Want to get better with money but don’t know where to start? We’ve cherry-picked a handful of podcasts which could help you better manage your money.
In today’s on-the-go lifestyle, one of the most useful ways to consume information is through a podcast. Perfect for soundtracking your commute, gym session or completing household chores, there’s a variety of subjects you can get stuck into such as sport, history and, one of the most enduring on the format, the gruesome escapades of serial killers.
There are also plenty of podcasts out there to help you save money. Whether you’re looking to geek out on lots of saving tips or simply listen to inspiring stories of people who have made millions, there’s a podcast out there for you. Read on to find out seven of the best starting points to get educated about your money.
Radio Four‘s Money Box has been running for over 40 years - and it was the nation’s first-ever personal finance radio program. As you’d expect from the BBC, it’s the closest thing we have to a national treasure when it comes to looking after your money, and has helped millions of savvy folk learn more about their finances since it started in 1977.
The show broadcasts every Saturday with a repeat on Sunday, as well as a live show on Wednesday afternoon answering audience questions on money matters. The BBC Sounds app breaks the shows down into smaller segments and creates podcasts you can listen to whenever you want.
Best for: A trustworthy introduction to what money means for the majority of the UK public.
Few things in life are as stressful as money, and this podcast draws a direct link between how managing your money better can improve your general mental wellbeing. It looks at a number of things, including safeguarding against future problems, using your money to help you achieve your ambitions and coping with everyday expenses.
The format is pretty easy going and it keeps the discussion as simple as possible, meaning you’re unlikely to be confused by any of the advice on offer. There’s also a regular feature which sees the show’s long-suffering producer reveal what bargain he has hunted out in the last week.
Best for: Great for understanding how your money is linked to your personal happiness.
One of the most well-known money podcasts out there, Stacking Benjamins is committed to making the subject of money simpler and increasing ‘financial literacy’. Which basically means how much the average joe understands about the world of finance.
If you’ve no idea what terms like ‘FinTech’ and ‘dividend’ mean, and more importantly how they can help you out, this will teach you in a laidback and entertaining fashion. It can help you break down the financial opportunities available to the average person.
Best for: Breaking down financial jargon.
The housing market remains one of the most popular entry points for people looking to invest their money. The Property Hub’s podcast, hosted by founders Rob Bence and Rob Dix, is a twice-weekly broadcast which is perfect for anyone who is open to exploring the idea of starting a property portfolio.
It gets over 100k monthly listeners, with landlord veterans and newbies alike all tuning in. Their website is also a treasure trove of advice for anyone looking to break into the market.
Best for: Anyone wanting to invest in property
Entrepreneurial escapades don’t have to involve you quitting your job, there’s plenty you can do alongside your 9 to 5. The Side Hustle rounds up top tips from successful business people, new ideas and strategies for anyone looking to launch their own business and start earning money in their spare time.
Best for: Those looking to turn their spare time into spare cash.
Further reading: 10 easy side hustles to make extra money
The Money to the Masses website is a great resource if you need to know more about how to make the most out of your own money. It was started by former financial services worker, Damien Fahy, as a means of offering his expertise (often reserved for wealthy investors) to the general public for free.
It offers guides on a number of subjects including understanding your taxes and how to approach investment, plus a podcast that balances topical news with general money-saving advice.
Best for: Keeping up-to-date with how big events like Brexit will impact on your money.
Getting better with money isn't just about becoming organised with payments and resisting temptation, there are plenty of ways to be inspired. So Money interviews an assortment of successful guests (including Arianna Huffington and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph) about their relationship with their finances.
The podcast runs three times a week - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - with the final show giving listeners the chance to ask questions.
Best for: Learning about how successful people made their living.
These podcasts should help you start learning more about how to improve your relationship with money.
Disclaimer: All information and links are correct at the time of publishing.