The best financial podcasts for Australians

Tim Falk 19 July 2016

The 12 personal finance podcasts you should be listening to.

Whether you’re saving for your first home, planning for retirement or just looking for a more effective way to manage your money, the right knowledge and advice is critical to financial success. One easy way to get advice and tips on how to build and manage wealth is by listening to podcasts.

There are myriad informative and free podcasts available on a huge array of personal finance topics, allowing you to listen and learn whenever and wherever you want. Here are 11 of the best.

1. Money News with Ross Greenwood

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Ross Greenwood has almost 30 years of experience covering finance and business news in Australia and around the world, so he’s well placed to make sense of the latest financial news. The podcasts of his weeknight 2GB radio show are essential listening for anyone who wants to stay up to date with the latest market developments.


2. The Property Couch

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Touted as the insider’s guide to property investing, The Property Couch is hosted by Australian property experts Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley. The pair deal with everything you need to know to make the right investment property decisions, from managing cash flow to how to outsmart real estate agents. Check it out if you’re getting started as a property investor.


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What would this list be without some shameless plugging? The Money Podcast is a lighthearted money news podcast which interviews a guest each episode to talk about a topic in depth. It's hosted by finder's own Senior Writer Liz Barry, Home Loans Editor Adam Smith and Home Loans Publisher Marc Terrano. Previous topics include costly wedding traditions that need to die, the RBA's effect on home loan rates, cheap travel hacks and CES 2017 and affordable tech gadgets.

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4. RealEstateTalk

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Another useful podcast for property investors, RealEstateTalk features commentary from some of Australasia’s leading property experts. Each weekly podcast runs for 30 to 45 minutes and includes news, tips and a range of special segments on anything and everything related to property. Definitely worth a listen for anyone who wants to build wealth by investing in property.


5. Everyday Property Investing

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This property and investing podcast provides entertaining and informative shows full of helpful content for property investors or those who want to get into the property market. With a focus on providing straightforward and simple information, Everyday Property Investing can offer the education you need to make smarter property investment decisions. And with more than 110 shows already in the archive, there’s plenty of listening material to keep you busy.


6. NPR: Planet Money
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Okay, so Planet Money is created for American audiences, but that certainly doesn’t mean Australians should avoid it. In fact, there’s plenty of useful information and advice that applies to consumers all across the world. The podcast deals with current international events and the financial impact they can have on consumers. Add it to your playlist and give it a try.


7. You Need a Budget

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This weekly personal finance podcast is hosted by Jesse Macham, the creator of a very useful budgeting app that goes by the same name. Advice is offered up in easy-to-digest tidbits, helping you do things like get out of debt and start saving for a secure financial future. If you’re looking for commonsense advice that’s simple to understand, You Need a Budget is definitely worth a listen.


8. We Study Billionaires: The Investors Podcast

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Join hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen as they take a closer look at the lives of billionaires and how they got to where they are today. From Sir Richard Branson to investment guru Warren Buffett, this podcast examines the most important habits of successful investors and offers tips on how you can apply those same habits to your own life. It’s interesting listening and could change the way you think about managing your finances.


9. Talking Wealth

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Hosted by the team at financial services company Wealth Within, Talking Wealth deals with all aspects of investing in the share market. Designed to suit both novice and experienced traders, the podcast combines informative educational guides with news, tips and trading strategies. The aim: helping you boost your share market profits.


10. The Money Tree Investing Podcast

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The Money Tree Investing Podcast is full of great ideas and advice on how you can grow your wealth. In each weekly instalment, a podcast panel member interviews a special guest about matters related to personal finance, money, investing and building for a strong financial future. The variety of guests means all manner of interesting and diverse topics are discussed, while a panel discussion at the end of each podcast helps you gain a full understanding of the issues discussed in the interview and how they could apply to you.


11. So Money

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Hosted by award-winning financial strategist Farnoosh Torabi, So Money brings you investing strategies and stories from some of the world’s best business minds, authors and most influential people. From Tony Robbins to Arianna Huffington, hear about the financial philosophies and habits of successful individuals and learn from their stories of wins and losses.


12. Freakonomics Radio

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Number 11 on the list is something a little less serious and a little more enjoyable than most personal finance podcasts. The Freakonomics Radio podcast is all about the lighter and weirder side of economics and how it affects everyday life. It might not sound all that exciting on paper, but trust us - it’s actually very entertaining. Host Stephen Dubner teamed up with economist Steve Levitt to co-author Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, which are also worth a read, but have a listen to the podcast and you’ll soon figure out why it’s downloaded more than seven million times a month.


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