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Whether you’re a finance professional or just someone who is even remotely interested in the subject, there are always new things to learn and new perspectives to understand. One of the best ways to do this is by listening to finance podcasts. Podcasts allow practically anybody to talk about their thoughts on a subject as well as potentially educate others in a typically free and easy-to-digest manner. Here are a few great finance podcasts to check out.



If you’re a beginner in personal finance or are looking for fresh ideas to help you pay off your debt, give BiggerPockets Money a listen. Hosted by Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen, this show delves into all aspects of finance that people with any level of experience can find use in. Scott and Mindy often invite thought leaders of the finance industry onto the show in order to interview them about how they got to where they are today and what mistakes they made, giving every episode a unique perspective that can be of plenty of value to listeners.



Money can be one of the most difficult talking points with friends and family. Everyone’s money is their own personal business and sometimes we don’t always have the best grip on it, whether it’s our own fault or due to outside factors. That’s where “This is Uncomfortable” comes in. Host Reema Khrais created this podcast to discuss how money messes with our lives and how we can talk to our loved ones about it. Topics include dealing with expensive medical bills, or what to do when a loved one wants to pay your rent among many others. The show also features a section where listeners are allowed to drop in and offer advice to various reader questions.



NPR is known for having great shows about a variety of topics, with Planet Money being one of the best selections they have to offer. It’s got all of the classic NPR beats – relevant topics, smart, soothing hosts, and great production values. What makes it even better is that it’s only 30 minutes long, meaning you can easily put them on in short car rides or while you’re making dinner, not feeling overwhelmed by the amount of content you need to consume to get all of the talking points. Planet Money offers great topics about the economy that are easier to digest than reading a newspaper due to interviews and fun.

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