Managing money in a business can often be complicated and confusing, especially without the right type of financial education. However, financial podcasts and books provide a convenient — and inexpensive — way to tap into expert subject knowledge. We have rounded up a list of five podcasts that can help you understand business finance better so you can become a skilled budgeter and keep your business financially healthy.
You Need A Budget
You Need A Budget, popularly referred to as YNAB, is a weekly personal finance podcast hosted by Jesse Mecham. It covers the basics of budgeting, including how to save more money, get out of debt and ensure that you’re not living paycheck to paycheck. Each episode lasts anywhere between five and 15 minutes, which makes it an easy listen. In just a few minutes, you’re treated to a motivational pep talk or invaluable information that helps you stay on track.
Listen, Money Matters
In this podcast, the two hosts discuss the important areas of personal finance — namely, investing, budgeting, paying off debt and so on, in a non-intimidating way. On the podcast’s website, host Andrew Fiebert describes Listen, Money Matters as the “ultimate personal finance resource” that makes it easy to keep money matters under control. Recent episodes have covered timely topics like foreclosures and index funds, while some of the series’ most popular episodes include coverage of using IRA strategies to cut taxable income.
Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn shares how he earns money without putting in too much effort on this podcast, which currently has a library of over 300 episodes. He not only shares sources of Smart Passive Income, but also provides tips about how to most effectively market your business to maximize your return on investment. He frequently brings on guests who have successfully formed their own passive income streams, and profiles how they achieved growth and profitability.
Award-winning financial strategist Farnoosh Torabi invites some of the greatest business minds to her podcast, So Money, every Friday. During the episodes, she picks their brains for financial advice to better understand how they achieved success. Some of the big names that have appeared on So Money are Gretchen Rubin, Arianna Huffington, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris and Margaret Cho.
How I Built This
Produced by NPR, Guy Raz hosts How I Built This and interviews entrepreneurs, idealists, executives and innovators from across the world about the companies and brands they’ve built and the secrets behind their success. Raz has interviewed such business leaders as David Neeleman (founder, Jet Blue Airways) and Melanie Perkins (founder, Canva), among others. They cover such financial topics as early funding, profit struggles and exit strategies.