5 Best Personal Finance Podcasts of 2014

BadCredit.org Staff
By: BadCredit.org Staff
Posted: October 22, 2014
From big names to up-and-comers, BadCredit.org experts share their picks for the top resources in the personal finance industry.

Reading behind the wheel or on the treadmill is pretty difficult, and doing so means you risk life and limb. When coordinating your actions with your reading schedule just doesn’t work, it may seem impossible for you to make the time to expand your knowledge of personal finance – after all, you’re always on the move.

Fortunately for you, books aren’t the only resources brimming with the money-management tips you’re looking for. Podcasts are the answer. Recorded, themed and available when you are, they’re like your favorite radio show – only better!

We’ve scoured the Web for personal finance podcasts you’ll love, and these five reign supreme. From earning and spending, to saving and investing, these programs will have you tuned in and keep you that way.

Planet Money

Twice a week, Planet Money will explain the economy to you in a way you actually enjoy. They cover everything from how the popularity of fondue forever changed the Swiss economy to how women quitting their jobs after having children has caused the Japanese economy to suffer. You’ll learn, and you’ll love it.

Social Clout: 282,595+ Twitter followers; 56,535+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @planetmoney

URL: npr.org/blogs/money

The Dough Roller

Rob Berger founded the Dough Roller in May 2007 in an effort help people make sense out of the convoluted world of personal finance, offering insight into banking, investing, smart spending and so much more. With more than 115 episodes and growing, you’ll always have something new to learn about money.

Social Clout: 2,980+ Twitter followers; 1,630+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @doughroller

URL: doughroller.net

My University Money

Kyle Provost and Justin Bouchard loved giving back to their college during their time there. Now they give back to students everywhere. Their podcasts share expert opinions on all things related to money and students, showing you how to get “more money for beer and textbooks.” That’s even their book’s title!

Social Clout: 510+ Facebook likes; 2,620+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @Myuniversitymon

URL: myuniversitymoney.com

Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life

As a personal finance expert and award-winning author, Laura Adams has a lot to offer in her weekly podcast. Throughout her 300+ recordings, she shares the tips and tricks you need to live a richer life. Her goal is to make personal finance simple and understandable, so you can make smart money decisions.

Social Clout: 8,260+ Facebook likes; 4,085+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @lauraadams

URL: quickanddirtytips.com/money-girl

Be Wealthy and Smart

After leaving her long-time job in the finance industry, Linda P. Jones decided she would teach men and women how to create “soul-level wealth,” which comes from the inside and out. Having the financial freedom to create the life you want doesn’t just happen. She can show you how to get it through her Podcast.

Social Clout: 16,630+ Facebook likes; 16,640+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @lindapjones

URL: lindapjones.com

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