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10 Financial Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

It’s difficult enough to keep your personal finances in good shape. But the task is twice as daunting when you’re also the once responsible for keeping your business’ books balanced.

While there’s time and trouble necessarily in simply doing the tasks, don’t forget that half the battle is simply gaining the knowledge necessary to keep your money in order. But it can be difficult to find enough time to read about the myriad financial subjects that make up personal and business finance.

That’s where podcasts come in.

Financial podcasts allow you to bone up on bookkeeping, investing and simply saving time and money – without necessarily needing free hands to flip through a book. You can listen to podcasts while you drive, take the subway or even while you mow the lawn, making them an ideal medium for entrepreneurs who frequently multitask out of necessity.

Here are a few of our favorite money-focused podcasts:

Financial Podcasts to Try Out

1. Cashflow Ninja with M.C. Laubscher: Cashflow Ninja is a podcast dedicated to creating and protecting wealth through investments, be it stocks and bonds, real estate or even cryptocurrency.

2. Honest Money Conversations: Cait Flanders and Carrie Nicholson are a pair of friends who “like to talk about life and work, and the role money plays in it all.” A few years ago, each started a blog about careful saving and debt repayment, and now the pair create episodes such as “Decluttering Your Life (And Finances),” “Evolving Your Budget” and “A Day in the Life of a Freelancer.”

3. Odd Lots: This Bloomberg podcast pairs Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway in half-hour spurts, covering topics spanning the stock market, macroeconomics and other financial issues. Examples of episodes include “Annie Duke Explains How to Apply Poker Skills to Markets,” “How the Opiod Crisis Is Changing Middle America’s Economy” and “This Is What It Was Like to Live Through the Tech Bubble.”

4. Planet Money: This Peabody-winning NPR podcast that has built up a library of more than 800 episodes has been going strong since 2008 in the midst of the financial crisis. A suite of co-hosts looks at larger economic forces and has gone to great lengths to illustrate these topics, including launching a satellite and building an algorithmic trading Twitter bot.

5. She Did It Her Way Podcast: Every week, Amanda Boleyn talks with other female entrepreneurs to hear their stories and help teach other females how to build businesses with topics such as “How to Break Societal Norms,” “Making Your Hobby a Business” and “Side Hustle to Full-Time.”

6. So Money: Host Farnoosh Torabi takes a two-pronged approach to money-management advice, tapping the brains of people such as Tony Robbins and Arianna Huffington, as well as taking calls from listeners about their own issues.

7. Smart Passive Income: Pat Flynn uses his broadcast to teach entrepreneurs how to build their businesses but also “avoid the false promises of get-rich-quick schemes,” instead focusing on the more realistic slow growth of passive income.

8. Stacking Benjamins: Stacking Benjamins has received praise from Kiplinger, Entrepreneur and the Academy of Podcasting Awards for its light-hearted approach to tackling general money issues and fostering financial literacy. The podcast uses “the science of play” to explain basics and advanced topics alike.

9. StartUp: Alex Blumberg, CEO and cofounder of Gimlet Media, explains the process of and issues relating to starting up your own business – all through the lens of his own experiences starting Gimlet.

10. The Tim Ferriss Show: This well-reviewed show sits atop many “best podcasts” lists, and has attracted guests including Edward Norton, Jamie Fox, Peter Thiel, Whitney Cummings and more to tackle everything from finance and time-management to exercise routines.

If you need more than a few tips to get your small-business finances in order, get in touch with McManamon & Co. We offer everything from accounting to tax services and even cost segregation studies, leveraging a team of experts specialized in helping small and mid-size businesses. Find out what we can do for you. Call us at 440.892.9088 or contact us online.


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