Ahh, who doesn’t love a good podcast these days? I listen to them when I run, drive, commute, clean the kitchen, or even when I am cooking. They are an amazing resource for both information and entertainment and they are available on demand. And let me tell you a secret: I found some amazing podcasts about money that I am thrilled to share with you.

The nice thing about podcasts is that you can stop wherever you are, and pick up where you left off. And, you can go back to particularly interesting parts and listen again, write down good stuff, Google the guests who are speaking on any particular episode, and so on.

I think by now you can tell that I really like podcasts, so let’s get down to my top 5 favorite money podcasts for women.

The So Money podcast

On the top of my list is Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money, and for good reason. The Iranian-American host is definitely warm and engaging. She also somehow has the knack of getting the best guests in the finance industry. I mean, if you’re an entrepreneur, listening to Farnoosh and her guests is like getting a master class in entrepreneurship for free.

She had Tony Robbins as her very first guest, talking about the steps to financial freedom. Fellow podcast host Jean Chatzky was also on Farnoosh’s show, and she talked at length about mastering financial goals. Rich Dad Poor Dad’s Robert Kiyosaki, brand guru Seth Godin, and Manisha Thakor have all been on the show. So have Tim Feriss, DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg and so many other big names, it’s pretty amazing.

Recently I listened to “Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Retire Early?” which I absolutely loved and would recommend to anyone.

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HerMoney podcast

Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky’s book Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security appeared on last week’s “Best Finance Books for Women for 2019 and Beyond.” She also has a podcast called HerMoney.

She doesn’t just discuss money but tackles such diverse topics as skillsets, sex, health, dating, divorce and death—and how these all relate to money. On a recent episode, I listened as she interviewed actress, author, and mathematician Danica McKellar tackle how to help girls become more comfortable with math, since this translates to confidence about money later on.

Jean explains her money philosophy this way, “I come to the world of money believing that if I have been able to learn to manage my money successfully – and I have – then anyone who is willing to put a little effort into it should be able to accomplish this too.  That’s because I came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get my own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck.”

Girlboss Radio podcast

Girlboss Radio’s host is a rock star, and I mean that literally. Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal’s show is a must-listen for everyone who wants to make it as an entrepreneur. And it’s not just for girls, but boys can learn a lot as well.

She interviews a whole range of creatives and artists, as well as CEOs and bigwigs in the finance world. She also interviews people like Gwyneth Paltrow, who successfully has a foot in both creative and business worlds with her GOOP lifestyle blog.

Here’s an example of Sophia’s no-nonsense yet creative approach to financial advice. “If you’re tempted to buy something, just imagine that those new shoes were actually made out of crisp $20 bills. Do those $20 bills look good getting dirty on the sidewalk? No, they do not. That’s because money looks better in the bank than on your feet.”

At the same time, she also says this, “It’s natural, at some point, to realize that it’s worth it to spend a little extra (if you can afford it) to get something that’s just right. This is true when it comes to buying clothes and it is true when hiring employees – sometimes it pays to spend a little more than you bargained for on real quality. Spend money because it’s an investment in your own well-being, not because you’re bored and have nothing else to do.”

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Afford Anything podcast

I must confess that I included Paula Pant’s Afford Anything podcast on the list because I’m starting to develop a fascination for real estate. And along with incensing and personal finance, Paula dives deeply into talking about real estate.

Her main goal is helping listeners achieve financial independence, as they invest and build wealth. She zeroes in particularly on how to develop your passive income and the kind of lifestyle that’s stress-free and takes you away from the 9 to 5 grind.

To give you an example of the advice Paula gives, here’s one nugget from Afford Anything. “Mind the gap. If I can distill personal finance advice into three words: Mind the gap. Focus on ramping up your income, while keeping your expenses the same or less. That gap will naturally grow wider and wider.”

If you’ve begun to get fascinated with real estate just like I have, we’ve got this great resource entitled How to Invest in Real Estate in Singapore For Beginners (Part 1), just for you. And when you’re done with that, here’s the link to the next part, Investing in Real Estate in Singapore & Learning to Profit (Part 2). You’re welcome!

Mo’ Money podcast

Last but not least is Canadian Jessica Moorhouse’s show, “Mo’ Money.” Millennials, this one’s especially for you.

Let me tell you why Jessica made the list. One, her down to earth style makes her infinitely relatable. She called herself a “huge money nerd” who became a personal finance expert and Accredited Financial Counselor in Canada along the way.
Two, she is really good at making complex financial topics clear. She breaks them down so that they are easy to understand. No wonder her podcasts have been downloaded over 400,000 times.
If side hustles, budgeting, entrepreneurship, saving, debt repayment, and investing are interesting to you, catch Mo’ Money. I can almost guarantee that you’ll find it addicting.

Here’s Jessica’s advice on trying out a cash diet, “If you really need some help curbing your spending, a cash diet is a great strategy to try out. Now, don’t be put off by the name, you don’t necessarily have to live off cash alone (though that is one way to do it).

To do it the old-school way, take out the exact amount of cash you’ve budgeted for your variable spending (such as groceries, entertainment, alcohol, take-out, etc…), divide that cash into categorized envelopes, then only spend what you have until you run out. When you run out, well hopefully it’s the end of the month and you’re about to replenish your envelopes. If not, I hope you don’t mind staying home on the weekend and eating soup and beans from your pantry for dinner.”

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Anna Maria Romero is the Deputy Director of Lifeline Foundation by day and a freelance writer by night. Lifeline Foundation’s advocacy includes empowerment through financial literacy, which is why she has written and taught on this subject on numerous occasions. An educator by profession and training, Anna Maria graduated from the University of the Philippines, cum laude, and taught for more than two decades, having opened a school in 1995. She stepped down as as principal of South City Central School in 2015 in order to pursue a career in the non-profit sector. She is a contributing writer to an online news site, and has been on the creative team of “This Journal Will Actually Change Someone’s Life” since 2008, which is published by FreeSpeech Publications in Manila, Philippines. Anna Maria is a passionate advocate, volunteer, organizer, counselor, communicator, editor, and traveler, who’s always ready to pack up and go where she’s needed.

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