Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes: 25+ Must Listen Pieces Of Financial Advice On Money Management, Investing, Side Hustles & More
As this collection of the best personal finance podcast episodes highlights, taking control of your money and life with practical financial advice has never been more accessible. From money management, investing, side hustles, FIRE, career growth and more, this content aims to cover the spectrum of personal finance.
Free, easily accessible and inspirational.
The power of podcasts is truly shifting the way we consume media and take in knowledge. That’s evident with the quality of shows being produced in the financial community.
I’ve written about the best personal finance podcasts before. However, this time I wanted to showcase a wide-range of specific episodes to help those at various stages of their financial journey.
These are in no particular order and best is of course subjective. The episodes are ones that I found insightful, thought-provoking and enjoyable listens.
The information in these podcasts can truly shift your mindset on money. So make a playlist with these 25+ episodes and keep building that foundation of financial knowledge.
Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes #1 – 5: Foundations, Retirement, Side Hustles, ETFs & Mastering Money
1.) The 10 Pillars Of FI from Choose FI
Up first is an episode from one of the most respected and listened to personal finance podcasts, Choose FI. This episode features Jonathan and Brad discussing what they deem The 10 Pillars of FI (financial independence).
These pillars run the full spectrum of life and money in regards to reaching a lifestyle of freedom. From saving money, making more money, investing smarter for retirement and everything in between, no stone goes unturned.
If there’s one episode to listen to at the start of your financial journey, it’s this one.
2.) Early Retirement Made Easy from The Financial Independence Podcast with Mr. Money Mustache
One of the most referenced articles on personal finance in regards to retirement and FI is one titled “The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement” by Mr. Money Mustache.
The Mad Fientist welcomed Pete (aka Mr. Money Mustache) onto the Financial Independence Podcast to discuss this topic and much more on his podcast. These are two of the most read (or listened to) and influential members of the personal finance/financial independence community.
Even if you aren’t pursuing FIRE or looking to retire drastically early, there is a ton of value in this.
3.) The Art Of The Side Hustle from Journey To Launch with Chris Guillebeau
The voice behind the great podcast Side Hustle School is in the guest seat with Jamila of Journey To Launch our next episode.
Side hustles can unlock amazing gains financially and as a tool for personal development. Whether it’s a short-term gain to earn a bit of extra cash or something that scales into a full-time business, side hustles should be a consideration in your financial journey.
Chris and Jamila discuss side hustles in general, Chris’ book and podcast, validating your business ideas and much more.
4.) The Past, Present & Future Of ETFs from Invest Like The Best with Eric Balchunas
ETFs (exchange traded funds) are a key asset in most, if not all, retirement portfolios. From the broad market diversification different funds offer to the low-fee cost benefits, ETFs are investment vehicle you should get a grasp on.
Joining Patrick on Invest Like The Best is Eric Balchunas, the senior ETF analyst for Bloomberg and the author of the Institutional ETF toolbox.
This discussion will give you insight into the top performing ETFs, new ETF trends, pros and cons of ETFs plus much more.
5.) How To Organize And Invest Your Money from Masters of Money with The College Investor
Robert Farrington is the founder of The College Investor, one of the most popular and respected personal finance blogs on the internet.
In this episode of Masters of Money, he joins Philip Taylor (PT Money) to share his own financial journey and current financial mindset. From paying off debt to becoming a full-time entrepreneur, his story is one that provides great advice and actionable tips for everyone looking to take control of their money and life.
Saving, investing, taking a chance on yourself as an entrepreneur, managing a business with a family, etc.
It’s an episode for the everyday person.
Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes #6 – 10: Cutting Expenses, Focused Growth, Stocks, Emergency Funds & Building Wealth
6.) How We Slashed Our Costs 70 Percent and Gained Happiness from Afford Anything
Scott Rieckens and his wife Taylor enjoyed a classic Southern California lifestyle right on the beach in San Diego. Nice cars, eating out and all the bells and whistles. However, after welcoming a new daughter and desiring a shift in lifestyle the couple discovered the financial independence movement.
On this episode of Afford Anything, Paula Pant interview Scott and Taylor about their financial journey and the lessons they’ve learned since that shift. They also created and directed a documentary of the FIRE movement titled Playing With FIRE.
7.) How To Become A Millionaire By 30 from Marriage, Kids And Money with Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money
The eye-catching headline of “become a millionaire by 30” shouldn’t be the focus here. Although it sounds amazing and drives interest, this episode is really about taking action, changing your life, making your finances a priority and shifting to a mindset of abundance in order to live the life you want.
Joining Andy Hill on the Marriage, Kids And Money is Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money. Grant has an amazing story of going from $2.26 in his bank account to becoming a millionaire and financially independent in 5 years.
He’s extremely motivating and inspiring while delivering advice and first-hand experience full of lessons applicable to most listeners.
8.) The Stock Series from Choose FI with Jim Collins
The author of the great book, The Simple Path To Wealth, is considered one of the OGs of the financial independence movement.
Who is that you might ask? Mr. JL Collins.
On this episode of Choose FI, JL joins Brad and Jonathan to discuss his favorite topic: index fund investing. The conversation covers the mindset, strategies and analysis behind index fund investing and building wealth.
This is actually Part 1 of a 2-part series (plus JL has a number of other appearances on Choose FI).
9.) Exactly Why You Need An Emergency Fund from The Financial Grownup Podcast with Tori Dunlap
This short but hard-hitting episode features Tori Dunlap of Victori Media and Bobbi Rebell of the great The Financial Grownup Podcast.
It’s a perfect episode covering many things those at the beginning of their financial journey need to consider.
Job interviews, your first “real job”, emergency funds, travel hacking and much more. There is a ton of value packed into this 16 minute episode.
10.) Set For Life from The Mad Fientist with Scott Trench of BiggerPockets Money
Next up is another insightful feature from The Mad Fientist on his The Financial Independence Podcast. The guest this time? Scott Trench from BiggerPockets.
The discussion centres around financial independence but digs into so many elements of everyday money management and building wealth. From househacking and investing to reducing expenses and scaling your career, it’s one of the best personal finance podcast episodes.
Scott also hosts the BiggerPockets Money Podcast (featured later in this post of the best personal finance podcast episodes) and authored the book Set For Life.
Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes #11 – 15: Risks, Career Hacking, Real Estate, Building Skills & Financial Freedom For Families
11.) Taking Risks And Making Extra Money from Masters Of Money with The Penny Hoarder
Google almost any personal finance or money making phrase into the search bar and you’ll notice a consistent website name almost every time: The Penny Hoarder.
The founder of the uberly successful website joins Masters of Money to share his experiences with money. Including how he saved his first $1,000, paid off $50,000 in student loan debt, and what he’s doing with his money and lifestyle now that his business makes over seven figures.
12.) Career Growth & Hacking from Choose FI with ESI Money
This next episode goes back to the Choose FI library (it’s hard to avoid this show as it’s likely the best all-around best finance podcast).
The topic of discussion focuses on growing and hacking your career. In all likelihood, your career will be the biggest, most long-term source of income for you across your financial journey.
Why not try to make the most of it from a monetary standpoint?
John from ESI Money has extensive experience as a business professional that includes navigating the competitive landscape and hacking his way to significant raises, promotions and better working situations.
Your career and your money go hand-in-hand and this show is a great addition to our list of the best personal finance podcast episodes.
13.) How To Invest In Real Estate: The Ultimate Show for Getting Started from BiggerPockets
Real estate investing is a wealth building tool that should be a consider as you navigate your financial journey. The potential profits and consistent cash flows make real estate an attractive opportunity.
Best of all there are a variety of ways to get started.
The BiggerPockets Podcast pulled together this “ultimate show” to give listeners an extensive look into the ins and outs. The show also features interviews with 11 different members of the real estate investing community to highlight the diverse range of ways to get
14.) The DIY Approach To Building Skills, Becoming a Millionaire, And Finding Your Passion from The FIRE Drill Podcast with Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money
We’re going back to Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money again with this episode on our best of list. This time it’s a great interview on The FIRE Drill Podcast.
Grant’s story is one that I constantly shared with others in an effort to show them what the right mix of mindset, hustle, taking action and focus can do.
Money, happiness, passion and purpose.
15.) The Low-Stress, Surprisingly Simple Way To Pursue Financial Freedom from BiggerPockets Money with Andy Hill of Marriage, Kids And Money
This episode of BiggerPockets Money features a guest we’ve noted above for the work on his own podcast, Andy Hill of Marriage, Kids and Money.
Andy joins Scott and Mindy to share his very relatable and inspirational financial journey. From swimming in debt and unsure of his financial future to master his money and pursuing financial freedom, Andy is full of actionable advice.
Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes #16 – 20: Growing A Business, Habits, Changing Your Financial Journey, Student Loans & Side Hustles
16.) Invest In Yourself from The Mad Fientist with Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation
We heard from one of the side hustle OGs earlier, lets welcome one of the others: Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation.
He sits down with The Mad Fientist on The Financial Freedom podcast to discuss the importance of investing in yourself, diversifying income streams, creating side hustles and financial independence.
Nick is one of the reasons I started exploring new business opportunities and income streams.
17.) The Power of Habit, Mastering Productivity and Behavior Change from The Side Hustle Project with James Clear
Personal finances aren’t just about the dollars and cents of your money. It’s the encapsulation of your entire lifestyle.
This feature on our best personal finance podcast episodes list focuses on habits, how to create better habits, make better decisions, and live a better life.
James Clear sits down with Ryan Robinson on The Side Hustle Project to discuss transformation, productivity and more. The concepts of this episode are applicable to not only your professional and personal life but your financial journey also.
18.) How To Learn From Mistakes And Turn Your Life Around from The FIRE Drill Podcast with Joel of FI180.com
Turning your financial journey around when you’ve made mistakes and have been heading down the incorrect path can be tough.
Tough but doable as Joel from FI 180 shares on The FIRE Drill Podcast.
After the start to their lives together featured mostly consumerism and a preference to spend instead of save, Joel and his wife did a complete 180 in order to begin to master their money.
19.) Student Loan Debt Repayment from Choose FI with Travis Hornsby the Student Loan Planner
Unfortunately student loans are a realistic outcome for the vast majority of both current and former university graduates. They provide an amazing opportunity to get educated and pursue specific career paths when applied correctly but also serve as an anchor on the start of your financial journey.
One of the most knowledgeable experts on student loans and getting out of debt is Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner.
Thankfully, the duo at Choose FI welcomed Travis to the show to dive into some amazing insights and advice. It’s truly one of the most jam-packed podcasts when it comes to student loans and trying to best take control of them.
20.) How To Be Successful With Your Side Hustle from Laptop Empires
As we continue the list of the best personal finance podcast episodes, I’d be remiss to overlook the Laptop Empires show.
The podcast focuses on side hustles, entrepreneurship and digital income opportunities. The duo behind the show, Mike Yanda and Bobby Hoyt (Millennial Money Man), bring a great combination of passion and first-hand experience.
This episode focuses on being successful with your side hustle. It covers types of side hustles, how to find what works best for you, finding motivation and more.
Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes #21 – 25: FIRE, Couch Potato Investing, Simplifying Retirement, Teaching & Canadian Personal Finance
21.) How To Retire In Your 30’s from Financial Freedom Podcast with Justin of Root of Good
Grant Sabatier isn’t just a great guest as shown in earlier features on our list, he’s also a great podcast host. On this episode of the Financial Freedom Podcast Grant welcomes Justin from Root of Good onto the show.
Justin retired at 33 on a modest salary.
The discussion between to two FIRE pursuers touches on tax optimization, doing what you love, and how a family of 5 can live on $40,000 a year.
22.) The Simple Genius Of The Couch Potato Method from Mo’ Money Podcast with Dan Bortolotti
The final 4 inclusions on our best personal finance podcast episodes list will feature Canadian content creators.
However, the topics discussed and advice shared is applicable to everyone (not just Canadians) as showcased in this episode of Mo’ Money Podcast.
The famed Canadian Couch Potato financial expert, Dan Bortolotti, joined Jessica Moorhouse on her podcast to discuss the simplified investment path he’s apply named the Canadian couch potato method.
Dan shares a ton of advice, the mindset behind his model portfolios and the best practices for investing based on his experiences.
23.) Master Class With The Millionaire Teacher from Canadian Couch Potato with Andrew Hallam
Next up on our Canadian personal finance podcast episodes is Dan Bortolotti, mentioned above as the host of Canadian Couch Potato, sitting down with Andrew Hallam.
Andrew is the author behind the successful personal finance and investing book Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School.
Dan and Andrew discuss frugality, investing, travelling the world, retirement and everything in between. Andrew has lived an interesting life with a financial journey that is applicable to so many young professionals looking to master their money.
24.) Investing For Beginners: How To Get Started On A Low-Cost Portfolio from MapleMoney Show with John Robertson
John Robertson, the author of The Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of Investing, joined Tom Drake on his podcast the MapleMoney Show.
John is an amazing resource when it comes to investing and building wealth. He helps take the complexity out of investing.
The duo discuss a variety of investment options and provide tactical advice to help listeners.
25.) RRSP vs TFSA vs Mortgage – Where Should You Put Your Money? from Build Wealth Canada with Rob Carrick
The last, but not least, feature on our best personal finance podcast episodes is from the Build Wealth Canada show.
On this episode the veteran of Canadian personal finance Rob Carrick stops by. The topics of discussion centre on where to put your money. How do you decide where to put it? What options are available? Which nuances might help you make that decision?
It’s a must-listen episode for all Canadians.
Bonus List of More Great Financial Podcasts
The best thing about the personal finance community is there are SO MANY great podcasts turning out amazing episodes each week. All topics from people in all walks of life.
Free advice, stories and first-hand experiences being shared from those at all stages of their financial journey.
Conclusion: The Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes
Each and everyday dozen of podcasts turn out insightful, engaging and actionable episodes. This collection of the best personal finance podcast episodes is just a small sample of the great content available.
Whether it’s investing, side hustles, saving money or personal development, there are a handful of shows to help you.
Best of all, they’re free!
What are your best personal finance podcast episodes?
Which podcasts have helped you most in terms of your finances?
Let me know in the comments below.
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