The summer sun is finally here, goading us to relax by the pool, take exercise outdoors and hit the highway for weekend road trips. As you enjoy warm-weather activities—and maybe a little extra time behind the wheel—pick up a thing or two from one of these six entertaining (and always-informative) finance podcasts.
NPR’s Planet Money
On NPR’s Planet Money, “you’ll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks—all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.” Planet Money is for the listener interested in expanding his/her knowledge on money-related topics, ranging from the worth of a penny to ownership of the air above us to the history of light. We promise; all of these topics relate directly to money.
This 20-minute podcast will educate, make you laugh and engage you through dynamic storytelling and entertaining interviews. Planet Money differs from other money podcasts in that its topics are not as specific to personal finance as they are to economics in general, but it incorporates personal finance topics like money management as well.
Money Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life
Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life podcasts are less than 10 minutes, so you can easily fit in regular lessons to inspire strategies for both earning and saving more. Laura Adams, MBA, author of Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich, answers financial questions from listeners, taking complex money topics and simplifying them to better prepare you for the business world. Adams doesn’t shy away from sticky subjects, but instead tackles them head on to help listeners gain an essential understanding of finance. If you want even more advice from the “Money Girl” beyond what’s offered in regular podcasts, you can subscribe to her newsletter for additional tips.
American Public Media’s Marketplace Money podcast aims to sharpen your judgment, allowing you to make wise decisions when choosing where to allocate your money. While covering topics like marketplace news, privacy and business, this podcast connects everything back to ensuring every dollar spent is worth it. Marketplace Money aims to equip readers to make financial decisions with a well-rounded knowledge of how the marketplace functions—so you avoid wasting your earnings. The creators of this 50-minute podcast also share advice on a blog, just in case you can’t fit in an entire episode.
The Suze Orman Show
If you are looking for a no-nonsense finance podcast, CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show is the one for you. This 43-minute upbeat show keeps you on your toes as Suze Orman tells you exactly what you need to hear when it comes to saving money and planning ahead. Her infectious passion for saving money will prepare you for retirement planning, saving, managing loans, cultivating your credit score, filing taxes and more.
Listen, Money Matters!
Listen, Money Matters! is an “honest and uncensored” finance show for the younger crowd, encourage listeners to manage your money like a badass. Andrew Fiebert and Matt Giovanisci try to keep their 30-45 minute podcast laid back and cool, while offering practical advice on setting goals, saving money for habits you can’t give up, college savings and turning your hobbies into money-makers. Their fun, informative sessions include an interview with their moms and lessons learned from Monopoly. Listen, Money Matters! is ideal for recent graduates to help ease the anxiety of learning how to navigate real world finances.
The Dave Ramsey Show
The purpose of The Dave Ramsey Show is to learn how to budget your money to result in a healthier life, family and marriage. Dave Ramsey answers his listeners’ complicated questions like a good friend might—comforting, but direct. The show often focuses on encouraging parents to pass along financial wisdom to their children at a young age. In fact, Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, just finished a book together, Smart Money Smart Kids, expanding on this vital topic.