8 podcasts that’ll level up your financial health in 2020


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If I had a dollar for every minute I spent listening to podcasts last year, I’d probably be living my dream of retiring early and opening a ranch for senior rescue dogs right now. But, sadly, I haven’t cracked the code to make that a viable career path. The next best thing to getting paid for tapping “play”? Queuing up the best financial podcasts and taking in pro advice for improving your cash flow and general financial health in 2020 and beyond.

The top-rated podcasts rounded up below are filled with practical money tips and inspiring stories that are valuable to embrace no matter where you are in your financial journey—whether that’s in a place of boosting your earnings, paying off debt, sticking to a budget, starting to invest, or some combination of any number of those phases. Plus, they’re all hosted by smart, cool, and engaging women, so you don’t need to worry about falling asleep while listening to someone mansplain interest rates to you for an hour. Subscribe to them now, and you might just find yourself a little bit richer—and a lot more financially savvy—by year’s end.

Get ready to hit “subscribe” to the best financial podcasts for reaching your 2020 money goals, rounded up below.

1. So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

In her award-winning podcast, personal-finance expert Torabi draws on her background as a journalist by interviewing noteworthy names from finance, personal development, entrepreneurship and entertainment about their financial stories and money habits. (Busy Philipps was a recent guest.) There’s also an interactive element to her show—every Friday she answers listener questions, like “How should I budget my money?” and “How do I manage a social life when my friends are much richer?”

2. Secrets of Wealthy Women

For a serious hit of fiscal girl power, queue up some episodes from this Wall Street Journal podcast that features money lessons from women at the top of their game. No episode is longer than 30 minutes, which means you can get a solid financial education from the likes of Ayesha Curry, Meredith Vieira, and Well+Good co-founder Melisse Gelula in the span of your average lunch break.

3. The Fairer Cents

Co-hosts Tanja Hester and Kara Perez are determined to talk about what’s too commonly swept under the rug regarding money, like inequality for women and people of color, unpaid emotional labor, the financial implications of birth and motherhood, and more. Make sure not to miss its recent two-part series on the economics of wellness.

4. Brown Ambition

Personal finance editor Mandi Woodruff and financial educator Tiffany Aliche view wealth building through a holistic lens. Recent show topics include money and mental health, negotiating a pay increase, paying down debt, and dealing with income issues in relationships—and all are delivered in a easy-to-digest way that’ll leave you feeling like you’re having a conversation with your closest friends.

5. And She Rises

If you only have a few minutes to spare, these super-quick nuggets of wisdom from business and money coach Amanda Frances are pure gold. The self-made multi-millionaire’s BS-free advice blends spirituality and strategy, with an episode mix that includes money-focused meditations, mind-set hacks, and musings on how she built her successful business after dropping out of a PhD program in psychology.

6. Journey to Launch

Blogger, podcast host, and financial educator Jamila Souffrant has a pretty inspiring story: She bought her first investment property at the age of 22 and has set a goal to retire by 40—and her podcast features guests with equally impressive financial journeys. Additionally, Souffrant interviews fellow money experts to glean actionable tips for saving, investing, and growing your income to achieve financial freedom.

7. Clever Girls Know by Clever Girl Finance

Clever Girl Finance founder Bola Sokunbi has created more than 35 online courses that help women navigate the ins and outs of money management, but her podcast is just as rich in life-changing wisdom. Neither Sokunbi nor her guests are afraid to get candid about the financial mistakes they’ve made and how they overcame them. It’s a refreshingly real approach to a topic as intimidating as money.

8. Financial Grownup with Bobbi Rebell

In her book How to be a Financial Grownup, certified financial planner Bobbi Rebell enlists dozens of celebrities and CEOs to share their money stories, and now, she’s doing the same on her podcast of the same name. If you need help adulting, this is a podcast for you; recent episodes include tips on art investing, negotiating health-care costs, and handling unsteady income as a freelancer.

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