Podcasts can be a great (and efficient!) learning tool, especially for busy people on the go who want advice, info or tips on a particular subject. Though we realize some can be extremely long (and, as a result, extremely boring), here are five great financial podcasts that will keep your attention and have you coming back for more. –By LaToya M. Smith
Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Better Life provides short and straight-to-the point tips to help listeners understand complex personal finance issues and to preserve and grow their wealth. Editors Note: Download Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Deal with Your Debt for FREE at Amazonor Barnes & Noble, and read it on your computer, smart phone, or e-book reader using the free Kindle or Nook apps. Episodes are generally 6 to7 minutes long.
The Winning Investor: Quick and Dirty Tips for Beating the Market covers everything from financial ratios; to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and options; to the economic principles that explain financial markets. Hosted by Andrew Horowitz, the podcast is palatable for the beginning investor or for the seasoned investor looking to improve his or her portfolio’s performance.
Feed the Pig is a fun one–with tons of tools, tips, a quiz and other resources! This podcast will help you think through your spending habits, identify ways you can start saving and tell you how to commit to making changes that will reduce your debt and grow your savings. You can sync your Feed the Pig profile with Facebook or your iGoogle Homepage to track what you can save over time.
The Dave Ramsey Show is all “about your life and your money.” The financial guru and motivator takes real calls from real people and provides real answers about how to manage your money, tackling debt, building wealth, and how to live in financial peace. Ramsey also has a FREE app for iPhone, Android and smart phones.
The SEC’s “Your Money” podcast helps to get you started with saving and investing. You’ll learn how to determine whether a “hot stock tip” is a good investment, the most common investment frauds, how to invest in a 529 plan while reducing or avoid some fees and expenses, and tons of other helpful tips to help individual investors achieve their saving and retirement goals. What’s your favorite money podcast? Tell us in the comments section below.