Best Money and Personal Finance Podcasts for 2020

At least once per week, someone on 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 a perfect way to feed your mind during a drive or commute, or while working around the house.

Podcasts bring financial topics to life.

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.

Each of the financial podcasts below has a unique voice and explores a slightly different facet of money, wealth, 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.

Personal Finance Podcasts


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Stacking Benjamins Podcast

Weekly, 70 minutes

“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. Tune in and enjoy”

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.

Bonus: Money in the Morning with Joe Saul-Sehy, a short daily live show.

How to Money

Weekly, 50 minutes

“Joel and Matt make personal finance really fun, approachable and practical. I’ve been listening to Dave Ramsey for several months and have implemented many of his principles. These guys are helping me to build on the foundation that DR set for me. I personally really like the beer talk and it’s turned me on to a number of great beers. Thanks guys and keep on keepin’ on!”

Best friends Joel and Matt believe that when you handle your money in a purposeful, thoughtful way that works for your lifestyle, you can really start living a rich life.

Popcorn Finance

Weekly, about 5 minutes

“Smooth sounds and good advice.”– Apple Podcasts Review

Popcorn Finance is a short form podcast, discussing finance in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn. The show won a Plutus Award for “Best New Personal Finance Podcast.”

Money for the Rest of Us Podcast

Daily, 30 minutes

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.”

Get the Money for the Rest of Us Podcast here.

Oh My Dollar! Podcast

Weekly, 15 minutes

“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.” – Apple Podcasts Review

In the “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.

Alphachat Podcast from Financial Times

Weekly, 50 minutes

“Cardiff and Co. always feature interesting guest and topic. If you are interested in how the world works economically and practically then these shows will give you good practical examples and explanations.”

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.

Jill on Money

Weekly, 5 – 30 minutes

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.”

So Money Podcast

Weekly, 35 minutes

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.”

“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.

Listen! Money Matters Podcast

Weekly, 50 minutes

“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.”

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. Read their great blog as well at the Money Matters website.

Couple Money Podcast

Weekly, 30 minutes

“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.” – Apple Podcasts Review

In the Get 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.

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Weekly, 30 Minutes

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.”

Make Me Smart is 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.

Inspired Money with Andy Wang

Weekly, 50 minutes

“The more you immerse yourself in first-hand inspiring stories, the more normal and achievable ‘big ideas’ can become.”

The goal of the Inspired Money podcast is to discuss successes, inspirations, and perspectives on money. The show’s theory is by listening to “inspired money” stories, people can positively shift their relationship with money.

From making it to giving it away, inspired money means making a difference, creating something bigger than oneself, and making the world a better place.

Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life Podcast

Quick and easy way to get more information about how to make your money life better.”

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.

Get Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips Podcast here →

BiggerPockets Podcast

This podcast will resonate well with anyone interested in optimizing their personal finances.

Described as a show “for those who have money… or want more of it.” Financial experts Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench from interview unique and powerful thought leaders about how to earn more, keep more, spend smarter, and grow wealth.

Weekly, 60 minutes | Get the BiggerPockets Podcast here →

The Clark Howard Show

2x Week, 35 minutes

“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.”

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

Get the Clark Howard Show Podcast Here →

The BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Podcast

Weekly, 60 – 80 Minutes

“I listen to a lot of real estate and investing podcasts, but none of them compare to BiggerPockets in educational value and quality of content. I know this because I rarely ever save episodes from other podcasts, but with BiggerPockets I find myself saving almost every episode so that I can go back through it and take notes.”

Co-hosted by Brandon Turner and David Greene, this podcast provides actionable advice from investors and other real estate professionals every week.

The show won’t tell you how to “get rich quick” or sell you a course, boot camp, or guru system; instead, the BiggerPockets Podcast will give you real strategies that work for real people. Join the over one million members who are learning to invest so they need Bigger Pocket

Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast

Weekly, 35 minutes

Example review: “Great, varied content and just the right length! Perfect for the car.”

The Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast is dedicated to strengthening your family tree and guiding you to financial freedom. Andy Hill, a mid-30’s father of two, hosts the weekly podcast and takes you through the trials and tribulations of being a young parent and husband who is planning for his family’s future and winning with money. Hill interviews millionaire entrepreneurs, early retirees and financial industry experts to provide you with easy-to-understand information.

Get the Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast here →

Invest Like the Best Podcast

Weekly, 60 Minutes

In each episode of Invest Like the Best, 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.”

HerMoney with Jean Chatzky

Daily, 6 – 35 minutes

“Jean Chatzy’s podcast is wonderful! Her show is full of informative, positive information for women. Thanks for doing this!”

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.

Money Diaries

Weekly, 70 minutes

Every episode, a diarist calls in with a money dilemma, question, or awkward situation, and our hosts help them figure it out all – without freaking out about their finances.

The series always brings up more questions than answers: Why is she putting so much into retirement? Why can’t she afford a vacation? Why do commenters hate it when diarists let boyfriends pay for the check?

ChooseFi Financial Independence Podcast

Weekly, 60 minutes

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.”

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.

Get ChooseFi Here →

The Mad Fientist Financial Independence Podcast

Monthly, 20 – 60 minutes

Example review: “Wide variety of guests, each with great tips from their own path to financial independence.”

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!

Get the Mad Fientist Podcast Here →

The Money Guy Podcast

Weekly 10 and 50 minutes episodes

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.”

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.

Get the Money Guy Podcast here →

Side Hustle Show Podcast

Weekly, 40 minutes

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.”

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.

Get the Side Hustle Nation Podcast here

The White Coat Investor

Weekly, 30 minutes

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.”

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.

Get the White Coat Investor Here →

NPR’s Planet Money Podcast

Weekly, 20 minutes

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.

Get the Planet Money Podcast Here

The Indicator

Daily, 10 Minutes

The Indicator is a short but entertaining and enlighting podcast from NPR/Planet Money that covers one topic per day.

It’s “a little show about big ideas.” From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what’s happening today.

It’s a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else.

Slate Money Podcast

Weekly, 60 minutes

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.”

A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.

Get the Slate Money Podcast here

Motley Fool Answers

Weekly, 30 minutes

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.

Get the Fool Questions Podcast here. →

WSJ: Your Money Briefing

Daily, 10 minutes

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

3x per week, 10 minutes

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.”

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.

Get the Be Wealthy & Smart Podcast here →

Optimal Finance Daily Podcast

Daily, 10 minutes

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.

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.

Get Optimal Finance Daily Here →

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