According to Edison Research, 28 per cent of Canadians are being entertained and educated by at least one podcast each month. (Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com)
Looking to boost your financial literacy? There’s no shortage of resources—from books and websites to financial advisers. Now, Canadians can also turn to podcasts to improve their wealth health.
In its 2018 report, Edison Research found 28 per cent of Canadian respondents said they had listened to at least one podcast in the past month—an even higher number than the 25 per cent of U.S. respondents.
The best podcasts walk the line between educational and entertaining. Here are five Canadian productions to get your fix of financial advice:
For the shrewd millennial: Mo’ Money Podcast
Want to manage your money better, make smarter choices, become debt-free and earn more money? Host Jessica Moorhouse interviews top personal finance and business experts, celebrities, entrepreneurs and authors to find those solutions in her podcast. The millennial money expert also dives into topics such as financial independence, budgeting best practices, investing and more in her weekly episodes.
For practical advice: Moolala: Money Made Simple
The Moolala podcast aims to inspire you to get a handle on your money—with episodes that touch on everything from investing apps to sustainable fashion. Hosted by business journalist and TV host Bruce Sellery, the personal finance expert gives practical advice on topics across the financial spectrum.
For those looking to lighten debt: Debt Free in 30
Each week, licensed insolvency trustee Doug Hoyes talks to financial industry experts about debt, money and personal finance. Hoyes and his guests attempt to cut through the jargon and give practical advice—such as buying and maintaining an affordable car. You can also watch the video version of the podcast on YouTube.
For the DIY investor: Canadian Couch Potato Podcast
Canadian Couch Potato is an award-winning blog for Canadians who want to learn more about investing using index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. The podcast is hosted by financial planner Dan Bortolotti, and features expert interviews, tips for DIY investors and answers to listener-submitted questions.
For real talk: Because Money
The premise for Because Money is that the wider financial conversation in Canada doesn't usually reflect the discussions people are having around their kitchen tables at home. Now in its fifth season, the podcast has featured hosts from a variety of financial backgrounds. A recent episode dives into breakups—and managing money during a difficult time.
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