Listen and learn: The 5 best money podcasts for seniors

Dec 03, 2019
Money podcasts can provide excellent information to help you with your future financial endeavours. Source: Getty

Financial podcasts provide a great platform to learn about money matters in retirement and how to better plan for your future.

While books on finances and meetings with financial planners are beneficial, podcasts provide another option to gain further insight into the world of finance from anywhere in the world.

You can be going for your daily walk, driving to visit your kids or just be relaxing at home, all the while learning from the best in the business. There are plenty available to download, but here we have listed five which we believe will help you along your financial journey.

Financial Autonomy

If you’re after short, sharp and clear guidance for your future finances, then Financial Autonomy is the pick of the bunch. Each episode run for only 15 minutes, giving enough information to make sense of a topic, while not overdoing it with the technical speak.

Some of the most recent episodes cover topics such as private health insurance, renting versus buying, financial anxiety, and even one on how to achieve early retirement. It’s received a lot of rave reviews, with many claiming it has helped turn their lives around.

“Paul has inspired me to get my finances organised,” @Tangamand wrote. “Also just to start doing it as opposed to waiting until everything is ready and perfectly set for it.”

Financial Planning with Jason Featherby

Financial planner Jason Featherby presents his financial planning podcast on radio station 6PR. He covers a range of topics during the podcast which are of interest to retirees and near-retirees such as investing, property, insurance, superannuation, budgeting and debt.

Listeners are invited to send in questions about their specific financial situation. As an acclaimed financial planner, who is in the top 50 most influential financial advisers in the country, you’ll have peace of mind knowing he is giving correct and viable advice.

Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers is the best podcast to listen to if you need information on saving and planning for retirement. Some of the content is finance news-related while other episodes focus on the money issues seniors are facing.

In recent weeks, host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp have covered topics such as how much money you need to retire and planning for your funeral and death.

The Pineapple Project

For a more light-hearted podcast without all of the confusing financial speak, check out The Pineapple Project. Hosted by comedian Claire Hooper, The Pineapple Project provides humorous yet informative information on money matters.

The first season is the most beneficial to seniors with episodes on the psychology of money, budgeting, investing and debt.

Work Life Money with Ross Greenwood

Work Life Money with Ross Greenwood is a popular podcast for seniors who are interested in learning about common issues such as housing affordability, super, budgeting, tax and aged care. As the name suggests, the podcast is hosted by Australian financial analyst Ross Greenwood who has made a name for himself throughout the country for his financial reports in top newspapers and on television and radio stations.

Work Life Money runs weekly for an hour on radio station 2GB.

IMPORTANT LEGAL INFO This article is of a general nature and FYI only, because it doesn’t take into account your financial or legal situation, objectives or needs. That means it’s not financial product or legal advice and shouldn’t be relied upon as if it is. Before making a financial or legal decision, you should work out if the info is appropriate for your situation and get independent, licensed financial services or legal advice.

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