Today the podcast (basically an on-demand radio segment) has become the on-demand source of information for investment advisors and investors looking for an edge. How popular are podcasts? According to Wealthmanagement.com, more than 39 million Americans listen to them. This interest has created a huge demand for podcasts of all kinds, including those geared towards investment advisors, eager for information offering insight into the latest trends in investment strategy.
Why listen to a podcast when I can pay someone else to do the thinking for me you may ask? Well, like any professional, your investment advisor is limited by the information you share. Chances are, if you do your homework about what’s trending in the market today, or acquire some knowledge that can help you decipher some of the complexities of investing, you’ll not only go in to see your wealth manager confident and enthusiastic, you’ll be able to ask more pointed, thoughtful questions about your own personal investment strategy.
So if you like to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to your own portfolio, you’ll definitely want to check out some of the more popular podcasts available. And how do you know which podcasts to search for? GOBankingRates.com evaluated more than 50 finance shows, culling down the list to name the 15 best for 2015. I’ll share just a few here to get you started.
Among the top contenders, first up is BiggerPockets Podcast, hosted by Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner, who deliver relevant news and tips for real estate investors. You may also be quite familiar with Clark Howard or Dave Ramsey, both of whom have created a big following for themselves in the personal finance community. The Clark Howard Show offers practical, straightforward advice with an emphasis on how to cut spending, increase savings and avoid common consumer pitfalls. And nearly 8 million weekly listeners are also tuning in to hear investor-turned-celebrity Dave Ramsey’s principals on personal investment.
Of course, even listening to these shows it just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re interested in learning more about the investment world and how it can impact your future, you’ll also find all kinds of free insights and resources to help you stay on top of your wealth management strategy at www.mooneylyons.com.
LPL Financial is not affiliated nor endorses the podcasts mentioned herein.