More people are listening to podcasts than ever before. This is partly due to recent events, like the pandemic, which drove millions of people to learn from the comfort of their phone. And because there are plenty of people who prefer listening to financial advice rather than read it, it's worth knowing which Canadian financial podcasts stand out from the crowd.
We’ve covered some of the top Canadian personal finance blogs you should be following, but a recent study revealed that more than 8 million Canadian adults are tuning in to podcasts every single month. What they’re listening to runs the gamut from world news and celebrity interviews to sports and fitness. And today, there is a different type of podcast that has captured the attention (and hearts) of many Canadians: personal finance podcasts.
The Top 9 Best Finance Podcasts for Canadians
There are a lot of great personal financial podcasts out there, hosted by famous professionals such as Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. But finding the right Canadian finance podcast for any given topic takes a bit of internet-sleuthing, so we did the research for you. Here are our top nine personal finance podcasts for Canadians, by Canadians, in alphabetical order.
Although this podcast is currently on a hiatus (and fingers-crossed they come back soon!), it contains tons of great gems. Chris is a financial planner, a farm boy, and an opera singer. Sandi is a blogger, a mom, and a loud laugher; and John is a PhD, an investor and a scientist (yes, you read that right). Together, this trio tackles anything and everything to do with personal finance, debt freedom, credit building, and building wealth.
Episodes of this financial podcast (and there are many; they have six seasons) usually feature a guest and covers topics like “Money & Mental Health” and “Talking About Money by Yourself.” Addicted to Friends? Check out season four for episodes like, “The One Where Insurance Is Important” and “The One Where We Plan for Emergencies.”
MapleMoney’s blog is the most-read Canadian money management blog, and its complementary personal finance podcast is popular ear candy too! Founded by financial analyst and family man Tom Drake, a Calgary resident, the MapleMoney Show aims to help Canadians who are drowning in debt to begin taking control of their money and turn their financial lives around.
MapleMoney’s Canadian finance podcasts are led by different financial experts, with topics ranging from, “The 4 Rules to Adulting with Money” to “Turn Your Struggles into Stepping Stones.”
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3. More Money
With over 1.8 million downloads and more than 270 episodes across twelve seasons, More Money is one of Canada’s top personal finance podcasts. It was started by award-winning millennial blogger Jessica Moorhouse in 2015 and features guests from around the world, including celebrities, authors, and even her own listeners.
Many episodes provide financial tips in a casual manner (her husband is the audio producer, making this a family affair), with topics like, “Finding Your Financial Joy” and “Enjoying the Journey to Financial Independence.”
4. Mostly Money
Listeners be warned: This podcast comes with an R-rating. Why? Because sometimes money makes us swear.
This Canadian finance podcast is hosted by Preet Banerjee, a management consultant who has a knack for behavioural finance. And he has a podcast where he talks about—you guessed it—mostly money. With over 90 episodes of content, Preet covers different topics that range from buying a car without haggling to what people do in the face of multiple financial hardships at once.
On a recent episode Preet speaks with a friend who lost his job, had a heart attack, and was then diagnosed with lung cancer, including all of the financial repercussions resulting from these major setbacks. Preet's podcast helps listeners get practical advice and stories they can use to beef up their own finances and future planning.
Bruce describes his podcast as “high on energy, low on BS” and typically features another finance expert covering topics like how to cancel debt and keep your credit score, and even money horoscopes. So, grab a coffee and tune in to one of the best financial podcasts in Canada, if we do say so ourselves.
The hosts of this bi-weekly personal finance podcast, which is operated by Ratehub.ca, openly admit they’re not financial experts—but they know what kind of questions to ask experts! The hosts of Real Money Talk are millennials interested in reaching out to a like-minded audience who are “trying to get ahead against impossibly high home prices and seemingly insurmountable debt.”
Conversations with experts don’t take on the tone of a boring lecture, but instead come off like an informal chat amongst friends over a beer. Topics they tackle include side hustles and maximizing credit card rewards.
7. Stress Test
A podcast operated by The Globe and Mail, the Stress Test podcast is hosted by Globe and Mail columnist, Rob Carrick and editor Roma Luciw (The Globe’s personal finance editor).
This financial podcast features a variety of educational topics for Canadians—and it’s more than just money advice! In addition to talking about credit scores, the show’s hosts discuss things like talking about money with your partner before moving in, how COVID impacted spending habits, and why younger people shouldn’t be embarrassed about seeking help from family and friends when times are tough.
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8. Simple Money
If you're all about audio books and prefer to take in information by hearing it versus reading it, Matthew Siwiec does all the heavy-lifting for you. As the host of the Simple Money podcast, Matthew keeps it simple with short (we're talking less than 10 minutes short) episodes that cover practical topics and information, like the 2021 federal budget and what it means to Canadians, and COVID-19 benefits and their impact on taxes. If you're looking for a quick, no-frills podcast that focuses strictly on info you can use, look no more.
Tracey Bissett is redefining financial literacy for young adults and entrepreneurs through her weekly podcast, Young Money—an advice show for “millionaires in the making.” Tracey is a Chartered Financial Analyst who has helped empower hundreds of small business owners regain control over their financial future using her know-how and expertise.
With nearly 200 podcast episodes available for Canadians to listen to—many featuring special guest speakers covering topics like, “Being the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are” with Jim Davies, or “Talk Money to Me During COVID and Other Times of Financial Distress” with Kelley Keehn. (One episode features our very own, Keith Emery.)
This podcast gives young Canadians a ton of useful wealth-building advice, so be sure to check it out!
We’re Here to Listen to You, Too
There you have it, our best finance podcasts for Canadians! Listening in during your commute, lunch hour, or workout is a great way to boost your financial savvy. Of course, we understand that sometimes you need an ear, too.
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