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10 Highest-Rated Personal Finance Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

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Samantha Rose
Samantha Rose covers financial literacy for the educational arm of OppLoans. Her work focuses on providing hands-on resources for high school and college-age students in addition to their parents and educators.
Updated on March 18, 2021
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Personal finance has a reputation for being complicated. And boring. And something that most people would rather not talk about. 

But all of that’s changing. 

Financial podcasts are hosted by money experts with a genuine passion for personal finance. They’re fun, informative, and a great way to pick up the knowledge and skills you need to strengthen your financial health. 

So what are you waiting for? Open up your favorite streaming service and tune in now. 

No. 1: The Dave Ramsey Show

Network: Ramsey Network

Host: Dave Ramsey 

The Dave Ramsey Show is the highest-ranking personal finance podcast. It’s hosted by Dave Ramsey, a personal finance advisor, author, and businessman. He talks about money, life, and reaching financial freedom. Take control of your financial future with Ramsey’s experienced advice.

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 2: Planet Money

Network: NPR

Host: Robert Smith, Stacey Vanek Smith, Kenny Malone, Jacob Goldstein, Amanda Aronczyk, Mary Childs, Sarah Gonzalez, Karen Duffin, Cardiff Garcia, and Greg Rosalsky 

Have you ever wondered what’s going on with the economy? Planet Money has answers. The podcast was created by Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson after a successful episode, “The Giant Pool of Money,” they recorded for This American Life, a public radio program hosted by Ira Glass. Planet Money makes economic journalism approachable for the general public. 

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 3: Redefining Wealth 

Network: Patrice Washington

Host: Patrice Washington

Patrice Washington is an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and media personality. The Redefining Wealth podcast treats wealth as more than money and material possessions, and instead focuses on well-being — how to find fulfillment in not chasing money. Each week, she shares her insights or speaks with guests about the influence of money on life’s purpose.

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 4: So Money

Network: Farnoosh Torabi

Host: Farnoosh Torabi

The So Money podcast is praised for the diversity of guest experts — from authors to bloggers to everyday people — who share their personal money stories. Farnoosh Torabi is a journalist, author, and personal finance expert. Listeners can look forward to the rapid fire questions Torabi asks at the end of each episode, including, “What did you wish you learned about money while growing up?”

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 5: InvestED Podcast

Network: Phil Town and Danielle Town

Host: Phil Town and Danielle Town

Phil Town and his daughter Danielle Town host the InvestED Podcast, where they discuss successful entrepreneurs and their investment strategies. Phil Town is a hedge fund manager and author. Danielle Town is an author and investor. If you’re interested in how to take advantage of the stock market, this is the podcast for you.

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 6: The Tim Ferriss Show

Network: Tim Ferriss

Host: Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, investor, and bestselling author. His podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, includes A-list entrepreneurs, like Arnold Schwarzenegger and LeBron James, who share their financial wisdom. There’s a reason why it’s regularly ranked high on the business podcast charts.

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 7: Mo’ Money Podcast

Network: Jessica Moorhouse

Host: Jessica Moorhouse

In the Mo’ Money Podcast, host Jessica Moorhouse discusses the financial topics that appeal to millennial women — like financial independence, budgeting best practices, and early retirement. Moorhouse is an accredited Canadian financial advisor and she regularly interviews celebrities, experts, entrepreneurs, authors, and even listeners of the show. 

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 8: The Fairer Cents

Network: Tanja Hester and Kara Perez

Host: Tanja Hester and Kara Perez

Women face unique challenges in personal finance. The gender pay gap. Maternity leave. Caregiving. That’s where The Fairer Cents podcast comes in. Co-hosts Kara Perez and Tanja Hester provide insightful discussions with a feminist take about these types of issues and how they affect women’s financial health. And they’re often joined by expert guests, including behavioral scientists and financial gurus. Perez is an entrepreneur, freelance writer, and founder of Bravely Go, an online financial community. Hester is the author of Work Optional and was dubbed the “matriarch of the women’s FIRE movement.” 

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 9: Smart Passive Income

Network: Pat Flynn

Host: Pat Flynn

Blogger, influencer, and entrepreneur, Pat Flynn is the host of the weekly podcast Smart Passive Income. If you’re interested in creating passive income streams or upping your marketing prowess, this is the podcast for you. And you’ll receive more than Flynn’s expertise. He regularly interviews business leaders, including Ramit Sethi and Gary Vaynerchuk, for tips on how to reach financial goals.

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

No. 10: Freakonomics Radio

Network: Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher

Host: Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics Radio is a spin-off of the popular 2005 book, Freakonomics, co-authored by podcast host Stephen J. Dubner. Each week, the podcast explores socioeconomic issues, including if advertising actually works and the economics of sleep. Dubner speaks with entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and Nobel laureates on topics you’ve always wanted to hear about.

How to listen: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen

Bottom line

A personal finance podcast can be a valuable source of expert advice on money management. Listen to some of the best and brightest in the financial industry — for free.

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