To be quite honest, a school does not teach students to manage finances nor does it help them calculate and do their taxes. So how have millennials, with real-world jobs and textbook knowledge survived so far? The answer to this question is simple.
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So with the help of this ever digitalizing world and its rapid change in technology, podcasts have become a sort of life-saver. They are easy to download, and can be listened to whenever you are free; be it on the train or metro, commuting to work or even on your lunch break. Podcasts, whether you like it or not, are slowly replacing music. And why not, they are interesting to listen to and can even offer you real-world advice.
So what podcasts help millennials manage their finances and plan their budgets? Here are the top 5.
- Listen, money matters
Managed by Andrew and Thomas, these two people manage to balance, both off the cuff casual conversations as well as really useful information pertaining to the real world. This is perfectly ideal for anyone who wants to get an honest perspective on all financial matters; people who have actually experienced what they’re saying. Not just textbook information. The topics are myriad, from tips on savings to debt problems.
Originally a book series that was authored by Levitt and Dubner, this book is now a podcast today. For those people wanting to know about money as well as completely new information on how money interacts with the social market.
- Stacking Benjamins: Earn, Save and build with a plan
This podcast is perfectly helpful and clear-cut on those subjects that are relevant to personal finance. Created by Joe Saul-Sehy, he and a team of people make the podcast perceptive and make you understand what you need to know.
- Planet Money
Helping you widen your scope and understanding of economics, this podcast also helps you get involved with the money-making decisions of the community and the repercussions that come along with it as well as what it means for an individual. Aiding us to understand as well as get a fresh perspective on how we, as citizens, and a community as a whole, interact with money in the real world.
- Stuff mom never told you about
With co-hosts Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd, this is what women empowerment means in the podcast world. They debate about controversial topics and aren’t afraid to state their opinion and speak their mind. This offers you a perspective on the opinions from the female side and their topics are myriad.
So there you go, if you want a real-world view of the economy and real-life tips on how to budget or finance your way through this economy, listening to the above podcasts are a step in the right direction.