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7 Financial Wellness Podcasts for College Students

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Whether you want to learn more about sticking to a budget, paying off debt, or setting up a savings account, there is a wealth of podcasts you can tune into for financial education.

Struggling on where to start? Hit subscribe to our list of seven financial wellness podcasts that will help you become more financially aware, wherever you are on your journey to managing your money.


Journey to Launch

Buying her first investment property at the age of 22, financial educator and podcast host Jamila Souffrant set a goal to retire by 40. On her podcast, she interviews fellow money experts for valuable tips on saving, investing, and finding financial freedom. As if all of that wasn’t enough reason to tune in, Journey to Launch was named one of “27 Podcasts You Need to Start Listening To in 2018” by Buzzfeed.



So Money

Host Farnoosh Torabi, an award-winning financial correspondent, uses her background as a journalist to interview top business influencers like Ariana Huffington, Queen Latifah, and many others about their financial stories and money habits. On Fridays, Torabi tackles her listener’s biggest money questions in a segment called #AskFarnoosh.

Her latest episodes have focused on amplifying Black voices with her Black Wealth Matters series, and answering tough questions on COVID-19 topics. In her episode on Financial Survival in a Pandemic, she delves into navigating the uncertainties of 2020 with her guest financial planner Tom Corley.



The Fairer Cents

Co-hosts Tanja Hester and Kara Perez are financial feminists “crushing the patriarchy.” Shining a light on money issues that affect women, people of color, and non-binary people, this podcast focuses more on making an impact and less on shaming you for buying that morning latte. The Fairer Cents digs deep into contemporary economic issues, interviewing a diverse group of individuals at different stages of their financial journeys.



You Need A Budget

One of the most popular apps used to ease financial stress and save money, it’s no shock that You Need A Budget’s podcast is nailing the financial wellness game. Serving up a weekly dose of quick tips in under ten minutes, you can easily fit in an episode between classes. If you want to learn even more, listen to their second podcast Debt Stories for inspiring interviews of everyday people successfully overcoming their debt.



Planet Money

Launched by NPR during the 2008 financial crisis, Planet Money is all about finding creative, entertaining ways to make sense of complex forces that drive our economy. With episodes breaking down the rent crisis during COVID-19 to how students and staff are coping with going back to school; the podcast is the economy succinctly explained in twenty minutes.

If your attention span is a little shorter, check out The Indicator from Planet Money. A little show about big ideas, The Indicator is quick and under ten minutes with plenty of insights into business, work, the economy, and everything else.



BiggerPockets Money Podcast

Hosted by BiggerPockets’ Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen, this money podcast teaches you a few tricks you might not learn in school. Tune into actionable tips for maintaining your finances and important advice from guests who have been through it all – and managed to find their way out.



Brown Ambition

Financial educator Tiffany Aliche and personal finance editor Mandi Woodruff talk about money through a holistic lens on Brown Ambition. Listen to different topics such as negotiating a pay increase, money, and mental health, and paying down debt with a fun, relatable vibe that makes you feel like you’re chatting with your close friends. Make sure to check out one of their most popular episodes dedicated to user’s questions about student loan debt.


Want to learn more about managing your money? Tune into these financial wellness podcasts to educate yourself on financial wellness and budgeting.


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