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Where Do Americans Get Their Money Advice? Top Podcasts and Radio Shows

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Whether you’re driving, taking a shower or laying in bed at night, a good podcast or radio show can turn a little bit of free time into a master class on money. From careers and investing to real estate and saving for retirement, there’s not a topic you could imagine that doesn’t have a podcast dedicated to exploring it. 

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Some of the country’s most popular podcasts and radio shows are hosted by famous celebrity money experts who have been household names for years. Others are hosted by under-the-radar wonks whose careers are dedicated to the granular study of a single subject. All, however, share the goal of helping you improve your financial literacy and gain the skills and insight you need to succeed.

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To come up with a list of the top podcasts and radio shows, GOBankingRates consulted sources including Time, Spotify, Amazon, Apple and CNBC. The list includes shows that cover all kinds of topics, and with each profile, you’ll learn about what the podcasts cover, any awards they’ve won, a little bit about the hosts and how to find them on social media

Keep reading to learn more about the biggest money podcasts in the country today — any one of them could turn a few minutes of free time per day into the education you need to make your money dreams a reality.

Last updated: April 20, 2021

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Andrew Sather: ‘The Investing for Beginners Podcast’

  • Other media project titles: “7 Steps to Understanding the Stock Market” (ebook)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 2,003
  • Twitter handle: @ValueTrapBlog
  • Instagram followers: 3,063
  • Instagram handle: e.investingforbeginners
  • Bio: Andrew Sather helps investors decode the jargon of the market, investing and finance. You can get started on your path to financial freedom today by reading through the blog and listening to the show.

“The Investing For Beginners Podcast” boasts more than 1.5 million total downloads.

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Barbara Ginty: ‘Future Rich’

  • Other media project titles: Planancial (website)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 205
  • Twitter handle: @GintyBarbara
  • Instagram followers: 1,398
  • Instagram handle: futurerichpodcast
  • Bio: Barbara Ginty started her career on Wall Street working for Bloomberg and Credit Suisse in equity derivative algo sales. She was recently ranked in the top 10% of women advisors in the country.

CFP and “money whisperer” Barbara Ginty doles out financial advice, strategies, the occasional financial therapy session and, when required, some tough love on the “Future Rich” podcast.

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Brandon Turner: ‘BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast’

  • Other media project titles: “The Book on Rental Property Investing” (book); “The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing” (book)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Show in the Business category, 2/9/2021; Spotify Top Show in the Business & Technology category, 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 32,100
  • Twitter handle: @BrandonAtBP
  • Instagram followers: 190,000
  • Instagram handle: beardybrandon
  • Bio: An active real estate investor, Brandon Turner has been involved in real estate since he was 21. He also owns Open Door Capital LLC.

Released every week on Thursdays, the “BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast” features interviews and insight into all aspects of real estate financing, investing, buying and selling. 

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Chris Hill: ‘Motley Fool Money’

  • Other media project titles: “MarketFoolery” (podcast)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 14,700
  • Twitter handle: @TMFChrisHill
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  • Bio: Chris Hill is the full-time host of the “Motley Fool Money” radio show and “MarketFoolery” podcast.

With new episodes every Friday, Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts “cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors,” according to the “Motley Fool Money” podcast’s website.

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Dave Ahern: ‘The Investing for Beginners Podcast’

  • Other media project titles: einvestingforbeginners.com (author for website)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, 2/9/2021
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  • Bio: Dave Ahern is a self-taught investor who looks for companies that he can buy and hold. He also looks for the intrinsic value of companies, which he uses to calculate a margin of safety into every security he buys.

As the name implies, this podcast is for novice investors, who turn to Dave Ahern for help cutting through the jargon, managing their emotions and clearing through the confusion of misinformation.

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David Greene: ‘BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast’

  • Other media project titles: “Long Distance Real Estate Investing” (book); “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat” (book); “Sell Your Home For Top Dollar” (book); GreeneIncome.com (blog)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Show in the Business category 2/9/2021; Spotify Top Show in the Business & Technology category 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 3,739
  • Twitter handle: @DavidGreene24
  • Instagram followers: 72,200
  • Instagram handle: davidgreene24
  • Bio: Aside from his books and many media endeavors, David Greene is an award-winning California real estate agent.

The “BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast” is a blend of off-the-cuff banter between its three very well-informed hosts and sit-down interviews with guests who found success in every corner of the industry.

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Farnoosh Torabi: ‘So Money’

  • Other media project titles: “When She Makes More” (book); “Psych Yourself Rich” (book); “You’re So Money” (book); “Bank of Mom and Dad” (television)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2022; TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now – Empowerment for Female Breadwinners
  • Twitter followers: 31,400
  • Twitter handle: @Farnoosh
  • Instagram followers: 29,900
  • Instagram handle: farnooshtorabi
  • Bio: Farnoosh Torabi has become one of the country’s best-known personal finance experts during her 15 years in the industry. She’s worked as a journalist and newspaper columnist in addition to her other projects.

Torabi launched “So Money” in 2015. According to her bio, it “features intimate conversations with inspiring and highly-accomplished individuals from Tony Robbins to Seth Godin to Sallie Krawcheck, all about their personal money lessons — good, bad and ugly.”

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J. David Stein: ‘Money For the Rest of Us’

  • Other media project titles: “Money For the Rest of Us” (book); Money For the Rest of Us (website)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 2,802
  • Twitter handle: @jdstein
  • Instagram followers: 419
  • Instagram handle: jdstein
  • Bio: Aside from being the author of “Money For the Rest of Us: 10 Questions to Master Successful Investing,” published by McGraw Hill, J. David Stein is the editor and publisher of a multimedia investment education platform of the same name.

“Money For the Rest of Us” runs every week and has racked up more than 15 million downloads.

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Jack Kramer: ‘Snacks Daily’

  • Other media project titles: Robinhood Snacks (newsletter)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, 2/9/2021; Spotify Top Shows in the Business & Technology category, 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 9,944
  • Twitter handle: @JackKramer
  • Instagram followers: 1,987
  • Instagram handle: tboyjack
  • Bio: Jack Kramer is the managing editor of news at Robinhood, where he produces the Robinhood Snacks daily newsletter and spearheads the company’s news and financial education initiatives.

According to Kramer’s bio, “‘Snacks Daily’ makes business and finance news digestible and fun, every day, in 15 minutes.”

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Jill Schlesinger: ‘Jill on Money’

  • Other media project titles: “The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money” (book); Jill on Money (column); “Here and Now” (weekly podcast guest); CBS News (television)
  • Accolades: TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now – Relatable Personal Finance Tips
  • Twitter followers: 18,200
  • Twitter handle: @jillonmoney
  • Instagram followers: 5,026
  • Instagram handle: jillonmoney
  • Bio: Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is an Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award-winning business analyst for CBS News. She appears on CBS radio and television stations nationwide covering the economy and markets and she is a weekly guest on NPR’s “Here and Now.” 

Now with 450 episodes in the books, “Jill on Money” takes listener calls, conducts interviews and provides expert insight.

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Kai Ryssdal: ‘Marketplace’

  • Other media project titles: “Make Me Smart” (podcast)
  • Accolades: Spotify Top Shows in the Business & Technology category 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 229,600
  • Twitter handle: @kairyssdal
  • Instagram followers: 7,187
  • Instagram handle: kairyssdal
  • Bio: Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of “Marketplace” and the co-host of “Make Me Smart” with Kai and Molly.

The “Marketplace” podcast provides clear, understandable and fact-based insight into the economic news of the day.

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Mandi Woodruff: ‘Brown Ambition’

  • Other media project titles: Money Minute (web series); The Payoff (web series)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 6,587
  • Twitter handle: @mandiwoodruff
  • Instagram followers: 4,122
  • Instagram handle: mandimoney
  • Bio: Mandi Woodruff currently serves as the chief consumer advocate for Ally Financial and executive produces the popular money and career podcast “Brown Ambition.” 

“Brown Ambition” was on the air only a few months when it soared to the top 10 for career podcasts, made the top 30 in overall business podcasts, and was featured in iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” section. 

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Mindy Jensen: ‘BiggerPockets Money’

  • Other media project titles: n/a
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 5,634
  • Twitter handle: @MindyatBP
  • Instagram followers: 2,888
  • Instagram handle: mindyatbp
  • Bio: Mindy Jensen is the community manager for BiggerPockets.com, the co-host of the “BiggerPockets Money” podcast, a real estate investor, and a DIY girl. 

The “BiggerPockets Money” podcast is all about building wealth through investing and it’s the perfect companion podcast to the real estate podcast from the same brand.

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Nick Martell: ‘Snacks Daily’

  • Other media project titles: ‘Snacks Daily’ (newsletter)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, 2/9/2021; Spotify Top Shows in the Business & Technology category, 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 9,967
  • Twitter handle: @NickOfNewYork
  • Instagram followers: 1,832
  • Instagram handle: nick.of.new.york
  • Bio: Nick Martell co-leads Robinhood’s news efforts as the managing editor of News & Snacks — and at the core of that is Robinhood Snacks digestible financial news. He co-hosts the “Snacks Daily” podcast, newsletter and TV appearances to make financial news accessible to all.

One of the most accessible and digestible podcasts you can download, “Snacks Daily” covers three top business stories in just 15 minutes every day.

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Paula Pant: ‘Afford Anything’

  • Other media project titles: Escape (book)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 22,700
  • Twitter handle: @AffordAnything
  • Instagram followers: 26,700
  • Instagram handle: paulapant
  • Bio: Paula Pant is a podcast host, writer, speaker and media commentator on financial independence and real estate investing. She is the founder of AffordAnything.com, a personal finance and financial independence website that draws 2.5 million annual page views and holds more than 60,000 email subscribers.

The ‘Afford Anything’ podcast has more than 13 million downloads and 2,100 reviews, and is ranked by Apple Podcasts as one of the Top 50 Business podcasts.

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Preston Pysh: ‘We Study Billionaires,’ The Investors Podcast Network

  • Other media project titles: BuffettsBooks.com (website); “Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books” (book); “Warren Buffett Accounting Book” (book)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 145,500
  • Twitter handle: @PrestonPysh
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  • Bio: Preston Pysh provides independent research of the stock market and central banking policy. Aside from the podcast, he’s written numerous books on investing and leadership and has been ranked as a top-35 business author on Amazon. 

“We Study Billionaires” is currently ranked the No. 1 investing podcast on iTunes.

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Rashad Bilal ‘Earn Your Leisure’

  • Other media project titles: n/a
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 21,500
  • Twitter handle: @EarnYourLeisure
  • Instagram followers: 198,000
  • Instagram handle: rashadbilal
  • Bio: Along with Troy Millings, Rashad Bilal is revolutionizing financial education. Aside from the podcast, the pair launched the online education platform Earn Your Leisure University.

“Earn Your Leisure” offers financial views into the entertainment and sports industries while highlighting the back stories of entrepreneurs. The hosts describe “Earn Your Leisure” as “a college business class mixed with pop culture.”

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Reema Khrais: ‘This Is Uncomfortable’

  • Other media project titles: Marketplace (reporter)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 4,296
  • Twitter handle: @reemakhrais
  • Instagram followers: 1,514
  • Instagram handle: reemakhrais
  • Bio: Reema Khrais spends most of her days interviewing people with surprising, intimate stories about money and jobs.

According to the host, “This Is Uncomfortable” is “a podcast about how money influences our lives and relationships.”

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Stig Brodersen: ‘We Study Billionaires,’ The Investors Podcast Network

  • Other media project titles: “Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books” (book); “Warren Buffett Accounting Book” (book)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 74,400
  • Twitter handle: @stig_brodersen
  • Instagram followers: n/a
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  • Bio: Stig Brodersen is a value investor, business owner and international bestselling author. 

The Investor’s Podcast Network is an exclusive business podcast network with five investing shows.

With more than 40 million downloads, the network’s main show, “We Study Billionaires,” is the No. 1 ranked stock investing podcast in the world.

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Suze Orman: ‘Women & Money’

  • Other media project titles: “The Suze Orman Show” (former host, television)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021; TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now – Smart Money Moves for Women
  • Twitter followers: 1,400,000
  • Twitter handle: @SuzeOrmanShow
  • Instagram followers: 83,100
  • Instagram handle: therealsuzeorman
  • Bio: A No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is one of America’s most recognized experts on personal finance. Orman was a contributing editor to “O” The Oprah Magazine for 16 years, Costco Connection Magazine for over 18 years and hosted the award-winning “Suze Orman Show,” which aired every Saturday night on CNBC for 13 years.

In the podcast, America’s self-proclaimed “Matriarch of Money” offers financial empowerment advice to mothers, wives, sisters and daughters across the country.

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Tiffany Aliche: ‘Brown Ambition’

  • Other media project titles: The Budgetnista (blog/website)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor’s Best Finance Podcasts of 2021; TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now – Budgeting and Saving Tips
  • Twitter followers: 52,200
  • Twitter handle: @TheBudgetnista
  • Instagram followers: 444,000
  • Instagram handle: thebudgetnista
  • Bio: Tiffany Aliche is an award-winning financial educator who is rising to become one of America’s favorite personal finance experts. Through her company, The Budgetnista, Tiffany has created a financial movement that has helped more than 800,000 women worldwide collectively save more than $100 million, pay off over $75 million in debt, purchase homes and transform the way they think about their finances.

Along with co-host Mandi Woodruff, Tiffany Aliche uses the “Brown Ambition” podcast to explore the subjects of money, careers and investing with a focus on women and minorities.

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Troy Millings: ‘Earn Your Leisure’

  • Other media project titles: n/a
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category 2/9/2021
  • Twitter followers: 21,500
  • Twitter handle: @EarnYourLeisure
  • Instagram followers: 19,400
  • Instagram handle: troymillings
  • Bio: Along with Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings uses the “Earn Your Leisure” podcast to give listeners a behind-the-scenes peek into the worlds of entertainment, sports and entrepreneurship while using the Earn Your Leisure online platform to provide financial literacy education. 

“Earn Your Leisure” consistently earns praise for its unique take on the world of business and finance. 

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    Methodology: GOBankingRates reviewed the following rankings to identify the experts that America is getting its money advice from:

    1. NYT Bestsellers on the Monthly Business List for 2/2021
    2. Amazon Bestsellers in the Personal Finance category as of 2/9/2021
    3. Spotify Top Shows in the Business and Technology category as of 2/9/2021
    4. Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category as of 2/9/2021
    5. Talkers 2020 Heavy Hundred – Top Ten
    6. FOX Business Network top rated programs of 2020
    7. CNBC Popular Shows
    8. TIME ranked Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
    9. TIME’s 10 Financial Experts to Follow
    10. NYMag’s Best Personal Finance Books According to Money Experts

    Additionally, to account for prominent voices in print media, GOBankingRates identified key columnists for seven of the nine most widely circulated daily newspapers in the U.S. according to 2019 data from Alliance for Audited Media and made available by Cision.

    For each expert with a work that received one of the above accolades, GOBankingRates found information on their other media projects, their Twitter handle and follower count, their Instagram handle and follower count and a professional summary. GOBankingRates maintained our roundup’s focus on personal finance, so some works in the above rankings were excluded due to being broadly about habits, health, mindset, etc.