10 Best Financial Podcasts to Boost Your Momentum

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Note: This is a post by Courtney Baker, chief seller and long-time running wo-man of MvD.

Ages ago, I set a personal goal to start tracking my spending again and start planning things I wanted to buy. I was struggling to stick to my guns and keep myself accountable.

Frustrated and desperate, I needed a new strategy. I suddenly remembered podcasts.

Podcasts really boosted my momentum to pay off my debt and control my spending. Listening to a 5-10 minute segment on sticking to a grocery budget just before grocery shopping really affected the amount of stuff in my shopping cart.

Getting informed about why I wanted to pay down certain debts first made me want to pay them down even faster.

We make dozens of money decisions throughout they day. Listening to five minutes here and there significantly changed my momentum in paying off my debt. I felt informed, aware, and in control, finally.

Check out this array of podcasts to rev up your momentum. Are you interested into traditional money advice, inspiring bloggers, or behavior change coaches? Dig in.

Personal Finance Bloggers

Man Vs. Debt


The Man Vs. Debt podcast has six episodes to get you started:

 Consumerism Commentary


Tom Dziubek invites specialized guests to chat about interesting, every day financial topics. You might hear about buying used cars, managing money, new budgeting software, and our love for buying new things.

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PT Money Podcast


On the Part-Time Money Podcast, Phil Taylor interviews various readers about how they’ve started side businesses. They talk about why they needed to start something part-time, how they found their idea, and when they took the first step.

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Feed the Pig


Feed the pig is a great archive of good financial advice. They invite both listeners and experts to talk about common household money issues like “I know I shouldn’t spend impulsively, but I can’t stop. Help!”

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Traditional Financial Advice

The Dave Ramsey Show

daveramseyLove The Dave Ramsey Radio Show? If you missed it on the air, you can find it here on his podcast stream. The episodes are not archived like most podcasts, instead each episode is replaced with the most current recording of the show.

Dave also offers another podcast called the EntreLeadership which is very powerful for business owners. Several episodes are available at one time.

The Money Answers Show


While Jordan Goodman has comforting conversations about managing students loans, budgeting, investing, and mortgages, he also digs into economic issues, empowerment, and motivation.

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Money Girl


Money Girl is a very direct and informational resource for all topics finance. It’s especially great for real estate, investing, and types of mortgages. This might be the podcast for you if you have an affection for southern accents!

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Motivation from Elsewhere

Smart Passive Income


Pat Flynn is a great resource for anybody wanting to start or improve their online business. His podcast will expedite your online success. Not only is Pat a great mentor for business, but he’s also just a great person in general. Catch up with this guy if you can!

Recommended Episodes:

Daring Greatly Read Along


Brene is my new favorite speaker on earth! I’ve attended two of her talks this year in addition to reading her books and looking at her TED talks.

This is a “book discussion” for Daring Greatly, but you can enjoy the episodes without reading the book. She will change the way you think about yourself. It’s time to strip the guilt and start kicking butt on your goals.

Live Your Epic Life Podcast


The introduction says it all, “In a world that pushes you to extremes- more work, less rest, more stuff, less space, more activities, less time, more disease, less health, it’s critical to be intentional about what kind of life you are going to live.”

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Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones do you recommend to the community?

Share in the comments below.

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Jake Erickson May 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Thanks for these podcasts. I had heard of a few of these, but I’ll have to check out the ones I hadn’t heard about!


Ree Klein May 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Great post. I love Pat Flynn’s podcasts. Dave Ramsey is always great to listen to, but I do tire of the endless sales pitches for his products. I also really like these podcasts:
– John Jantsch’s Duct Tape Marketing
– Chris Brogan’s The Human Business Way
– Michael Hyatt’s This is Your Life

While they may not be directly related to managing your money, they all can have a positive impact on your income.

Ree ~ I blog at EscapingDodge.com


Courtney May 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I know! It’s amazing how non-personal finance podcasts positively affect my personal finances. I’ll have to check out Duct Tape Marketing.


Jay S. Fleischman May 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Good list; I’d like to add my podcast, Money Go Roundtable, to the mix. I do the show with a fellow consumer protection lawyer and we talk about the big picture issues facing people.


Courtney May 7, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Thanks Jay, I’ll check it out!


Justin Braden May 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM

A great podcast to check out is Jesse Mecham of You Need A Budget (YNAB) // I’ve learned so much off that podcast!


Darnell Jackson May 7, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Thanks for sharing this list I have heard of about half of these podcasts now I have to check out the others.


Matt Becker May 7, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I’ve been looking for some good financial podcasts and have really had trouble finding them. This list defintiely has some new ones to check out. Thanks for the suggestions!


Brandon Turner May 7, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Awesome list! I’ve listened to about half of those and love them. Pat Flynn’s, of course, is epic. I once consumed almost 50 of them on a road trip across the US! It was tough to hear all that awesome content and be stuck in a car, unable to make it happen! :)

To add to that, I’m a huge fan of Chris Guthrie’s “MakeMoneyOnTheInternet” Podcast, as well as my own show, of course, (I’m the co-host) “The BiggerPockets Podcast” – a real estate investing podcast.

Great list Courtney!


Bilgefisher May 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM

I’ll 2nd the bigger pockets podcast. Its amazing how small the blogging world is.

I’ll look forward to listening to them. I listen to financial advice very cautiously. Much of what is out there can be detrimental to your future.



KC @ genxfinance May 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Very interesting podcast topics. Will make the time this weekend to go through this. Looking forward to learning some more.


Mike May 17, 2013 at 10:06 PM

The Money Guy with Brian Preston is a great financial podcast and right now he is going back to the basics for his listeners.


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