Looking for some financial podcasts that don’t make you *yawn*? These are my top 11 favorite shows about financial independence (plus 2 honorable mentions), and they’re actually pleasant to listen to!
I believe that surrounding yourself with people and content pertaining to the areas of life you want to GROW in can be a gamechanger! Gaining knowledge on making money, managing money, and overall having a better mindset around money ultimately helps me to Live a Life I Love!
The Stacking Benjamins Show is “the best money show on earth” and my personal favorite financial podcast. Former financial planner Joe Saul-Sehy hosts a podcast with all his buddies in his “mom’s basement” (you’ll just have to listen to understand). This funny community of financial professionals releases an episode every 2 or 3 days!
Listening to this podcast, you can learn about pretty much every money topic under the sun and have a great time while you do it. Joe, Doc G, Paula Pant, Len Penzo, Joe’s mom’s “neighbor” Doug, and even more fantastic guests never disappoint when it comes to bringing the money lessons and the laughs.
I particularly appreciate how this show teaches and provides real advice on making and managing money while also covering ways to improve your mindset about your finances! They truly do teach you to FIRE the “OLD YOU” and become the “NEW YOU!”
* Tip: Stick around through the silence at the end of each podcast for the “after show”.
Paula Pant embodies everything we stand for here at Fire Yourself. She knows that “Life’s Short”, and she’s not taking it lightly! Paula decided early in life that a 9 to 5 was not for her. Now, she teaches people that “You can afford anything… just not everything. Every dollar is a trade-off… This allows you to create wealth, which leads to financial freedom. And once you achieve complete freedom, you can enjoy anything.”
Her sage wisdom and entertaining, informative guests make Paula’s show so wonderful to listen to. She does interview style episodes about many different topics, and then she also does Q&A-style episodes where she answers questions from listeners!
* Tip: If you like real estate content, every 3rd episode of Afford Anything is chock-full of real estate investing topics!
* Fun Fact: Paula and Joe (the host of The Stacking Benjamin’s Show) are good friends, and they make very regular appearances on each other’s podcasts!
Jen Smith & Jill Sirianni host this wholesome show about mastering your money! These episodes feel like grabbing coffee with two of your best friends. The Frugal Friends cover topics like side hustles, spending habits, debt, and so much more. Each episode, the hosts do a Google search of their topic, and then they analyze the advice the internet provided them. Is it good money advice? Is it horrible money advice? I’ve learned from them that you really shouldn’t trust everything you read.
One thing I really appreciate about this show is that they give very concrete advice on how to make and save more money. I use their tips to identify places in my own financial journey where I can FIRE MYSLEF and really grow my mindset and my bank account!
Mindy Jensen & Scott Trench dive into the world of FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) in this show. Each week, the hosts record an interview with some of the biggest thought-leaders in the finance world. On “Finance Fridays”, they switch it up and take stories and questions from callers and provide them with helpful options and answers!
I love the variation in the types of guests and questions that are covered on this show! I feel like they do a wonderful job of fielding stories and questions from people with all different struggles and situations. No matter what your FIRE journey looks like, there’s bound to be some relatable content for you in this show!
* Tip: Host Scott Trench (CEO of BiggerPockets) has a book called “Set For Life: Dominate Life, Money, and the American Dream” that is such a good read for changing the way you think about building wealth in your life!
“Doc G” is a semi-anonymous podcast host who used to be a practicing physician. He realized that he wasn’t happy, and that his real passion was in financial education… so he quit. Quite the Fire Yourself move, with our motto of “Life’s Short, Love the Life You Live” in mind!!
Doc’s favorite thing in the world is having deep conversations about money, and I can totally understand why. This guy knows his stuff! From interviews with very interesting guests to panel discussions about some of the most helpful money topics, Earn & Invest is one of the most helpful podcasts I listen to. Since finding this show, I feel like my personal finance knowledge has really been expanded!
* Fun Fact: Doc G is also a frequent flyer on The Stacking Benjamins Show!
Ever feel like adulting with your money is just to damn hard? You’re not alone. I personally feel this way often, and Bobbi Rebell’s podcast, Money Tips for Financial Grownups, gets me through those tough days! With advice on what to do in hard situations to straight up relatable money moments, this podcast is a hand to hold when you don’t feel like you can do it alone.
Some of my favorite episodes of this podcast have been about book recommendations, how to recover from a financial crisis, planning for an unexpected financial event, shame around money, episodes where she breaks down money lessons from popular TV shows, and more! Bobbi is brilliant, and she invites a wide array of guests to share their best tips with her listeners. This podcast is the financially responsible older sister you always wish you had!
“Crazy Money exists to promote financial wisdom and better living through no-holds-barred conversations about the role of money in our lives.” … And that’s exactly what it does! Grow your knowledge base with host Paul Ollinger – a comedian and former sales VP at Facebook. This guy is very familiar with tough money topics, and he always provides a refreshing and unique perspective.
The interviews on Crazy Money never disappoint! Guests have included artists, musicians, CEO’s, and financial professionals. The variety of mindsets and experiences featured on this podcast is unrivaled. You can always expect a never-boring, down-to-earth chat about the money questions you need answers to. I feel like this show has really shown me how to approach each conversation I have as a learning opportunity! Paul is a true proponent of Living a Life You Love!
Hosts Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett really get down and dirty in some more technical topics of financial independence and the lifestyle required to get there early. What’s stopping you from reaching financial independence? Money and relationships. Habits for wealth building. Firing the haters. Worthwhile splurges. Those are just a few of my recent favorite episodes of this podcast!
Each episode of this podcast come packed with actionable tips for you take with you into your day-to-day life. I love this, because sometimes the message gets lost in translation when you’re consuming tons of information about a topic you love. Having checklist-style tasks to carry out helps me immensely when it comes to FIRING my “OLD SELF” from the unhelpful patterns in my financial life and developing my “NEW SELF” to have more constructive money habits!
If you need some hardcore FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) inspiration, the Mad Fientist is your guy. He interviews early retiree legends like Mr. Money Mustache, the Frugalwoods, and Vicki Robinson to bring alllllllll the tips to quit the full-time job game as soon as you possibly can! If retiring early isn’t your goal, and you just want to stack as much cash as you can and learn more about wealth building, this is still a fantastic podcast for those goals as well.
I love the rainbow of topics this show covers. One week, you’ll hear an interview about “The Psychology of Money”, another week you’ll get a deep dive into tax hacking! From mindset to technical education, the Mad Fientist really does it all. There is tons of value to glean from the 5+ years of episodes of this show!
The hosts of this show (Cody and Justin) believe that financial independence should be for everyone! Whether you want to retire early or work until you’re dead, having a secure financial plan should always be part of your big picture. These guys are easy to listen to, relatable, and totally fearless when it comes to what topics they cover!
Entrepreneurship, investing, wealth building, money mindset, small businesses, real estate, geoarbitrage, productivity, side hustles… you name it, Cody and Justin probably have an episode on it. The stories featured in their episodes are from real, everyday people like you and me, which makes this show hit really close to home. I find that I feel the most seen when I feel like a story is similar to my situation! These guys really stand for growing and learning so that you can ultimately LOVE the Life You Live.
* Fun Fact: The FI Guys (as they like to be called) recently did a show with Doc G from Earn & Invest!
Laaaaaadies! This one is actually not just for you. Whether you’re a dudette or just a dude, this woman-run podcast has some incredible insight for you! I love listening to hosts Simran & Sonya completely obliterate the social expectation that the stock market, real estate market, and other investment opportunities are just for men. They work hard to make reliable investing advice accessible for everyone!
This podcast fills like an education-packed happy hour. They interview accomplished women who are book writers, CFO’s, and successful investors. They also dive into more mindset-based topics – check out one of my favorite episodes, “Hustle Culture: The good, the bad & the ugly”. These ladies are always teaching us to become more informed versions of ourselves who can make confident choices with our hard-earned money!
While this show isn’t directly about financial wellness, man is it helpful when it comes to strengthening your mindset around creating new ways to bring wealth into your life. John Lee Dumas (who prefers to be called JLD) is a podcaster and author who discusses everything entrepreneurial. Did you know that entrepreneurs or people who develop business or extra streams of revenue statistically build more wealth than those who don’t?
JLD says about his podcast, “My goal with Entrepreneurs on Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of.” (AKA, really valuable advice on Living a Life You Love!) Whether you think you’re an entrepreneur or not, I encourage you to give this podcast a shot. You’ll hear from some major successes like Gary V, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, and tons more!
Just a side note: our editor, Ron, is a HUGE John Lee Dumas fan and listens to his podcast every week!
Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus are two of the most influential minds behind the minimalist movement. While it’s not for everyone, there are some wonderful mindset tips to be gleaned from the way these two guys live. By nature, minimalism means owning and consuming less (aka, spending less money).
These guys have episodes on shopping addiction, gift giving and getting, and questions to ask yourself before making a purchase! Though most of their episodes aren’t about managing your money, this has been one of the most influential shows for my mindset about money and buying things. Check it out!
Overall, podcasts can be great tools for discovering new ways to “FIRE YOUR OLD SELF,” growing and developing your “NEW SELF,” and learning to “Live a Life You Love”. I hope you’ll give a few of these a listen and learn something useful!