It's hard to be objective about our money. Money is personal and for many of us our relationship to savings, investing, and debt has a lot to do with the kind of environments we grew up in. With so much misinformation and temptation, it's hard to know how to get the most bang for your buck. But like any of these podcasters can tell you, getting your money act in order can be one of the best decisions you ever make. These podcasts will bring you one step closer:

Listen Money Matters!

Covering a range of topics from job hunting to investing, Listen Money Matters is the perfect podcast for millennials. They're proud not to be "your father's boring money show."

You Need a Budget

If you're looking to finally lock down your budget and give every dollar a name you need to be listening to You Need a Budget. YNAB is all about taking your money seriously so you can build the life you want.

Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life

Laura Adams is a personal finance expert and her podcast, Money Girl, delivers easy to understand advice each week.

Like a Mother

Emma Johnson's podcast about being a full-time single mom and career woman is nothing less than inspiring. Her advice extends behind the finance world and will have you coming back week after week.

Stacking Benjamins

Financial literacy isn't taught in school, and Stacking Benjamins shares the knowledge that helps listeners get smarter (and richer) each week.

Money for the Rest of Us

Money for the Rest of Us is a must-listen for those looking to invest. Not only does it help you navigate the financial world, it also provides you with the tools to start thinking critically and find the right investment.

The Dave Ramsey Show

Dave Ramsey is a widely considered a financial freedom guru, and his practical and no-excuses podcast was made for those looking to get out of debt.

We Study Billionaires

Like the title implies, this show is dedicated to analyzing what makes billionaires rich. Each week you'll learn about the decisions and choices that got them there.

Freakonomics Radio

A spin-off of the popular Freakonomics book, this show explores the different economic factors affecting policies, politics, and people.

Planet Money

This NPR staple tells stories about money we don't offer hear. It's short episodes contain everything from politics to food.

With these podcasts you'll be a finance whiz in no time!
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