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21 Best Finance Podcasts to Improve Your Credit Health

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Podcasts are the best way to improve mundane tasks. Folding laundry? Plug in a podcast. Driving across town for errands? Catch up on your subscriptions. They’re our go-to form of entertainment and education, and when it comes to your money, there’s a huge library to learn from. We’ve compiled some of the best finance podcasts for boosting your credit health and financial savvy. 

This list was compiled based on host background and expertise, podcast subject matter, the number of episodes available and average listener review scores. Podcasts are listed in no particular order. Check out our methodology section for more information. 

Best Personal Finance Podcasts

“Personal finance” is such a huge umbrella term for so many concepts, but really, they’re all connected. Credit health, budgeting, saving, investing—it all works together. Here are some of the best podcasts to tune in to when it comes to leveling up your personal finances. 

1. So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Average listener rating: 4.7/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 1,300+ ratings

Farnoosh Torabi, host of So Money, is relatable: She spent her early 20s crawling out of student debt as a financial reporter in New York City. After recognizing the complicated beast of money and the fact that today’s young adults are tossed into the world with little to no tangible financial education, she took it upon herself to school them.

Tackling the emotional connections we have with money and growing with her audience, Torabi provides listeners with riveting interviews and digestible tips to apply to their everyday finances. Her firsthand experience is incredibly valuable and helps listeners feel seen.

Must-listen episode: Episode 326 features personal finance columnist and author of the book Your Credit Score Liz Weston. 

"The difference between making money and losing it is in your hands, which is pretty empowering."
-Farnoosh Torabi

 2. The Dave Ramsey Show

Average listener rating: 4.6/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 23,300+ ratings

Dave Ramsey is one of the most notable names in the financial education world, and his podcast helps bring his wisdom to your earbuds. His work has inspired listeners to work their way out of debt and tackle their money for decades, with the ultimate goal of helping you gain financial peace.

Callers into Ramsey’s nationally syndicated radio show present their incredibly human concerns when it comes to money, and Ramsey offers advice in real-time. The podcast takes his many years of working in financial education and applies it to everyday concerns and questions.

Must-listen episode: How Do I Save Money With a Low Income? This episode tackles a common concern and offers resources for debt, investing, buying a house and saving. 

3. ChooseFI

Average listener rating: 4.8/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 3,900+ ratings

ChooseFI hosts Jonathan and Brad cover various topics with the goal of helping listeners gain financial independence. From cutting down on expenses and debt to making the most of passive income streams, they offer actionable tips to apply to every aspect of your money. New episodes are released Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Hosts Jonathan and Brad started ChooseFI with the ultimate goal of documenting their journeys to financial independence, showcasing the path of someone still figuring it all out. As a result, these episodes are incredibly relatable.  

Must-listen episode: Episode 202 talks with Travis Hornsby about the state of student loan forgiveness in 2020. 

4. Listen Money Matters

Average listener rating: 4.5/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 2,100+ ratings

Listen Money Matters is “not your father’s boring finance show.” Hosts Andrew and Matt don’t mince words when it comes to money, and their blunt (and often explicit, you’ve been warned) conversations cut through the fluff of financial literacy for novices and experts alike. They’re also self-taught, learn-as-you-go guys—the perfect hosts if you’re easily intimidated by glossy accolades and hefty terminology. 

Must-listen episode: Their series of “5 Questions” episodes helps break down specific concepts. For this episode, Andrew and Matt cover debt consolidation and combining finances, among other things, based on listener emails.  

5. Radical Personal Finance

Average listener rating: 4.2/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 1,600+ ratings

Joshua Sheats, an experienced professional financial advisor, hosts this show with an ultimate goal in mind: to help guide listeners to their own idea of financial freedom. Episodes offer listeners tangible action items for approaching their finances as they fit into their overall lifestyle.

Sheats also does a great job of meeting listeners where they are—episodes are applicable to varying levels of financial experience, so you’re sure to find ones that speak to you.

Must-listen episode: Friday Q&A episodes offer answers to listener questions. This episode tackles topics like credit mix, prioritizing financial goals and how to handle your emergency fund. 

6. Pursuing Points Podcast

Average listener rating: 4.6/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 40+ ratings

Cashback and rewards are huge bonuses of signing up for a credit card, and host Peter Foti covers the basics and the nitty gritty in Pursuing Points. From reviewing specific cards to tackling when to open or close a card, this is a great listen for anyone looking to step up their points game. 

Must-listen episode: In this episode, Foti breaks down the changes in the FICO score model and what that means for consumers.

7. You Need A Budget

Average listener rating: 4.6/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 690+ ratings

We know how overwhelming it can be to tackle finances—it’s a dense subject, and where do you even start? You Need A Budget (YNAB) offers a solution with their short and sweet podcasts (seriously, some episodes are only a few minutes long!). Perfect for bingeing if you’re ready to ramp up your financial game or easy to go back and listen to as needed, YNAB is a great supplement to your broader financial education.

Must-listen episode: When you have 18 minutes to spare, this episode showcases the story of a nurse who paid off $200,000 of debt in less than two years.  

8. How to Money

Average listener rating: 4.6/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 2,100+ ratings

Hosts Joel and Matt are beer-loving best friends who just want to make money moves where it matters. Their goal with How to Money is to share their self-taught knowledge of managing money purposefully and thoughtfully with listeners. They’re all about finding creative routes for saving, investing and spending smart.

Must-listen episode: In Episode 248, these best friends talk about setting SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based) when it comes to money. 

9. Afford Anything

Average listener rating: 4.7/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 2,500+ ratings

Host Paula Pant focuses on a simple yet powerful ideology: You can afford anything, but not everything. With interviews from various figures—regular people and adventurers to financial experts—she presents tactics for making money choices and how to make the most of each money move.

She’s been showcased in publications such as Forbes and MSN, sharing her expertise and experience.

Must-listen episode: 2020 has had plenty of ups and downs, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Paula covers how the housing market has changed and what it means.

"It's inefficient to worry about the small stuff (like how much you're spending on your home, car and food, especially restaurants.)"
-Paula Pant

10. BiggerPockets Money Podcast

Average listener rating: 4.6/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 2,000+ ratings

This weekly podcast offers a holistic approach to money—hosts cover earning, saving, spending and smart investing. Interviews with other financial experts and thought leaders help provide listeners with new perspectives on money health and how to brush up on their smarts.

They also have a breadth of experience in real estate investments between them, ready to offer sage wisdom in every episode. 

Must-listen episode: Episode 126 covers everything you didn’t learn in high school about money. 

11. Deeper Than Money

Average listener rating: 4.7/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 100+ ratings

Chloe Elise, a money coach and the founder and CEO of Deeper Than Money, has a big goal: Help millennials tackle finances in an easy and fun way. She brings with her experience in paying off debt ($36,000 in 18 months) and delivers episodes in short, digestible run times. Speaking to you like a friend, Elise can help you get your head around finances. 

Must-listen episode: Episode 39 is the perfect listen if you’re looking to improve your monthly budgeting skills. 

12. My Millennial Money

Average listener rating: 5/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 10+ ratings

This Australian podcast focuses on helping millennials approach money in a useful, educational and fun way. Hosts Glen James and John Pidgeon (a personal property coach) approach your earbuds in a conversational setting. What better way to learn about money than in a conversation with friends and their guests?

Must-listen episode: Episode 230 is all about paying off your credit cards, paying a mortgage while working part time or while in school, and whether you should use more than one bank. 

Other Finance Podcasts to Subscribe To

Ready to look beyond just boosting your credit knowledge? Here are some great finance podcasts that cover a wide array of topics, from the stock market to how to prepare for a recession.

13. Planet Money

Average listener rating: 4.6/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 24,500+ ratings

A classic from NPR, Planet Money distills the latest news in the economy into digestible, half-hour-or-less tidbits. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by everything happening in the finance world, this is a great one to add to your queue. Backed by the authority of NPR, Planet Money promises to deliver financial information to you in a creative and entertaining package.

Must-listen episode: Episode 798 covers credit bureau regulation and why it’s important to know what they’re looking at when it comes to your score.

14. Couple Money

Average listener rating: 4.6/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 100+ ratings

When you combine finances with a partner, it’s important to be on the same page when it comes to handling your debt, daily money, investments and money goals. Couple Money helps listeners tackle common money concerns for couples from, you guessed it, a couple that’s had their fair share of money mountains to climb.

Hosted by a real-life couple who worked their way out of debt and money differences, it’s a relatable show that’s sure to give you tangible advice if you’re learning how to manage money with a partner.

Must-listen episode: This short and sweet episode looks at important numbers to help you understand and monitor your money.

15. Clark Howard Podcast

Average listener rating: 4.5/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 2,800+ ratings

Clark Howard is a staple figure in the talk radio world and his podcast is no exception. His career centers around empowering people to take hold of their finances and rule them, not the other way around. Podcast episodes feature an array of information, from saving and investing tips to the latest news in the stock market. 

Must-listen episode: In this episode, Howard helps listeners understand why freezing credit can be so beneficial.

16. Motley Fool Money

Average listener rating: 4.5/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 1,700+ ratings

Interested in investments? Motley Fool Money is for you. With new episodes every Friday, host Chris Hill and a team of investment analysts tackle the latest news in business, finance and the stock market. The show also brings in notable figures in the finance world for interviews on their unique experience and advice. 

Must-listen episode: Don’t be put off by the title of this episode—hosts dive in to understand why it feels like we’re wired to make bad money decisions and how to shift habits.

17. The Rich Dad Radio Show

Average listener rating: 4.2/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 2,000+ ratings

Robert Kiyosaki became a staple in the finance literature world with his 1997 book Rich Dad Poor Dad, and now he brings the same wisdom to his podcast. He approaches money and investing in unique ways, and interviews high-profile financial figures that offer their own unique perspectives. His website also offers various courses, including one on repairing your credit

Must-listen episode: While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought numerous hardships, one of the most stressful is the potential economic downturn. In this episode, listen in on various opinions of what’s happening in the market and how to navigate coming changes. 

18. Brown Ambition

Average listener rating: 4.8/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 1,100+ ratings

Mandi Woodruff, a financial and business reporter, and Tiffany Aliche, a personal financial educator, team up in Brown Ambition to tackle anything and everything related to wealth. Side hustles, your everyday life, nailing your career, you name it—there’s so much that goes into getting the most out of your money, and this podcast is a great resource to help you along the way.

Must-listen episode: If you need inspiration, episode 229 can give you the boost you need to kickstart your wealth building. 

Listening to podcasts can help you learn new things, boost your personal and professional growth, and optimize your time.

19. The Side Hustle Show 

Average listener rating: 4.7/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 1,000+ ratings

Can’t get enough side hustle talk? Here’s another one for your earbuds. The Side Hustle Show is packed full of advice and strategies from successful entrepreneurs. Whether you’re looking for new business ideas or the encouragement to set out on your own, this is a great podcast to add to your queue.

Must-listen episode: Smart money moves are about more than just investing right and spending smart—productivity skills across the board will help you step up your game. This episode on the productivity pyramid can help you pivot your productivity to make positive changes.

20. Smart Passive Income

Average listener rating: 4.8/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 3,200+ ratings

Passive income is a great way to take your finances to the next level, but getting started can be the hardest part. In Smart Passive Income, host Pat Flynn takes his successful blog to the airwaves. He helps listeners develop plans for side hustles and passive income streams alike, from marketing savvy to where to get started.

His openness with sharing where he’s succeeded and where he’s failed helps listeners get a holistic view of what it means to earn passive income. 

Must-listen episode: Looking to start your own business or side hustle can be a big undertaking, especially if you find yourself heading up a full team. This episode will help you know what to look out for and avoid as a budding entrepreneur. 

21. The Investing for Beginners Podcast

Average listener rating: 4.1/5 on Apple Podcasts, based on 600+ ratings

Investments are tricky for anyone to navigate, even the seasoned pros. If you’re super new to the playing field, though, The Investing for Beginners Podcast is a great place to get your feet wet. From learning the lingo to figuring out how to navigate common investment scenarios, these weekly episodes clock in at under an hour, so they’re easily digestible. 

Must-listen episode: Any episode in this vast library will help you boost your investment game, but we recommend listening in to some of their most recent episodes, like episode 167. They tackle highly relevant topics and help listeners have a better look at navigating the ever-changing economy. 

Charge your headphones, queue up some podcasts and get to listening! Whether you like to listen in during your daily chores or while you’re doing a new jigsaw puzzle, you’re sure to find episodes you’re interested in. Specific questions about how to improve your credit health? Reach out to our team for a consultation

Methodology

Podcasts were selected by analyzing customer reviews and average rankings. Host(s) background, accolades and show focus were also considered to include a wide array of financial topics and expertise. Podcasts are not listed in any particular order. 

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