Preparing for retirement can seem overwhelming. You have to get your finances in order, figure out the best time to pack it in and find something to do with all your free time. Thankfully, all of the retirement advice out there makes the whole process a lot easier.
With the popularization of podcasts, you can find something to suit your preferences and enjoy it wherever you have internet access. So here are the seven best retirement podcasts to help you plan a better future,
Ready For Retirement
Presented by Certified Financial Planner (CFP) James Conole, this podcast focuses exclusively on retirement advice. Launched in 2020, Conole has produced over 50 episodes so far. Each episode focuses on a specific topic. This way, you can sort through the podcast catalogue to find the information you need.
The title of each podcast episode explains the general premise. For instance, many titles ask a question such as “What’s the Best Way to Save For a Short-Term Goal?” The content then goes on to answer this question accurately and with just enough detail.
Topics usually pertain to financial advice, with many different specific aspects taken into account. Several episodes pertain specifically to mortgages and how to handle them leading up to and after retirement. Many other episodes offer information on how to handle taxes and investments.
The titles make it easier to find the information you need with a little description to clarify it. Most episodes are around 20 minutes long, with some longer and others shorter. Overall, Ready for Retirement gives you plenty of information in digestible portions. Since each title explains the premise, you know exactly what you get right from the start.
Ken Moraif presents this podcast in more of a classic radio show style than other typical podcasts. Moraif draws on his 25 years of experience in radio to give users an entertaining and informative experience. The content of each episode varies greatly, often with several topics discussed during each episode. While this keeps each episode from achieving a crystal clear focus, the overall presentation feels a little more natural.
Moraif uses the podcast to discuss current events and how they impact the financial world. Over the course of each episode’s 40 minute runtime, Moraif jumps between four or five different topics. Each episode concludes with an “Estate Tip,” where Moraif offers his advice on how listeners should manage their estates.
You can also find plenty of general retirement advice sprinkled throughout each episode. Everything from tax information to investment advice gets some airtime. The podcast targets those over 50 years old seeking retirement advice. As opposed to Ready for Retirement, Money Matters keeps things a little more stream of consciousness oriented, backed by years of financial experience.
Anyone who enjoys more traditional radio shows will find plenty to keep their attention with this podcast.
Co-hosted by Mandy Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche, this podcast premieres every Wednesday with new content. The podcast offers life and financial advice to build wealth and make good investment decisions.
Conversation oriented, the podcast features a back and forth between Mandy and Tiffany. This gives it a natural stream of consciousness feeling similar to many other podcasts. In addition to financial advice, the hosts discuss current socio-economic issues and how they affect the modern world.
The hosts feel free to veer off topic to deliver rich and interesting conversations. With more than 250 episodes, the pair discuss just about every financial topic under the sun. Geared towards younger or middle aged listeners, Brown Ambition gives working people advice on how to build a healthy financial life.
Brown Ambition has been airing for over five years now, owing its success to the genuine and personal insight offered by its hosts. As far as credentials, Mandi is a successful financial journalist, and Tiffany is a well-renowned professional financial educator and author. The latter has written two bestselling books on budgeting.
Each hour long episode has a lackadaisical flow as the hosts meander through a variety of topics. Their insight helps listeners build a better financial understanding. They draw from personal and professional experience to give listeners honest advice.
The Dave Ramsey Show
Perhaps one of the more well-known financial advisors in the public consciousness, Dave Ramsey delivers investment and financial advice for listeners on all walks of life. The Dave Ramsey Show has been around for more than a decade in several different forms, from radio to cable TV.
Ramsey delivers his podcast several times a week in a two hour format. On each episode he takes a call from a listener and gives them advice or answers their questions. So if you have a pressing financial concern and like Ramsey’s advice you can give him a phone call and appear on the air.
A sort of investment guru, Ramsey offers listeners some of the strategies that made him wealthy in the first place. Ramsey has written several bestselling financial books and sells several program type services geared towards helping people get out of debt.
Since Ramsey has been delivering his mult-hour long podcast for years, finding specific topics can be tricky. However, in each episode you get many general ideas regarding Ramsey’s philosophy, as well as his take on current events. You can find the general topic of each episode written out in the description.
Presented by Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench, this podcast delivers content for just about everyone. Their podcast aims towards helping listeners achieve financial independence no matter their circumstances. They give financial and retirement advice with many goals in mind.
With more than 180 episodes, they jump around from a variety of topics. Thankfully, each hour long episode centers around a specific topic which they cover from several angles. Topics include both general financial advice and specific, niche concerns.
BiggerPockets money features a guest speaker on many episodes to help gain another perspective. Guests range from successful entrepreneurs to other financial advisors, who share their wisdom and insight for the listeners. Mindy and Trench do a wonderful job interviewing each guest and getting the most from them.
The Retirement Answer Man
As opposed to the more general financial advice offered by some other podcasts, Roger Whitney’s show focuses exclusively on retirement. More specifically, he helps his listeners prepare for and enjoy their retirement. Each episode covers a specific topic while including responses to listener questions and, sometimes, a general recap.
The Retirement Answer Man gives wonderful, easily understandable advice for those approaching or in the midst of retirement. Episode length varies anywhere from half an hour to a full hour. This allows Whitney to fully delve into each topic without any fluff or cutting anything out. Some episodes act as a series, where Whitney dicusess a single topic over several episodes.
Whitney not only offers investment advice for retirement, but also lifestyle advice. The podcast includes four episodes on the importance of physical wellness to fully enjoy retirement.
The Retirement Answer Man’s advice works well for those retiring at both the traditional age and those retiring early. He commonly features guests to discuss their own retirement experiences, such as incidents that occured which they had not foreseen.
By cutting right down to brass tax, The Retirement Answer Man gives healthy advice solely for those looking to retire.
Journey to Launch
Hosted by Jamila Souffrant, Journey to Launch gives financial advice geared towards the younger generations. Young working people and those about to enter the workforce can learn about improving their own financial situations and pursuing financial independence.
Topics include how to get out of debt, saving tips, investment advice and wealth building. The podcast aims to help listeners improve their lives and achieve financial stability.
Journey to Launch includes many guests, from other financial advisors to entrepreneurs. Episode 75 features a guest appearance from Soufftant’s mother, sharing her own experiences as a young mother working to improve the lives of her family.
Calling it the “journey to financial independence,” Journey to Launch breaks this process down into five stages. The podcast works in conjunction with this journey plan to get its listeners where they want to end up.
This podcast delivers for anyone just starting out their financial journey, with ambitious goals to make it to the top. Each episode focuses on a specific topic, pulling in anything that goes along with it. Episode length ranges from 30 minutes to an hour.
These podcasts give listeners plenty of information to carry them towards financial success. For retirement specific advice, Ready for Retirement and The Retirement Answer Man help those approaching retirement fully prepare for it.
Money Matters also gears itself towards those approaching retirement, but also offers broader financial advice tied into current events. The Dave Ramsey Show handles a plethora of listener questions to help each listener get the most out of their investment portfolios.
For younger listeners wishing to get a grip on their own financial status, Brown Ambition, BiggerPockets Money and Journey to Launch are excellent resources.