The Best Personal Finance Podcasts to Listen to for 2021

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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. Podcasts are a perfect way to feed your mind during a drive or commute, or while working around the house.

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.

Notes:

  • All shows listed here are currently in production.
  • Unless otherwise noted, quoted reviews come from Stitcher.com. 
  • Please email edward@tillerhq.com with any additions to this list.
Best Personal Finance Podcasts

Personal Finance Podcasts

Stacking Benjamins

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”

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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.

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

Website: Stackingbenjamins.com | Twitter: SBenjaminsCast


How to Money

Weekly, 50 minutes

“Joel and Matt make personal finance really fun, approachable and practical. 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.

Website: Howtomoney.com | Twitter: @howtomoneyjoel


Popcorn Finance

Weekly, 5 about minutes

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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.”

Subscribe: Popcornfinance.com | Twitter: @PopcornFinance


Money for the Rest of Us Podcast

Daily, 30 minutes

“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.”

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.

Subscribe: Moneyfortherestofus.com | Twitter: @jdstein


So Money Podcast

Weekly, 30 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.”

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“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.

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.

Subscribe: Farnoosh.tv | Twitter: @FARNOOSH


The Clark Howard Show

4x weekly, 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.”

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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.

Subscribe: Clark Howard Show | Twitter: @clarkhoward


Inspired Money with Andy Wang

Weekly, 40 minutes

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

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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.

Subscribe: Runnymede.com | Twitter: @RunnymedeCap


Afford Anything

Weekly, 60 minutes

One thing I noticed about Paula is her commitment to ensuring her audience gets understanding and clarity. So much of personal finance can be overly complex and intimidating – scaring people away from even trying to better their situation.

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Host Paula Pant interviews a diverse array of entrepreneurs, early retirees, millionaires, investors, artists, adventurers, scientists, psychologists, productivity experts, world travelers and regular people, exploring the tough work of living a truly excellent life. settling for the default mode? Or are we ruthlessly optimizing around a deliberate life?

Website: Affordanything.com | Twitter: @AffordAnything


BiggerPockets Podcast

Weekly, 60 minutes

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 BiggerPockets.com interview unique and powerful thought leaders about how to earn more, keep more, spend smarter, and grow wealth.

Subscribe: Biggerpockets.com | Twitter: @biggerpockets


Family, Couples, and Household Money Podcasts

Couple Money Podcast

“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

Couple Money Podcast

In the 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.

Subscribe: Couplemoney.com | Twitter: @CoupleMoney


Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast

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.

Subscribe: Marriagekidsandmoney.com | Twitter: @AndyHillMKM


Real Estate & Real Estate Investing Podcasts

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 Bigger Pockets in educational value and quality of content. 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.

Subscribe: Biggerpockets.com | Twitter: @Biggerpockets


Financial Independence Podcasts

ChooseFi Financial Independence Podcast

Weekly, 60 minutes

“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.”

ChooseFi 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.

Subscribe: ChooseFi.com | Twitter: @Choosefi


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!

Subscribe: MadFientist.com | Twitter: Madfientist

The FI Show

Weekly , 50 minutes

Example review: “These guys, Cody and Justin, do some awesome interviews 🙂 I love listening to how they dig a little deeper on the super successful people they bring on the podcast. Each episode is super informative and inspiring!”

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The FI Show is a podcast dedicated to financial independence, personal development and life optimization.  Join Cody and Justin for a fun, informative show packed with actionable tips from our guests!”

Subscribe: Thefishow.com | Twitter: @thefishowguys


Women and Money Podcasts

HerMoney with Jean Chatzky

Monthly, 40 minutes

“I’m binging the podcasts because I’m learning so much in each episode. I love the guest speakers and of course Jean and team are full of valuable tidbits related to finance.

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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 often has a female focus.

Subscribe: Hermoney.com | Twitter: @HerMoneyMedia


The Money Nerds

Weekly, 50 minutes

“Listening to your show has helped unlock a lot of money weirdness I’ve experienced personally in my own head. My mindset is improving just by hearing your great guests share their own experiences. This podcast is definitely apart of my financial inner work”

The money nerds

The Money Nerds podcast shares weekly stories from people kicking butt with money on their way to financial independence, paying off debt, saving more money, or starting their dream business. 

Whitney Hansen interviews everyday people with weird, unique, and amazing money stories. If you are looking for a modern voice and financial tips that actually work, this podcast is for you. If you are trying to better your financial life, you’re in the right place!

Subscribe: Themoneynerds.com | Twitter: @whitneyhansenco

Clever Girl Finance

4x week, 20 minutes

“A podcast for women on money by a woman who gets it! Love this podcast as I find it totally relatable to my current life!”

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Voted one of the top personal finance websites for women, Clever Girl Finance, started by Bola Sokunbi, is a financial education platform aimed at providing women with financial guidance that will inspire them to pursue and achieve their dreams of financial independence.

The Clever Girl team is focused on leveraging our platform to help women become accountable, ditch debt, save money and build real wealth.

Subscribe: CleverGirlFinance.com | Twitter: @CleverGirlCGF 


Investing Podcasts

The Money Guy Podcast

Weekly 10 and 50 minutes episodes

“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!”

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.

Subscribe: MoneyGuy.com | Twitter: @


InvestED Podcast

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Weekly, 30 minutes

Hedge fund manager and best-selling author Phil Town and his daughter, Danielle Town, helm this podcast by diving deep into the topic of bigwigs and their investment strategies. Anyone who wants the inside line on how to make the stock market work for you, take note.

Subscribe: | Twitter: @rule1_investing


Side Hustles, Freelance, Making More Money

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.”

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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


Economic Trends and Insights Podcasts

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.


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.


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.

Website: Planet Money |


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. 

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