Here at Paychecks and Balances, our goal is to meet you where you’re at when it comes to your personal journey to financial independence.
Depending on your background and how you learn, the resources you leverage for education to obtain newer ideas and concepts to aid in your success may be different.
Although there’s a plethora of mediums through the internet, different apps, and even traditional courses, I’d like to highlight a personal favorite of mine: podcasts.
I remember spending my earlier days after graduating college listening to personal finance podcasts before work, at the gym, and while traveling on road trips.
One interesting thing I’ve learned over time is that I always gain the most inspiration when I hear stories and experiences from those who look (and sound) like me.
Being a young African American male in tech, I’ve been surrounded by others who don’t look like me my whole career and although it’s something you learn to grow through, the affinity I’ve developed for content curated by Black creators has grown substantially. Even in spaces as niche as black men discussing personal finance.
10 Financial Podcasts Hosted by Black Men
I’d like to share a list of financial podcasts by other black men that can and will add value in your quest for building wealth.
That said, because we all have to start somewhere, I’ll share first podcasts for those who are just beginning their personal finance journey and are looking for a place to begin.
1. Earn Your Leisure (EYL).
EYL has completed exploded from a media standpoint since the pandemic and covers everything from financial literacy to the latest news on what’s happening in the economy and how that impacts you as a consumer.
The hosts, Troy Millings and Rashad Bilal pride themselves on being self-taught and translating technical information into a way that resonates with those with no formal background on finances.
2. Black Wealth Renaissance (BWR).
Black Wealth Renaissance is a podcast started by a group of four black men from Louisiana whose mission is to help 1,000 families save $1M+ collectively.
At BWR they preach, “your network is your net worth” and on the show they do a great job of breaking down concepts that you hear on wall street into small palatable bites that the everyday listener can follow and understand.
By bringing in guests and having down to earth conversations, I’ve found that the show really helps bridge the gap for a lot of conversations that constantly get missed in the black community.
3. The Mental Wealth Show.
Formally known as Paychecks and Balances, (a personal favorite for obvious reasons) hosted by Rich Jones touches on a little bit of everything when it comes to financial and mental wellness.
You still have the opportunity to go back and listen to earlier episodes on streaming platforms and hear from over 100 different guests about their individual wealth journey (including myself) and learn about concepts like F.I.R.E (Financial Independence Retire Early).
P&B will always hold a place in my heart as listening to the show helped me achieve paying off close $100k in student loan debt.
Now that we’ve covered three awesome shows that offer different insights and perspectives on getting started in your journey. Here are some suggestions for those who are focused on family and would like to hear about how to lead the household when it comes to money conversations:
4. His and Her Money Show.
His and Her Money has been around since late 2014 providing tips and tricks for families navigating their way through their finances.
Talaat and his wife, Tai have an interesting background that started as high school sweethearts and eventually worked their way into financial freedom. As first-generation millionaires, they both do an amazing job at bringing in others to share similar stories and give us a peek into households from all over the country.
From marriage and family to life and faith, there isn’t too much ground these 2 don’t cover in the world of personal finance.
5. Black, Married and Debt Free.
Marques and Shyra are another married couple who offer a ton of value through their experience of paying off 6 figures in debt together.
Through their story about paying off debt and getting involved in real estate investing, there’s plenty to learn for others looking to do the same. Check them out if you’re looking for a little inspirational deposit in the motivation bank!
We’ve got some beginner content and we’ve got some familial content, but how about those are looking for a deeper dive into something passed the 101 courses? No worries, I’ve got you covered too!
6. Tech Money Podcast.
Tech Money Podcast with Malcolm Ethridge really highlights the intersection of *take a wild guess…* tech and money.
With the world moving so fast now and technology evolving every day, the host, Malcolm is a finance wizard with years of experience in the industry. He brings on guests from all over to chat about blockchain technology, crypto, mortgage hacks, stock options, and more.
Whether you’re in the tech space or not, there’s more than enough insight to gain from a proven professional, and the topics where a Google search simply just doesn’t cut it.
7. The Melanin Money Show.
This podcast hosted by George Acheampong, Jacqueline Schadeck and Carter Cofield dives into all things wealth.
All 3, with extensive backgrounds in finance from entrepreneurship, tax, and wealth planning get creative on the show sharing their perspectives on the industry and bringing in guests who are experts in their respective fields.
This show provides an inspiration to all looking to become honorary members of the Melanin Millionaires and taking your life to the next level.
Other personal favorites touch on money related content from learning in the beginning stages of financial literacy to family finances to deeper insights that can help you as you’re building wealth. These include but are not limited to:
- Black Tech Green Money
- The Table with Anthony O’Neal
- Two Black Guys with Good Credit
Now that I’ve shared my favorites, I hope I haven’t disappointed! These shows all in different ways have helped shift my perspective on money in one way or another and I hope they do the same for you!
Let us know what you think and share favorites on your list!