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6 Practical Podcasts for the Time-Challenged Investor

stride-practical-podcasts-for-the-time-challenged-investor-featuredFree time is a luxury most people can ill afford.

If your life is similar to mine, your typical day consists of a two-hour commute to work and back, a nine-hour work day, hitting the gym, cooking, cleaning the house and spending time with your spouse or friends.

With every day jam-packed, I was struggling to make time for some well-needed reading about value investing and the state of the global markets. I know that successful investing requires a lot of self-education, but where was I supposed to find the time to expand my knowledge?

After some thought I realised there was no going around my problem. I had to integrate my attempts to further my know-how with my daily activities. And I discovered the best possible way to do so was by listening to investing podcasts. While driving to and from work and running on the treadmill at the gym, I could manage two and a half hours of learning per day.

Since tuning-in to podcasts, I have six channels that are fast becoming my go-to investing information resources. I want to share my findings with you so that you're also able to beat the busyness of daily living while boosting your investment education.   

1. Value Investing Podcast

This podcast, brought to you by John Mihaljevic, consists of insightful interviews with leaders in the field of value investing. Each episode features an authority figure, picks their brain and explores their views on value investing. I am particularly fond of this one.

Episode count: 65

Cost: Free

Where to find: iTunes or valuepodcast.com  

My personal favourite post: Guy Spier on The Education of a Value Investor

2. The Money Tree Investing Podcast

If you get frustrated by one-sided podcasts, The Money Tree Podcast is perfect for you. This podcast provides listeners with multiple views on financial or investing issues. On a weekly basis, a panel of four experts interviews a special guest. These interviews cover topics from investing to passive income or personal finance. After conducting the interview, the panel of experts discuss the interviewee’s responses to their questions.   

Episode count: 52

Cost: Free

Where to find: iTunes or moneytreepodcast.com

My personal favourite post: Warren Buffett’s Books with Preston Pysh

3. The Money-Guy Show

The voices behind The Money-Guy Show are Brian Preston and Bo Hansen, both certified financial planners. With this podcast they cover in-depth investing topics and lighter personal finance and money management issues. Their overall goal with this podcast is to make “the complex” simple.

Episode count: 5

Cost: Free

Where to find: iTunes or money-guy.com

My personal favourite post: Don’t Get Spooked by Market Volatility

4. Rich Dad Radio Show

Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the personal finance classic “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” is the host of the Rich Dad Radio Show podcast. On his show, he shares his unconventional advice on personal finance in a compelling and sometimes rebellious manner.

As a listener, you can expect weekly interviews with professionals in the field of money, investing, business and personal development. This show provides various viewpoints on how to set yourself up for financial success.  

If you are an opportunist searching for a get-rich-quick tips and trick to investing, then this podcast is not for you. On the other hand, if you are interested in creating and building wealth over the long haul, you should subscribe to his show.  

Episode count: 165

Cost: Free

Where to find: iTunes or richdad.com  

My personal favourite post: Cash In On The Crash

5. The Dave Ramsey Show

For a no-nonsense view of life and money, tune into The Dave Ramsey Show, hosted by America's money expert Dave Ramsey. Join millions of listeners for common-sense talk on money. Dave’s show shares practical answers for life’s tough money related questions. The show includes callers sharing real stories about their financial lives and how they manage their money. Who knows, you might come across a story similar to yours.  

Cost: Free

Where to find: iTunes or daveramsey.com  

My personal favourite post: Tue, 01 September 2015 – Hour 1  

6. We Study Billionaires: The Investors Podcast

The hosts, Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen, believes success leaves clues behind. They set out to study the lives of billionaires and the books they publish and read.

They define their job as identifying critical habits and elements of successful individuals. In other words, independent investors. They then reveal their findings and insights to their listeners on their show. 

Episode count: 60

Cost: Free

Where to find: iTunes or theinvestorspodcast.com

My personal favourite post: EP42: Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters

In Conclusion

We don’t always have the time to dedicate to reading articles or books. Podcasts are informative and easy to consume, making them the perfect resource for busy professionals. So tune into an investment podcast and learn something new, all while going about your daily activities. It is a great way to kill two birds with one stone.

Are you an avid investing podcast listener? Please share your recommended podcasts in the comment section. 

Topics: Independent Investor

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