5 inspiring personal finance podcasts to listen to right now

The best podcasts for all things finance and saving

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Looking for the best personal finance podcasts out there? Talking about money has long been taboo, but keeping schtum has led to a worrying level of financial illiteracy and rising debt amongst women. Of course the gender pay gap plays its part, hitting those who are BAME the hardest. And now as COVID-19 takes its toll on the world's economies, women have also been disproportionately affected - accounting for 78 percent of Covid-related job losses.

All this makes it evident that when it comes to money management, it really is good to talk - or in this case listen. So, if you don’t know your way around an Excel spreadsheet, find it hard to budget, wonder if your savings could be making you money or want to learn how to better negotiate your next salary and get advice on the best debt clearing strategies, these personal finance podcasts will help demystify money management and help you reach your financial goals.

Best personal finance podcasts to listen to now

In Her Financial Shoes 

With a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Apple podcasts, it’s fair to say financial planner Catherine Morgan is doing something right. Whether she’s sharing her own tips or interviewing an expert to extract all of theirs, you’ll find this podcast champions female entrepreneurship, and aims to help women gain financial confidence. Morgan doesn’t shy away from asking the uncomfortable questions that have made talking about money so taboo, and she’s happy to challenge your money mindset and limiting beliefs to help you identify what’s been holding you back from reaching your financial goals too. There are also countless episodes of practical advice from how to identify your money ‘leaks’, and debt payment strategies, to how to start investing. 

Black Girl Finance 

Inequality in the workplace has led to BAME communities being paid between 5 to 10 per cent less than their white counterparts. To be able to address the unique difficulties Black women face due to the gender and ethnicity pay gaps, is one of the key reasons why Black Girl Finance founder, Selina Flavius, retrained as a finance coach and advisor after 15 years working in business development. Her podcast, alongside her coaching services, are designed to provide a safe space for a community of unapologetic, ambitious, money-minded Black women to get real about their finances, and to help them make their hard-earned money go even further. The podcast features plenty of successful Black women who share their experiences and priceless financial advice, alongside actionable, practical strategies to budget, pay off debt, save and invest.

Women on Top 

Business strategist and host Frankie Cotton interviews inspirational female startup founders, business leaders, creators, politicians and activists, making this the ultimate podcast for budding entrepreneurs. By unpacking her diverse guests successes, failures, ambitions and drive, Cotton makes finance and business relatable and accessible. From creating multi-million dollar companies to managing mental health and imposter syndrome, Women On Top explores it all through a feminist lens to ultimately provide support and a community for working women.

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Emotions have a lot to do with why, how and what we spend our money on, and with this podcast Martha Lawton (a former financial adviser) and Alex Lemon (an ex-chartered accountant) focus on the psychological elements of money management. They’ve covered the complex relationship between money and mental health, how to deal with financial shame, why debt avoidance is common practice and so much more. And while there are some handy tips and resources shared, this podcast is all about unpacking the complex emotions and habits that are stopping you from having a healthy relationship with your money.

Money 101

While launched to help young adults like host Bea Duncan learn about the basics of personal finance, we are sure Gen Z’s and finance novices alike will find this podcast helpful. Format wise, some episodes feature real people sharing their experiences, anchored by stellar financial advice from money expert Kalpana Firzpatrick. Other episodes feature interviews with CEOs, or reviews for the best money apps. From saving, renting, and pensions, to self-employment and effective budgeting, you’ll find a whole host of everyday money issues are addressed.