I freaking love podcasts.
Podcasts make the most mundane tasks WAY more fun. Have to cook dinner? Have to do dishes? Plug in your headphones and listen to a podcast. Cleaning or laundry day? Podcast. Boring weight lifting workout? Podcast. 2 hour work commute in traffic? Podcast.
I legitimately look forward to those terrible yet necessary tasks now because they afford me the chance to catch up on my favorite shows! Learning is my favorite, and because I’m trying to learn as much as I can about investing before officially “diving in,” I’ve devoted some of my beloved podcast time to finance-focused shows. Below are three episodes about investing from three of my favorite shows:
When I first came across Shannon’s podcast “Martinis and Your Money” I wasn’t sure what to expect. After listening for a few weeks I have really grown to enjoy her show – I mean, cocktails + money, what’s not to like? Shannon is a finance professional, published author, and owns a financial planning company. In her weekly podcast, she and her guests simply chat about money. Subjects range from getting out of debt stories to “side hustle” income inspiration to actual investment and money management tips. My favorite episode to date is the one about “Investing for Millennials.” In this episode Shannon gives some simple but great investing tips geared towards the “millennial” generation based on her experience.
I like the Money Girl podcast because each episode is really quick and almost always packed with useful information. This episode is no exception. The host, Laura Adams is a finance expert who covers topics like 401k/retirement planning, tax strategies, creative ways to earn/save money and of course, investing advice. This particular episode talks about 4 really easy ways to get started with investing. I had already heard about Acorns (really cool concept), but hadn’t heard of her other suggestions before. Certainly worth the 12 minutes it will take you to listen.
Freedom Fast Lane isn’t a show specifically about finance, it’s more entrepreneur/business focused. With that said, there are definitely some hidden finance-related gems in the archives including this episode about some less common ways of investing (i.e. online businesses, real estate, etc.) that can generate higher than average returns. This show is certainly geared towards the more advanced investor, so I mostly listened to it with the mindset of “someday” gaining the wealth and confidence to try some of the techniques discussed.
Now tell me, what kinds of podcasts do you love listening to? As always share in the comments or send me a tweet @keeping_change.