If you’re starting a life-long money journey to better finances, you’ll need a little something to keep you going while the proverbial paint dries.
You know how you might need a steady stream of wine to get you through a 5-year-old’s Chucky Cheese birthday party? Well, good news! The path to building wealth isn’t nearly that intense. That said, you’ll still need a little something to keep you rolling with the punches because the bad news is that it can feel like watching paint dry (only the progress is slower).
The one thing that keeps me motivated to manage my natural spendy habits and put money into my Vanguard account more often than my leggings collection is keeping a steady stream of motivational content flowing through my brain. I can’t recommend enough, reading blogs, listening to podcasts and consuming books about money. You’d be surprised how not-boring personal finance can be!
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By having a constant stream of positive money messages in your earballs, it’s going to help you keep your habits, behaviors, and mindset in check. This habit has seriously been a game-changer for me.
So with that, I’m sharing my favorite podcasts that keep me motivated, informed and thinking about how I want to spend my precious time, money and resources. If you’re someone who appreciates bad humor and thought-provoking conversations (often over beer), then you’re going to love all these guys as much as I do.
My favorite money podcasts (in no particular order)
I’m linking to their websites here, so if you want the podcasts, search for them through your favorite podcast app.
- Stacking Benjamins – funny, light-hearted and you won’t learn a thing (or so they claim).
- Afford Anything – Paula Pant is a brilliant writer and podcast producer. Her episode with Suzie Orman was one of her best.
- Retirement Answer Man – Nope, you’re not too young or too financially behind to think about life planning.
- Honest Money Conversations – You’ll feel like you’re sitting having coffee with these gals as they talk about their “feelings” about money. I like it because it’s well, honest!
- Fire Drill – If you’re a millennial with an adventurous spirit, you’ll love these two gals who dish about getting past corporate so they can dive into life.
- Money Tree Investing – A roundtable with POVs from different people, but with a sense of humor. Kinda like watching The View, only they nerd out on finances instead of celebrity gossip.
- Choose FI – These guys have a rabid fan base with great Facebook groups based on location. I’ve gone to a meet up once (something I rarely do) and met some super interesting people. It’s a great community!
- Listen Money Matters – these guys dish about how they manage their finances and you feel like you’re in the room with them sharing beers and talking money.
- Mad Fientist – If you want to level up your nerdy knowledge about finance (and it’s totally fine if you don’t), then you’ll like this show. It’s infrequent and random, but when he posts new episodes, they’re always good.
If you’re already listening to some money-related podcasts that you love, would you mind mentioning them in the comments below? I’m always looking for new material to keep me “edu-tained”.
Next up, my favorite money blogs!