Top Finance Podcasts and Books

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The Top Finance Podcasts and Books

If you’re like many Australians in the workforce, you have financial goals beyond making ends meet. According to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, 53% of Australians say saving for a holiday is their top goal, followed by saving for their rainy day fund and to buy or renovate a house. However, almost one in three Australians feel the pressure of financial stress, and it’s not just those on the lower end of the income range.

Regardless of whether you are living pay cheque to pay cheque or looking for investment options for your surplus savings, tips and tricks from experts in personal and business finance can help you make the most of your money.

Take the first steps toward financial stability or surplus with our list of the top 10 personal finance podcasts and books, and the top 3 business finance podcasts. Bookmark these resources for your commute or next work trip and get on your way to reaching your financial goals.

Top 10 Personal Finance Podcasts and Books

Whether you need to go back to basics, build up your savings or want to make your money work for you, you’ll find tips to suit your situation in our list of the top 10 podcasts and books for managing your personal finance.

The Australian Finance Podcast

If you’re new to the world of managing your own finances or not-so-new but need to go back to basics, The Australian Finance Podcast is a great resource. Hosted by Owen Raszkiewicz, founder of The Rask Group, and Kate Campbell, founder of How To Money, this podcast starts at the beginning with topics on banking and budgeting, debt, superannuation, investing in shares and property.

Self-proclaimed finance nerd Kate describes the series as: “a crash course to cover the basics of finance and give you the information you need to make actual steps in your financial situation.” Ready to take the first steps in your personal finance journey? Press play on The Australian Finance Podcast.


The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need

If you’re more of a reader than a listener and need help to clear your debt and start saving, this one is for you. He’s been called ‘Australia’s most trusted finance expert’ and with ‘the biggest finance cult in Australia’ you can’t go past Scott Pape, aka The Barefoot Investor. Pape takes his 15 years of industry experience and simplifies the financial game to help set every-day Australians up for life.

Follow his step-by-step ‘date night’ plan from his first book, The Barefoot Investor: The only money guide you’ll ever need, and you’ll be on your way to early retirement. You can also sign up to his eNewsletter to get regular finance tips.


My Millennial Money

If you think personal finance podcasts are boring, you haven’t listened to My Millennial Money. Hosted by award-winning financial advisor Glen James, and property investing expert John Pidgeon, this podcast delivers “a great balance between practical money tips and banter.”

Covering topics such as HECS-HELP debt, moving in together, the cost of weddings, and first home buyer finance, this podcast targets those in the early- to mid-stages of adulthood who could use some well-rounded personal finance advice. Tune in and find out why My Millennial Money is called ‘Hamish and Andy for your finances’.


Financial Autonomy

Moving beyond the basics of personal finance, Financial Autonomy discusses just that: becoming financially independent. Hosted by financial planner Paul Benson, the podcast aims to “help Australians plan and invest so they can gain the choices in life that they deserve.”

With episodes including how to repay your home loan sooner, building an investment portfolio, the grey-nomad lifestyle and monetising your intellectual property, this podcast has something for everyone. Through interviews with experts and those carving out their own path to financial independence, Benson talks you through how you too can reach financial autonomy.


The $1000 Project

If you’re looking for ways to increase your savings, financial planner Canna Campbell will show you how to earn and save additional money in The $1000 Project. Campbell, who runs her own company, SASS Financial, transitions her successful YouTube channel and website, SugarMamma.TV, to this popular book.

Through her own successful experiment, Campbell saved $32,000 in twelve months by focusing on $1000 instalments. Described as ‘an easy guide to mindful saving and financial wellbeing’, this book provides the tools to get you on your way, as well as education around clearing away debt and managing superannuation more effectively.


Equity Mates Investing Podcast

Before trying your hand at investing, get an understanding of the basics with the Equity Mates Investing Podcast. The popular investment podcast is for beginners who are looking to understand the industry in layman’s terms. Listening to this podcast is less like a lesson in finance and more like a conversation among mates.

From basic tips, including understanding investment talk and how to actually buy shares, to expert interviews, including Louise Bedford, Wayne Swan and Alan Kohler, hosts Bryce and Alec provide the answers and insights to get you started on the stock market.


The Australian Investors Podcast

For a slightly different approach to the topic of investing, join host Owen Raszkiewicz from The Rask Group as he digs deeper into the journey behind some of the country’s best investors in The Australian Investors Podcast.

Each episode features an expert guest who shares lessons from throughout their career and tips on how to be successful in investing and business. Highlight episodes include Wayne Peters, Chris Brycki and Steven McCarthy.


The Smart Property Investment Show

Honing your investments into the property market? The Smart Property Investment Show is the podcast for you. Guests on the popular podcast range from property experts to politicians and successful everyday investors, with topics on the market, policies and regulations ensuring there is plenty of useful information to be heard.

Host Phillip Tarrant covers the basics such as investing myths and traps and goes into detail with topics like how tax changes can impact your investment. Personal stories, such as how an investor manages his $15million portfolio and how this investor got on the property market as a teenager, provide inspiration and advice for anyone wanting to put their money in property.


So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

For an international flavour, try So Money with Farnoosh Torabi. A leading voice in personal finance in the US, Farnoosh started her career as a reporter and presenter, having worked for Money Magazine and CNBC. Now an author as well, Farnoosh educates millions of people on personal finance through her podcast.

Farnoosh’s own rags-to-riches story forms the basis of her candid conversations with top minds in business, authors and influencers. She also answers questions from everyday listeners to help build financial confidence and independence.


Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

This list of personal finance resources wouldn’t be complete without Robert T. Kiyosaki’s best-selling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! Kiyosaki explores the ideals and practices of those with money and those without, and the concept of your money working for you, rather than working for your money.

Despite its original release being over two decades ago, Rich Dad Poor Dad remains the most popular personal finance book of all time and was recently updated to mark the 20th anniversary of its release. With countless reviews praising the life-changing advice, this is a book that will make a difference to your personal finance mindset.

Top 3 Business Finance Podcasts

If your personal finances are in shape and you want to keep abreast of the greater financial issues in the world, here are the top three business finance podcasts presented by experts in the Australian financial industry. Keep up-to-date on current topics in finance and how they impact your business with these podcasts.


Money News with Ross Greenwood

Financial analyst and reporter Ross Greenwood is a household name in finance, thanks to his roles as business and finance editor at the Nine Network and his radio shows which air across the country. In his daily radio program Money News, Greenwood discusses key issues in the news, from the housing market and elections, to interest rates and technology, and how they impact business.

You don’t have to tune in to the radio though, all Greenwood’s shows are available as podcasts. If you’re a fan of Greenwood, you can also hear him discuss topics further afield during his weekly Work, Life, Money segment.


The Money

Just as you would expect from the ABC, The Money provides something a little bit different for those interested in business finance. The weekly radio segment and podcast is hosted by experienced journalist Richard Aedy and dives deep into the big issues affecting the Australian and global economies.

Topics include economics, technology, health and the environment, with discussions investigating how they impact the economy and what this means for you. The half-hour podcasts are suited to those who are looking for more substance and discussion on worldly money matters.


The Money Café

For a more light-hearted yet relevant discussion on finance and the economy, grab a coffee and settle in for The Money Café. Presented by The Australian, the podcast is hosted by the newspaper’s wealth editor, James Kirby, and editor-in-chief of Invest Smart, Alan Kohler, who digest the latest business, finance and economics news and events.

Experts in finance and news, Kirby and Kohler chat over the background sounds of a bustling café, with their laid-back banter making for an engaging and informative listen for investors and anyone interested in how current finance affairs affect them.

Make the Most of Your Money

There you have it; our list of the top podcasts and books to get your personal finances sorted and stay current on business finance news and issues. Whether you’re at the start of your career or the end, at the bottom of the income range or the top, take some tips from the experts to increase your savings and reduce your financial stress. Download the podcasts, get your hands on the books and set yourself up for financial success, in life and in business.