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The best financial podcasts for Americans

5 personal finance podcasts you should be listening to.

To help you make more sense of the ever-changing world of wealth and investments, we’ve selected five of the best finance podcasts. All of our choices must meet the following criteria:

  • Updated regularly (as of 2018).
  • Are entertaining, informative and useful for ordinary listeners.
  • Deal with topics such as property investment, personal finances, share trading and new financial technologies.

Read more about our picks below — in no particular order — and follow the links to each podcast’s website and iTunes page.

Popcorn Finance

By day, Chris Browning is an analyst. By night, he’s the host of this bite-size podcast that delves into topics like investing for beginners, recovering from financial mistakes and travel hacking.

If you’re not convinced to press play yet, it was voted Best New Personal Finance Podcast at FinCon 2018.

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Listen on the Popcorn Finance website

You Need a Budget

This long-running weekly personal finance podcast is hosted by Jesse Macham, the creator of a very useful budgeting app that goes by the same name. Advice is offered up in easy-to-digest tidbits, helping you do things like get out of debt and start saving for a secure financial future.

It’s definitely worth a listen for solid advice that’s easy to understand.

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Listen on the YNAB website

The Money Millhouse

Every week, hosts Ellie Kay and Bethany Bayless sit around a kitchen table, drink coffee and chat money with a special guest. You’re invited to sit in on relatable, meaningful and often irreverent conversations on topics ranging anywhere from starting a budget to handling finances within your relationship.

If you’re thinking about dipping a toe into financial podcasts for the first time, this is a good place to start.

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Listen on the The Money Millhouse website

Listen Money Matters

The tagline for this no-nonsense pod — “This is not your father’s boring money show” — paints an accurate picture of the host’s approach to personal finance. Make your commute more bearable with entertaining insights on saving for a house, the cryptocurrency market and everything in between.

You don’t have to eat, sleep and breathe money to want to binge this one.

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Listen on the Listen Money Matters website

We Study Billionaires: The Investors Podcast

Join hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen as they take a closer look at the lives of billionaires and how they got to where they are today. From Sir Richard Branson to investment guru Warren Buffett, this podcast examines the most important habits of successful investors and offers tips on how you can apply those same habits to your own life.

It’s interesting listening and could change the way you think about managing your finances.

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Listen on the We Study Billionaires website

Some more good finance podcasts

We’ve mentioned our top picks for American listeners above, but there are some more popular finance podcasts that are also worth mentioning:

  • NPR: Planet Money. Full of useful information and advice, the podcast deals with current international events and the financial impact they can have on consumers. Listen on iTunes.
  • Talking Wealth. Hosted by the team at financial services company Wealth Within, Talking Wealth deals with all aspects of investing in the share market. Designed to suit both novice and experienced traders, the podcast combines informative educational guides with news, tips and trading strategies. The aim: helping you boost your share market profits. Listen on iTunes.
  • Freakonomics Radio. The ever-popular Freakonomics Radio podcast is all about the lighter and weirder side of economics and how it affects everyday life. Listen on iTunes.

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Tim Falk is a freelance writer for Finder. Over the course of his 15-year writing career, he has reported on a wide range of personal finance topics. Whether you're investing in stocks and ETFs, comparing savings accounts or choosing a credit card, Tim wants to make it easier for you to understand. When he’s not staring at his computer, you can usually find him exploring the great outdoors. See full bio

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