What are you doing when driving home? What are you doing while jogging? What are you doing while cooking dinner?! Trying listening to podcasts! They are a great way to intake news and learn about new topics. I have always had difficulty focusing enough to read a book. Digesting information through audio is was easy for people like me and podcasts has been a part of my life for the past 4 years. About a year ago when I started bettering my financial IQ, I started to look into financial podcasts to help me gain momentum on getting out of debt.
Stacking BenjaminsThis is the show that deepened my interest in personal finance. While you wont learn anything, this show helped me to understand the importance money has in our lives. From 529s to IRAs to different techniques for budgeting (or not budgeting), this show will get you pointed in the right direction so you will come out the other side in the best financial situation possible.
Afford AnythingPaula Pant is a real estate enthusiast. I was first introduced to her by the Friday Round-table segments on the Stacking Benjamins show. Her insights on real estate are expressed in a way that is very easy to understand for beginners and that is why I think this show is great. The podcast is supplemented by the Afford Anything blog where there is a ton of super valuable information. One of her more recent posts has 5 months of rental income with the expenses broken out. It was a really good example on beginning to understand real estate investing and what you can realistically expect.
Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer LifeThe Money Girl podcast helps you find topics you didn't know that you need to know. Each show is very short and introduces you to a new financial concept with valuable resources in the show notes.