5 personal finance podcasts to listen to in 2018

5 Personal Finance Podcasts to Listen to for Motivation and Inspiration in 2018

Erik Basics, Financial Education, Thoughts of a Mastermind 13 Comments


Welcome to the 12 Days of Personal Finance! This is day 5. In the spirit of the holiday season, and inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, I’ve put together a series of 12 posts all dedicated to the topic of personal finance. The 5th day of personal finance will share with you 5 personal finance podcasts you need to listen to for motivation and inspiration in 2018.

On the 5th day of personal finance, my true love gave to me! 5 amazing podcasts, 4 financial metrics, 3 big expenses, 2 steps to financial success, and the #1 rule of personal finance! (and a partridge in a pear tree?)

During day 2, we discussed the 2 steps to financial success. Step number 2 is to further your financial education.

Right now, you are doing a great job by reading the 12 days of personal finance, but your learning should not stop after you leave this site (I hope you never leave, but I know responsibilities call!)

For the 5th day of personal finance, I will be sharing with you 5 great finance podcasts which inspire, motivate, and provide entertainment to thousands of people.

5 Finance Podcasts to Listen to for Inspiration and Motivation in 2018

Whenever I get in the car for an extended period of time, I love listening to podcasts, especially podcasts about people who are pushing their boundaries, becoming wealthy through the principles of personal finance, and doing unique jobs and side hustles in pursuit of success.

There are 5 podcasts I’ve been listening to lately in the Personal Finance space which I believe you should listen to in 2018 to further your financial education:

  • ChooseFI
  • Stacking Benjamins
  • FIRE Drill Podcast
  • Millennial Money Minutes
  • Moneysplained


choose fi podcastAre you interested in financial independence? Would being able to walk away from your day job in 5-10 years interest you? How can you get started?

The ChooseFI podcast is all about financial independence and how everyday people are building wealth, retiring early, and now looking to influence and help others who are just starting their journey.

What is awesome about ChooseFI is the combination of episodes with interviews of highly successful individuals, but also episodes where Jonathan and Brad unpack the highlights from the previous episodes and draw wisdom from them.

The ChooseFI podcast will get you motivated and inspired to take action. Their interviewees are first in class, and the stories are amazingly interesting and great for someone interested in building wealth for the future. Check out the ChooseFI podcast here: motivation and inspiration for financial success, ChooseFI.

Stacking Benjamins

stacking benjamins showLive from Joe’s mom’s basement, it’s the Stacking Benjamins show!

The Stacking Benjamins show aims to make finance more approachable, interesting, and fun. At the end of the day, the hosts of the show, Joe and OG, want to make finance someone everyone takes seriously.

But, that’s not to say they won’t joke around with their guests and each other.

What’s amazing is the first bullet from The Stacking Benjamins Creed is Personal Finance is Personal – hey, that sounds familiar! Great minds think alike!

I really enjoy listening to this podcast as it is light hearted, but also provides some great advice. You want a laugh to go with some amazing information? Check out the Stacking Benjamins show here: Stacking Benjamins, light hearted perosonal finance advice!

FIRE Drill Podcast

fire drill podcastRun by two enthusiastic and amazing young women, the FIRE Drill podcast is all about inspiring stories about financial independence and side hustles.

Are you interested in achieving financial independence through interesting and unique ways? The FIRE Drill Podcast is a great place to start. Each episode features a different, highly successful person who is on their way or is at financial independence.

Gwen and J, the hosts of the FIRE Drill Podcast, do a great job of keeping the conversation light, while also diving into the strategies and activities the interviewees are doing in their daily lives for financial success.

This podcast is more focused towards Millennials, but the stories and people featured can help someone at any stage in their career and life. Check out FIRE Drill Podcast here: a podcast about financial independence and side hustles , FIRE Drill Podcast.

Millennial Money Minutes

millennial money minutes podcastThese days, we can’t seem to focus for more than 10 minutes on a single subject. That’s fine – Millennial Money Minutes are quick hitting episodes where the hosts, Grant and Matt distill tough personal finance topics in 5 minutes or less.

There’s so much to learn in the world of personal finance – listening to the Millennial Monday Minutes will help your knowledge base as you look to grow your financial education.

Millennial Money Minutes is geared towards Millennials (as the title suggests), but again, will be helpful to all people trying to build wealth. In addition, the hosts are highly successful Millennials with great stories. Check out Millennial Money Minutes here: Millennial Money Minutes, focused advice for people wanting financial success.


moneysplained podcastMoneysplained has one purpose: clarity. There are so many confusing concepts, products, and strategies in the world of finance. Moneysplained looks to shed light on these concepts.

Ally-Jane, host of Moneysplained, talks about the basics of personal finance by performing a deep dive on a different subject each episode. For example, in one of her recent episodes, she did a deep dive on taxes for freelancers and had a CPA on the phone with her – very interesting for a small business owner like me.

I’m excited to see what the results of her work in 2018. Moneysplained is relatively new, but is in a great spot to grow and influence in the coming year. Check out Moneysplained here: Moneysplained, a top personal finance podcast.

5th day of personal financeWhat The Mastermind Within Community Members are Listening to for Financial Education

One of the great things about having readers is being able to ask them about their strategies for financial success. A number of people contributed on the question of what they are listening to for podcasts about finance.

Dom, a high income blogger from Gen Y Finance Guy, listens to Invest Like the Best.

Cynthia, an avid reader of The Mastermind Within listens to a number of podcasts:

I like Your Money, Your Wealth very much.  I also like Retirement Answer Man and ChooseFI.

I also subscribe to Fire Drill Podcast, Her Money with Jean Chatzky, Financial Independence Podcast, Masters of Money, and I listen to Dave Ramsey once a month when he airs his Millionaire’s Theme Hour.

Scott, from Making Momentum, a true listener of a ton of amazing podcasts for improvement, loves Marriage, Money and Kids and The Stacking Benjamins show.

Lots of great podcasts here to choose from! I’ve really enjoyed FIRE Drill podcast for the few months it’s been out there! I’m looking forward to exploring more into this space and seeing what is out there!


Education does not stop after you leave school. It should never stop. Keep learning each and every day – look up and read something on investing, personal finance, tax, wealth creation, business, accounting, or self-improvement each day and I know you will reach your goals.

My favorite quote is directed related to learning and improving oneself:

Your level of success rarely exceeds your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.

Get out there and listen to these great personal finance podcasts in the New Year. Have a good one!

And that’s that for the 5th day of personal finance! You have some listening to do! 5 amazing podcasts to listen to for money tips and inspiration! In the 6th day of personal finance, I will be sharing with you 6 financial tools you should take a look at to get a handle on tracking and automating your finances.

Make sure to come back tomorrow and the next 8 days after to continue to receive the gift of personal finance 🙂

At the end of the 12 Days of Personal Finance, I’ll be combining all 12 days of content into a free eBook for subscribers. Make sure to subscribe now to get on the list and you won’t miss out on this amazing offer.

Until tomorrow,




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Comments 13

  1. I have not tried listening to podcasts before, this list seems like a great start to venture into to further expand my financial horizon.

    I am definitely in agreement with you about the continuous learning and improving of our financial knowledge. The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.

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  2. Just came across this great list of podcasts – now subscribed to the mailing list. Thanks for the resources! Cynthia has mentioned us on other blogs too because she is a CHAMP! Thanks again for listening, Cynthia, and Erik, thank you for the mention! Off to listen to the Mastermind Within podcast now…

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      Thanks Your Money, Your Wealth for the comment! 🙂 I’m really glad you checked us out and I’m looking forward to hearing more of your great content!!

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