Personal Finance Podcasts

I've listened to podcasts before the big slingshot to the mainstream that iTunes gave this new medium. However, I never really listened to any investment or personal finance podcasts. Over the last couple of days I have listened to some of these that grabbed by attention when reading through the ever expanding catalog at the iTunes Music Store. I thought I would report back on what I've been listening to:

1) Dave Ramsey Show Podcast: Hmmm, where do I start. As far as a podcast, the advertisements for Ramsey's endorsed or own products is lame. The show is about an hour, however almost 15 minutes of it is ads. It also isn't his whole show. It's an edited down version of his daily 3 hour show. But, I wouldn't want to listen to 3 hours of Dave Ramsey in a podcast, so that might be a good thing.

2) Pro Money Talk: This is a pretty good podcast. The audio is more often than not, pretty bad. However the content is some of the better out there. One of the shows I listened to was an interview with Ed Slott, the self-acclaimed IRA expert. Some of the other shows discussed Diversification, as well as the function and future of the Financial Planning Association. Don't be wary of the title, this podcast is fine for all ranges of financial education. There was one ad for a discount brokerage firm.

3) Sound Investing: A weekly podcast that gets pretty down and dirty regarding investments, taxes, and overall themes of personal finance. However, it is more detailed regarding the markets and for those of you who are index fund (or etf) investors, you might want to pass of this podcast.

4) On the Money: A podcast from NPR in Florida, this is a decent show that is very factual. The main speaker is pretty boring to listen to, until he talks with guests. I don't know if every story is regional, however he had an insurance expert speak about the after effects of Hurricane Wilma, which passed through Florida.

5) The Market Guys: Strict stock trading podcast whose ultimate goal is to sell you their presentations and tapes. Lots of discussion regarding the technical analysis of indvidual stocks. Not very good for the Personal Finance novice or amateur.

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, are there any Personal Finance podcasts that you would recommend? Let us know.


At 11/17/2005 03:21:00 PM, Blogger SMB said...

I got an email about some podcasts by David Bach, though they look simply like answers to questions that are available in mp3 format. I haven't listened to them. Here's the link, though:



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