What if you could improve your financial well-being just by listening to a podcast? That’s a no-brainer, right?
There are tons of experts waiting to share their tips and tricks to help you live your best life, but which ones are best?
With over 12 million Canadians listening to a podcast in the last year, it’s the perfect way to reach a large audience.
After researching my options, I came up with this list that showcases the best personal finance podcasts in Canada. Each is informative and entertaining and will help you tighten up your finances.
Helping users since 2015, Jessica Moorhouse’s podcast touches on financial topics in an informal but informative way. She has featured guests on occasionally to jazz up episodes. You can find celebrities, authors, and even her own listeners.
Her goal is to help not only Millennials but anyone interested in hitting their financial goals.
Looking to get into investing? The award-winning blog turned podcast Canadian Couch Potato can help teach you about investing strategies, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
In these monthly episodes, host Dan Bortolotti answers questions from listeners and interviews experts. He has a way of simplifying complicated matters without too much technical jargon.
The Moolala podcast consistently ranks in the top ten lists because Bruce Sellery (CEO behind Credit Canada) is funny, smart, and explains basic finance principles in an engaging and informative way.
He covers everyday topics like saving money at the grocery store to more complex ones like how much to save for retirement.
4. The MapleMoney Show
One of the most popular financial blogs turned podcast helps Canadians learn how to earn money, save money, and invest money.
Not only does it cover the basics like getting out of debt and starting to invest, but it deals with other financial concerns – making upgrades to your home and getting the most out of travel rewards.
Because Money features a witty and knowledgeable trio of hosts that helps make it so successful. Sandi, Chris, and John each have a different financial background and aim to bring real money concerns to the table. There are currently six seasons to binge while the hosts are on a hiatus.
This podcast deals with the ins and outs of credit and debt and how to pay it off. Hosted by Hoyes Michalos, a bankruptcy lawyer with years of experience watching how insurmountable debt affects his clients.
He created Debt Free in 30 to offer 30 minutes of solid advice on how to pay down debt and manage your money effectively.
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Hosted by investing and retirement experts Braden Dennis and Simon Belanger, the duo focuses on in-depth discussions regarding individual stocks, investing strategies, and investment vehicles.
Born out of the pandemic, Canadian publication The Globe and Mail expanded into the podcast sector with Stress Test, a podcast straight from their finance team. Aimed at 20-40-year-olds, it focuses on dealing with the financial stressors and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nothing like talking finance with a beer in your hand. The FI Garage podcast is like sitting around a campfire with all your friends. The conversation is relaxed, and the beverages are sure to flow.
The hosts, Money Mechanic, The Accountant, and The Economist touch on all kinds of money matters and share their own journey toward financial independence.
The title of the podcast says it all. Matthew Siwiec hosts short (sometimes only 4 minutes) to-the-point episodes that deal with complex financial topics. However, Siwiec has a way of breaking these complicated ideas into simple matters.
It’s always a little easier to take advice from someone who’s walked the walk. That’s why Build Wealth Canada is such an interesting listen. Host Kornel Szrejber was financially independent by age 32.
He and his wife paid off all their debts, including their mortgage, and could live off their investments. He built his podcast around his own story, helping advise others on how to do the same.
Diving into the world of real estate investing, husband and wife team Wayne and Gabby Hillier unpack topics like becoming a landlord, rent to own, and real estate basics. The duo also shares their own financial tips on investing while raising a family and saving money.
Real Money Talk is a podcast for Millenials designed by Millenials. The hosts aren’t financial experts, but they ask the burning questions of their generation to those that are.
The whole point of the podcast is to review and update the old money advice consistently given to Millenials by the older generation. Instead, the show focuses on getting ahead even with looming debt and soaring home prices.
Sick of carrying a mortgage? Pay it off! Host Sean Cooper, a Toronto mortgage broker, best-selling author, and blogger, did just that. Now, he launched the Burn Your Mortgage podcast with the hope of helping others follow in his footsteps. Cooper’s tips include living frugally and working a side hustle for extra income.
Investing in digital currency is the new financial trend. But not everyone understands Bitcoin and its counterparts. That’s where Brad Mills and his podcast Magic Internet Money, come in.
He teaches the basics of Bitcoin and details his own journey investing in crypto and how he believes it’ll help the finance industry.
MoneySaver magazine added to its successful publication with a financial podcast. Editor in Chief Lana Sanichar teamed up with personal finance journalist Ellen Roseman to provide this fan favourite podcast that consistently ranks at the top of “must listen to” lists.
The MoneySaver podcast’s goal is to help its users make sound financial decisions in every stage of life.
17. The Canadian Money Roadmap
Have a financial goal in mind? The Canadian Money Roadmap podcast will help you get from start to finish. Featuring certified financial planner Evan Neufeld, the episodes range from investment strategies to practical tips from the host and other experts.
Not all podcasts offer basic financial advice. Some, like Mortgagenomics, specialize in select industries.
Hosted by mortgage broker Marko Gelo, this podcast explores housing market trends and offers tips for first-time homebuyers. He also gives tips on mortgage qualifications and what to do if you’re denied by your bank.
Not all podcasts are for beginners. Fidelity Connects is for seasoned investors looking for more in-depth advice, namely, investing opportunities others often overlook. It’s brought to you by Fidelity Canada, one of the country’s leading investment firms.
Financial Post readers rejoice! The news outlet launched its own podcast, Down to Business. With short episodes, most are under 30 minutes, you’ll get a briefing on current events going on in the Canadian business world.
The Cost of Living podcast is brought to you by CBC Radio. This show is different from other financial podcasts. It focuses on linking financial behaviours to your money habits and dishing out fun facts. For example, the past episodes included topics like how the dollar store makes money off cheap chocolate bars.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a massive tool in the investing world. So much so that host Justin Bender dedicated his whole podcast to it. Canadian Portfolio Manager explores the basics of ETFs, along with strategies for managing them.
Mostly Money, hosted by Preet Banerjee, discusses various financial topics. He advises listeners about investing, how to start a business and other complicated matters. Banerjee isn’t a stranger to financial advice. He runs the popular blog, wheredoesallmymoneygo.com.
Cohosts Benjamin Felix and Cameron Passmore discuss all things personal finance on Rational Reminder. The duo dive into such topics as making investment decisions based on facts, not emotions. If you love Canadian Couch Potato, this podcast is worth a listen.
If you love reaping credit card rewards, you probably already know about the Rewards Canada website and blog. Now, it’s expanded into a podcast to give listeners insights into deals, tips on how to get the most out of your rewards, and turning your credit card points into free money.
If you’re a beginner investor and need a few tips, this might be the podcast for you. Dollars and Sense is brought to you by Ellis Financial Group, a division of Scotia Wealth Management. Not only will you find a breakdown of complicated investment topics, but access to wealth management advice.
In this unique podcast, host Garrett Petersen talks about economic theory and its effect on how consumers make decisions. He includes interviews with experts and tries to break down complicated financial and economic topics, all while keeping listeners actively engaged.
The name of the podcast sort of gives you a hint as to what it’s about. Host John Stackhouse is the Senior Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada, and he uses his show to dive deep into the Canadian economy, specifically, the post-COVID-19 era.
Disrupters episodes often feature interviews with those dedicated to making massive changes with technology, socially, or financially.
Stephen Maurice, the editor of Scotiabank Perspectives, hosts this post-pandemic podcast. Pandenomics explores the effects of COVID-19 on the Canadian economy and the future outlook because of it. Topics include rebuilding small businesses and the advancement of women.
Aimed at millionaires in the making, Young Money’s host Bissett is a former executive with one of Canada’s Big 5 Banks. Her education and work experience make this podcast the perfect place to share tips and tricks for managing money and setting yourself up for financial success.
Investing doesn’t have to be confusing or stressful. The Empowered Investor podcast advises all investing areas – real estate, retirement, and family planning. Their tips are backed by evidence, and their whole goal is to make you more comfortable with your financial resources.
The podcast’s name says it all. Real estate professional Sarah Larbi gives tips and tricks on how to get started in the real estate market. She interviews heavyweights in the field to provide insight into becoming a successful real estate investor.
Avenue Insights is brought to you by an independent investment management firm, Avenue Investment Management. Hosts Bill Harris and Bryden Teich left big business behind to open their own firm and do things their way.
Their podcast provides insight into the current happenings in the business world with topics like inflation, bonds, and market recaps.
Real estate mogul brothers Tom and Nick Karadza showcase their own tips and tricks that helped them build a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio. While much of Your Life! Your Terms! focuses on investing in real estate, you’ll also find references to cryptocurrency and other financial advice.
On the What Is Money podcast, Robert Breedlove questions how money influences us in our everyday lives. He’s looking to educate his listeners on their old-school money beliefs and introduce them to cryptocurrency as the future.
Columnist, author, and finance icon Jill Schlesinger hosts her own podcast that focuses on simplifying complicated money topics. With all her past accolades, she’s the perfect person to advise listeners on complex money topics while breaking them down and making them easy to understand.
Accomplished speaker Patrick Francey started his podcast, The Everyday Millionaire, to help investors and entrepreneurs build financial freedom.
He provides a no-nonsense approach to management and problem solving and hopes his stories and tips inspire those looking for a better financial future.
Co-hosts Mike Baltazar and Mike Rockall created an investment firm that helps Canadians invest in apartment buildings. With their success, the duo started their own podcast to give advice and tips on investing in the multifamily real estate world.
From the Alberta Treasury Branch, a provincially owned financial institution, The Future Of features interviews and insight into the changing world Canadians are facing. There’s a range of topics to explore, including identifying new business opportunities and discussing the future of education and women in the country.
The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement means more people are looking for ways to take control of their finances and live their best lives. Explore FI Canada podcast brings to life stories of real Canadians doing just that.
Non-Canadian Podcasts to Try
You’ve probably heard of Dave Ramsey. He’s one of the OGs of the financial world. He focuses on taking control of your money and getting out of debt. He outlines his tips for doing this, and his podcast features many successful students of his methods calling in and relaying their success stories.
The I Will Teach You To Be Rich podcast is a combination of finance and therapy sessions. The episodes showcase real-life couples struggling with money issues. The podcast is successful because of its relatable material.
DIY Money features short episodes – usually around 15 minutes, that keep the listener’s attention. The topics range from tax advice to paying off debt. Because the episodes aren’t long, you can easily binge one in the car, at the gym, or making dinner.
The Planet Money podcast is brought to life by NPR to educate listeners about the economy without being boring. To do that, the show focuses on creative ways to show how complicated matters move the markets. Examples include making a t-shirt just to see the supply chain – from the field to the factory.
This isn’t your typical buttoned-up financial podcast. Instead, Bad With Money targets the younger generation (Millenials and Gen Z) to open up about their feelings about money. You’ll find interviews with women, LGBTQ people, non-binary listeners, and other underrepresented sectors.
Millions of people listen to podcasts – it’s a great medium to deliver information. These 45 are my top picks that deliver informative content for education and entertainment purposes.
If you want to listen to even more podcasts, check out these top five investing ones.