50 minutes.
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Invest Like the Best Podcast
In each episode, host Patrick O'Shaughnessy speaks with the most interesting people with stories to help you better invest your time and your money, and teach you how to play with boundaries in your own life. While many guests are professional investors (portfolio managers, venture capitalists, researchers, authors), he also speaks with many people outside of the investing business whose insight and experience can entertain and inform. “The constant goal: find great people who are willing to share what they’ve learned with you.”
Weekly, 60 minutes
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HerMoney with Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is a personal finance expert, award-winning journalist and best-selling author. Her very popular personal finance podcast runs about 35 minutes long, with shorter episodes devoted to listener questions and mail. This show has a welcome female focus.
Example review: "Jean Chatzy's podcast is wonderful! Her show is full of informative, positive information for women. Thanks for doing this!"
Daily, 6 - 35 minutes
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Death, Sex & Money
A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. It's not always directly about money, but money and its influence on life is woven through so many of these fascinating stories.
Example review: "I've found myself engaged in listening to topics I thought I wouldn't be interested in. The interviews are handled with sensitivity and kindness, and there are some brilliant and insightful remarks that have stuck with me. Thanks for sharing so many stories."
Daily, 25ish minutes
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ChooseFi Financial Independence Podcast
If Mr Money Mustache, Tim Ferriss & Pat Flynn came together to make a podcast, this is what it would look like. Jonathan & Brad explore the world of Financial Independence, discussing reducing expenses, crushing debt, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate. Every episode is packed with content and actionable tips and no topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence.
Example review: "This is one of the most engaging podcasts I've ever listened to. I listen to a ton of podcasts, and this is one of my absolute favorites because of how consistently it leaves me with tons of motivation and actionable next steps."
Weekly, 60 minutes
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The Mad Fientist Financial Independence Podcast
Join the Mad Fientist as he interviews personal-finance icons to discover the strategies and tactics they used to achieve financial independence and retire early!
Example review: "Wide variety of guests, each with great tips from their own path to financial independence."
Monthly, 20 - 60 minutes
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The Money Guy Podcast
Brian Preston and Bo Hanson, fee-only financial planners and wealth managers, go beyond common sense as they help you make smart financial decisions. Their professional credentials, sophisticated topics, and approachable style have attracted thousands of fans and made them a personal finance phenomenon.
Example review: "This show is amazing for people who are trying their best to manage their own money. Without reaching a certain net worth, it is not beneficial to hire a financial advisor, and instead, this free show is all you need! Once I hit $250K with investable assets, I will be hiring Bo and Brian to help my with my finances."
Weekly 10 and 50 minutes episodes
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Side Hustle Show Podcast
The Side Hustle Show is the podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for actionable tips and strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into reality. We cover all aspects of small business including marketing, sales, websites, social media, and more. Learn from experienced side hustle entrepreneurs the tactics you can implement today to take your ideas to the next level.
Example review: "Nick's show is an idea incubator for all current and aspiring side hustlers. On a weekly basis, this show inspires new possibilities and gives you the nuts-and-bolts on how to do it right the first time."
Weekly, 40 minutes
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The White Coat Investor
Helping Physicians, Dentists, Residents, Students, And Other Highly-Educated Busy Professionals get a "fair shake" on Wall Street through sharing investing and personal finance information.
Example review: "As a Pediatrician with a passion for underserved kids (who would also like to have our kids attend college) Jim is a solid source of advice with your interests at mind."
Weekly, 30 minutes
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"Most people don't like to talk about money. We are not most people." On each episode, Kelsey and Chris catch up on married life and check in on their money - from big financial goals to weekly grocery bills. They share real numbers, including their budget, and how they spend and save as they raise two young boys.
NPR's Planet Money Podcast
Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. Helping you make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.
Weekly, 20 minutes
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Sidenote: Also check out The Indicator, a short podcast from NPR/Planet Money that covers one topic per day.
Slate Money Podcast
A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.
Example review: "Easily the most interesting business and economics podcast I've found. The presenters all bring different perspectives and don't hold back from trying to explain the more intricate, complicated aspects to modern finance while still retaining a general coherence that makes the whole thing educational and fun even to those of us without substantial economic backgrounds. This is a must for people who are fans of planet money, Freakonomics, and/or books like Naked Economics."
Weekly, 60 minutes
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Marketplace Weekend Podcast
Marketplace Weekend® brings you powerful conversation on economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. A weekly hour-long program that looks deep into the economic issues that impact your life. When the financial world shifts, where do we all fit?
Weekly, 50 minutes
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Motley Fool Answers
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves.
Weekly, 30 minutes
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WSJ: Your Money Briefing
Valuable money and market stories from Wall Street Journal writers and journalists from Heard on the Street, MoneyBeat, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features. Insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.
The Wall Street Journal has an excellent hub of financial podcasts (both audio and video). See them here.
Be Wealthy & Smart Podcast
Linda made $2 million at the age of 39 and shares her investing, business and financial knowledge in her popular podcast. She speaks in plain English and has a fresh and different approach (hint: she says wealth building is not about frugality). Learn practical things you can do to avoid mistakes and build your wealth. For people just beginning their wealth building journey or have been investing for years.
Example review: "Linda is a generous wealth empowerment coach who helps you unpack all the data you need to become a proactive and informed investor. She leaves no financial stone unturned."
3x per week, 10 minutes
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Optimal Finance Daily Podcast
Why bother searching for the best blogs about personal finance when it can be found and read for you? Optimal Finance Daily brings you the best content from blogs and other resources and read it to you, so that you don't have to waste your time finding and reading blogs yourself.
Example review (iTunes): I have already learned a wealth of invaluable financial knowledge in just 9 episodes of listening to this podcast. The perspectives on money are varied, nuanced and actionable. Plus, the real value is how much more efficient it is for me to listen to these podcasts rather than seeking out blogs and reading through for hours to find the best posts.
Daily, 10 minutes
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Radical Personal Finance
Financial adviser Joshua J. Sheats uses his podcast, Radical Personal Finance, to take you on a journey toward financial health. Through storytelling and interviews, Sheats helps listeners work on their financial issues and build wealth with proven strategies and tools. I love Sheats's no-B.S. tone and super analytical approach to evaluating investment strategies.
Example review: "The variety of topics and Joshua's non-mainstream way of approaching things lead to a highly entertaining and informative financial podcast. I am constantly impressed with his deliberateness of word choice and how far he goes to make sure that he has completely answered listener questions. Not for everyone but incredibly valuable for the right people."
Weekly, 50 minutes
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Dave Ramsey Podcast
You can't omit the Dave Ramsey Show from any roundup of financial podcast recommendations. Dave Ramsey is immensely popular, with a top-ranked national radio show, bestselling books and now his daily podcast (which is almost always in the top 5 business podcasts on iTunes). He offers callers and readers on how to beat debt, build wealth, and change their personal finances.
Example review: "I admire Dave Ramsey and his team for daring to give advice that some times (often times) runs contrary to other popular mainstream media. While I don't always agree 100% with Dave, my husband and I have used his teaching and principles to completely transform the way we handle, talk and think about money."
Daily, 40 minutes
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