8 money podcasts you need to listen to – and they will help you save cash

GETTING clued up on cash can help you achieve some of your most important life goals.

From buying a house to taking a dream holiday, it actually pays to know what you’re doing with your money and how to make the most of what you've got.

I’m a big fan of podcasts – but surprisingly I’ve never really delved into the money genre and recently discovered there are loads of great ones out there worth subscribing to.

I’ve rounded up eight of the best podcasts to help you manage your money better.

Have I missed your favourite? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to listen.

Cash Cows

A weekly podcast about money, how we spend it, why we spend it and the financial mistakes we’ve all made.

You can tell that the hosts – Serina Sandhu, Rachael Pells and Pippa Bailey – are good mates and it makes for an entertaining listen.

I never thought listening to a podcast about money would make me laugh, but I did.

I like the lifestyle approach to talking about finances, as they cover spending habits and failures in an attempt to break the taboo of talking about money. Would listen again.

Money 101

A good listen for students and young professionals to get a grounding on personal finance topics, such as student loans, investing and debt.

It’s hosted by journalist Bea Duncan and features personal finance expert and journalist Kalpana Fitzpatrick.

It’s well put together and informative – but might not suit a more experienced listener.

Which? Money

A weekly round-up of news, tips and advice. The hosts – Lucia Ariano, Gareth Shaw and Jenny Ross – know their stuff and it’s a slick production.

They talk you through big changes that week and explain what it means for customers.

There's also a large catalogue of podcasts that you can go through and listen to, which is useful if you’re interested in knowing more on a particular topic.

An Honest Account

Hosted by freelance writer and editor Rachael Revesz, this is one of my favourite listens.

It’s completely different to most of the other money podcasts out there and looks at money from an emotional and personal perspective – and it doesn’t give advice.

I listened to the episode featuring journalist Marisa Bate on how she lost £9,000 when an online publication went bust. It was moving and informative.

I’ve added this to my list of regular podcast listens.

This is Money

The podcast is presented by Georgie Frost and features journalists and experts from This is Money including editor Simon Lambert.

I worked for This is Money for six years so the website will always have a special place in my heart – but the podcast is a great way to engage new readers.

It’s similar to the Which? Money podcast as it takes big personal finance issues from the week and breaks them down. A useful listen.

Planet Money

This podcast, which is made by NPR in America, first launched in 2008 during the financial crisis – so there are lots of episodes to go back to.

It aims to explain what’s on with the economy in a relatable and informative way.

If you’re a fan of This American Life then it’s definitely one for you. This is one I have been going back to listen to more of.

Money to the Masses

If you’re an investor or would like to get into investing then this is the podcast for you.

It is presented by Damien Fahy, an investment and financial expert who runs Money to the Masses and Andy Leeks.

Damien set it up the website while working in the City and this podcast explains topical issues in an easy to understand and entertaining way.

Cash chats with Andy Webb

Money blogger Andy Webb shares his tips for how to avoid scams, beat debt and even how to spend your money more wisely.

It covers every personal finance topic you can think of and guides you through each issue.

I like that the episodes vary in length, from seven minute blasts to longer, more in-dept 45 minute recordings. It makes it easy to dip into when you've got a few minutes spare.

Informed Choice Radio

With almost 500 episodes there are lots of old episodes to choose from.

New episodes are published every Monday and Friday morning and they are hosted by Martin Bamford, a Chartered Financial Planner.

He interviews experts and authors on how to get control of your finances. A good way to get a new perspective on money management.


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