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August 9th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

There are a lot of wonderful podcasts out there, and I probably don't even know most of them.

But for those who may be new to podcasts, they are basically audio talk segments that you can download off the internet. In the simplest terms, radio-on-demand!

There are lots of ways to grab podcasts, but the easiest way, I think, is to simply download and install iTunes, and then subscribe from their online store. Most of it is free!

This gets even better when you have an iPod of some kind that you can download and listen to it. I know it's crazy, but I actually prefer to jog to NPR's market place than listen to music. More importantly, I don't always catch their morning market report on my drive to work, and this really helps me get up to speed.

Other noteworthy podcasts include a section from Kiplinger, Vanguard has a section as well, and there's this personal finance woman named Money Girl if you prefer something more personal.

What's more, if you're the adventurous type, you can also create your own podcast content, but I won't go into that here since it veers off from personal finance topic. I've toyed with the idea of creating my own personal finance podcasts before, but I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas for content. I mean, it's hard enough just to think of stuff to write about on the blog!

Although podcasts have been around for a long time, it wasn't until more recently, when trying to stay caught up on market news that I've really latched on podcasts. They have completely changed the way I view radio just as Hulu and Netflix has changed the way I view television.

Are there any podcasts that you listen to?

3 Responses to “Podcasts”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Thanks for making me aware of podcasts - will have a look(listen) soon !

    btw... I think you should definitely think about making your own - I'm sure that there are 1000s of men out there who would fit the same demographic as you and they could learn a lot from you !

  2. monkeymama Says:

    I listen to podcasts at the "mutual fund store" (they archive their once a week mutual fund radio show) and I enjoy listening to Dave Ramsey's shows on radiotime.com. Dave Ramsey isn't my favorite, but it's a lot like Suze's show. I just find it interesting to listen to - makes the day go faster at work.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I certainly need more!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hunter, that is very kind of you to say. I'm not sure if I am really cut out that way though. Whatever will be will be.

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