Last week at the Financial Independence forum on Reddit, a user asked for podcast and audiobook recommendations related to personal finance, financial independence, and self-improvement. Livealegacy wrote:
I have about two hours a day that I spend driving and I’m looking to invest this time in myself…I’m looking for everyone’s favorite investing/PF podcast or audiobooks. Might as well get smarter every day so if you have others you recommend outside of FI, this is about investing in myself so please share.
As an audio junkie myself — I like to listen while I exercise or, sometimes, as I’m falling asleep — I thought it would be useful to catalog all of this info in one place. There’s a lot here. Let’s get started!
I’m a recent convert to podcasts and still struggle with how best to listen. I want to be able to access them the same way I access my shows and songs on iTunes, but that doesn’t seem possible. All the apps want to push new episodes to me. I want to fetch new episodes myself, but track my favorites so that I can tell which episodes I have (and have not) heard. All so confusing!
As I’ve mentioned before, Radical Personal Finance from Joshua Sheats was the show that got me hooked on this format. Sheats explores PF topics in detail and has a strong focus on financial independence. I like his approach.
Based on the comments at Reddit, I think these podcasts might be of interest to you money bosses:
- The M.O.N.E.Y Show with Paula Pant and J. Money. Two of my colleagues (and friends) recently started a podcast about money and entrepreneurship. This is high on my to-listen list.
- If you’re into real-estate investing, check out Bigger Pockets with Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner. The hosts try to provide info for both beginners and experiences investors.
- Stacking Benjamins does a great job of covering the gamut of money topics and opinions. The hosts aren’t afraid to explore different ideas and viewpoints. Plus, they consciously work to keep their show hopping so it doesn’t drag.
- The Financial Independence Podcast is from Brandon at Mad Fientist. He interviews people about techniques and strategies for achieving early retirement.
- Todd Tresidder does an occasional Financial Mentor podcast that focuses on financial independence and financial planning. Tresidder’s a thoughtful and knowledgable fellow, and that shines through on his show.
- Get Rich Education with Keith Weinhold looks like it’s more about real-estate investing than anything, but there are episodes on topics like the stock market and investing in yourself. (I’ve never heard of this show, so can’t vouch for content and quality.)
- The Survival Podcast with Jack Spirko is a “daily online audio show about self-sufficiency and self-reliance in the modern world”. I haven’t listened to this yet, but I like the about page.
- The Voluntary Life looks like it’s right in my wheelhouse. The show covers entrepreneurship, travel, minimalism, and financial freedom. Lots of content about financial independence here.
- Several Reddit users praised Econtalk, a podcast about how economics affects daily life. From the about page: “The emphases are on using topical books and the news to illustrate economic principles. Exploring how economics emerges in practice is a primary theme.”
Lastly, you might want to check out Adulting from Harlan Landes and Miranda Marquit. This show isn’t specifically about money, but the hosts are both personal-finance writers (and Landes is financially independent). As a result, there’s lots of discussion about how to handle money responsibly. [Read more…]