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Best Investing Podcasts for Beginners

Keep up with market news, make smart money moves, and expand your financial literacy with these investing podcasts.

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There is investing advice for everyone, from college graduates starting out in the “real” world to preretirees planning for the next phase of their lives. However, it can be intimidating to get started. Along the way, you may find yourself faced with some questions, like:

Here’s the good news: You don’t have to find the answers alone. We have collected some of the best investing podcasts recommended by Morningstar employees to help you jump in or keep up.

Best Investing Podcasts for Quick Money Tips

With episodes ranging from 15 to 20 minutes, these podcasts are short and sweet but tell you everything you need to know going on in finance.

What’s News

Having trouble keeping up with the latest news every day? In under 20 minutes, journalists from The Wall Street Journal sum up what is going on with politics, the economy, and the stock market.

Life Kit: Money

Making money decisions is a big deal. From spending to saving, to making investments and paying off loans, these decisions can bring on both financial and emotional pressures. This podcast helps take some of the weight off investors’ shoulders with personal finance advice.

The Journal

What is Elon Musk up to now? How close is cryptocurrency to becoming mainstream? Why are housing prices so high? Hosts Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson answer these questions and explain the biggest forces behind money, business, and power in this daily podcast for The Wall Street Journal.

Jill on Money

Discussions about money can be uncomfortable for several reasons. Big, emotional decisions must be made. There are terms and concepts that can be difficult to understand. Often, it feels impossible to know where to start. For investors of all ages, Jill Schlesinger explains all things money in her podcast.

Best Investing Podcasts for Finance Beginners

Learn to talk the talk when it comes to finance by listening to these stock market and economy explainers.

Planet Money

Sometimes, complex financial concepts and market events are easier to understand when there is a normal, relatable story or person behind them. This podcast from NPR does exactly that: It talks about the economy how you would talk to your friends.

Marketplace

To bring more context and understanding to the business world and economy, host Kai Ryssdal invites professionals and business owners across a range of industries to explain how today’s market affects them. This podcast from NPR goes beyond the numbers and provides a platform for everyday investors, owners, and individuals to share their stories.

The His and Her Money Show

Hosts and married couple Talaat and Tai McNeely share their money story to help listeners build their wealth and tackle their debt. They invite guests to discuss their ups and downs, the lessons they learned, and the tools they used to get to where they are today.

Best Investing Podcasts That Go More In-Depth

Tune into these in-depth discussions to learn personal finance tips, prepare for everyday financial decisions and situations, and find out how famous investors earned their way to the top.

More Money Podcast

Jessica Moorehouse is a millennial finance blogger, podcaster, and speaker in Canada. With new episodes once a week, Moorehouse strives to accomplish her mission to “teach others how to take control of their lives by taking control of their money.” She interviews a wide range of guests to promote financial literacy and share personal finance tips.

We Study Billionaires

How did Warren Buffett and Cathie Wood go from being everyday investors to legendary names in finance? Hosts Stig Brodersen, Trey Lockerbie, and Clay Finck interview famous financial billionaires to figure out how their methods and strategies can be used by investors in the stock market.

Best Investing Podcasts From Morningstar

Check out these podcasts from Morningstar experts and contributors.

The Long View

Every Wednesday, Jeff Ptak and Christine Benz invite influential leaders in finance to discuss investing trends, advice, and more.

What Is Jeff’s Favorite Episode of The Long View?

“He’s so accomplished but nevertheless hasn’t let that go to his head—he is humble and therefore approaches his work like a student would, trying to learn and improve in a continuous way. And it shows—he demonstrates such knowledge of his portfolio and of the issues pertinent to the firms he owns (and those he doesn’t) that it becomes understandable why he’s achieved the success he has.”

What Are Christine’s Favorite Episodes of The Long View?

Her book MoneyZen is about finding “enough”—with finances, achievements, everything. When we talked for the podcast, Manisha shared her personal journey and how her failure to identify her own sense of enough jeopardized her physical and mental health. We discussed what Manisha calls ‘counterfeit financial culture’ and how our society rewards external achievements that might be illusory. Most important, Manisha shared strategies to help people peer inside themselves to make sure that their activities and financial lives align with what gives them purpose and meaning. I’m a Manisha superfan!”

“Scott is a major cynic on the financial-services industry and a big believer in a minimalist approach to investments and retirement planning. His clearly articulated, unequivocal opinions resonated with our listeners, too; this was one of our most-listened-to episodes of the year. Hearing Scott speak brings one word to mind for me: wisdom.”

Want to hear more from the guests on The Long View? Here are eight more podcasts from familiar voices that cover everything: budget hacks, money moves, real life financial situations with realistic solutions, financial independence, financial literacy, and more.

Investing Insights

Get stock, mutual fund, and exchange-traded fund picks, plus personal finance advice, investing tips, and exclusive fund manager interviews every week. Even better, you can watch each episode with hosts Ivanna Hampton and Ruth Saldanha on Morningstar’s YouTube channel.

What are the benefits of listening to the best investing podcasts? It’s pretty simple: you can learn about money and the markets while on the go or in the comfort of your home. If you’re looking for something new to read, we have a list for that, too.

The author or authors do not own shares in any securities mentioned in this article. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.

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