It’s a hard pill to swallow, but there’s no doubt that cash rules everything around us.
A lot of us are living pay day to pay day, and if you’re listening to the likes of Bernard Salt we’re splashing it all on smashed avo and freak shakes rather than putting it away for a rainy day, or stashing it for a house deposit.
So, what do we do? How do we get a handle on all things finance and make sure that we actually have something to live off in the future.
You can, of course, do the smart thing and pay a financial planner to help you set things straight. But if that’s a little out of your current budget, then you can always start by listening to the great finance podcasts that are out there at the moment.
Hosted by smart people who know what they’re talking about, there are podcasts that can you work out what to do with your personal finance, but also podcasts that will help you kick that side hustle up a notch and make it bring in some cash.
So, here are 9 podcasts about finance that you need to get stuck into.
If you’re looking to invest then look no further than the blokes at Equity Mates.
Covering everything from the ins and outs of the ASX to taxation on investments and much more in an easy and understandable way.
You Need A Budget (YNAB)
For a simple, straight to the point podcast that will get your entire personal financial situation sorted, YNAB should be your next listen. As you reflect on your totally extra $30 breakfast this morning, the episodes “College students: Stop Spending Your Future Self’s Money” and “Sometimes It’s Good To Feel Poor” may be just what you (and your bank account) need.
Let’s Talk Crypto
You thought you could get through life without following the whole cryptocurrency shebang, right? Think again guys. ICYMI, cryptocurrency is digital currency that’s designed to be anonymous and secure, and bitcoins are a type of digital currency that currently has a booming exchange rate, making them super valuable and super important in the current and future economy.
This podcast is for beginners (definitely us) and goes into detail about the what, the why and the how of cryptocurrency, including mining (no machinery needed), investing and exchanges.
The Tim Ferris Show
Every podcast on The Tim Ferris Show breaks down what super successful business people do in their day to day life, how they got here and the tips and tricks that work for them.
We’re talking people like Tony Robbins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Foxx, AKA the real deals. Each episode doesn’t necessarily teach you about money, rather shows you how things like meditation, creativity, tips n’ tricks, and trends eventually lead to success in business, (and hopefully those big cash dollars).
The Property Couch
Hosted by Australian property experts Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley, The Property Couch gives you the information you need to get your property portfolio off the ground with everything you need to know about making the right property investments.
Side Hustle Nation
Now this is for anyone keen to (finally) start their own business and make some coin. Side Hustle Nation provides tips and strategies derived from successful business owners and entrepreneurs that can totally help you and your current (or future) business. The podcast covers everything from Instagram marketing, common website mistakes, even what to do when your business venture fails.
For many of us, we’re kind of just starting out in this big, scary world of how-to adult. Money Girl is the ultimate podcast for anyone freaked out by tax, insurance, credit and retirement (the stuff a lot of us know but don’t really know, you know?).
The Freakonomics podcast skip over the how-to get rich business and instead focuses on legit interesting economic and life issues. Most episodes range from 30 – 45 minutes, so they’re perfect pre or post work. It’s almost guaranteed you will learn something from the episodes with topics like kids learning price theory from a Chuck E. Cheese, and what the life of multi-billionaire Warren Buffett’s son is like.
Martinis And Your Money
The fact that the host of this podcast, Shannon McLay, sips on a martini every single show while discussing finance and money totally has us hooked. Martinis and Your Money explores all things to do with personal finance—so if you’re struggling to save, or just straight up don’t understand a lot of money stuff, this podcast is the answer to all those problems.
For more advice on what to do with your cash, and even your career, head to our Careers & Money section.
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