Podcasts have become all the rage and in many ways, have surpassed written content in their reach and impact. A podcast is a digital audio file that can be downloaded to your device (laptop, computer or mobile phone) to be listened to at your leisure. They’re typically available as a series, which if subscribed to, can be received automatically as new instalments are released. Podcasts are a great way to constantly expand your knowledge and can transform time wasted (e.g. sitting in traffic) into time well spent. Here are five fantastic Podcasts that teach valuable lessons in money matters...
1. Stacking Benjamins: Your Gateway to Money and Personal Finance
Stacking Benjamins is about taking financial advice and immediately making it work for you by giving you actionable steps to follow. Some of the episodes include: “Rocking Work, Family AND Your Money”, “Investing 101”, “Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage?” and “Where Financial Planning Goes Wrong”. The show is fantastically original and provides realistic advice on how to change your money habits, your perspective on money and your life.
2. Listen, Money Matters
Listen, Money Matters really lives up to its tagline: "Manage your money like a badass". This weekly podcast was created by self-confessed finance nerd, Andrew Fiebert and together with productivity expert Thomas Frank, and some of the smartest minds in finance, presents an honest and uncensored, vastly entertaining show on money matters and myths. Some examples of the topics they cover include: “Handling Money in a Relationship”, “The Average Investor’s Commandments”, “How to Negotiate Anything” and “To Retire or Not To Retire”.
3. Money Box, BBC Radio 4
From full episodes on relevant topics such as retirement, mortgages and investments to short clips on singular concepts we’d like to understand better, such as compound interest and energy savings, the BBC’s Money Box podcast is a veritable treasure trove of financial, business and personal knowledge. The show covers it all, providing social commentary, latest news items and informative topics to help you advance your education and stay ahead of the curve.
4. HerMoney with Jean Chatzky
A best-selling author and award-winning journalist Jean Chatzky is considered an expert in personal finance. Her show “HerMoney” provides masterful advice with a keen insight on the unique problems and issues faced by women. Some of the podcast episodes include: “Life, Loss, and Getting Back on Track”, “Financial Independence and Kicking Ass”, “Money Truths and Mom Truths” and “Life Happens: Financial Coping Strategies”. While the show is geared towards women, the advice it provides also benefits male listeners, giving them an appreciative perspective on the unique strengths of the fairer sex.
5. Freakonomics Radio
After the vast success of their books Freakonomics (2005), SuperFreakonomics (2009), Think Like a Freak (2014), Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt put together a radio show that covers a broad spectrum of topics that explore everyday life, human nature and issues of personal finance. With episodes that range from “What Are the Secrets of the German Economy — and Should We Steal Them?” and “The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money” to “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask)”, this highly-provocative show is an entertaining marriage of human psychology and masterful storytelling.