While Serial may have reignited the podcast as a viable media format, it isn’t just useful for telling true-crime stories. The appeal is obvious too. Done well, a podcast on any topic can turn a commute or a morning run into a learning opportunity.
Financial wellness is no exception. But which ones should you listen to?
Whether you’re an everyday office worker out to improve your own finances, or an executive looking for extra inspiration for your company’s financial wellness programme, we’ve got a few ideas.
When Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner published Freakonomics back in 2005, they probably never imagined it would become the worldwide phenomenon it has. Alongside a sequel, and a blog, it spawned
The bi-weekly podcast takes the same unusual approach to topics, including financial wellness, as the book does. Episodes are available on both on the Freakonomics site and iTunes.
Produced by financial services multimedia company Motley Fool, Motley Fool Money features analysts discussing the week’s top business and investing stories, interviews, and an inside look at the stocks on its radar.
While the show is definitely aimed at those who are a little more serious about investing, it’s not so technical as to only be accessible to stock market fundis.
When it comes to easy-to-follow financial advice, you don’t get much bigger than Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki.
The book, which has sold millions upon millions of copies worldwide, has spawned a financial wellness empire, including this podcast.
Hosted by Kiyosaki, the show sees the financial wellness guru share his views on money, entrepreneurship, and other topics.
The Financial Wellness Show aims to take the mystery out of personal money management. It’s goal, it says, is to give listeners an easy to understand, step-by-step process for managing money and reaching their financial goals.
The hosts are coaches who have themselves recovered from serious debt and built wealth to secure their futures.
The Money Show
The Money Show is one of South Africa’s most highly regarded business and finance radio programmes.
Thanks to the power of podcasting, you can now listen to it in its entirety without having to be at a radio for the duration of the broadcast.
While the show does pay a lot of attention to current affairs and general business news, there’s also plenty of personal finance content for you to dig your teeth into.
Clark Howard is an American consumer advocate who is widely respected for his advice on spending, saving, investment, and avoiding scams.
The podcast, which comes of the back of his US radio show, covers all those topics and more.
The Dave Ramsey Show
Dave Ramsey is one of those rarities in the financial space: an expert who can draw on genuine, real-world experience.
As a young businessman, Ramsey built a rental real estate portfolio worth more than US$4 million.
Changes to tax laws however saw him lose so much money that he was forced to file for bankruptcy.
After recovering, he started to share tips for getting out of debt and saving with others.
The show covers topics ranging from budgeting and saving to retirement and home buying.
Ric Edelman is another big name in the personal finance space. Like many in the space, Edelman built his profile on the back of several books.
In The Truth About Money, Edelman dispenses educational advice on investments, IRAs, retirement planning, mortgages, insurance, college planning, and much more.
Published weekly, Meaningful Money is a deep dive into various aspects of personal financial wellbeing.
The show is divided into seasons, with each season covering a different theme around personal finance.
Brought to you by NPR, Planet Money aims to make understanding finance and economics fun.
Its own description probably sums up the approach best:
Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money.
If you’re in Dubai, you can listen to Dubai Eye Business Breakfast on your radio. Otherwise the show — which covers the day’s most important business stories, providing local content and context on the international issues that matter – is available in podcast format.